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Bringing to light the unobservable term premium of Euro Area government bonds

Previously considered an obscure part of academic jargon, the term premium of government bonds has become key to discussions on monetary policy and economic stability. An EU-funded project, led by Andrea Berardi and Monica Billio as supervisor, sheds further light on this unobservable component of the yield curve to the benefit of policymakers, central bankers and the general public.

Interconnections - Studying in COVID times: Vandana Kasimahanty

How did Ca' Foscari international students cope with the COVID situation? How are they getting on nowadays? A series of interviews to find out. The first is with Vandana Kasimahanty, from India and enrolled in the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Development and Entrepreneurship - in particular, the Double Degree program with the University of Strasbourg, where she will attend a.a. 2020/2021. She chose Ca' Foscari for the excellence of his Department of Economics and to become part of the Venetian reality. During the lockdown, she stayed in Mestre, the safest option for her and her family.

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 (copy 1)

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.