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Aspirations Social Norms and Development (ASNODEV)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2021,

Development economists and policymakers often face scenarios in which poor people do not make choices that would help them get out of poverty due to an “aspiration failure”: the poor perceive certain goals as unattainable and do not invest towards those goals, thus perpetuating their own state of poverty. The aim of this proposal is to improve our understanding of the relationship between aspirati ...
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Institutional Family Demography (IFAMID)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2021,

"IFAMID presents a new framework for the analysis of family demography. Drawing on recent theoretical developments, and exploiting cognitive and methodological insights from a wide range of disciplines, most importantly from sociology and political science, it is argued that trends in family formation (and its dynamics) not only derive from broad global forces, but also from institutional "quality ...
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The Political Economy of Power Relations (PolEc)

Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2021,

Political economists want to understand conflict, electoral competition, special interest politics, regimes and institutional choices, and in all these subfields the term power appears frequently: power of countries, power of ethnic groups, power of interest groups, power of parties, power of the bureaucracy.Power is multidimensional and endogenous, and hence the standard theoretical and empirical ...
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Everyday actions involve an amount of uncertainty in the final outcome they will deliver. Following Knight's view, some of this uncertainty is “measurable” (Risk) while some of it is “not measurable” (Ambiguity). In Economics, understanding agents’ behavior under uncertainty is of fundamental importance. For many years, and in both contexts, the standard model of decision making has been the Expec ...
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Improving Quality of Care in Europe (IQCE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2020,

Improving quality of care has been given too little attention in health economic research in the past although it is the central goal of health care systems in Europe. The proposed ETN on “Improving Quality of Care in Europe (IQCE)” aims to address this gap and has the following aims: 1) Create new evidence and improve existing health economic research in the field of quality of care. Research gap ...
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Individual decisions and macroeconomic robustness (INDIMACRO)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

Model uncertainty is a key issue and an active research area in Macro-Finance. Its study, pioneered by Hansen and Sargent, substantially improves the treatment of uncertainty in Macro-Finance models and the robustness of their conclusions. The interest of central banks on problems related to model uncertainty is a clear signal of the relevance of this novel concept and the related theoretical fram ...
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Explaining Politicians' and Voters' Behavior (POLITICALMIND)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

Theoretical models and empirical studies in political economy aim at explaining both the beliefs and the choices of voters and politicians, so as to assess their impact on economic policy. In particular, a recent literature has recognized the crucial relevance of the identity of politicians in taking policy decisions and ultimately in shaping the fate of their country (Besley 2005; Jones and Olken ...
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This proposal purports to develop psychologically founded models of economic decision making, test these models, and use them to shed light on several economic phenomena. The proposal builds on the psychology of selective attention. In particular, decision makers more easily retrieve from memory (precisely defined) representative events when making an inference, and they attach disproportionate at ...
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Land, food, energy, water and climate are interconnected, comprising a coherent system (the ‘Nexus’), dominated by complexity and feedback. The integrated management of the Nexus is critical to secure the efficient and sustainable use of resources. Barriers to a resource efficient Europe are policy inconsistencies and incoherence, knowledge gaps, especially regarding integration methodologies and ...
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Generations and Gender Programme: Evaluate, Plan, Initiate (GGP-EPI)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) provides high quality cross-national, longitudinal data for the study of population change. The data provided by the GGP have been used by more than 3,000 researchers worldwide and have led to over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles. The data have provided insights into some of the most pressing societal challenges such as care for older persons, female e ...
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Background EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is an EU-level management tool designed to help registered organisations enhance their environmental performance and credibility. The EMAS scheme operates through incentives that reward organisations that make commitments to sustainability. The European Commission has initiated a process to improve and sim ...
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The increasingly multiethnic nature of modern societies has spurred academic interest in the consequences of diversity. Recent scholarship has linked ethnoracial diversity to undesirable collective outcomes, e.g., low levels of trust, civic engagement, and social capital. These findings have important policy implications, in part because they resonate with public anxieties about immigration, resid ...
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"Uncertainty is pervasive in all aspects of climate change. Although this is beyond dispute, the vast majority of research assessing climate ignores uncertainty, in large part because of the technical complexities involved. The present project aims at advancing substantially the way we conceptualize, model and frame the climate change policy making process, focusing on the central role of uncertai ...
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The SmartEIZ project aims to strengthen scientific and research capacity, narrow networking gaps and deficiencies of Institute of Economics, Zagreb (EIZ) in comparison to leading institutions in the field of Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT). The objectives of the projects are as follows: (1) Strengthen the cooperation between EIZ and leading international partner instit ...
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Subjective well-being and fertility (SWELL-FER)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

