Description of the Event
The recent great recession has exacerbated regional differences across Europe, leading to growing economic, social and cultural fractures in several countries: one of the most emblematic examples is represented by Italy’s South, which continues to fall behind the country’s rich North. In a Forum spanning two evenings, through the interaction of high-profile speakers, we aim to shed light on the causes, effects and potential solutions to this great divide and use Italy as a case study to investigate the divisions arising in many other European countries.
Recordings of the Event
Concept and Creation
The Forum features two panels:
- Culture, Human Capital & Economic Development – This panel will explore the current situation between the North and South with regards to the development and flow of human capital, and how this can stimulate, or inhibit, economic development and growth. It will also explore how culture, human capital and economic development are all intertwined in the ructions between the two sides of the Italian nation.
- Divided We Stand: Regional Imbalances over the Long Run – This panel will look at the historical situation of regional imbalances in the Italian peninsula, analysing how the status quo has emerged, and how long-run factors have shaped the regional imbalances that currently exist in Italy. It will also look at how future policy can be directed in order to reformulate the regional equalities that have historically existed.
The suggested hashtag for the Italian Forum is #lseitalianforum.
WEDNESDAY, 23 MARCH 2016 7.00-8.30 PM
Welcome and Introduction – Angelo Martelli, President of the LSE Italian Society
Opening Remarks – Marco Delogu, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of London
Panel I – Culture, Human Capital & Economic Development
- Luigi Guiso, Axa Professor of Household Finance and Insurance EIEF
- Orazio Attanasio, Jeremy Bentham Professor & Head of Department of Economics UCL
THURSDAY, 24 MARCH 2016 7.00-8.30 PM
Panel II – Divided We Stand: Regional Imbalances over the Long Run
- Emanuele Felice, Associate Professor University “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara
- Joan Ramon Roses, Professor of Economic History LSE
Closing Remarks – Vincenzo Celeste, Deputy Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in London
Cocktail Reception (venue confirmed to registered participants only)
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Culture, Human Capital & Economic Development
Divided We Stand: Regional Imbalances over the Long Run
AXA Professor of Household Finance and Insurance (EIEF)
Associate Professor (University “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)
Joan Ramon Roses
Professor of Economic History (LSE)