Working Paper

25 July 2016

151 – A needs theory of governance

Abstract New-institutional economics hypothesizes imperfect rationality, self-seeking preferences, monetary-related needs, and opportunism as fundamental features of human behavior. Consistently, new-institutionalist models of governance highlight the efficiency […]
9 June 2016

150 – Eudaimonic happiness as a leading health indicator

Abstract Eudaimonic happiness (measured in terms of sense of life) is a relatively unexplored subjective wellbeing indicator. The empirical findings presented in this paper show that […]
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. […]
11 February 2016

145 – Happiness and Preferences in a Legality Social Dilemma

ABSTRACT We investigate players’ preferences in a multiplayer prisoner’s dilemma by comparing results from a direct (satisfaction based) and an indirect (choice based) approach. Both approaches […]
14 October 2015

144 – Innovative partnerships for the utilisation of confiscated assets previously owned by mafias

ABSTRACT Purpose The third sector is a producer of trust and positive social interactions, the mafias destroy trust and social norms. To confiscate assets and the […]
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 […]
15 September 2015

142 – The Corporate Social Responsibility is just a twist in a Möbius Strip

Abstract In recent years economics agents and systems have became more and more interacting and juxtaposed, therefore the social sciences need to rely on the studies […]
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 […]
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 […]
9 February 2015

138 – Education, health and subjective wellbeing in Europe

Abstract The productive and allocative theories predict that education has positive impact on health: the more educated adopt healthier life styles and use more efficiently health […]