Events

All the events in the programme can be watched live on the date and at the time (Italian local time) shown on the website www.festivaleconomia.it, with live Facebook videos also provided for in some cases. We also invite you to follow the Facebook page of the Festival of Economics, where the events to be broadcast live will be listed.

A simultaneous translation service is available for events accompanied by the headset symbol. At the Festival website they can be watched in the original language or with simultaneous translation.

All the recordings of the events will be available on the website from the day after the live broadcast.

25
September
10:00

Valentina Bosetti

introduced by Alberto Nucciarelli

In order to encourage energy transition it is essential to associate a price with carbon emissions. How can this be done effectively? A comparison between the various experiments tried out in different countries.

Fri 25/09/2020, 10:00
25
September
10:30

Stefano Mancuso

introduced by Giuseppe Laterza

By looking at plants we can learn the art of coexistence: decentralised and cooperative organisation, with all living organisms finding a place, because each is aware of depending on the others.

Fri 25/09/2020, 10:30
25
September
11:00

Piero Bevilacqua

introduced by Luca Petermaier

The history of our country has been strongly affected by its specific environmental characteristics: from the way in which urban development has taken place and the development of industry at territorial level, to the construction of food production chains and overbuilding along the coast.

Fri 25/09/2020, 11:00
25
September
11:00

organised by Fondazione Fondirigenti
coordinated by Eugenio Occorsio
speakers: Roberto Gabriele, Carlo Poledrini, Giuseppe Ricci

The concrete impact of managerial training on productivity and business growth. Management skills in the light of technological evolution and the new circular economy paradigm.

Fri 25/09/2020, 11:00
25
September
12:00

speakers: Innocenzo Cipolletta, Domenico Favuzzi, Elena Flor
introduced by Stefano Pogutz
coordinated by Massimo Gaggi

While sustainability represented a field in its own right for businesses until a few years ago, today environmental and social issues have become an integral part of the purpose and strategy of many companies, increasingly often central to the development of innovative and successful business models. Can the pandemic become an opportunity to facilitate the acceleration towards a more sustainable paradigm?

Fri 25/09/2020, 12:00
25
September
12:30

Rick van der Ploeg

introduced by Mauro Caselli

One of the major obstacles to the implementation of policies for the reduction of polluting emissions is the fact that the taxes that should discourage the use of coal end up affecting mainly the weaker classes. What can be done to reconcile environmental objectives and the containment of inequalities?

Fri 25/09/2020, 12:30
25
September
14:00

organissed by EF Solare Italia
coordinated by Paola Pica 
speakers: Diego Percopo, Valeria Termini, Edoardo Zanchini

In energy transition, photovoltaics is destined to see very rapid development in the near future: PV systems are modular, competitive, usable with different configurations, exploited through digitisation and storage systems, and can be developed in total harmony with the local area and the environment.

Fri 25/09/2020, 14:00
25
September
15:00

Christian Gollier

introduced by Edoardo Gaffeo

How much sacrifice should we undertake to face our responsibilities toward future generations? How should we price CO2 and other investment projects with very distant benefits? In this talk, I will explore these questions in the light of the recent economists’ debate on the value of time, i.e., about discounting.

Fri 25/09/2020, 15:00
25
September
16:00

Tito Boeri, Sergio Rizzo
organised by Feltrinelli

discussed with Tonia Mastrobuoni

Fri 25/09/2020, 16:00
25
September
16:30

Lars Peter Hansen

introduced by Massimo Marinacci

Geophysicists examine and document the repercussions for the earth’s climate induced by alternative emission scenarios and model specifications. Using simplified approximations, they produce tractable characterizations of the associated uncertainty. Meanwhile, economists write simplified damage functions to assess uncertain feedbacks from climate change back to the economic opportunities for the macroeconomy. How can we assess both climate and emissions impacts, as well as uncertainty in the broadest sense, in social decision-making? Decision theory and tools from asset pricing are very valuable in answering such a question.

Fri 25/09/2020, 16:30
25
September
17:00

Valeria Termini, Leif Wenar

introduced by Massimo Gaggi

In the global conflict for energy, economic interests, even through violence, have often prevailed on political reason. What will happen in the near future when, presumably, the age of oil will end?

Fri 25/09/2020, 17:00
25
September
18:00

Joshua Angrist

introduced by Tito Boeri

The “Alan Krueger lectures” suggest how to use empirical evidence to guide economic policy choices. The first lecture, given by Hilary Hoynes in 2019, was about how to use data to assess minimum income measures. The second will be about how to adopt machine learning techniques to assess education policy.

Fri 25/09/2020, 18:00
25
September
18:30

Stefano Nespor

organised by Laterza

discussed with Elly Schlein
coordinated by Tonia Mastrobuoni

Fri 25/09/2020, 18:30
25
September
20:30

Gernot Wagner

introduced by Eugenio Occorsio

What we know – and what economists can quantify – is bad enough and should have prompted much more ambitious climate policy a long time ago. What we don't know – the known unknowns and unknown unknowns – by and large point in one and only one direction: to more ambitious climate action still.

Fri 25/09/2020, 20:30
25
September
21:00

Amitav Ghosh

introduced by Marina Forti

Climate change has jeopardised the most important political concept of the modern era: the idea of freedom, central not only for contemporary politics, but also for the humanities, arts and literature.

Fri 25/09/2020, 21:00
25
September
21:00

Robert Johnson, Michael Spence

organised by INET

introduced by Tito Boeri

The Covid pandemic has drastically affected how the world economy operates. How many of the changes might be permanent? Might innovations adopted out of necessity lead to major changes in how economies function in the future?

Fri 25/09/2020, 21:00