Livio Romano

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In this paper we study how access to bank lending during the recent financial crisis differed between family and non-family firms. Our theoretical prediction is that the presence of a family block-holder in the company attenuated the agency conflict in the borrower-lender relation, because of the higher non-monetary cost of default entailed in this type of(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome is considered the most frequent endocrine abnormality during the fertile age. Hyperinsuli-nemia, typical of this syndrome, alters the functionality of the cytochrome P450 c 17 alfa and this causes an exaggerated secretion of male hormones produced by the female gonad. Objective of this study was to verify if the(More)
BACKGROUND The significant and constant progress of biotechnologies applied to sterility and infertility has induced a deeper reflection about bioethical problems. The analysis of only the biological dimension, about the results achieved and desirable future prospects, decreases, leaving out the anthropological dimension. It is therefore necessary to make(More)
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