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When Words Carry Weight

When Words Carry Weight

by Francesco Grossetti

A Bocconi research study demonstrates that transparent and nuanced disclosure reduces investor disagreement and enables investors to decrypt stock market dynamics and make informed decisions  

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When the Hacker Pulls the Plug (on Essential Services)

When the Hacker Pulls the Plug (on Essential Services)

by Greta Nasi

The impact of a cyberattack can go far beyond the economic and infrastructural damage suffered by victims, if they are agents that generate services (and value) to the benefit of individuals, organizations and the rest of society. This is why a holistic and multilevel approach is needed to build decisionmaking models that reflect the complexity of the ecosystem  

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The Psychology of Climate Friendly Lives

The Psychology of Climate Friendly Lives

by Chiara Longoni, Bocconi University, and Kimberly Doell, Universitat Wien

A study illustrates how people around the world respond to various pro environmental strategies and interventions  

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Four Things to Know to Avoid Getting Sick with Social Media

Four Things to Know to Avoid Getting Sick with Social Media

by Luca Braghieri

Research is starting to deal with the social impact of Facebook, Instagram and the others. But more than laws, it is user awareness that contributes to improving the experience and curtailing risks  

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Putting People to Work Means Combating Recidivism

Putting People to Work Means Combating Recidivism

by Filippo Giordano

Involving prison inmates in training activities and work opportunities, while also promoting UN Sustainable Development Goals, reduces the risk of them returning to crime. But Italian companies are not rising to the challenge thus betraying the trumpeted values of diversity and inclusion  

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The Law of Relativity

The Law of Relativity

by Simone Lonati

With the modification of Article 4bis, which does not eliminate the presumption in itself, but its absolute character, the Italian legislator, prodded by the Constitutional Court, has overcome unappealable prison for life. But there are many aspects that still need to be clarified  

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The New Values for an Ideal Family

The New Values for an Ideal Family

by Arnstein Aassve, Professor in Demography

People no longer necessarily view a large family as important but give more value to the role of communication both within the nuclear family and also with grandparents  

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Don't Shackle Talent

Don't Shackle Talent

by Marta Prato

The mobility of skilled workers affects the general economy of the destination country, just think of the US, where a third of inventions are the result of the work of immigrants. But it also benefits intellectual migrants, who acquire new skills, and their countries of origin, which can thus acquire new knowledge and technology. This is why there needs to be cooperation in international migration policy  

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Fostering Talent in Africa Requires a Post Colonial Approach

Fostering Talent in Africa Requires a Post Colonial Approach

by Samuel K. Bonsu

Forget the models imported from Europe and the US and focus on a kind of higher education and research that responds to the peculiarities and needs of African countries. The future of Africa, a young continent with demographic growth and strong economic potential, depends on this  

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Innovation Runs Underwater

Innovation Runs Underwater

by Nicola Limodio

The impact of highspeed internet deployment on African financial markets and the banks pursuing submarine fiber optic cables  

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Green African Revolution

Green African Revolution

by Matteo Di Castelnuovo

With 60% of the world's solar resources, 87% of iridium and 40% of the global reserves of cobalt, manganese and platinum, Africa has the main raw materials to embark on the energy transition, but investment in renewable energy is stalling due to political risk perceived by investors  

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The Long Shadows of Western Colonialism

The Long Shadows of Western Colonialism

by Andrea Colli

The recent history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, made of war scars and renewed relations with China, illustrates the consequences of colonization and the poor management of decolonization. This is where the reasons for today's new scramble for Africa are to be found  

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Returning to the Moon, but When?

Returning to the Moon, but When?

by Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the Space Economy Evolution Lab, SDA Bocconi

The race to return humans to the Moon, with national space agencies and private companies competing, is in full swing but with setbacks and postponements the timing is uncertain  

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