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Observing Startups to Understand Party Competition

Observing Startups to Understand Party Competition

by Catherine De Vries and Sara Hobolt

Challenger parties are on the rise all across Europe. Catherine De Vries and Sara Hobolt build on Schumpeter's creative destruction theory to make sense of the new circumstances  

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Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

by Fabio Todesco

Age, occupation, risk exposure and income are considered key attributes by the public everywhere in prioritizing vaccine allocation, according to the Oxford COVID19 Vaccine Preference and Opinion Survey, with the participation of Alessia Melegaro  

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Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

by Fabio Todesco

The Report of the PanEuropean Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, chaired by Mario Monti, calls for a disruptive change in the way we think about health, two scholarly comments argue  

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In Political Instability, Bad Politicians Thrive

In Political Instability, Bad Politicians Thrive

by Umberto Platini

A new paper by Massimo Morelli highlights a complex chain of incentives which goes from political instability to the overproduction of laws and to the deterioration of bureaucratic quality. The case of the Italian Second Republic  

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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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News

  • The Impact of COVID on Women? Not Just Lost Jobs

    The pandemic has hit women harder than men, especially those who were in a vulnerable condition before the pandemic, triggering a vicious cycle that makes it even harder to relaunch female employment  

  • During the Pandemic It Was More Difficult to Be a Woman Leader in Italy

    A report presented by Plan International and Bocconi and realized with the support of Unicredit Foundation photographs female leadership in Italy. Inclusive and quality education, particularly in the digital sector, is the essential tool to promote the leadership of tomorrow's women  

  • Fighting Coronavirus, an International Study Will Evaluate the Most Effective Mitigation Systems

    A macroeconomic evaluation of antiCOVID measures for understanding the effectiveness of the policies and interventions implemented  

  • Happier and Wiser in Developing Countries

    LEAP Student Giorgia Cascone reports on a seminar by Gautam Rao highlighting the lasting benefits of light psychotherapy in alleviating depressive disorders  

  • Thirteen Dates with Gender Equality

    Innovative and impactful research is at the center of a series of seminars organized by the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality at Bocconi, starting Tuesday, October 12  

  • A Missed Opportunity for the Cultural Sector

    The lockdown period has not been exploited for increasing internal efficiency of the cultural sector, which negatively reflected also outside the entertainment world and the economic sphere  

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Seminars

  • The Geography of Knowledge Production: Connecting Islands and Ideas
    Applied Microeconomics

    Andrew Bernard (Tuck School of Business)  

    Room AS02, Via Roentgen 1 (floor -2)

  • Repression Technology: Internet Accessibility and State Violence

    Anita Gohdes, Hertie School Special Seminar

    Room AS01 - Via Roentgen, 1

  • Consumers Only Notice the Size of Unfavorable Comparisons

    Guy Voichek, Yale University   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it  

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  • Rewarding Women's Rights in Dictatorships

    Daniela Donno, University of Cyprus Special Seminar

    Room AS02 - Via Roentgen, 1