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2023 OUTLOOK

2023 OUTLOOK

by Francesco Giavazzi, Senior Professor of Macroeconomics

Ten comments to look at the challenges of the new year. First chapter, the ongoing negotiations in Europe on tax reform and its role in reducing the debttoGDP ratio of states and reconfiguring the relationship between the European Commission and its individual components. Will governments be able to deal with it and thus respond to European citizens' demand for happiness and certainty?  

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Covid after Covid

Covid after Covid

by Alessia Melegaro, Director of the Covid Crisis Lab, Bocconi University

We all want to forget the darkness of the last two years, but we cannot let our guard down, also because the data tells us that vaccination campaigns, worldwide, are far still far from targets. The virus is still evolving and our perspective to tackle it must remain global  

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Twenty fifth of November, a day that is tinged with red

Twenty fifth of November, a day that is tinged with red

by Andrea Celauro

From research on the impact of gender violence, to a specific bibliographic guide on the subject, to the activities of students, teachers, alumni standing against it. On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Bocconi community talks about its commitment to promoting the culture of equality  

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The era of renewable sources

The era of renewable sources

by Luigi De Paoli, Senior Professor of Economics and policy of energy

The road to the development of renewables is sown with economic, technical, environmental and social hurdles that need to be overcome through continuous commitment rather than bold proclamations  

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The New World Order

The New World Order

by Massimo Morelli, Full Professor of International Relations, Bocconi University

Deglobalization, crisis of democracy, mounting nationalism, and war are interconnected trends which are reshaping geopolitical boundaries. On the horizon, we can see emerging a twobloc system with unstable borders and low deterrence, not a setting that invites to look at the future with optimism  

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Bocconi, a University of Social Sciences inspired by complexity

Bocconi, a University of Social Sciences inspired by complexity

by Andrea Celauro

The University opens the academic year 2022/23, its 121st, with the Nobel Peace Prize Denis Mukwege, presenting results and news of the year and discussing the role of education and research in shedding light on the complexity of the world  

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The Right to Study that Wins Over War

The Right to Study that Wins Over War

by Andrea Celauro

With specific initiatives and programs, such as the 'forced migrant students', Bocconi University stands beside students and communities who must flee their country. Because inclusion also means support for those who denied the choice to move freely  

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Good governance is for everyone and makes business less risky

Good governance is for everyone and makes business less risky

by Alessandro Minichilli, Full Professor of Corporate Governance

A study of 5,400 companies conducted by SDA Bocconi highlights the evolution of increasingly open and diversified corporate leadership, highlighting the positive correlation between governance and performance  

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Restarting social mobility by looking at the past

Restarting social mobility by looking at the past

by Guido Alfani, Full Professor of Economic History

A study funded by the European Research Cuncil highlights how social mobility in the preindustrial age underwent very significant fluctuations. In a situation of immobility and growing inequality in the Western world, more and more social scientists are now studying the phenomenon to understand its causes and identify possible answers. The hope is that the ongoing crisis will lead to a break with the recent past  

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Disruption theory (and practice)

Disruption theory (and practice)

by Gianmario Verona

From Joseph Schumpeter to Clayton Christensen, economic theory of innovation has proposed three models: radical innovation, incremental innovation, and disruptive innovation the latter one upsets the market, growing from below. Developed in the early days of the digital revolution, disruptive innovation explains phenomena such as MP3s and Airbnb and has disrupted the scientific and managerial communities themselves  

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Going beyond bureaucracy to restart the economy

Going beyond bureaucracy to restart the economy

by Giovanni Valotti, Full Professor of Public Management

For years, OECD countries have been working on public sector reform, regulatory simplification and empowerment of human capital. Italy is still the country of the implementation gap and this leads it astray from the growth path of most advanced countries. Will the Peninsula be able to shift gears?  

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The Entrepreneurial Storytellers

The Entrepreneurial Storytellers

by Charles Williams, Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy

To find lenders through digital platforms, startup founders must have a narrative strategy. A study analyzes the different effects and results, depending on whether you choose to put the aspects of experimentation or those of planning at the center of your story  

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There Is More to It Than Profit

There Is More to It Than Profit

by Francesco Perrini, Director of the SDA Bocconi Sustainability Lab

In the new corporate philanthropy, it is not only about how much you donate, it's also about how you donate and to whom. The ability to have an impact on the community in terms of ESG values is increasingly part of an integrated sustainable strategy  

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