It is assumed that citizens have diverse opinions, and it is parties that compete to represent them. Nonetheless, a recent line of research has highlighted how the opposite sometimes occurs: on many issues, especially the most complex, citizens often do not have clear opinions and then resort to political parties as heuristics, “cognitive shortcuts” i.e. guides to understand how one should think about a certain issue. An interview with Lorenzo De Sio.
An interview with Francesco Lippi about the study of the optimal lockdown policy for a planner who wants to control the fatalities of a pandemic while minimizing the output costs of the lockdown.
“What seems to emerge after the last political elections is that, with the increasing explosion of the use of web platforms and social media in recent years, these technologies continue to play an important role in mobilizing the political machine”. The interview with professor Francesco Sobbrio about how Internet changed political campaigning
A second extract from Martin Sandbu’s book on the European Single Currency and the economic crisis. The Italian translation of the volume will be out soon for LUISS University Press