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  • La materia dei sogniby Roberto Piazza

    Springer Milan 2010; US$ 29.95

    Sfruttando l?esperienza scientifica accumulata dall?autore nel corso di molti anni, questo libro si propone di guidare il lettore attraverso un lungo, ma non troppo faticoso viaggio nel mondo delle nanoparticelle, dei polimeri, dei tensioattivi, delle emulsioni, dei cristalli liquidi, dei fluidi granulari, delle proteine, delle strutture biologiche,... more...

  • Soft Matterby Roberto Piazza

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 24.95

    From toys to trainers, the world would be very different without plastic. From paint to toothpaste, what would we do without colloids? This fascinating exploration reveals what these materials have in common and aspects of their behavior that make them useful. more...

  • Note di fisica statisticaby Roberto Piazza

    Springer Milan 2011; US$ 29.95

    Il testo si configura come un' introduzione alla fisica statistica rivolto in primo luogo a quei corsi di studio in ingegneria che pił hanno a che fare con le proprietą fisiche dei materiali, ed ha lo scopo di fornire le basi microscopiche del comportamento termodinamico di cui si fa uso sia in molti corsi tradizionali, quali quelli di termofluidica... more...

  • Financial innovation and Risk, the Role of Informationby Roberto Piazza

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 9.00

    Financial innovation has increased diversification opportunities and lowered investment costs, but has not reduced the relative cost of active (informed) investment strategies relative to passive (less informed) strategies. What are the consequences? I study an economy with linear production technologies, some more risky than others. Investors can... more...

  • Growth and Crisis, Unavoidable Connection?by Roberto Piazza

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 9.00

    In emerging economies periods of rapid growth and large capital inflows can be followed by sudden stops and financial crises. I show that, in the presence of financial markets imperfections, a simple modification of a neoclassical growth model can account for these facts. I study a growth model for a small open economy where decreasing marginal returns... more...

  • Leadership Contestability, Monopolistic Rents and Growthby Roberto Piazza

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 9.00

    I construct an endogenous growth model where R&D is carried out at the industry level in a game of innovation between leaders and followers. Innovation costs for followers are assumed to increase with the technological lag from leaders. We obtain three results that contrast with standard Schumpeterian models, such as Aghion and Howitt (1992). First,... more...

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