Research Economics

Research That Leaves a Mark: Hiring Credits and Rights in the Internet Age

, by Andrea Costa
Thomas Le Barbanchon wins the Impact Award, Oreste Pollicino the Legal Studies Award

The 2022 Impact Award and Legal Studies Award were won respectively by Thomas Le Barbanchon of the Department of Economics for his article "The Effectiveness of Hiring Credits" and Oreste Pollicino of the Department of Legal Studies for his monograph Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights on the Internet. A Road Towards Digital Constitutionalism? The two awards are promoted by Bocconi University in order to provide visibility and recognition to individual research works of absolute and acknowledged excellence.

Both prizes are awarded by external committees that choose the most deserving work from within a shortlist compiled by the relevant Bocconi scientific committees. In particular, the Impact Award winner is selected by a Bocconi Alumni commission which this year included Alessandro Bogliolo, former CEO at Tiffany, Monica Mandelli, Managing Director at KKR, Barbara Cominelli, Country Manager Italia at JLL, Veronica Diquattro, Executive Vice President Southern Europe at DAZN and Alessandro Valenti, President Europe, Middle East & Africa North at Louis Vuitton.

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"Thomas Le Barbanchon's article studies a very relevant and hugely impactful topic to the society: the paper focuses on unemployment - one of the key challenges of European mature economies - and demonstrates the effectiveness of very well designed, selective and targeted incentives on job creation. The study demonstrates a strong impact both on reach and significance: its value stands not only in proving the benefit of such measures but also in identifying the needed characteristics to implement it successfully, making it easier to assess it and replicate it over time and countries, therefore making the outcome of the analysis very actionable from a policy implementation perspective," said the Dean for Research Jérôme Adda.

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"For its part," Adda continued, "Oreste Pollicino's book aims to emancipate the debate on internet law and jurisprudence from the dominant position, with specific reference to European legal regimes. This approach aims to inject a European and constitutional "soul" into the topic. Moreover, the book addresses the relationship between new technologies and the protection of fundamental rights within the theoretical debate surrounding the process of European integration, with particular emphasis on judicial dialogue. Congratulations to both of them for these important research works."