Vittorio Pelligra


Vittorio Pelligra, PhD
Department of Economics
University of Cagliari
Behavioural Economics Research Group
V.le S.Ignazio 17
09100 Cagliari
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The job market beyond fairy tales

Studies by this year's Nobel winning economists question a liberalism that is not always attentive to 
the worker. The word is now given to governments, without catchphrases on call.

The job market beyond fairy tales

By Vittorio Pelligra
Published on on 12/10/2010

Why do hiring and dating agencies exist? Have you ever tried to ask yourselves why we pay someone to help us make an investment or find a house? And yet, when we go shopping to buy a book or a new washing machine, we make our own choices very well, according to our tastes and pocketbook, without needing any help.

Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides, the three economists who were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for economics last October 11, must have thought long and deeply about this question, which highlights a difference which is only apparently banal.

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An opportunity in the risk

The "pearl" according to the entrepreneur of the Economy of Communion project

An opportunity in the risk 

By Vittorio Pelligra
Published in Città Nuova n.12/2010 of June 25, 2010


"The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it"


Of course, we are all that merchant that sells everything he has to acquire a precious pearl, but in a simpler interpretation, that I also like, it is the model of the true entrepreneur who sees an opportunity in the risk rather than seeing a paralyzing cost.


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Microfinance: Giving Credit to Relationships

Book review of Microfinance by Antonio Androni and Vittorio Pelligra, Il Mulino Publisher

Microfinance: Giving Credit to Relationships

By Tommaso Reggiani

Microfinanza_1In 2006, Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank, historical promoter of microcredit programs, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. From that moment onwards, many commentators and specialists literally "jumped on the winner´s wagon," excessively inflating the number of articles and publications on microfinance. During these three years, we have heard two main versions: those who claim to redirect the success of microcredit to a sterile technical and operative question, and those instead who have described it - maybe even more disturbingly - as a "bucolic" phenomenon of rustic solidarity.


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Allergic to family?

Allergic to family?

Written by Vittorio Pelligra

Published in Cittá Nuova N.21/2009

It was said that the effects of the financial crisis would be long-felt: first by the banks, then businesses, occupations, consumption and savings. And, in fact, ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) data has arrived punctually in these days to show us how income available for families and Italian micro-businesses has fallen by €11 million in the second trimester of 2009. The same trend goes for the tendency to save, which has also fallen for the first time in recent years, from 15.2 percent to 14.8 percent, during the same period of time.

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