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COVID: An Uneven Blow to Fertility Across Developed Countries

COVID: An Uneven Blow to Fertility Across Developed Countries

by Fabio Todesco

A study recently published in PNAS highlights heterogeneous effects across rich countries. When seasonality and past trends are taken into account, only seven countries out of 22 recorded a significant decline, with the strongest effects in Italy, Hungary, Spain, and Portugal  

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Back Through Time to Delve Into the Enigma of Art

Back Through Time to Delve Into the Enigma of Art

by Gino Zaccaria

An excerpt of Gino Zaccaria's meditation on the originary meaning of art, starting from ancient Greece  

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Global Value Chains Promote Deep Integration via Trade Agreements

Global Value Chains Promote Deep Integration via Trade Agreements

by Leonardo Baccini, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Carlo Altomonte, Italo Colantone

Populism and the COVID pandemic are likely to curb the growth of global value chains, thus reducing one of the incentives to sign deep trade agreements, Altomonte, Colantone and colleagues write in a chapter of a CEPR World Bank ebook  

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Why Emigration During the Great Recession Sustained Fertility Rates in Italy

Why Emigration During the Great Recession Sustained Fertility Rates in Italy

by Umberto Platini

A counterfactual analysis by Balbo and Anelli shows that had many young individuals not emigrated, they would have negatively impacted the country's natality, because they were more careeroriented and less likely to have children than their peers  

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gender Inequality

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gender Inequality

by Fabio Todesco

Paola Profeta tackles the issue in the latest episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast  

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Decline in Cash Assistance Not a Sign of Improving Living Standards

Decline in Cash Assistance Not a Sign of Improving Living Standards

by Umberto Platini

In the US, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is falling because of lower benefits and reduced eligibility, with dismal consequences on child poverty and student homelessness, according to two studies by Zachary Parolin  

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Thank You, European Research Council

Thank You, European Research Council

by Fabio Todesco

The ERC celebrates its 10,000th grantee. Massimo Morelli, the winner of one of the 41 grants hosted at Bocconi, tells how it empowered him, making fantastic research possible  

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News

  • A Big Bang Theory About Gucci Success

    The decision to conquer the market through a rejuvenation of the organisation and the adoption of a new set of values has been the key to the successful Gucci turnaround under the leadership of Marco Bizzarri and Alessandro Michele, according to a study presented yesterday  

  • AI That Describes Images in Italian

    CLIPItalian, recently developed by a team including Federico Bianchi, is the first and only AI model that associates images to their descriptions in Italian on a large scale  

  • SDA Bocconi, 50 Years of Ideas

    The impact of the School's research on view from today at the SDA campus  

  • Yes to Data, But Only If It's High Quality

    Mandelli's current research focuses on how to improve data quality when collecting, interpreting, and using them. Because they need to be more than just big to create value  

  • The Economics of COVID Resilience

    An analysis of the 2020 annual reports of nonfinancial companies listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, conducted by the KPMG Chair in Accounting at Bocconi, reveals that large companies, the cash rich and family controlled proved more resilient  

  • Only Some Banks Have Been Able to Help SMEs During COVID

    According to De Marco, the system of Guarantee Fund has rewarded SMEs that had relations with an efficient bank, especially from a technological point of view, creating a situation of unequal access to credit  

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Seminars

  • Going Digital to Conform and Perform: Learning Logics Underpinning Digital Advertising Spending

    Seoyoung KIM, University of Georgia   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

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  • Explaining Greenium in a Macro-Finance Integrated Assessment Model

    Biao Yang, Bocconi University Practice for Job Market

    Room 7, Via Bocconi 8

  • Media Competition and News Diets
    Development Labor Political Economy - Joint with Collegio Carlo Alberto

    Charles Angelucci (MIT Sloan) Paper

    Seminar Room AS02, Via Roentgen 1 (floor -2)

  • Can selling change the salesperson? Experimental evidence on resilience amidst the covid-19 pandemic

    Iris R.M. Steenkamp, London Business School   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

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