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Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi studies indicate that there would have been 2,300 fewer deaths between March and April 2020 if commuter flows in Italian cities were 10% lower. At flow parity, public and private transport are equally dangerous  

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Three New Professors Join Bocconi

Three New Professors Join Bocconi

by Fabio Todesco

Two full professors and an assistant professor have arrived to bolster the Bocconi faculty for the second semester of the academic year  

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Why We Can Better Control Politicians in a Bipolar Party System

Why We Can Better Control Politicians in a Bipolar Party System

by Umberto Platini

When two distinct blocks are identifiable, incumbents can be easily sanctioned with the vote. When strong centrist parties exist, on the contrary, they can create multiple coalitions and remain in government despite electoral defeats, especially in proportional electoral systems, Anthony Bertelli explains in a new paper  

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How Political Parties Bargain for Goods That Voters Can't Even See

How Political Parties Bargain for Goods That Voters Can't Even See

by Fabio Todesco

Lanny Martin observes that voters evaluate parties using readily available information on very visible aspects, such as the number of ministries in a coalition government. In order to make a positive impression on their supporters, parties with low bargaining power trade away less visible goods for ministerial positions, thus escaping accountability  

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Young, Temporary, and Low Skill Workers Worst Hit by the Pandemic

Young, Temporary, and Low Skill Workers Worst Hit by the Pandemic

by Fabio Todesco

Alessandra Casarico, in an analysis of the short term effect of COVID on the Italian labor market, confirms that the most affected are those that were already suffering the consequences of the previous recession. With a glimpse of hope for women  

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Viruses and Digital Platforms: Bocconi Wins Two ERC Grants

Viruses and Digital Platforms: Bocconi Wins Two ERC Grants

by Fabio Todesco

Alessia Melegaro and Francesco Decarolis have obtained two ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. One research project deals with the relationship between human behavior, vaccine hesitancy and the spread of viruses, and the other with competition on digital platforms, marking an expansion of the research fields in which Europe acknowledges Bocconi as a primary player  

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We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

During the spring lockdown, undocumented immigrants' access to primary care in Milan halved and their housing conditions deteriorated, making it difficult to comply with COVID public health measures, according to research by Carlo Devillanova in collaboration with the NAGA association  

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What Public Policy Can Do for Women and What Women Can Do for Public Policy

What Public Policy Can Do for Women and What Women Can Do for Public Policy

by Paola Profeta

In the past century, a quiet revolution brought women to a new, more prominent role in the economy and society. In her new book, Paola Profeta, Director of the AXA Gender Equality Lab at Bocconi, analyzes the role of public policies in reducing the gender gap. Read an excerpt  

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OASI Report: 21 February, 2020, the Day That Changed the Italian Healthcare System

OASI Report: 21 February, 2020, the Day That Changed the Italian Healthcare System

by Fabio Todesco

In the tragic COVID months, the system has demonstrated a capacity for change, adaptation and digitization that must not be lost. The authors suggest to use the funds of Next Generation EU for capital investments, while setting a minimum threshold, for example 7.5% of GDP, for the financing of the NHS  

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News

  • Marie Curie Funding to GREEN Activities

    Two young scholars will join the research center thanks to the European program aimed at helping researchers gain experience in different working environments while developing transferable skills  

  • Technology is Still a Boy Game: Italy is 25th out of 28 for Digital Gender Equality

    A study by Bocconi and Plan International Italia with the support of UniCredit Foundation photographs the digital gender divide in Italy  

  • Education and Innovation, a Glimpse of Hope for Africa

    Bocconi students on the seminars organized by IGIER. In the latest article of the series, Federico Scabbia reports on the work of Leonard Wantchekon and Nick Hughes  

  • Europe, Don't Give up!

    It is important for the EU to avoid relaxing its policies on competition, according to Chiara Fumagalli  

  • Helicopter Money in XVII Century Venice

    When a pandemic recession strikes, a mix of politics, excess of debt and helicopter money can occur. It was the case in the Republic of Venice, during the 1630 plague. Donato Masciandaro draws some lessons from La Serenissima  

  • Bocconi Is a Scientific Partner of B20

    Three faculty members are taking part in the dialogue forum with the business community organized by Confindustria to develop concrete actionable policy recommendations to the G20  

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  • Recovery Fund e Azioni per il Lavoro
    Labour Law

    Welcome address Marco Ventoruzzo, Università Bocconi Introduction and Chair Maurizio Del Conte, Bocconi University Guest Speakers Tito Boeri, Bocconi University Elsa Maria Fornero, Università degli Studi di Torino Marco Leonardi, Università degli Studi di Milano   Online registration required 

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  • International Oversight of Fiscal Discipline
    Political Economy Seminar - Joint with the Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics

    Fabio Franchino, Università degli Studi di Milano

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  • International Oversight of Fiscal Discipline
    Political Economy - Joint with the Department of Social and Political Sciences

    Fabio Franchino (University of Milan) Abstract

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  • From Blackwell Dominance in Large Samples to Renyi Divergences and Back Again
    Theory and Experiments Series

    Omer Tamuz, California Institute of Technology

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