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Mario Piacentini
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Metropolitan areaEconomicsGeographyPopulationUrban density
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#1Patrick Gaule (Charles University in Prague)H-Index: 10
#2Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
We investigate whether having an advisor of the same gender is correlated with the productivity of PhD science students and their propensity to stay in academic science. Our analysis is based on an original dataset covering nearly 20,000 PhD graduates and their advisors from U.S. chemistry departments. We find that students with an advisor of the same gender tend to be more productive during the PhD and more likely to become professors themselves. We suggest that the under-representation of wome...
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#1Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
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#1Vijay Verma (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 10
#2Achille Lemmi (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 10
Last. Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
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There is an urgent policy need for regional (subnational) estimates for assessing regional policies and programmes. Often regional indicators, in particular those concerning poverty and social exclusion, have to be derived from surveys with sample size and design determined primarily to serve estimation at the national level. In the specific context of EU-SILC surveys and the Headline Indicator at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion (AROPE) and its components defined by European Commission, this...
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#1Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
The extent to which income inequality and poverty vary within countries across different regions is very relevant for policy decisions and monitoring. However, sub-national measures are scarce, given the complexity of producing indicators at the regional level from the available data and the methodological issues related to cross-countries comparability. This paper presents a set of indicators of income inequality and poverty across and within regions for 28 OECD countries. These indicators were...
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#1Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
Important gender gaps in entrepreneurship exist. Men are three times more likely than women to own a business with employees. Women rarely own large businesses and their average earnings from selfemployment are up to 60% lower than for men. Cultural norms, stereotypes and lack of role models make women less interested in an entrepreneurial career and less confident in their capacities as entrepreneurs. Other obstacles such as time shortages and the composition of their professional networks lead...
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#1Patrick GauleH-Index: 10
#2Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
The migration of young Chinese scientists to undertake graduate studies in U.S. universities is arguably one of the most important recent episodes of skilled migration. Using a new data set covering around 16,000 Ph.D. graduates in 161 U.S. chemistry departments, we show that Chinese students have a scientific output during their thesis that is significantly higher than other students. In fact, conditional on acceptance into the same programs, Chinese students perform about as well as the awarde...
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#1Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
By linking environmental quality to economic growth, green growth is emerging as a new paradigm for urban policies. The paper discusses a policy package for green growth of cities and regional economies, made of four interlocking pillars: a) greener public services and purchasing behavior, b) eco-efficiency of industrial production, c) consumer awareness and demand incentives, d) support for research and innovative applications of green technologies. Urban green growth strategies are more likely...
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#1Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
This paper presents recent work undertaken at the OECD to produce environmental indicators at the regional level from geographic data sources. New indicators have been tested and produced in five different domains: a) land cover, b) forest ecosystems, c) urban density, d) CO2 emissions, e) air quality. The indicators measure the environmental performance of administrative regions (OECD TL2 and TL3 regions) and of OECD metropolitan areas. High-quality geographic datasets have been combined and ha...
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#1Monica Brezzi (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
#2Mario Piacentini (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 6
Last. Daniel Sanchez-Serra (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 2
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Metropolitan areas play a crucial role on the economic performance of countries. They tend to concentrate important shares of the national population and economic activity, but also important shares of innovation, highly educated workers and infrastructures. The 90 largest metropolitan areas in OECD countries, for example, account for around 40 % of OECD population and almost 50 % of its economic activity (OECD 2011).
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#1Monica BrezziH-Index: 6
#2Mario PiacentiniH-Index: 6
Last. Daniel Sanchez-SerraH-Index: 2
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This chapter sets out a new methodology for defining urban areas, as functional economic places, in a consistent way across countries. The methodology is applied to 28 OECD countries, where more than 1 000 urban areas (with population greater than 50 000) are identified and compared according to their size, form of development, density and population growth. The derivation of a methodology able to describe urban areas can help respond to relevant policy questions. First, it can be used to better...
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