The wisdom of the crowd


In a new article in Management Science, EUI Chair in Sociology Professor Arnout van de Rijt studies group decisions. Recent experimental studies show the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" is further enhanced if individuals in a decision-making group can revise their initial votes after seeing those of everyone else.

An interview with macroeconomist Edouard Challe

Professor Edouard Challe joined the EUI's Department of Economics earlier this Autumn. In a short interview, he describes how macroeconomists have reacted and innovated to help solve the challenges of economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STG students take up Giorgio La Pira scholarships

Four students in the new master's programme at the School of Transnational Governance have taken up Giorgio La Pira Scholarships, funded by the Fondazione CR Firenze. The grants aim to support students who embrace the visionary former Florentine mayor's vocation for peace and mediation between peoples, and who seek to address transnational challenges.

Media Pluralism Monitor 2020 informing EU policy-makers

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom's Media Pluralism Monitor 2020 has been picked up as an important source for conclusions on the rule of law in the European Union. The Centre's 2020 findings were quoted extensively in the European Commission's first ever report on the rule of law situation in EU member states. Read more here.

Judge Silvana Sciarra delivers opening lecture in LAW

Italian Constitutional Court Judge Silvana Sciarra returned to the EUI to inaugurate the new academic year for the Department of Law. In an interview prior to her lecture, she described the impact her time as a faculty member at the Institute had on her career. Read more here.

COVID-19: Important information for the EUI community and visitors

The EUI has implemented numerous measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. Read more about the latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors, and find out about the Institute's COVID-19 Knowledge Hub.



Big tech and the digital economy: the moligopoly scenario

by Nicolas Petit

This book asks a simple question: are the tech giants monopolies? Using economics, business and management science as well legal reasoning, this book offers a new perspective on big tech, building a theory of 'moligopoly'.

Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, risks, development and governance

by Philippe Fargues, Marzia Rango, Emma Borgnas and Irene Schofberger (eds)

This volume, available in open access, equips policymakers and practitioners in Africa and Europe with an up-to-date, consolidated picture of key aspects of migration from and within West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean over the past two years.

Constitutionalism under stress: Essays in honour of Wojciech Sadurski

by Uladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias (eds)

This volume, a Festschrift in honour of former head of the EUI's Law Department Wojciech Sadurski, reflects on comparative constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe through the lens of his writings, which anticipated and scrutinized the current decline of liberal democracies and populist challenges to the rule of law in the region.

Law and judicial dialogue on the return of irregular migrants from the European Union

by Madalina Moraru, Galina Cornelisse and Philippe de Bruycker (eds)

This volume addresses the interaction and dialogue between domestic judiciaries and European courts in the implementation of European return policy. With contributions from leading legal scholars, judges and practitioners, this book will be essential reading for all scholars and practitioners in the fields of immigration law and policy, EU law and public law.

European socialist regimes' fateful engagement with the West: national strategies in the long 1970s

by Angela Romano and Federico Romero (eds)

The book, a product of the ERC-funded project PanEUR70s, focuses on a time when the socialist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe banked their hopes for prosperity and stability on enhanced relations with the West. The volume is available in open access.