20 October 2009

72 – Do Social Enterprises Finance Their Investments Differently from For-profit Firms? The Case of Social Residential Services in Italy

Abstract Using a longitudinal data set of balance sheets of 504 nonprofit and for-profit firms operating in the social residential sector in Italy, we investigate the […]
19 October 2009

71 – The Solaria Syndrome: Social Capital in a Growing Hyper-technological Economy

Abstract We develop a dynamic model to analyze the sources and the evolution of social participation and social capital in a growing economy characterized by exogenous […]
18 October 2009

70 – Job instability and family planning: insights from the Italian puzzle

Abstract This paper carries out an investigation into the socio-economic determinants of couples’ childbearing decisions in Italy. Since having children is in most cases a “couple […]
17 October 2009

69 – Microfinance and happiness

Abstract Microfinance institutions are used to claim that their impact goes beyond money since rescuing from exclusion uncollateralized poor borrowers significantly affects their dignity, self-esteem, social […]
16 October 2009

68 – Wage differentials in social enterprises: education premium and the role of PPP geographical disparities

Abstract In Italy social enterprises include more than 7,000 institutions with around 250,000 workers serving more than three million people, a big share of which disadvantaged. […]
15 October 2009

67 – Creditworthiness as a signal of trustworthiness: field experiment in microfinance and consequences on causality in impact studies.

Abstract Creditworthiness and trustworthiness are almost synonyms since the act of conferring a loan has the indirect effect of signaling the trustworthiness of the borrower. We […]
14 October 2009

66 – Productivity, wages and intrinsic motivation in social enterprises

Abstract In our empirical analysis of wage differentials in a sample of workers in the cooperative not for profit sector we find that, consistently with the […]
13 October 2009

65 – Legal forms of Not-for-Profit Organisations in Europe

Introduction In the world of economists a lawyer feels a bit strange. How does an economist look to a lawyer? Is he a formalist, some one […]
12 October 2009

64 – Children, happiness and taxation

Abstract Empirical analyses on the determinants of life satisfaction often include the impact of the number of children variable among available controls without fully discriminating between […]
20 July 2009

63 – Virtuous interactions in removing exclusion: the link between foreign market access and access to education

Abstract We devise a retrospective panel data approach to evaluate the effects of fair trade affiliation on the schooling decisions of a sample of Thai organic […]