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The Trade off Between Health Measures and Liberal Norms

The Trade off Between Health Measures and Liberal Norms

by Jennifer Clark

Catherine De Vries investigates how much we are willing to give up in order to fight the virus  

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Women and the Children of the Less Educated Are Bearing the Brunt of the COVID Crisis

Women and the Children of the Less Educated Are Bearing the Brunt of the COVID Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

Research by Paola Profeta finds that the lockdown and the social distancing measures translated into an additional burden for women in terms of housework. Only the most educated families devote time to their children's homework in times of homeschooling  

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Populist Governments Lagged Behind in the Fight on COVID

Populist Governments Lagged Behind in the Fight on COVID

by Fabio Todesco

In a study on 94 countries, Kerim Kavakli shows that populist distrust in expert advice may have caused delays in the implementation of health measures, closures and mobility restrictions. The effect is stronger in rich countries.  

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Why Labor Market Inequality Has Grown Worldwide Under COVID

Why Labor Market Inequality Has Grown Worldwide Under COVID

by Tomaso Eridani

A comparative analysis of labor markets in 12 countries confirms the disparities observed by Vincenzo Galasso for Italy on a global scale  

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Gender Equality in Your Hands: Mobile Phones Empower Women Worldwide

Gender Equality in Your Hands: Mobile Phones Empower Women Worldwide

by Fabio Todesco

Mobile phone access is associated with lower gender inequality, higher contraceptive uptake, and lower maternal and child mortality, a ERC funded study covering 209 countries and published on PNAS finds. The relation is stronger in developing countries  

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COVID Makes Us Unequal in the Labor Market

COVID Makes Us Unequal in the Labor Market

by Fabio Todesco

Thanks to two surveys conducted three weeks apart, Vincenzo Galasso notes that the most affected in terms of employment and income are the least educated, blue collar and low income service workers. As time goes by, moreover, the contrast increases  

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Hiding in Plain Sight: How the Mafia Strategically Uses Ambiguity

Hiding in Plain Sight: How the Mafia Strategically Uses Ambiguity

by Fabio Todesco

A new paper by scholars from Bocconi and Oxford makes sense of the strategies used by the Mafia and the Italian State throughout 55 years of struggles for keeping or tearing apart the shroud of ambiguity that surrounds the organization. The paper allows understanding how ambiguity might be used strategically by organizations to shy from public scrutiny and alerts us on how to recognize such strategies  

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COVID Has Slashed Life Expectancy in Lombardy

COVID Has Slashed Life Expectancy in Lombardy

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi scholars consider the decline in life expectancy at local level to be the most reliable measure of the human cost of the epidemic. The province of Bergamo lost 8 years for men and 5.8 years for women  

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News

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  • Predicting Behavior in a Pandemic

    Jerome Adda is investigating a key element in implementing policies that minimize the infection  

  • At Bocconi, with the Econometric Society, the Largest Ever Online Congress of Economists

    From 17 to 21 August, 2,500 participants will discuss all the current topics in economics, with 1,300 scientific presentations and speeches by Nobel Laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee  

  • Measuring European Attitudes on Complying With Health Policies

    Bocconi, with CERSAS and COVID Crisis Lab, is part of a project launched by the Hamburg Center for Health Economics  

  • Long Term Effects of Government Response to COVID

    Oreste Pollicino supervises a research project comparing 60 countries  

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    Elica Krasteva (Università Bocconi)  

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    Max Croce, Bocconi University

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