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Lunedì, 04 Giugno 2018

Facts and Figures for the 2018 Festival of Economics

A team of experts including a total of 218 speakers and 69 moderators animated the discussion at the 104 events in the programme, also coming from the most prestigious universities around the world. There were 94 live web broadcasts, of which 25 in English, thanks to which it was possible to...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Technology and Jobs: Working Today to Overcome the Challenges of Tomorrow

The star studded line up of the 2018 Economic Festival was a perfect way to finish an exciting weekend in the Autonomous Province of Trento where economists, scholars, and participants came together to discuss how technology has created rising inequality, the efforts to combat inequality...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Spence: “Cautiously optimistic about Italy”

The 13rd edition of Trento Economics Festival, dedicated to Technology and Job, closes with The Nobel Prize Economist Michael Spence. The economist shared his views on Italy and is “cautiously optimistic”. Depending on one’s classification of Donald Trump, the Italian government is the...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Soros: "We need a United Europe and solidarity will be key to prevent disintegration"

The disintegration of Europe is no longer just a figure of speech, but today is the harsh reality and on June 3rd, the last day of the 2018 Trento Economics Festival, the philanthropist George Soros discussed the upcoming challenges to the European Union and why solidarity will be key to...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Open Data and work: data journalism experiences in Europe and Africa

How can open data contribute to the creation of new jobs and give oxygen to journalism, a fundamental pillar of democracy? How is journalism changing in times of open data? This theme was debated in the important setting of the Festival of Economics by the operating unit Osservatorio...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Beware of economic negationism!

Is economics a pure science that can be implemented through experimental and empiric method? After the international financial crisis started in 2008, could common people be still confident on economists as well as economic editors? How the economic debate should appropriately carried out in...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Lessons from Waves of Innovation. Robert Allen says: “The future will be okay”

The past’s ability to shed light on the future and what the future will look like was the center of Robert Allen’s morning speech at the 2018 Trento Economics Festival . Allen is a Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History at New York University, Abu Dhabi.

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Regional productivity catching up: the role of the EU cohesion policies and the OECD perspectiv

Education is a driving factor in productivity growth, but it is not enough. We must have courage and understand which the most “tradable” economic sectors are. Technology enables the shift towards more tradable services and production, as in the case of digital platforms. Investments in...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

The wave of populism and the end of the digital utopia in Trump’s America, in the shadow of the Chinese dragon

The Teatro Sociale was packed this afternoon for the encounter with Federico Rampini, columnist and USA correspondent for “la Repubblica”, introduced by the American journalist Jennifer Clark. In Italy few journalists are more capable than Rampini of explaining the USA today, a country...

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Domenica, 03 Giugno 2018

Increasingly polarised labour markets: the Dutch case

The composition of the labour market is showing a tendency towards two extremes: on the one hand there is an increase in low-skilled and unskilled jobs, on the other there is a decrease in medium-skilled jobs. This phenomenon is defined as "polarisation" of work and is observable...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

Day three, How Regional Divides can be Mitigated through Proactive Policies

As technological developments have grown, so have the disparities between countries, regions, and cities even within the same borders which has lead to feelings of frustration and resentment by smaller cities and rural areas. But on June 2nd at the 2018 Trento Economics Festival, speakers...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

Pier Luigi Sacco enthuses the audience of the Festival of Economics

Introduced with words of praise and friendship by Joaquim Oliveira Martins (OECD), the economist of culture Pier Luigi Sacco received thunderous applause from the audience that crowded the OECD Trento Centre during the Festival of Economics. Between patronage and productions from the bottom,...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

The Second Wave of AI: No Finish Line In Sight

For Daniel Susskind, a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford and author of “The Future of the Professions” society today has entered the second wave of AI. On June 2nd at the 2018 Economics Festival in the Autonomous Province of Trento, he elaborated on how AI has evolved,...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

Governments need to Collaborate and Educate for a Stronger Future

Education and collaboration are the keys to success in an ever changing technological world. This is the major takeaway from the afternoon session at the 2018 Trento Economics Festival with speeches from Aleksi Jantti, Deputy Mayor of the City of Tampere, Finland and Stefano Scarpetta,...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

Capitalism in the Age of Robots

Adair Turner, a British economist who has combined a business career with public policy and academia, gave a lecture on the future, but with important historical references. In 1930 Keynes had already grasped many of the issues, reflecting on the economic possibilities for our grandchildren....

