Claudia Biancotti

Claudia Biancotti
Banca d'Italia · International Economics and Relations

Doctor of Philosophy
On personal leave until September 2023

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Publications (23)
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The crypto world is at a turning point. In the Spring of 2022, idiosyncratic weaknesses and adverse macro conditions combined to precipitate a major crisis. Is this the end of crypto? Not necessarily. As bad actors get washed out, the industry is pushed to find technical solutions that restore public trust and deliver better performance. At the sam...
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Corporate takeovers — the purchases of a company by another — are significant economic events. They affect the parties involved in the transaction, inducing relevant dynamics in the enterprises’ lifecycle, and are also relevant at an aggregate level for the whole economy: takeovers can produce efficiency gains and improved capital allocation, while...
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Discourse on social media increasingly affects personal financial decisions. This may improve market efficiency, yet it may also provide malicious actors with opportunities for disinformation and disruption. Financial authorities, governments, and other stakeholders must work together to counter this threat.
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Euroscepticism, or disaffection with the European Union (EU), has been increasing for a few years in most EU countries, triggering concerns about the future of the European project. Based on a new dataset that combines household-level information, manifestos of political parties and records from EU institutions, we show that the rise of eurosceptic...
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We analyze data from the Bank of Italy's most recent recruitment rounds, in an effort to explain why men consistently score better than women. We focus on the pre-screening stage of the hiring process, a multiple-choice test, where men acquire a preliminary advantage. After observing a higher incidence of questions left blank for women, and a negat...
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In a typical day of a developed country, the amount of economic trans-actions processed by the payment system is roughly 20% of the yearly GDP. This huge volume of payments is closely supervised and regu-lated by central banks in order to minimize their main risks (opera-tional, credit, liquidity). Real Time Gross Settlement systems have been imple...
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This paper presents an exploratory agent-based model of a real time gross settlement (RTGS) payment system. Banks are represented as agents who exchange payment requests, which are then settled according to a set of simple rules. The model features the main elements of a real-life system, including a central bank acting as liquidity provider, and a...
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This paper is aimed at evaluating the incidence of measurement error in the Bank of Italy's Survey of Household Income and Wealth (SHIW). In the case of time-invariant variables, we assess the degree of inconsistency of answers given by panel households in subsequent survey waves. For quantities that vary with time, we estimate the incidence of mea...
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This paper examines the relationship between inequality and happiness through the lens of heterogeneous values, beliefs and inclinations. Drawing upon opinion data from the European Social Survey for twenty-three countries, we find that individual views on a wide range of themes can be effectively summarized by two orthogonal dimensions: moderation...
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In recent years, a vast literature has focused on thè mie played by economic variables in determining the perceived well-being of individuals. Analyses conducted so far show that economic aspects explain only a part of the variability in happiness: other profiles, such as health and family life, are more important. In this paper we want to ascertai...
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This paper presents an application of neural network models to predictive classification for data quality control. Our aim is to identify data affected by measurement error in the Bank of ItalyÂ’s business surveys. We build an architecture consisting of three feed-forward networks for variables related to employment, sales and investment respective...
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This paper examines the relationship between inequality and happiness through the lens of heterogeneous values, beliefs and inclinations. Drawing upon opinion data from the European Social Survey for twenty-three countries, we find that individual views on a wide range of themes can be effectively summarized by two orthogonal dimensions: moderation...
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This paper presents a panel of internationally comparable Gini coefficients, based on the United Nations University/World Institute for Development Economics Research World Income Inequality Database version 1.0. The 217 data points that match minimum requirements of spatial and temporal homogeneity cover 66 developed and developing countries and s...
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The instability of standard money demand functions has undermined the role of monetary aggregates for monetary policy analysis in the euro area. This paper uses country-specific monetary aggregates to shed more light on the economics behind the instability of euro area money demand. Our results obtained from panel estimation indicate that the obser...
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This paper presents a panel of internationally comparable Gini coefficients, based on the United Nations University/World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) World Income Inequality Database (WIID) version 1.0. The 221 data points that match minimum requirements of spatial and temporal homogeneity cover 67 developed and develop...
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Il lavoro si propone di valutare gli errori di misura delle principali variabili raccolte con l’indagine sui bilanci delle famiglie italiane. Lo studio assume rilievo in primo luogo per i ricercatori che utilizzano l’indagine, che devono tenere conto della qualità dei dati che essi sottopongono ad analisi. La più approfondita conoscenza dei problem...

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Facilitating the dialogue between regulators and the crypto industry
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