Piero Ronzani

Piero Ronzani
ISDC - International Security and Development Center | ISDC

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 2022 - January 2023
Università degli Studi di Trento
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Publications (8)
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In this report we outline the null findings of a pre-registered experiment on vaccine hesitancy in the United Kingdom. The experiment targeted vaccine misconceptions common among participants by presenting a correction to such claims endorsed by a group of medical experts. The experiment had the aim to increase vaccination intention and actual upta...
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Scientists and medical experts are among the professionals trusted the most. Are they also the most suitable figures to convince the general public to get vaccinated? In a pre-registered experiment, we tested whether expert endorsement increases the effectiveness of debunking messages about COVID-19 vaccines. We monitored a sample of 2,277 people i...
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Disinformation about science can impose enormous economic and public health burdens. A recently proposed strategy to help online users recognise false content is to follow the techniques of professional fact checkers, such as looking for information on other websites (lateral reading) and looking beyond the first results suggested by search engines...
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Communicating seismic risk to individuals can be difficult for an institution because it involves providing technical and scientific information, including the low probability of an adverse event, that is not always easy to understand. One way to facilitate understanding of low probabilities is to provide comparisons with the probability of occurre...
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Imposing “sin” taxes has been the preferred way governments tried to discourage the over-consumption of temptation goods for decades. However numerous evidence shows that consumers exhibit behavioral biases which can affect their reaction to taxes. This paper investigates a potential bias and how it affects demand for temptation: financial worries...
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Disinformation about science can impose enormous economic and public health burdens. Several types of interventions have been proposed to prevent the proliferation of false information online, where most of the spreading takes place. A recently proposed strategy to help online users recognise false content is to follow the techniques of professiona...
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We analyzed decision making under risk in a group of 50 poor individuals and a group of 50 rich individuals from the city of Lima, Peru, using the Columbia Card Task game. Contrary to the decisions of the rich, the decisions of the poor were insensitive to changes in the magnitude of potential losses: the risk taking of the poor did not increase wh...
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In our life we are daily asked to make decisions under risk or uncertainty, but these choices assume a different meaning for the 770 million people that live in extreme poverty. The parents of a poor household know that every risky choice they made can have a huge impact on the well-being and the survival of their kids. The severity of consequences...

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