19 November 2020

Behavioural research impacted corona-stricken Rome

CEBI researcher Sarah Zaccagni and Assistant Professor Paolo Falco both from the Department of Economics, were providing highly topical research when they published their new results this summer on what makes citizens conform to the authorities’ advice and guidelines during the pandemic.

The new knowledge sparked a collaboration with the research centre in Rome that works closely together with and counsels the authorities, providing a solid, evidence-based foundation for the politics exercised.
The organisation, the Behavioural Unit, is connected directly with the political system in Rome, and therefore Paolo Falco and Sarah Zaccagni’s results soon landed on the mayor’s desk.

You can read the full news story here 

and you can read the full research paper here