Rosanna Nisticò

Rosanna Nisticò
Università della Calabria | Università della Calabria · Department of Economics and Statistics

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Enhancing the well-being of its citizens is the central remit of the EU’s regional policy, but as yet, there is no analysis of the effects of EU regional policy on local well-being. The aim of this paper is to examine this relationship. To do this, we define a novel regionalised well-being measure and we exploit a dataset on regional expenditure in...
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The world’s largest place-based economic development policy operating within a single legal and institutional architecture is the regional and urban policy of the European Union (EU). In this paper we analyse how this policy is related to the promotion of regional well-being. In order to do this, we take advantage of the fact that the different ele...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between multidimensional objective well-being and people’s happiness. Differing from previous economic studies, mainly focused on the effect of production and «one-variable» measures of socio-demographic factors on happiness, we account for the multidimensional nature of people’s objective we...
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Our paper aims to shed light on regional multidimensional well-being inequalities in Italy. We first decompose the Theil index in its “within” and “between” components and we find that disparities in multidimensional well-being go beyond the historical GDP divide between the Centre-North and the South of Italy: “within” multidimensional well-being...
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La mobilità degli studenti universitari ha implicazioni per lo sviluppo regionale. Un’area geografica con un saldo netto positivo di studenti universitari si configura come un territorio candidato ad accrescere la propria dotazione di forza lavoro altamente qualificata (brain gain), e, nel contempo, ad innescare processi di crescita e di sviluppo s...
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During the last decade, the Italian university experienced a strong quantitative downsizing. The number of professors, researchers, administrative staff and new enrolments collapsed, especially in Southern Italy. The staff reduction, determined by the repeated blockages of the personnel turnover and by the new recruitment criteria, has been coupled...
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Interest in measuring well-being, as opposed to the more traditional economic indicators of growth, has increased significantly over recent years. This paper aims to contribute to the empirical literature on well-being indicators and dispersion across regions in terms of both quality of life and economic progress. Italian regions are used as case s...
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The interest for the measurement of well-being has been increasing among scholars and major international institutions. This paper proposes a synthetic index for ten dimensions of well-being combining a set of 57 variables at the Italian regional level and an overall indicator of well-being by implementing a principal component analysis. We also in...
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Price dispersion, i.e. a homogeneous product being sold at different prices by different sellers, is among the most replicated findings in empirical economics. The paper assesses the extent and determinants of spatial price dispersion for 14 perfectly homogeneous food products in more than 400 retailers in a market characterized by the persistence...
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We evaluate the effectiveness of monetary incentives in enhancing student performance using a randomized experiment involving undergraduate students enrolled at a southern Italian University. Students were assigned to three different groups: a high-reward group, a low-reward group, and a control group. Rewards were given to the 30 best-performing s...
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The paper explores different aspects of the «civic divide» among Italian regions by means of a number of recent statistical indicators. Relevant disparities still persist between Northern and Southern regions in Italy, especially regarding important dimensions of well-being and essential public goods enjoyed by citizens. We stress the importance of...
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Il sistema produttivo dell'elettronica di Catania è senza dubbio il più importante polo manifatturiero della Sicilia e uno dei principali del Mezzo-giorno. Fulcro dell'Etna Valley, il sistema locale conta circa 5.000 addetti diretti, ai quali bisogna aggiungere, secondo alcune stime (Baglieri e Leo-nardi, 2003), altrettanti addetti nell'indotto. Si...
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This article studies convergence across Italian regions by means of two composite indicators of socio-economic progress reflecting the multidimensional nature of human well-being. The first composite indicator includes, other than household disposable income in Italy, two sub-indicators regarding health and edu-cation; the second composite indicato...
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— Price dispersion, i.e. a homogeneous product sold at different prices by different sellers, is among the most replicated findings in empirical economics. The paper assesses the extent and determinants of spatial price dispersion for 14 perfectly homogeneous food products in more than 400 retailers in a market characterized by the persistence of a...
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In this paper data collected on the students enrolled at University of Calabria (Unical) have been analysed, aiming at investigating differences and analogies in their educational and per-sonal background, as well as their expectations. In a statistical perspective, by means of a multivariate strategy, first year university students profiles have b...
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In this paper we carry out an evaluation of the effectiveness of monetary incentives in enhancing student performance using a randomized experiment involving undergraduate students enrolled at a Southern Italian University. Students participating at the experiment were assigned to three different groups: a high reward group, a low reward group and...
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"Contratti di programma": a matter of multitask? - In the light of the results from a wide empirical investigation, this essay examines some crucial characteristics of the Italian policy measure called Contratti di programma through both the analytical framework of the incomplete contracts literature and the multi-task Principal-Agent theory. The C...
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The theory of the firm is a relatively recent discipline, which stimulated a growing interest among economists. After thirty years of research efforts, we now have several contributions explaining different aspects of the nature and existence of the firm. The search for a unified theory, however, still remains a theoretical challenge. In this surve...
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The theory of the firm is a relatively recent discipline, which stimulated a growing interest among economists. After thirty years of research efforts, we now have several contributions explaining different aspects of the nature and existence of the firm. The search for a unified theory, however, still remains a theoretical challenge. In this surve...
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Until twenty years ago the terms ‘social capital’ and ‘local development’ did not exist in economic literature. In the last two decades, however, both issues have become important not only in the academic world, but also in public policy programmes and debates. This new interest has been largely stimulated by the growing awareness that the standard...
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This paper examines the complementary relationship between institutions and social capital in influencing economic efficiency. The paper adopts an approach similar to Coleman (1990), but discerns between three different meanings given to the concept "institutions" in economic literature: rules of the game, rules and players, equilibrium in a repeat...
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The aim of this paper is to discuss the state-of-the art and the directions for research on the make-orbuy problem. After thirty years of research efforts, we now have numerous contributions explaining different aspects of the nature and existence of the firm. The search for a unified theory, however, still remains, at a theoretical level, a challe...
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Most food products can be classified as credence goods, and regulations exist to provide consumers with a substitute for the lacking information and trust. Rather than having no regulation in place, producers of high-quality goods are better off when a compromise is reached that leads to an imperfect regulation. Some of the producers of low-quality...
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Most food products can be classified as "credence" goods and regulations exist to provide consumers with a substitute for the lacking information and trust. The paper presents an analysis of the decisions of producers and consumers about a "credence" good in three institutional scenarios, which reflect different levels of credibility of the regulat...
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Questo articolo studia la convergenza tra le regioni italiane considerando due indicatori compositi di progresso socio-economico che tengono conto della natura multidimensionale del benessere. Un primo indicatore composito viene costruito incorporando, oltre al reddito disponibile delle famiglie, altri due sotto-indicatori riguardanti gli aspetti d...
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SOMMARIO Questo contributo esamina le caratteristiche principali dei Contratti di programma attraverso gli schemi analitici della letteratura sull'incompletezza contrattuale e della relazione di agenzia a più dimensioni. I Contratti di programma si basano su un contratto esplicito tra lo Stato e una parte privata (impresa)che ottiene finanziamenti...

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