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Does Austerity Kill?

Does Austerity Kill?

by Veronica Toffolutti

Fiscal policy has an impact on mortality rates and suicide rates. Fiscal contraction or expansion can cause health effects  

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It's Better to Raise Rates Than Inflate Bubbles

It's Better to Raise Rates Than Inflate Bubbles

by Stefano Rossi

A study shows that credit cycles generate investment cycles due to irrational expectations. Thus central banks should not take a laissezfaire stance that accommodates bubbles because shortterm benefits are lower than mediumterm costs  

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The Mafia Only Threatens During Election Cycles

The Mafia Only Threatens During Election Cycles

by Gianmarco Daniele

A study shows that the violence of criminal organizations affects local politicians and in particular new mayors in the first month after taking office  

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Careful, Companies! Pay Attention to Your Tone of Voice, You Are not Salesmen

Careful, Companies! Pay Attention to Your Tone of Voice, You Are not Salesmen

by Anatoli Colicev

Firm generated content is a precursor to future profitability. But researchers say to beware of sounding too positive, and use a neutral approach. In the end, it's who you are in reality that counts  

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Social Investors. How to Measure Their Impact

Social Investors. How to Measure Their Impact

by Elisa Ricciuti

Changing the system of social investment is the watchword emerging from a survey conducted by Bocconi CERGAS on 339 philanthropists. Conversely, few interviewees referred to the concept of sustainability  

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Fondazione Agnelli Supports Bocconi Research that Affects Business

Fondazione Agnelli Supports Bocconi Research that Affects Business

by Fabio Todesco

The Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Associate Professorship in Economics has been assigned to Francesco Decarolis, a scholar who analyzes how markets work and designs innovative solutions to promote competition and social welfare  

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Making Companies and Human Resources Agile

Making Companies and Human Resources Agile

by Marco Sampietro and Lorenzo Diaferia

Originating in the IT sector, the Agile approach is aimed at achieving value and performance for customers. The human resources corporate function is crucial for its implementation, but Italian companies still lack enough experience dealing with it  

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Accountant, Who's That? Don't Call Him a Nobody

Accountant, Who's That? Don't Call Him a Nobody

by Ariela Caglio and Mara Cameran

Stereotypes, though distorted as in the case of the foolish film accountant Fantozzi, serve as a guide in social interactions. A Bocconi study, however, highlights real characteristics and perceptions  

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The Recipe for Happiness and Wellbeing

The Recipe for Happiness and Wellbeing

by Elena Bellio and Luca Buccoliero

A study conducted by Bocconi CERMES researchers goes beyond the quantitative approach by looking into personal indicators correlated with quality of life but uncorrelated with economic indicators  

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Making Migrants Illegal Means Putting their Health at Risk

Making Migrants Illegal Means Putting their Health at Risk

by Carlo Devillanova

Precarious living conditions and barriers to medical treatment make the lives of irregular immigrants unsafe. They don't pose a threat to the health of Italians. Rather it's Italy's new approach to immigration that is making them unhealthy  

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A New Index for Measuring Human Development

A New Index for Measuring Human Development

by Simone Ghislandi

The Human Life Indicator takes life expectancy into consideration, but also factors in longevity inequality. And Italy jumps from 28th place to 6th in the ranking  

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The Public Investment That Is Missing from Social Spending

The Public Investment That Is Missing from Social Spending

by Veronica Vecchi and Niccolo' Cusumano

A research study conducted by SDA Bocconi School of Management and the European Investment Bank highlights the investment gap in EU social infrastructure, which by 2040 is projected to be at 477 billion euros in health and 507 billion in education  

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International Alliances in Home Appliances

International Alliances in Home Appliances

by Gabriella Lojacono and Nicola Misani

For their internationalization strategies, companies decide to partner with foreign companies with contracts, joint ventures, and crossholding agreements. What factor determines one choice over the other?  

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