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No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

by Fabio Todesco

Risk communication from the WHO was well trusted and acted upon during the first wave, but more emphasis on non enforceable hygiene measures and messages tailored to the less compliant are needed now  

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When a Superpower Barks, Dictators Bite

When a Superpower Barks, Dictators Bite

by Umberto Platini

Threatening to topple autocrats too often backfires, according to research by Livio Di Lonardo. Regimes react by investing more in security and crushing oppositions ideologically close to the foreign power. Ideologically distant oppositions, on the contrary, are spared  

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Sleep Disorders on the Rise in Italy

Sleep Disorders on the Rise in Italy

by Ezio Renda

A study published in Scientific Reports, coauthored by Nirosha Varghese and Simone Ghislandi, states that one in three people sleep too short hours and one in seven is dissatisfied with the quality of their sleep. Low education and low income exacerbate the problem  

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Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

by Fabio Todesco

Men's attitudes and behavior may have contributed to their higher vulnerability and mortality. A survey in 8 OECD countries shows that they are less likely than women to consider the coronavirus a serious problem, less likely to agree with public policies and more likely to disregard them  

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A Tool to Evaluate Public Perception of Countries' Response to the Pandemic

A Tool to Evaluate Public Perception of Countries' Response to the Pandemic

by Tomaso Eridani

Alessia Melegaro and Francesco Billari collaborated in the international project COVID SCORE to help identify weaknesses in governments' responses to Covid19. The first results show that Italians have positively evaluated the international cooperation of the government and the information provided on the spread of the virus  

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The Backslide of Liberal Democracy

The Backslide of Liberal Democracy

by Gabor Scheiring

Gabor Scheiring gives a new interpretation of the rise of a populist and authoritarian leadership in Hungary. An excerpt from his new book  

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Unemployment Leads to Crime. A Confirmation from Brazil

Unemployment Leads to Crime. A Confirmation from Brazil

by Fabio Todesco

An exceptionally rich database allowed a joint research team from Bocconi and University of Pernambuco in Brazil to estimate a 23% increase in the probability of criminal prosecution for those losing a job. The effect, due to liquidity constraints, applies to both economically motivated and violent crimes and spills over onto cohabiting sons  

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Warning: Epidemics Are Often Followed by Unrest

Warning: Epidemics Are Often Followed by Unrest

by Fabio Todesco

From the Black Death to the Spanish Flu, history teaches that social tension accumulated over an epidemic can lead to significant episodes of rebellion, according to a study by Massimo Morelli and Roberto Censolo  

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The Mafia Infiltrates the Legal Economy and Builds Consensus in Times of Crisis

The Mafia Infiltrates the Legal Economy and Builds Consensus in Times of Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

Studying Italian provinces in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis, CLEAN Bocconi research highlights the existence of positive effects of Mafia territorial presence, thus providing an explanation for the persistence of such presence, and suggests how to overcome the issue  

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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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