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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Financial Literacy And The Demand For Financial Advice

    The low level of financial literacy in many countries suggests that households are at risk of sub-optimal financial decisions. In this paper, the authors assess to what extent financial advisors can substitute for such a lack of knowledge, by analyzing the effect of investors' financial literacy on their decision about...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Temporary Hires And Innovative Investments

    The flexicurity approach claims a positive effect of flexible labour on firm performance, also through an increased ability to innovate. Critics consider it a deregulation of the labour market, decreasing investment in human capital and innovation. The authors contribute to this broad debate providing an estimate of the relationships linking...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Effects Of US Economic And Financial Crises On Euro Area Convergence

    As economic and financial integration between the US and the euro area is strong, assessing whether the recent US crisis may affect the process of real and nominal convergence within the euro area is important. The paper addresses this issue in the framework of a large-scale open economy macroeconometric model,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Career Patterns In The Artistic Labour Market: Multiple Job Holding And Informal Professional Networks

    Artistic labor market shows peculiar features: they are paradigmatic of a project by project organization; there are no formal prerequisites giving access to artistic professions and no institutionalized career paths. Through in-depth interviews, the authors reconstruct the ideal-typical career pattern in three Italian arts sectors: theatre, dance and cinema. Besides...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cultural Commons And Cultural Evolution

    Culture evolves following a process that is akin to biological evolution, although with some significant differences. At the same time culture has often a collective good value for human groups. This paper studies culture in an evolutionary perspective, with a focus on the implications of group definition on the coexistence...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Are Temporary Jobs A Port Of Entry Into Permanent Employment? Evidence From Matched Employer-Employee Data

    Are temporary jobs a port of entry into permanent employment? In this paper, the authors argue that the answer crucially depends on the type of temporary contracts being considered, as the different contracts observed in practice are typically characterized by varying combinations of training, tax-incentives and EPL provisions. They base...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cultural Commons And Cultural Evolution

    Culture evolves following a process that is akin to biological evolution, although with some significant differences. At the same time culture has often a collective good value for human groups. This paper studies culture in an evolutionary perspective, with a focus on the implications of group definition on the coexistence...

    Provided By Universita degli Studi di Torino

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Career Patterns In The Artistic Labour Market: Multiple Job Holding And Informal Professional Networks

    Artistic labor market shows peculiar features: they are paradigmatic of a project by project organization; there are no formal prerequisites giving access to artistic professions and no institutionalized career paths. Through in-depth interviews, the authors reconstruct the ideal-typical career pattern in three Italian arts sectors: theatre, dance and cinema. Besides...

    Provided By Universita degli Studi di Torino

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Temporary Hires And Innovative Investments

    The flexicurity approach claims a positive effect of flexible labour on firm performance, also through an increased ability to innovate. Critics consider it a deregulation of the labour market, decreasing investment in human capital and innovation. The authors contribute to this broad debate providing an estimate of the relationships linking...

    Provided By Universita degli Studi di Torino

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Are Temporary Jobs A Port Of Entry Into Permanent Employment? Evidence From Matched Employer-Employee Data

    Are temporary jobs a port of entry into permanent employment? In this paper, the authors argue that the answer crucially depends on the type of temporary contracts being considered, as the different contracts observed in practice are typically characterized by varying combinations of training, tax-incentives and EPL provisions. They base...

    Provided By Universita degli Studi di Torino

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Effects Of US Economic And Financial Crises On Euro Area Convergence

    As economic and financial integration between the US and the euro area is strong, assessing whether the recent US crisis may affect the process of real and nominal convergence within the euro area is important. The paper addresses this issue in the framework of a large-scale open economy macroeconometric model,...

    Provided By Universita degli Studi di Torino

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Financial Literacy And The Demand For Financial Advice

    The low level of financial literacy in many countries suggests that households are at risk of sub-optimal financial decisions. In this paper, the authors assess to what extent financial advisors can substitute for such a lack of knowledge, by analyzing the effect of investors' financial literacy on their decision about...

    Provided By Universita degli Studi di Torino