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How Twitter Takes Votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

How Twitter Takes Votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

by Fabio Todesco

New research by Carlo Schwarz finds that, in the 2016 US presidential election, Twitter made independent voters less likely to vote for Donald Trump but did not affect other elections  

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A Bocconi and Harvard Program Improved Middle School Students Performance and Wellbeing in Lockdown

A Bocconi and Harvard Program Improved Middle School Students Performance and Wellbeing in Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

Eliana La Ferrara and Michela Carlana also raised disadvantaged pupils' aspirations, wellbeing and socioemotional skills through an online tutoring program that could be replicated on a larger scale  

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How to Strike the Right Balance Between Health and the Economy

How to Strike the Right Balance Between Health and the Economy

by Jennifer Clark

Julien Sauvagnat and Basile Grassi are investigating the effect of business closures on GDP, firms' market value and COVID lethality  

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Working from Home Is for the Most Skilled

Working from Home Is for the Most Skilled

by Jennifer Clark

A study by Thomas Le Barbanchon found that information, financial activities, and professional and business services, along with agriculture, are the industries with the most hours worked at home  

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COVID 19: Women Are Willing to Respect the Rules and Pay More for Testing

COVID 19: Women Are Willing to Respect the Rules and Pay More for Testing

by Tomaso Eridani

A Bocconi and UCL survey shows that Italian women have a stronger perception of covid risk, are willing to pay more for serological tests and swabs, and are more inclined to comply with safety measures  

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Less than Half the Jobs Are Safe in Case of Outbreak

Less than Half the Jobs Are Safe in Case of Outbreak

by Fabio Todesco

Tito Boeri and colleagues calculated the share of people that could safely work in absence of personal protection equipment  

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Research Integrity: Why We Should Trust Registered Clinical Trials

Research Integrity: Why We Should Trust Registered Clinical Trials

by Fabio Todesco

New research finds reassuring evidence about the integrity of clinical trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov, with some concerns only regarding small pharma companies  

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Why the Helicopter Money Idea Is Destined to Fly Away

Why the Helicopter Money Idea Is Destined to Fly Away

by Fabio Todesco

Donato Masciandaro shows that an optimal helicopter money policy would be possible, but its distributional effects make it unlikely to happen in Europe. And the recent judgement of the German Constitutional Court makes it even less likely, the author comments  

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  • Research and Policy to Tackle Climate Change

    Bocconi students on the economics seminars organized by IGIER. In the third article of the series, Federico Scabbia reports on the work of Solomon Hsiang, Berkeley University, Christian Gollier, Toulouse University, and Tom van Ierland, DG Climate Action  

  • Why American Deterrence May Not Work

    In a world with many well armed and unpredictable countries, tough talk from the US is riskier than ever  

  • The Immigrant Factor for Public Health: Let the Data Speak

    A study by Carlo Devillanova underlines the importance of monitoring health issues of immigrants to avoid the risks of leaving them outside the healthcare system during the pandemic  

  • A Call for Evidence in the Debate Over School Autonomy

    Bocconi students on the economics seminars organized by IGIER. In the second article of a series, Sahana Subramanyam reports on the work of Joshua Angrist, MIT, and Stephen Machin, LSE  

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  • Uncertainty and Information Acquisition: Evidence From Firms and Consumers

    Christopher Roth, Warwick In order to receive the invitation link for the online streaming, please contact dip.fin@unibocconi.it

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  • Power of Words: How Do Employee Narratives Shape Our Understanding of Managerial Incompetence?

    Amit Nigam, Class Business School

    Webinar joint with CERGAS

  • The Macroeconomics of Sticky Prices with Generalized Hazard Functions
    Macroeconomics

    Francesco Lippi (LUISS University)

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  • Self-image Bias and Lost Talent

    Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago. In order to receive the invitation link for the online streaming, please contact dip.fin@unibocconi.it  

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