Social Economy

4 May 2016

Approaches to social investment from the scientific perspective

This report presents the current state of research and scientific debate on the ‘Social Investment’ policy paradigm in European countries. An extensive review of literature and […]
6 April 2016

146 – The political economy of the vote with the wallet

Abstract The willingness to pay of private consumers for socially and environmentally re- sponsible companies retailing public goods is an emerging though under-researched contemporary economic feature. […]
4 April 2016

The State of the Art of Social Investment

This report is a snapshot of the state of play in 2015 of the ways in which welfare states are moving towards social investment approaches and […]
4 April 2016

Social Innovation Policies with the Involvement of Social Economy Organizations

In this paper, we investigate significant social innovation policies (related to the concept of social investment) involving the role of Social Economy organizations, and we discuss […]
4 March 2016

Social Investment in Times of Crisis: A Quiet Revolution or a Shaken Welfare Capitalism?

This report analyses and seeks to establish whether and how, in the last twenty years, the EU member countries have adopted welfare systems that incorporate aspects […]
11 February 2016

145 – Happiness and Preferences in a Legality Social Dilemma

ABSTRACT We investigate players’ preferences in a multiplayer prisoner’s dilemma by comparing results from a direct (satisfaction based) and an indirect (choice based) approach. Both approaches […]
14 October 2015

144 – Innovative partnerships for the utilisation of confiscated assets previously owned by mafias

ABSTRACT Purpose The third sector is a producer of trust and positive social interactions, the mafias destroy trust and social norms. To confiscate assets and the […]
22 September 2015

143 – The Impact of Redistribution Mechanisms in the Vote with the Wallet Game: Experimental Results

Abstract We use the Vote-with-the-Wallet game (VWG) to model socially or environmentally responsible consumption, an increasingly relevant but still under-researched phenomenon. Based on a theoretical model […]
15 September 2015

142 – The Corporate Social Responsibility is just a twist in a Möbius Strip

Abstract In recent years economics agents and systems have became more and more interacting and juxtaposed, therefore the social sciences need to rely on the studies […]
29 June 2015

INNOSI (Innovative Social Investment: Strenghten Communities in Europe)

InnoSI asks how we can design robust social investment strategies which can deal with emerging socio-economic challenges and the aftershocks of the 2008 economic crisis. The research […]