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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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?