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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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The Economic Cost of Social Distancing

The Economic Cost of Social Distancing

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi Professors estimate that French GDP could decrease by 5.6% due to the measures against COVID. The same measures would cost 6.6% of the GDP in Italy, 5.7% in Germany, 5.5% in the United Kingdom and 6.7% in Spain  

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Morning Knowledge /12. Development

Morning Knowledge /12. Development

by Fabio Todesco

A simple change in the terms of cropsharing contracts in developing countries could boost agricultural productivity by 60%, Selim Gulesci explains  

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Morning Knowledge /7. Productivity

Morning Knowledge /7. Productivity

by Fabio Todesco

Gianmarco Ottaviano says that resource misallocation is at the root of Italian sluggish productivity and explains why the reallocation of resources inside and not between industries or geographical areas is the best solution  

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Economic Analysis Can Help Fight Viruses

Economic Analysis Can Help Fight Viruses

by Fabio Todesco

A 2016 study by Jerome Adda highlights the connection between the business cycle and the spread of viruses, showing that restricting transportation is an effective measure to halt the spread of infective diseases  

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Educational Choices at the Root of the Skill Mismatch in the Labor Market

Educational Choices at the Root of the Skill Mismatch in the Labor Market

by Fabio Todesco

The results of New Skills at Work, a three year project by Bocconi and JP Morgan. According to international studies, Italy pays a cost for the mismatch between available skills and market demands with a 9% penalty on wages. Better information for families could make the difference  

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Climate Change Hurts Also Banks and Public Debt

Climate Change Hurts Also Banks and Public Debt

by Ezio Renda

A new study by Valentina Bosetti and co authors, published in Nature Climate Change, finds that 20% of the economic damage of climate change is due to the disruption of the financial system. Banking crises will be more frequent, while rescuing insolvent banks will cause an additional fiscal burden  

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  • Economics Research, Bocconi in the European Top 5

    In the Tilburg University ranking of the best universities for scientific performance in economics research, Bocconi is 4th in Europe, 1st in continental Europe, and 18th in the world  

  • Lockdown Measures Are Not the Only Things Keeping Us at Home

    Two Bocconi MSc students, in a team with two Oxford PhD students, had their paper published in two prestigious outlets. Observing mobility data from mobile devices, they found that people in the US often distanced themselves before official measures were imposed in counties with high education, high trust in science and high income  

  • 15 Legal Principles to Face the COVID19 Crisis

    Pietro Sirena is among the authors of the principles drafted by the European Law Institute  

  • Back to Values to Overcome the Crisis

    A Bocconi team led by Veronica Vecchi curated the Transformation Map on Values published by the World Economic Forum in their Strategic Intelligence online section  

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