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The Climb Towards Consensus

The Climb Towards Consensus

by Massimo Magni

The benefits, and the disadvantages, of teams that manage complex situations, with a leadership focused on sharing. But to reach the goal, preparation is key  

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The Cost of Non Europe

The Cost of Non Europe

by Gianmarco Ottaviano

Leaving the EU would mean a return to the EEC of yore. This would entail an average loss of 6.5% in per capita income in every European country  

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Why Politics Needs Women and How to Increase Their Share

Why Politics Needs Women and How to Increase Their Share

by Alessandra Casarico

Although underrepresented in almost all countries of the world, women are less corruptible and better team workers. There exists an array of tools to address gender disparity, but it remains to be seen whether the political will is there  

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Algorithms Put Platforms on an Even Keel with States

Algorithms Put Platforms on an Even Keel with States

by Oreste Pollicino

Public law ponders how to curb the power of major digital corporations with the tools that have proven effective in defending people's rights vis a' vis governments  

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Skilled Migration Benefits the Country of Origin

Skilled Migration Benefits the Country of Origin

by Stefano Breschi

What lessons does the case of Indian human capital outflow to the United States hold for Italy?  

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The Two Types of Austerity Therapy

The Two Types of Austerity Therapy

by Carlo Favero

From the analysis of over 170 fiscal adjustment plans adopted in 16 countries, Alesina, Favero and Giavazzi look at the effects on growth following either tax increases or spending cuts  

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Digital Music Makes the Charts More Democratic

Digital Music Makes the Charts More Democratic

by Andrea Ordanini

Compared to the era of vinyl and compact discs, more musicians achieve some success, but the top positions still remain the prerogative of a few hitmakers  

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Italian SMEs Must Speak Digital to Grow

Italian SMEs Must Speak Digital to Grow

by Gianluca Salviotti

Implementation of new technologies passes through digital supply chain platforms coordinated by public agencies, so that small and medium firms can become more effective at dealing with customers, suppliers, partners, and foreign markets  

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Political Risk Hinders Investment in Infrastructure

Political Risk Hinders Investment in Infrastructure

by Stefano Gatti

Political and regulatory risks have become central issues for private investors in advanced economies, as the threat of nationalization increasingly looms in the UK and elsewhere. But without stability in the regulatory framework, private investors are unlikely to fill the gap of falling public investment in infrastructure  

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Measuring Social Welfare in Government Objectives

Measuring Social Welfare in Government Objectives

by Francesco Daveri

Italy has recently decided to go beyond GDP, by considering an array of social indicators to measure the effects of budgets and policies. These consider infant mortality, poverty, inequality, and youth unemployment, but should not cloud economic judgment  

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Europe Should Opt for Qualified Majority Voting on Taxation Issues

Europe Should Opt for Qualified Majority Voting on Taxation Issues

by Paola Profeta

Pierre Moscovici's proposal must be supported in order to achieve greater tax coordination and to move the European project forward  

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The Irresistible Power of Marriage. At Home and in a Company

The Irresistible Power of Marriage. At Home and in a Company

by Mario Daniele Amore

Family businesses led by husband and wife perform better than those with different leadership positions. This was demonstrated by a Bocconi study that lasted 12 years  

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The Three Challenges to Take Private Procurement into a New Era

The Three Challenges to Take Private Procurement into a New Era

by Giuseppe Stabilini

The convergence of technological innovation and digital transformation enables the procurement function to revolutionize procurement processes and relations with suppliers  

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