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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

Raghuram Rajan: “Problems in local communities must be solved internally”

During Raghuram Rajan’s conversation with Tito Boeri on “The State, Market and Local Communities,” they discussed the importance of restoring the balance between the three pillars: the state, the market and the communities. They addressed topics such as migration and social welfare...

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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

Final Wrap-Up from Trento Economics Festival

Big names, hot topics and beautiful weather set the stage for a fantastic and successful 14th edition of this Trento trademark.

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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

Nobel laureate Spence: "There's a Vulnerability in Expertise"

Social media, the implications of political opportunism, and range of views were only a few reasons as to why experts are vulnerable to a skewed system. Together with Robert Johnson, Michael Spence offered a lecture on how expertise, or the lack thereof, affects politics and society.

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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

John Bercow: “Democracy costs and democracy takes time”

John Bercow’s conversation with Tim Hames and Enrico Franceschini tackled the difficult topic of the fate of liberal democracy. His current role as the Speaker of the House of Commons gave an expert and optimistic perspective on the issue and gave hope to listeners who fear the wave of...

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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

Raghuram G. Rajan: “Too much concentration of power is problematic”

Raghuram G. Rajan gave an interesting presentation on his new book, “The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind” at the Trento Economics Festival on June 2, 2019. He offers a new perspective on the relationship between the market and the state and urges for a...

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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

Day 3 Wrap-Up from Trento Economics Festival

As the Festival continued into the weekend, lectures were still packed on the third day in Trento. With discussions on a variety of topics such as the democratic deficit, liberal democracy and populist foreign policy, people from far and wide came to take part in the activities.

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Domenica, 02 Giugno 2019

David Leiser: "General Public Misunderstands Economics"

Economics is one of the most difficult domains for the public to comprehend. People struggle to grasp the subject and object perspectives of economics. According to Leiser, cognitive limitations and personality traits play a major role.

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Sabato, 01 Giugno 2019

Foster access to global knowledge to bridge the gaps between territories

Of great interest was a session organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development on Saturday, June 1, at the Centre’s headquarters. At the former convent of the Augustinians, the economists Antonio Accetturo and Riccardo Crescenzi discussed the topic “The imperative of growth:...

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Sabato, 01 Giugno 2019

Moravcsik: "Populist Foreign Policy is Bound to Fail"

Andrew Moravcsik argues that populists are "all bark, no bite" and are prone to adapt to normal foreign policy behavior if they ever are voted into government

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Sabato, 01 Giugno 2019

Elhanan Helpman: “China is now a bigger trader in the world than the U.S.”

Elhanan Helpman delivered an insightful presentation at the Trento Economics Festival on June 1, 2019 where he discussed globalization and inequality from an international perspective. His presentation ranged from topics such as the college wage premium in the United States, trade...

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

Day 2 Wrap-Up from Trento

Universal Basic Income, Economic Stagnation, the Greek Austerity Example, and Differentiations of Populism Around the World Were Just a Few of the Topics Covered on the Second Day of the Festival.

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

Cas Mudde: "Populism is a thin-centered ideology"

Cas Mudde gave an in-depth presentation at the Trento Economics Festival as to what populism is, providing the audience with a definition he formulated himself that is the most widely accepted version of the term. He compared and contrasted the concept of populism in the United States,...

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

Munchau: "Greek Austerity was a Mistake"

Breaking down the actions of Alexis Tspiras and Syriza, Wolfgang Munchau and George Papaconstantinou debated at Economics Festival in Trento, how the Greek example is still unfolding today and what the potential effects could be for EU member states in the future if they follow a similar path.

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

Economic Stagnation? Not in the Forseeable Future

Stressing the increased development of science and technology, Joel Mokyr doesn't see economic growth slowing down any time soon.

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

Out With the Old and in With the New: An Inside Look at the Liberal Elites Governing the West

Jan Zielonka presented a different point of view in his discussion titled, “The Errors of the Elite at the Origin of Sovereignism” where he talks about the tendency of liberal elites to point their fingers at others but take no responsibility for their part in the issues of Europe today.

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

Culture and cultural heritage can be the key factors of local development for places challenged by globalisation

As part of its wider work on culture and local development, the OECD Trento Centre has organised with tsm-Trentino School of Management a session at the Festival of Economics to discuss, together with Michele Trimarchi, professor of economics of culture, Joana Sousa Monteiro, director of the...

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Venerdì, 31 Maggio 2019

The Right to Earn: The Implications Surrounding the Universal Basic Income

In a presentation titled, “A Universal Basic Income?” Hilary Hoynes provides an in-depth description of the different forms a universal basic income can take including the challenges, trade-offs and benefits to implementing one.

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Giovedì, 30 Maggio 2019

Trento Economics Festival: Day 1 Wrap-Up

The fourteenth edition of the Festival features some of the most pressing and controversial topics in European politics and economics, carrying the theme, "Globalization, Nationalism, and Representation". This afternoon, the Festival opened with a bang as some of the most famous...

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Giovedì, 30 Maggio 2019

To Trust or Not to Trust: Economic and Political Consequences of the European Elections

A panel comprised of Elisa Ferreira, Cas Mudde, Jean Pisani Ferry and Nadia Ubrinati discussed and analyzed the 2019 European elections and debate the concepts of Euroscepticism and Populism with a hopeful perspective in a conversation called “The European Vote: Economic and Political...

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Giovedì, 30 Maggio 2019

Blanchard points to investors, Tria seeks change

In a dual panel discussion, Italian Minister of Economy Giovanni Tria and former IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard started off the 5pm session at Teatro Sociale with a bang. Discussing various topics such as austerity, reforming the eurozone, financial independence, and cutting the...

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Giovedì, 30 Maggio 2019

The Loss of Liberty: A Closer Look at the Effects of Populism

James Robinson’s presentation on “What to do about Populism?” provoked thoughtful connections between the past and the present highlighting the ways populism emerges, the perspective on the people vs. the elite and the similarities observed between countries throughout history.

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