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introduced by Tito Boeri
In a world in which internet troll farms attempt to influence foreign elections, can we afford to ignore the power of viral stories to affect economies? The stories people tell—about economic confidence or panic, housing booms, the American dream, or Bitcoin—are contagious, and affect economic outcomes. How can we begin to take these stories seriously?
introduced by Valentina Bosetti
Raising prices through a carbon tax, is a far more effective and efficient way to lower carbon emissions than direct government controls on the quantity of emissions through, say, regulatory limits on cars and power plants. Higher prices will encourage firms and consumers to find alternatives to carbon-based products as well as encourage new technologies that will make those substitutes competitive. Can the proceeds be used to compensate low income families hit particularly hard by the taxes?
introduced by Silvia Bencivelli
Technology sparked off development of the economy, leading to a combination of wellbeing, demographic growth and the impact on the environment. Will we be capable of using technology to make our future sustainable?