Welfare and Social Policies

14 July 2017

160 – The role of the social economy in migrants’ reception and integration

Abstract In this paper we consider the phenomenon of the reception of migrants, political refugees and asylum seekers in Southern European countries as instance of patterns […]
6 February 2017

156 – (Poor) eudaimonic subjective wellbeing as a mortality risk factor: a cross-country analysis

Abstract We investigate the nexus between poverty of sense of life (a dimension of eudaimonic subjective wellbeing) and mortality in a large sample of individuals from […]
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. […]
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 […]
9 April 2015

139 – Corruption and innovation: the mediating role of trade

The paper aims to investigate the relationship among corruption, innovation and trade. We develop a model where a firm producing an innovation may pay some bribes […]
3 July 2013

122 – Fair Trade impact and the price fetish

ABSTRACT We here present the main final results coming from four different on-the-field fair trade impact studies, confronting them with the most recent literature and deriving […]
15 February 2013

117 – Employer moral hazard, wage rigidity and worker cooperatives: A theoretical appraisal

Abstract We argue that in a capitalist enterprise the need to fix wages is crucially influenced by the asymmetric distribution of decision-making power, which can entail […]
15 November 2012

115 – Card Games and Financial Crises

Abstract There may be a nexus between card games and financial markets. Akerlof and Shiller (2010) wonder whether the decline in the number of bridge players […]
30 September 2012

114 – Bank strategies in catastrophe settings: empirical evidence and policy suggestions

Abstract The poor in developing countries are the most exposed to natural catastrophes and microfinance organizations may potentially ease their economic recovery. Yet, no evidence on […]
21 September 2012

113 – Italian mutual benefit societies. An organisational social innovation in health and healthcare system

Abstract The paper aims to analyse the role covered by “Mutual Benefit Societies” (hereinafter MBSs – it. trans. “Mutue Sanitarie Integrative”) in terms of “social innovation” […]