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How Covid Is Changing Labor Law
Research by Elena Gramano monitors the measures taken across Europe
School Closures Disproportionately Hit Disadvantaged Students in the US
Zachary Parolin analyzed the distribution of school closures due to Covid and concluded that racial minorities, students in need and with already poor academic performance have been more likely to be engaged in remote schooling since September 2020
When the Pandemic Leads to Food Insecurity
Two recent studies on food systems in Europe and the pandemic highlight just how vulnerable to disruption these systems are
Beyond the Selfie: COVID19 and the Museum Sector
According to Alex Turrini, the pandemic acted as a digital transformation accelerator, as never before
Real Time Maps of COVID Trends in Italy
From the homepage of Bocconi Covid Crisis Lab readers can go to a mapping app developed by Marco Bonetti and Ugofilippo Basellini and monitor the epidemic in Italy
Don't Fear Zombies. At Least, Not Yet
New research by Guido Tabellini shows that the risk of creating a hidden subsidy for uncompetitive firms should not hold back governments and banks from providing firms with credit during the Covid-19 pandemic
The Science of Altruism: Why We Should Give Vaccines to Developing Countries
When herd immunity is reached, it is in rich countries' selfinterest to donate vaccines to countries that have a proportion of susceptible people still above the critical level. This strategy is particularly effective when recipent countries are close to immunity and vaccination can avert the economic losses inherent in closing borders
Alessia Melegaro Joins the Scientific Technical Committee
Alessia Melegaro has been named one of the 12 members of the new Scientific Technical Committee (CTS, from the Italian Comitato Tecnico Scientifico). The new CTS includes representatives of statistical, mathematical and epidemiological disciplines.
The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis
A  study on 1,642 British firms highlights that optimistic entrepreneurs implemented more innovation and more organizational change than the rest during the Covid spring lockdown
Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread
Two Bocconi Studies indicate that there would have been 2,300 fewer deaths between march and april 2020 if commuter flows in Italian cities were 10% lower. At flow parity, public and private transport are equally dangerous