Welfare and Social Policies

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” […]
14 June 2012

107 – In the Nation We Trust: National Identity as a Substitute for Religion

Abstract We construct an index for national identity using information from the World Values Survey on peoples’ attitudes concerning politics and to the state itself. We […]
8 June 2012

102 – Cultural Diversity, Cooperation, and Anti-social Punishment

Abstract Is culture an important variable to explain whether groups can successfully provide public goods? A wealth of empirical evidence on both industrialized and developing countries […]
24 January 2012

98 – Financial education on secondary school students: the randomized experiment revisited

Abstract We analyze the effects of financial education on a large sample of secondary school students with a randomized experiment performed in the Center (Rome) and […]
27 October 2011

94 – Voting with the Wallet

Abstract The vote with the wallet is a new, emerging feature of economic participation and democracy in the globally-integrated market economy. This expression identifies the pivotal […]
27 September 2011

92 – Financial education and investment attitudes in high schools: evidence from a randomized experiment

Abstract We experimentally study the effect of financial education on investment attitudes in a large sample of high school students in Italy. Students in the treated […]
27 March 2011

85 – Happiness and Tax Morale: an Empirical Analysis

Abstract This paper presents empirical evidence that “tax morale” – taxpayers’ intrinsic motivation to pay taxes – constitutes a new determinant of happiness, even after controlling […]
9 September 2008

52 – Beyond the Welfare State: New Trends in Social Welfare Policies in Spain Implications for Nonprofit Organizations

Introduction Organizations can be categorized according to the nature of their owners, as either public or private organizations. Among private organizations, there is a subset of […]
18 May 2005

15 – The game of social responsibility: pioneers, imitators and social welfare

Abstract In this paper we outline a model of horizontal product differentiation where two duopolists – a profit maximising producer (PMP) and a “socially responsible” “fair […]