Act Like a Scientist, If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Act Like a Scientist, If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

by Fabio Todesco

Science is the most effective way to make good predictions, and entrepreneurship is all about predictions, explains Alfonso Gambardella in the latest podcast for Clarity in a Messy World  

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How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

by Fabio Todesco

Innovative approaches to fighting poverty are centerstage in the fourth episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast, with Eliana La Ferrara

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School Closures Disproportionately Hit Disadvantaged Students in the US

School Closures Disproportionately Hit Disadvantaged Students in the US

by Fabio Todesco

Zachary Parolin analyzed the distribution of school closures due to COVID and concluded that racial minorities, students in need and with already poor academic performance have been more likely to be engaged in remote schooling since September 2020

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Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes

Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes

by Sirio Legramanti

An applied social science problem inspired Bocconi professor Omiros Papaspiliopoulos to investigate new scalable Bayesian computation strategies

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Algorithms Are as Good as What They Are Fed

Algorithms Are as Good as What They Are Fed

by Fabio Todesco

Machine learning algorithms learn by experience. Thus, they may replicate societal bias contained in the data they are fed, argue Dirk Hovy and Debora Nozza in the third episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast

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Microtransitions: What Makes Working from Home so Frustrating

Microtransitions: What Makes Working from Home so Frustrating

by Jennifer Clark

A study by Massimo Magni shows that the switch to remote working affects the quality of family life more than the working performance

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We Have Yet to Hear the Last Word on Populism

We Have Yet to Hear the Last Word on Populism

by Fabio Todesco

The COVID pandemic may have marked a halt to the rise of populist parties across the world, but the recovery phase may be rich with opportunities for them, argue Catherine De Vries and Sara Hobolt in the second episode of Clarity in a Messy World

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Machine Learning Helps Us Understand Legislative Texts

Machine Learning Helps Us Understand Legislative Texts

by Umberto Platini

Automated methods to analyze legislation have been independently developed by Massimo Morelli and Anthony Bertelli. They confirm that more detailed texts can be used by law makers as a constraint to bureaucratic discretion in the US. In the EU, abundance of details correlates with qualified majority voting

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Why Men, and Not Swans, Ignite Financial Crises

Why Men, and Not Swans, Ignite Financial Crises

by Fabio Todesco

Using behavioral economics and finance, Nicola Gennaioli, in the first episode of the Bocconi podcast Clarity in a Messy World, explains how our biases, stereotypes, and beliefs, rather than bad luck or perfect storms, regularly lead markets and the economy into trouble

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News

  • A New Tool Detects Emotions in Italian Social Media Posts

    Federico Bianchi, Debora Nozza, and Dirk Hovy released a freely available package for sentiment analysis and emotion recognition in Italian, overcoming the linguistic and economic limitations of similar tools  

  • The Real Effects of Accounting

    Accounting is no more just about bookkeeping or double entry: it's about information. Reporting rules affect both managerial behavior and our lives, according to Annalisa Prencipe, KPMG Chair in Accounting  

  • Beyond the Selfie: COVID19 and the Museum Sector

    According to Alex Turrini, the pandemic acted as a digital transformation accelerator, as never before  

  • When the Pandemic Leads to Food Insecurity

    Two recent studies on food systems in Europe and the pandemic highlight just how vulnerable to disruption these systems are  

  • Real Time Maps of COVID Trends in Italy

    From the homepage of Bocconi COVID Crisis Lab readers can go to a mapping app developed by Marco Bonetti and Ugofilippo Basellini and monitor the epidemic in Italy  

  • Don't Fear Zombies. At Least, Not Yet

    New research by Guido Tabellini shows that the risk of creating a hidden subsidy for uncompetitive firms should not hold back governments and banks from providing firms with credit during the COVID19 pandemic  

Seminars

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Seminars

  • Demand for Performance Goods: Import Quotas in the Chinese Movie Market
    Applied Microeconomics

    Marc Rysman (Boston University)

    Webinar

  • The Effect of Online Competition on Local Newspapers and Politics: Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist in the U.S.
    Political Economy - Joint with the Department of Social and Political Sciences

    Ruben Durante (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Abstract

    Webinar

  • Bond markets in Spring 2020 and the response of the Federal Reserve

    Paper Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Berkeley Haas In order to receive the invitation link for the online streaming, please contact dip.fin@unibocconi.it  

    WEBINAR

  • Enabling rapid financial response to disasters: Knotting and reknotting multiple paradoxes in inter-organizational systems

    Paula Jarzabkowski (Cass Business School)   For information or to receive the invitation link contact daniela.cereda@unibocconi.it

    Webinar