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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

  • Finding the Perfect Number

    Francesco Grossetti has released a computer package capable of finding out the number of topics that best describes the content of corpuses of texts too large to be managed  

  • Fear of COVID, the Effectiveness of Non Pharmaceutical Interventions

    Colombe Ladreit analyzes the economic effects of lockdowns and distancing  

  • From Intelligence to AI and from Art to Artifice

    The fifth edition of ScienzaNuova, a seminar of research and experimentation on the fundamental concepts of modern sciences, returns to Merano  

  • Circular Businesses Risk Less and Reap Higher Returns

    Adherence to circular economy practices reduces by 12 times the default risk at one year from opening and leads to better risk adjusted returns, according to a white paper by Bocconi University, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Intesa Sanpaolo, coordinated by Claudio Zara  

  • How to Support Victims of Extortion and Usury in a Moment of Crisis

    A study resulting from an agreement between the Commissioner for the coordination of anti racket and anti usury initiatives and Bocconi University evaluates the functioning of the Solidarity Fund, born from an idea of Giovanni Falcone  

  • Methods and Models for Deciding with Data

    Emanuele Borgonovo, through two research projects, aims to make models understandable and useful to managers  

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    Elizabeth Baldwin, Oxford University https://elizabeth-baldwin.me.uk/papers/equilibrium-existence-duality.pdf

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    Development Labor Political Economy - Joint with Collegio Carlo Alberto

    Jesse Shapiro (Brown University)

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    Charles Angelucci (MIT Sloan)

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    Development Labor Political Economy

    Maria Petrova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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