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COVID-19 information hub

As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread to many nations across the globe over the last weeks, it has become clear that the virus neither heeds national borders nor respects cultural differences. As a result, it is as a global community that we will overcome the pandemic’s challenge. Ca’ Foscari and its community thank everyone for doing their part, from governments to individuals, around the world.

The new post-COVID world: from finance to football

A team of 53 economists has explored past experiences and possible recovery scenarios in various fields of economics, business and finance, creating in just a few weeks the first book on the post-COVID world,  published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari and downloadable for free online. The book is edited by Monica Billio, Director of the Department of Economics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Simone Varotto, associate professor at the Henley Business School of the University of Reading.

This changes everything: how compounding COVID-19 and climate risks amplify financial shocks

A joint DEC and World Bank research project analyses the socio-economic and financial impact of COVID-19, and its interaction with climate change and financial risk, in developing countries, to inform economic policies for building resilience to future pandemics.

Kidney transplant, the cost of accounting for patients' preferences

Taking into account patients’ preferences can help speed up the organ allocation process and improve the life quality of the recipients, as shown by a joint study conducted by Ca’ Foscari University and the University of Padua.