Social Impact

21 June 2018

Impact investing for climate change

Paolo Venturi (AICCON CEO) and Giorgia Perra (AICCON Research) with the support of the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) Some […]
13 March 2017

From foresight to welfare practices

Report on driving forces One central aim of the futures studies is to help understand the future and to support planning and responsible decision making. In […]
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 […]
9 June 2015

140 – Fair Trade certification Italian style. The Altromercato experience

Abstract Certification is one of the most hotly debated issues in the fair trade international movement. Fair Trade oriented consumers and public administrations demand more and […]
4 June 2015

Cohesive Economy. The Italian Way to Create Shared Value

The key role played by the firms in building a new kind of welfare is going to become even more relevant, especially as actors able to […]
13 June 2012

106 – The role of parental cognitive aging in the intergenerational mobility of cognitive abilities

Abstract This paper studies intergenerational transmission of cognitive abilities from parents to children. We create a measure of parental cognitive evolu- tion across time, which combines […]
12 June 2012

105 – Hard to Forget: Longlasting Effects of Social Capital Accumulation Shocks

Abstract Very few contributions have dealt with the analysis of specific determinants of social capital accumulation and destruction. Even if limited in scale, the analysis of […]
11 June 2012

104 – Globalization: guidance from Franciscan economic thought and “Caritas in Veritate”

Abstract This essay pursues a threefold purpose: first, to sketch the historical period that provides the backdrop to the formation of Franciscan economic thought; second, to […]
9 June 2012

103 – Relational consumption and nonlinear dynamics in an overlapping generations model

Abstract In this paper, we show that incorporating the relational dimension into an otherwise standard OLG model and focusing on dynamic leisure externalities leads to dramatically […]
27 January 2012

101 – Family money, relational life and (class) relative wealth: an empirical analysis on life satisfaction of secondary school students

Abstract We investigate factors affecting happiness on a sample of Italian secondary school students. We find that money matters since family’s house ownership, mortgages and (class) […]