Working Paper

31 March 2014

135 – Some insights on procrastination: a curse or a productive art?

Abstract The choice between performing a task today or procrastinating it until tomorrow or later is the building block of any economic action. In our paper […]
31 January 2014

133 – A dynamic model of Gambling addiction with social costs: theory and policy solutions

Abstract We investigate the effects of gambling addiction in a dynamic model in which wellbeing crucially depends on the accumulation of relational goods which is weakened […]
8 January 2014

132 – Information & belief elicitation effects on charitable giving: An artefactual field experiment

Abstract We examine by means of an artefactual field experiment on a representative sample of Italian adults, the impact of information and belief elicitation on charitable-giving […]
31 December 2013

130 – From the Neoliberal to the Participatory Firm

A comparative study of the institutional context for employee participation in organisational governance in Australia and Italy Abstract The current paper is a comparative analysis of […]
15 November 2013

129 – Corporate social responsibility and profit volatility: theory and empirical evidence

Abstract Corporate social responsibility implies extra care for the wellbeing of stakeholders different from shareholders. In our theoretical model we show that, when this principle implies […]
8 November 2013

128 – The heterogeneity of wellbeing “expenditure” preferences

Abstract With an online survey on major Italian newspapers we ask respondents to simulate the typical policymaker decision, that is, the dilemma of allocating scarce financial […]
31 October 2013

126 – The Legal Origins of Corporate Social Responsibility

Abstract The legal origin literature documents that civil and common law traditions have different impact on rules and economic outcomes. We contribute to this literature by […]
31 July 2013

124 – Intrinsic Motivation in the Labor Market: Not Too Much, Thank You

Abstract We study the screening problem of a firm that needs to hire a worker to produce output and that observes neither the productive ability nor […]
15 July 2013

123 – The Lemons Problem in a Labor Market with Intrinsic Motivation

Abstract We study the Lemons Problem when workers have private information on both their skills and their intrinsic motivation for the job offered by firms in […]
14 July 2013

125 – The Silver Lining Of Cooperation

Abstract Cooperatives are characterised by mutual-benefit coordination mechanisms aimed at the fulfilment of members’ participation rights. This paper explores the institutional elements that regulate individual behaviour […]