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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 Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

The Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

by Sahana Subramanyam

New research by Bocconi scholars Marra, Masciandaro, and Pecchiari jointly with Bianchi (Florida International) unveils that firms connected to organized crime have lower return on assets, higher debt, lower cash holdings and are more likely to default  

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Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

by Ezio Renda

Thomas Le Barbanchon and Julien Sauvagnat, analyzing French electoral data, found that where gender pay gaps are larger, women candidates obtain fewer votes and are less often on the ballot. Parties candidate men in the most contested districts even if it comes with a financial penalty in public funding  

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Why to Care About Climate Change Even if It Won't Cause Our Extinction

Why to Care About Climate Change Even if It Won't Cause Our Extinction

by Fabio Todesco

This time around, it's much faster than in the past, it's caused by humans, and it threatens the wellbeing of billions, Valentina Bosetti explains in the latest episode of Clarity in a Messy World  

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The Backlash against Globalization

The Backlash against Globalization

by Fabio Todesco

International trade and inequalities after COVID in the latest episode of the Bocconi podcast, with Gianmarco Ottaviano  

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Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

by Fabio Todesco

New study by three Bocconi professors presents field and lab evidence that electoral attacks on opponents backfire and, in multicandidate races, end up having positive spillover effects on third candidates  

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How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

by Sahana Subramanyam

Coordination and tactical information, not propaganda, are the key of BBC radio influence on the conflict between the fascist regime and opposition partisans in WWII Italy, according to research by Guido Tabellini and colleagues. When sunspots impaired the BBC signal, partisan activity and regime retaliation would decrease  

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How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

by Fabio Todesco

Innovative approaches to fighting poverty are centerstage in the fourth episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast, with Eliana La Ferrara  

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News

  • The Impact of COVID on Women? Not Just Lost Jobs

    The pandemic has hit women harder than men, especially those who were in a vulnerable condition before the pandemic, triggering a vicious cycle that makes it even harder to relaunch female employment  

  • During the Pandemic It Was More Difficult to Be a Woman Leader in Italy

    A report presented by Plan International and Bocconi and realized with the support of Unicredit Foundation photographs female leadership in Italy. Inclusive and quality education, particularly in the digital sector, is the essential tool to promote the leadership of tomorrow's women  

  • Fighting Coronavirus, an International Study Will Evaluate the Most Effective Mitigation Systems

    A macroeconomic evaluation of antiCOVID measures for understanding the effectiveness of the policies and interventions implemented  

  • Happier and Wiser in Developing Countries

    LEAP Student Giorgia Cascone reports on a seminar by Gautam Rao highlighting the lasting benefits of light psychotherapy in alleviating depressive disorders  

  • Thirteen Dates with Gender Equality

    Innovative and impactful research is at the center of a series of seminars organized by the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality at Bocconi, starting Tuesday, October 12  

  • A Missed Opportunity for the Cultural Sector

    The lockdown period has not been exploited for increasing internal efficiency of the cultural sector, which negatively reflected also outside the entertainment world and the economic sphere  

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Seminars

  • The Geography of Knowledge Production: Connecting Islands and Ideas
    Applied Microeconomics

    Andrew Bernard (Tuck School of Business)  

    Room AS02, Via Roentgen 1 (floor -2)

  • Repression Technology: Internet Accessibility and State Violence

    Anita Gohdes, Hertie School Special Seminar

    Room AS01 - Via Roentgen, 1

  • Consumers Only Notice the Size of Unfavorable Comparisons

    Guy Voichek, Yale University   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it  

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  • Rewarding Women's Rights in Dictatorships

    Daniela Donno, University of Cyprus Special Seminar

    Room AS02 - Via Roentgen, 1