Daniela Iorio

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AIM To evaluate the eating behaviour in normal-weight, overweight, and obese women seeking participation in a diet-based programme of weight reduction or achievement of ideal body weight. METHODS Thirty-seven obese, 42 overweight, and 14 normal-weight subjects, seen at an Italian university outpatient clinic, were asked to complete the Stunkard and(More)
We study the relationship between education and individual HIV status using nationally representative data (Demographic and Health Surveys, DHS) for 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Because the diffusion of knowledge on HIV prevention—hence, actual change in sexual behavior—may differ across education groups, we explicitly explore the possibility(More)
della Camera for their help and assistance with the collection and the interpretation of the data. A special thank to the Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti for their help and financial support. Landi also acknowledges the financial support from the Office of Research at Singapore Management University, and the hospitality of Servizio Prerogative e Immunita'(More)
I show that shares currently traded on U.S. stock markets can be used to hedge political uncertainty. Focusing on the 2000 U.S. presidential election, I construct two " presidential portfolios " composed of selected stocks anticipated to fare differently under a Bush versus a Gore presidency. To construct these portfolios I use data on campaign(More)
  • Francesco Sobbrio, Francesco Sobbrioy, +8 authors Maria Petrova
  • 2009
In this paper, we study a model where voters have state-contingent preferences over policies and lobbies engage in in ‡uence activities to a¤ect the information that a media outlet collects on the state of the world. The media outlet acts as a " …lter " between lobbies and voters. It has to decide what to communicate to voters given the information it(More)
Leveling the playing field is an important policy instrument to guarantee an equitable competition among heterogeneous individuals. However, the incentive effects of those policies are usually not explicitly addressed in empirical studies. In this paper the performance in amateur golf tournaments is analyzed to gain insights into the incentive effect of(More)
Eating disorders are an important and growing health concern, and bulimia nervosa (BN) accounts for the largest fraction of eating disorders. Health consequences of BN are substantial and especially serious given the increasingly compulsive nature of the disorder. However, remarkably little is known about the mechanisms underlying the persistent nature of(More)
Eating disorders are an important and growing health concern, and Bulimia Nervosa (BN) accounts for the largest fraction of eating disorders. BN is characterized by recurrent episodes of " binge-eating " followed by compensatory purging, and is especially serious given its increasingly compulsive nature. However, remarkably little is known about its(More)