The project is about subjective well-being (SWB) and demographic behaviour, with a particular focus on fertility in advanced societies, across time and space. The project is motivated by the fact that European and other advanced industrialized countries have for decades experienced below-replacement fertility levels, which are now posing dramatic challenges to ageing population structures. Cross-s ...
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Reasoning About Strategic Interaction and Emotions (STRATEMOTIONS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2013, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

"I propose to develop a general framework to analyze the dynamics of social and economic interaction between intelligent agents, who may nonetheless be affected by their emotions and exhibit time inconsistent preferences. A crucial aspect of the analysis is modelling how agents form and change their beliefs about the environment and about each other, including beliefs about beliefs. The reason is ...
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Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling (STARS)

Start date: Feb 1, 2016, End date: Jan 31, 2018,

The STARS project paves the way for the future EGNSS deployment in safety relevant railway applications. By evolving the highly developed and deployed ERTMS standard through the implementation of the satellite positioning functionality, it will be possible to reduce the cost of the future railway signalling systems, especially for lines with lower traffic density. The project deals with three main ...
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HERON aims at facilitating policy makers of multi-level governance in EU, to develop and monitor energy efficiency policies in building and transport sectors, through forward-looking socio-economic research in seven EU and one candidate countries.The objectives are: i. the impact of socio-economic and institutional factors on implementing energy efficiency policies and measures, ii. the developmen ...
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Rethinking sources and consequences of business cycles (RESOCONBUCY)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: Nov 30, 2017,

"Up until 2006 most macro-economists held the view that combination of technology and monetary factors could explain the bulk of business cycles, and that overall business cycle fluctuations were not a major source of concern for policy (at least in developed economies and in the post-war). The 2007-2009 crisis and its aftermath has radically shaken this view. First, most industrialized countries ...
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Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation (CIFRA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

The aim of the project is to provide a structured review of the role of the Patent System on the innovation process and how it impacts the social development with specific focus on the particularities of ICT research and innovation. The project will identify and thoroughly characterize the imperfections of the current system and propose alternatives that provide better alignment between ICT Resea ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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New directions in Bayesian Nonparametrics (N-BNP)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

The popularity of Bayesian nonparametric (BNP) inference is rapidly growing within both the academic community and practitioners. Indeed the BNP viewpoint naturally allows for rich and flexible probabilistic modeling and, via conditional (or posterior) distributions, for accurate function estimation, most notably of probability distributions, regression functions and hazard rates. After de Finetti ...
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Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

"Good policy design requires understanding of how agents respond to incentives and how they interact through market and non-market institutions. New approaches to policy design have recently emerged. These rely on controlled experiments as well as analysis of natural policy experiments. They allow us not only to evaluate whether a policy has been successful but also to test the theoretical channel ...
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"A growing number of scholars are studying the interactions between cultural values, social and religious norms, institutions, and economic outcomes. The rise of markets, as well as the development of contracts that enable mutually beneficial transactions among agents, are one of the central themes in the literature on long-term economic growth.This project contributes to both strands of literatur ...
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Designing Institutions to Evaluate Ideas (EVALIDEA)

Start date: Jun 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2017,

"Not all new ideas are equally valuable from a social perspective. As the readers of this document know all too well, “picking the winners” is challenging because innovations have highly uncertain outcomes.The aim of this research project is to develop a general theoretical framework to investigate the design of institutions and mechanisms for evaluating new ideas and innovations. The proposed fra ...
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Population structure and change and social contact patterns are major determinants of the observed epidemiology of infectious diseases, including the consequences on health. Demographic structure and the components of demographic dynamics are changing over time and substantially differ within countries and most critically between countries. However, some of the overall consequences of demographic ...
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Social Innovation and Civic Engagement (ITSSOIN)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

Research has made seminal contributions to describing the size and scope of the Third Sector, including volunteering as an essential component. However, most of the research has focused on economic benefits (revenues, employment etc.). We highly value these efforts, but posit that the core contribution and main impact of the sector on socio-economic development lies in the creation of social innov ...
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ERTMS on SATELLITE – Enabling Application Validation (ERSAT EAV)

Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

The main ERSAT EAV objective is to verify the suitability of EGNSS (including EGNOS and Galileo early services) for safety railway application, in particular in regional lines scenario, for which a safe localization of the trains, based on satellite technologies, will be defined and developed, leading the way for the harmonization with the European ERTMS standard, by implementing the solution on ...
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Financial Imperfections and Macroeconomic Implications (FINIMPMACRO)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

"We plan to study the implications of financial market imperfections for four main questions.First, how do financial imperfections affect the optimal conduct of monetary and exchange rate policy in open economies? A key insight is that we characterize financial frictions as endogenous and only occasionally binding. This can have important implications for the optimal conduct of stabilization polic ...
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"Economic Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800" (EINITE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

"The aim of EINITE is to clarify the dynamics of economic inequality in Europe from the late Middle Ages up until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Very little data about economic inequality during such an early period is available today. Apart from some studies focussed on single years and small areas (usually only one city or a village), the only European region which has been the obje ...
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Cooperation for European Research in Economics (COEURE)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

The European Union is the world's largest economic entity, yet its ability to design and implement effective economic policies is not commensurate with its size. While the field of economics has seen an impressive growth, the economic research remains fragmented across the Member States. Developing an efficient research area is essential for growth and to the process of European integration. Howev ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

International mobility is highly recommended to Bocconi studenta and interest on students' side has increased significantly in the years. As a consequence, and in accordance to our EPS and Strategic Plan 2016-2020, alliances with top HEIs, in the fields of management, economics, finance and law are sought for or expanded, based on the criteria of high academic quality. Such partnerships are aimed ...
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Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environements (LIPSE)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2016,

"The LIPSE project (Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments) identifies drivers and barriers to successful social innovation in the public sector. Through studying social innovation and co-creation practices and processes in 11 European countries and 7 policy sectors, LIPSE will create and disseminate essential knowledge about public innovation. The LIPSE consortium consists of lead ...
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This is a proposal for an interdisciplinary investigation into the potential of investments in energy efficiency and renewable generation to contribute to local development in Italy, with a focus on Italian ‘convergence objective’ regions (i.e. Calabria, Puglia, Sicilia and Campania). The project will consider several types of emerging business models for the implementation of energy measures at l ...
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Creativity for Innovation & Growth in Europe (CRE8TV.EU)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Apr 30, 2016,

Creativity is a fundamental transformative mechanism of the European economy. To study this mechanism, this project brings together 11 of Europe’s leading innovation research centres, and is structured around six themes: 1. Mapping and measuring the creative-cultural industries and their impacts; 2. Understanding and modelling creativity and design; 3. Entrepreneurship and industrial dynamics in ...
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"MAPPING_NCD moves beyond the state of the art in the research area via three distinct means: by providing accurate mapping of research funding activities at Member State (MS) and European Union (EU) level; by providing bibliometric mapping and analysis of the volume of research outputs in the EU and MSs relevant to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and, by using input from both the above ...
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Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is widely accepted as a multidisciplinary approach studying the clinical, economic, social and ethical implications of development, diffusion and use of health technologies and its role in policy making is increasingly established in EU countries. However, the currently adopted methodological framework for HTA doesn’t fully encounter the challenges rising from in ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

Although International Mobility is not mandatory for Bocconi students’ academic cv, in the last few years applications to the Exchange-Erasmus Program have increased significantly. As a consequence, and in accordance to our EPS and strategic plan, alliances with top HEIs, in the fields of management, economics, finance and law are sought for or expanded, based on the sole criteria of high academic ...
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Institutions and Globalization (Inst&Glob)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: May 31, 2015,

Economists have recently shown that developed economies rely on proper institutions for securing property rights, resolving disputes, etc. Scholars have studied the consequences of alternative legal and political institutions, but much remains to be done. One important and unexplored territory concerns the analysis of how national institutions interact in the international arena. This proposal see ...
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"SPIDER PLUS objective is to provide a new 2050 mobility VISION through a Strategic Design & Plan, and a Road Map delivering Sustainable Solutions by then. In such Plan the electrified Rail has a central role both for passengers and freight. The productivity of the available resources supported by ICT and other technologies, is maximized by the combination of infrastructural nodes with spatial and ...
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