Why Equity Markets Go up (Yes, up) When There Is an Official Announcement on COVID

Why Equity Markets Go up (Yes, up) When There Is an Official Announcement on COVID

by Fabio Todesco

Croce, Farroni and Wolfskeil analyze the relationship between the diffusion of pandemic information and market trends and provide a predictive tool based on Twitter, useful to avoid being caught unprepared again by a financial collapse of this kind  

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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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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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Corruption, Not Services, Are Reduced by Cutting Spending

Corruption, Not Services, Are Reduced by Cutting Spending

by Fabio Todesco

Extension of the Domestic Stability Pact to small Italian municipalities reduced corruption by an average of 11%, but only in the absence of extraordinary European funding. Local income and the amount of municipal public services were not affected, according to an analysis by Gianmarco Daniele and Tommaso Giommoni

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Statistics Shows That Early Lockdown Measures Are Our Best Weapons Against Covid

Statistics Shows That Early Lockdown Measures Are Our Best Weapons Against Covid

by Fabio Todesco

New study by Lu and Borgonovo, using sensitivity analysis techniques, demonstrates that policy variables are much more relevant than the intrinsic features of the pandemic in containing the number of infectious

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How to Make Crowdfunding More Transparent and Social

How to Make Crowdfunding More Transparent and Social

by Fabio Todesco

According to a study published in Marketing Science, platforms could make the process more efficient and improve the success rate of funding by providing more information about investors who have already supported a project. This would trigger a following and imitation process

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Why the Helicopter Money Idea Is Destined to Fly Away

Why the Helicopter Money Idea Is Destined to Fly Away

by Fabio Todesco

Donato Masciandaro shows that an optimal helicopter money policy would be possible, but its distributional effects make it unlikely to happen in Europe. And the recent judgement of the German Constitutional Court makes it even less likely, the author comments

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A Tale of Two Post War Recoveries

A Tale of Two Post War Recoveries

by Tamas Vonyo

Western and Eastern Europe experienced largely different economic consequences of WWII, Tamas Vonyo explains in a chapter of the ebook CEPR and VoxEu publish to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the conflict in Europe

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News

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  • Economics Research, Bocconi in the European Top 5

    In the Tilburg University ranking of the best universities for scientific performance in economics research, Bocconi is 4th in Europe, 1st in continental Europe, and 18th in the world  

  • Lockdown Measures Are Not the Only Things Keeping Us at Home

    Two Bocconi MSc students, in a team with two Oxford PhD students, had their paper published in two prestigious outlets. Observing mobility data from mobile devices, they found that people in the US often distanced themselves before official measures were imposed in counties with high education, high trust in science and high income  

  • 15 Legal Principles to Face the COVID19 Crisis

    Pietro Sirena is among the authors of the principles drafted by the European Law Institute  

  • Back to Values to Overcome the Crisis

    A Bocconi team led by Veronica Vecchi curated the Transformation Map on Values published by the World Economic Forum in their Strategic Intelligence online section  

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  • Imperfect Macroeconomic Expectations: Evidence and Theory
    Macroeconomics

    Marios Angeletos (MIT) Paper

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  • The Commission's proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework and the Recovery Instrument
    The EU Response to the Covid Crisis

    Chair Eleanor Spaventa, Bocconi University Speakers Mario Monti, President, Bocconi University; Catherine De Vries, Bocconi University; Guido Tabellini, Bocconi University To register, please contact fulvia.ristuccia@unibocconi.it

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  • TBA

    Emil Verner, MIT   Register for the webinar by clicking on this link

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  • TBC
    Political Economy Seminar (Joint with the Department of Economics)

    Leopoldo Fergusson, Universidad de los Andes

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