EUI Life N. 11

The politics of taxation

Tax economists should engage with existing policy debates rather than trying to infer public preferences from existing policy, according to Charlie Brendon, Max Weber Fellow at the EUI

Christmas party

The European University Institute’s annual Christmas party will take place on 12 December at the Badia Fiesolana

Women’s bodies: covered or exposed

Are the choices made by women in pursuit of fashion any freer than those made by women who cover for religious purposes? According to Professor Leora Auslander of the University of Chicago, the underlying motives may not be as transparent as they first appear

People not pensions

“Too often social science studies pensions. But a pension is only one of a multiplicity of resources older people have.” says Professor Rose Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

EUI economists win grant

Professor Evi Pappa and Max Weber Fellow Eugenia Vella have received a John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation grant


The Migration Policy Centre is delighted to announce the official start of the project CONTENTION


Laetitia Jespers and Roberto Dragoni, along with Keisha, Noah and Esaiah, are happy to announce the arrival of a new baby brother in their family. Eliah Dragoni was born in Florence on 22 November 2013.