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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
25 January 2012

99 – Credit Markets with Ethical Banks and Motivated Borrowers

Abstract This paper investigates banks’ corporate social responsibility. Two different competitive credit markets do exist: one for standard projects and one for ethical ones. Ethical projects […]
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 […]