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

Technology and Regions: Why We Should Be Cautious Of Techno-Optimism

The world today often sees technology and how it affects productivity through a very optimistic lense. Philip McCann, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at the University of Sheffield, broke down this myth and cautioned against techno-optimism and the consequences on regions in his...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

The future of European Union in Frans Timmermans vision

Europe is now facing serious internal and international challenges. How will Europe manage immigration, social policies, and the relationship between Brussels and the member state governments? How will Europe act towards the Trump administration? How will it find a sustainable and safe...

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Sabato, 02 Giugno 2018

All you need to know about Smart & Green Agriculture

Climate change and new technologies are creating a new approach in agriculture, that is becoming more and more “smart” and “green”. A panel of insiders from leading research bodies on Alpine zones analyse in agriculture: Cassiano Luminati, director at the Polo Poschiavo (Swiss),...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Reactions from Day two, Divergence in the Transatlantic Relationship and Technology in the Labor Market

The second day of the 2018 Economic Festival in the Autonomous Province of Trento on June 1st was filled with exciting speeches, innovative research, and controversial statements.The speakers discussed issues of globalization, populism, the rise of the gig economy and creation of new jobs...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

The Type of Work May Change, But it won't Go Away

On June 1st, the second day of the 2018 Economics Festival in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Alan Krueger Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research says his concern lies with the...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Gig Economy, flexibility for workers but at what cost to wages?

On June 1st, the second day of the 2018 Economics Festival in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Stephen Machin Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, offered insights into his research on how the gig economy is altering labor forces across the world and the interaction...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Elsa Fornero: "We cannot solve social problems with reform of the pension system"

For years there has been discussion of the Fornero reform, which revised the pension system in our country. There are those wish to abolish or revise it and those who believe it to be indispensable. Today at the Festival of Economics the question was discussed with Elsa Fornero herself, the...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Interview with a robot, assessing artificial intelligence with Roberto Cingolani

What do robots know how to do and what can they do? In what ways can they replace and complement human work? Roberto Cingolani, physicist and Scientific Director of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT in Genoa and Massimo Mazzalai, Chief Editor at RAI Trento, discussed the question at...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Populism in the United States and Europe: same causes, different solutions

In the afternoon of the second day of the 2018 Economics Festival in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Barry Eichengreen Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley presented his thoughts on the connection between economic grievances and the rise...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Gender, Science and Technology

Why are women still largely excluded from the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? Is the imbalance the fruit of prejudice, voluntary exclusion or objective difficulties? An all female panel discussed the issues in Sala delle Marangonerie at Buonconsiglio...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

A Star Trek Economy and Workers over Jobs

On June 1st, the second day of the 2018 Economics Festival in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Richard Baldwin professor of International economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva asked his audience to imagine the possibility of a Star- Trek...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

Planning Smart Cities of the future: the Milan and Barcelona experience.

May new technologies contribute to improve urban population quality of life, and above all its relationship with Public Administration (PA)? What are main concerns of PA in managing (and granting privacy at the same time) big data and meta data about citizens’ everyday life? Which...

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Venerdì, 01 Giugno 2018

The Festival of Economics gets to grips with “Technology and Jobs”

The Festival of Economics, now in its 13th year, went straight to the heart of the matter today at the traditional opening session in Sala Depero. This edition is dedicated to the subject of “Technology and Jobs”, particularly interesting at a time when there is extensive investment in...

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Giovedì, 31 Maggio 2018

Day one, Thoughts from the Inauguration and Robot Mania

The 13th annual Trento Economic Festival opened May 31st with several inaugural speeches. Three noteworthy speeches were from Tito Boeri, the Scientific Director of the festival, along with Ugo Rossi, the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and Alessandro Andreatta, Mayor of...

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Giovedì, 31 Maggio 2018

Automation Anxiety: The future of jobs with the rise of AI

Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, discussed the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and if automation anxiety ,the fear that machines will replace the labor force, is a valid concern. Mr. Freeman discussed why the rise of AI is different than...

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Giovedì, 17 Maggio 2018

2018 Festival of Economics: “Technology and Jobs”

Technology can improve jobs and create leisure time - writes Tito Boeri, Scientific Director of the Festival of Economics in Trento - but its progress is accompanied by widespread consumption of tranquillisers. Every time there is an acceleration in technological progress, there is a revival...

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