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At Least 500 COVID Cases in Lombardy Before Patient 1

At Least 500 COVID Cases in Lombardy Before Patient 1

by Ezio Renda

Alessia Melegaro, Raffaella Piccarreta and Filippo Trentini among the authors of a study, in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler, that sheds light on the rapid spread of the virus between February and March 2020  

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Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

by Fabio Todesco

Age, occupation, risk exposure and income are considered key attributes by the public everywhere in prioritizing vaccine allocation, according to the Oxford COVID19 Vaccine Preference and Opinion Survey, with the participation of Alessia Melegaro  

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Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

by Fabio Todesco

The Report of the PanEuropean Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, chaired by Mario Monti, calls for a disruptive change in the way we think about health, two scholarly comments argue  

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The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

A study on 1,642 British firms highlights that optimistic entrepreneurs implemented more innovation and more organizational change than the rest during the COVID spring lockdown  

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Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi studies indicate that there would have been 2,300 fewer deaths between March and April 2020 if commuter flows in Italian cities were 10% lower. At flow parity, public and private transport are equally dangerous  

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We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

During the spring lockdown, undocumented immigrants' access to primary care in Milan halved and their housing conditions deteriorated, making it difficult to comply with COVID public health measures, according to research by Carlo Devillanova in collaboration with the NAGA association  

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No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

by Fabio Todesco

Risk communication from the WHO was well trusted and acted upon during the first wave, but more emphasis on non enforceable hygiene measures and messages tailored to the less compliant are needed now  

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Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

by Fabio Todesco

Men's attitudes and behavior may have contributed to their higher vulnerability and mortality. A survey in 8 OECD countries shows that they are less likely than women to consider the coronavirus a serious problem, less likely to agree with public policies and more likely to disregard them  

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News

  • A New Episode of Bocconi's Podcast on Cybersecurity

    A talk about the meaning of cyberwar and what threats different world regions face  

  • The War Economy in Ukraine

    IGIER Visiting Student Daniel Nicolae Paraschiv reports on a seminar with Tymofiy Mylovanov, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Pierre Olivier Gourinchas and Tito Boeri  

  • Four Threats to European Banks in 2023

    Andrea Resti describes the various occurrences that may impair Euro area lenders' sustainability in the near future  

  • Monitor for Circular Fashion Launches Eight Pilot Tests

    In the 2022 report of the observatory by SDA Bocconi School of Management and powered by Enel X, the analysis of sustainability indicators in the textile sector is applied to eight innovative prototypes made by partner companies. From organic cotton jeans to a tshirt that can be repaired, a bag that can be recycled, and a shoe that can be sewn at home  

  • Cybersecuring a Country‚Ķ with a Podcast

    Greta Nasi hosts a series of talks about how modern states aim to protect individuals, firms and society against an invisible enemy  

  • Emotions as a Tool to Persuade People to Get Vaccinated

    Instead of overdoing confusion inducing technical details, a study by Maria Cucciniello and coauthors emphasizes the usefulness of more emotionally centered communication  

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Seminars

  • Fairness in machine learning: a study of the Demographic Parity constraint

    NICOLAS SCHREUDER - Universita' di Genova

    Seminar Room 3-e4-sr03, 3rd floor, Via Roentgen 1

  • Rouzi Song: Pollution Taxes as a Second-Best: Accounting for Multidimensional Firm Heterogeneity in Environmental Regulations

    ROUZI SONG - University of Southern California

    Webinar

  • Measurement Invariance Across Conditions: A Case Study of Material and Experiential Happiness

    DAN SCHLEY - Rotterdam School of Management

    Meeting room 4-E4-SR03, Via Roentgen, 1, 4th floor

  • The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success

    GIUSEPPE SORRENTI - University of Amsterdam

    Room 3-B3-Sr01 - Via Roentgen, 1, III floor