Mercoledì, 01 Giugno 2016 - 11:47 Comunicato 1102

Trento Economics Festival starts tomorrow

An intense four days brainstorming on economics starts tomorrow in Trento on the shore of the Adige river and at the slope of Alps mountains. Debate on the main issue of the 11th edition of Trento Economics Festival - “where economic growth works” - will involve economists, politicians, central bankers, opinion leaders and journalist coming from all over the world (more than 200 registered press from Italy, EU and overseas). In the meanwhile the guest town, Trento, with its historical and naturalistic amenities, is becoming more and more “orange-tainted”, the symbol-colour of the Festival. One of the innovation of 2016 edition to be mentioned, the sustainability and state-of-the-art technology for central pavilion in Piazza Duomo (the same location of historical Trento Council on XVI century).

Among almost one hundred events that will liven up the Trento Economics Festival from June 2nd to 5th  a couple of them deserves a particular quote.

On Thursday June 2nd, the opening conference will be entrusted to Enrico Moretti, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, investigating new frontiers of job market geography. Same day, Indian eminent economist Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice-president at the world Bank, will focus his attention on international financial crisis origins as well as perspectives, above all from emerging economies point of view. In the evening floor to the archistars Mario Botta and Vittorio Gregotti, talking about how re-invent public space, matching creativity with urban as well as market rules.

On Friday June 3rd, discussion begins in the morning as main characters governors Roberto Maroni (Lombardia), Debora Serracchiani (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia), and guesting Ugo Rossi (Trentino, main partner of the Festival), debating how to push economic growth through local level policies. A focus on EU future, above all from a German point of view, will follow thanks to Jörg Asmussen, former board member at the European Central Bank and former State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs as well as Deputy Finance Minister of Germany. Refugees crisis too cannot be ignored within Trento Economics Festival and Christian Dustmann, professor of Economics at University College London and Director of CReAM, the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, will analyse political and economic consequences of the current huge migration flow. An appealing comparison between New York and San Francisco will be offer by Federico Rampini, US correspondent for “Repubblica”, while Raffaele Cantone, President of the Italian anti-corruption agency, will describe the geography of corruption.  During the day awaited also the newly appointed Minister for the Economic Development, Carlo Calenda.

On Saturday June 4th, special guests two central bankers, François Villeroy de Galhau (France) and Ignazio Visco (Italy), discussing on the hypothesis – and the opportunity – of an European Finance Minister. Two other members of the Italian government, Pier Carlo Padoan (Economy and Finance Minister) and Paolo Gentiloni (Foreign Affairs Minister) will complete the parterre of the day.

On Sunday June 5th, ground to other two member of the Italian government, Maria Elena Boschi (Constitutional Reform Minister) and Giuliano Poletti (Labour and Welfare Minister). Trento Economics Festival will then close its door in the evening, with the final conference of Michael Spence, Nobel Prize for Economics on 2001, that - together with Tito Boeri (founder and scientific director of the Festival) – will analyse perspective of world economic growth in a wide range of discussion, summarizing as well ideas and visions come to the light during the four days passionate debate in Trento.  

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