Why Antitrust Policies Matter More Than Trade Liberalization

Why Antitrust Policies Matter More Than Trade Liberalization

by Fabio Todesco

Analyzing more than 10mln companies in 90 countries, Nicola Limodio finds that international competition affects only 20% of the firms. For the remaining 80%, market regulation can be an effective way to avoid market power abuses  

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Big Data as Gold. A Bocconi Professor Contributes to Faster Simulators

Big Data as Gold. A Bocconi Professor Contributes to Faster Simulators

by Sirio Legramanti

Simulators are increasingly crucial in decision making, but they can be time and memory consuming, hence they are often substituted by emulators. Emanuele Borgonovo has developed a faster emulation algorithm improving a technique pioneered by a South African statistician and mining engineer

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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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How Twitter Takes Votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

How Twitter Takes Votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

by Fabio Todesco

New research by Carlo Schwarz finds that, in the 2016 US presidential election, Twitter made independent voters less likely to vote for Donald Trump but did not affect other elections

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How Dissatisfied Customers and Short Sellers Can Break a Company

How Dissatisfied Customers and Short Sellers Can Break a Company

by Fabio Todesco

New research by Anatoli Colicev finds an unexpected link between marketing and finance: investor behavior of short sellers, who buy private data on customer dissatisfaction and satisfaction in order to choose or avoid targets. Interestingly, the negative effect of dissatisfaction is 2.39 times larger than the positive effect of satisfaction

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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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CSR Destroys Value When Firms Stop Leading by Example

CSR Destroys Value When Firms Stop Leading by Example

by Fabio Todesco

High CSR performance usually works as stock price insurance against negative events. If the event is due to management conduct that contradicts CSR principles, though, markets punish, not reward, high CSR performers, according to research by Bartov, Marra, and Momente'

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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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