How Can We Govern Europe

FRIDAY

17.00

18.30

Registration

Meeting between the MEP Simona Bonafè arrow and the best 30 Italian interns and new hires selected from various SMEs, multinational corporations, European institutions, publishing-media enterprises and NGOs, to talk about the vision Italy’s youth has for Europe. Introduced by Francesco Seghezzi (ADAPT International) and moderated by Chiara Longo Bifano (RaiNews).

Simona Bonafè ran as head of list of the Italian Democratic Party (PD) for the European Parliament election in May and was elected, for her first mandate, with the highest number of preferential votes among Italian MEPs.

In the European Parliament she is a member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) and sits as Member in the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), and as Substitute Member in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). She is also a Member of the Delegation for relations with the United States, Substitute (D-US) and of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN).

MEP Bonafè was elected to the Italian Lower Chamber in 2013, sitting in the Committees for Economic Activities and Trade. Prior to that, for over 10 years she was engaged in local politics in Tuscany, where she served as Municipal Council Member for Environment.

19.30

21.00

Cocktail

Gala Dinner (for speakers and guests: list of participants here)

SATURDAY

9.00 - 10.45

European governance and democracy

Where are we today?
What are the elements of a new European architecture?
What should be the role of the European Parliament,
the Commission and the European Council?
Is flawed economic thinking the main culprit of the longest crisis
in our history?

Moderator:

Lorenzo Robustelli arrow
Eunews editor-in-chief

Lorenzo Robustelli is Editor In Chief at www.eunews.it. Contributor from Brussels for several newspapers (Il Secolo XIX, Pagina 99, Finegil editoriale, he also wrote for Il Riformista and L’Huffington Post Italia) and magazines. He holds a degree in Sociology, he had been central editor-in-chief and head of the politics and internal affairs editorial staff at Agenzia Apcom (currently TMNews) for six years, and head of the editorial staff in Brussels for two years. Politics correspondent for Reuters in Italy for five years, he had also worked for the agency Dire and at Il Manifesto. He had been press office manager for two Italian Ministers and for the Roman Agency for the preparation of the Jubilee.

Speakers:

Sandro Gozi arrow
Italian Undersecretary of State for European Affairs

Sandro Gozi is a Member of the Italian Parliament since 2006. Currently he is Under-Secretary at the Presidency in the Italian Government, in charge of European Policies.

In August 2013 he has been nominee vice-President of the Assembly of the Council of Europe, and since January 2014 he has been chosen as vice-president of Socialist Group at the Assembly of the Council of Europe. From 2006 until 2008 he was the President of the parliamentary Committee on the Schengen, Europol and Immigration Affairs. Between 2008 and 2013 he was then appointed as group leader of the Democratic Party at the parliamentary Commission on EU policies and he was in charge at national level of EU policies for the Democratic Party. From September 2013, he is also an unpaid advisor to the Municipality of Rome on matters related to European funds and projects.

From 1995 to 1996 he worked as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1996 at the European Commission he was in charge of the relationship with the European Parliament and he took part in the negotiations for the introduction of the euro. Overall, he has worked as official at the European Commission for 10 years, dealing with institutional affairs, regional cooperation in the Balkans and in the Mediterranean, and matters related to education and culture. In particular, between 2000 and 2004, he was a member of the cabinet of EC President Romano Prodi, and afterward until 2005 he worked in the bureau of European policy advisers of President José Manuel Durao Barroso. In 2005 he worked as a diplomatic advisor of Nichi Vendola, President of the Italian region of Puglia, and then from 2006 until 2008 as a European policies advisor in the new Prodi government . He is President of the Italy-India Association and between 2004 and 2010 he has been the deputy secretary-general of the European Democratic Party.

Sandro Gozi in 2011 has received a special award by the Municipality of San Francisco as well by the Harvey Milk Foundation, due to his promotion of human rights. He has been awarded in 2007 by the French President Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes due to his efforts in promoting the French Culture. In 2014, Sandro Gozi has been nominee Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur by Alain LeRoy, French Ambassador in Italy.

He teaches European Union Institutions and Policies at the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” of Paris, at the European Colleges of Bruges and Parma.
Sandro Gozi is also author of various publications on European politics as well as of editorials on European and national policies.

Married to Emanuela, they have two children: Federica (11) and Giulio (8).

Andrew Duff arrow
President of the Union of European Federalists
Presentation

ANDREW DUFF was a Member of the European Parliament (ALDE/UK), and spokesman for the Liberal group on constitutional affairs from 1999-2014. He was a member of the Convention on the Charter of Fundamental Rights and of the Convention on the Future of Europe. He was one of Parliament’s representatives at the IGC which drafted the Treaty of Lisbon. During his time in the Parliament, Duff was Rapporteur on the electoral reform of the European Parliament, the Commission auditions, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Andrew Duff was President of the Union of European Federalists 2008-13, and co-chaired the federalist intergroup in the Parliament. Before becoming an MEP, Duff was Director of the Federal Trust in London. Among his numerous publications are: The Struggle for Europe’s Constitution, 2005 and Saving the European Union: The Logic of the Lisbon Treaty, 2009. In 2013 he led the Spinelli Group’s publication of A Fundamental Law (Bertelsmann Stiftung).

Antonio Tajani arrow
Vice President of the European Parliament

Antonio Tajani (born 04 August 1953) Vice President of the European Parliament. He is a Vice President of the EPP and a Member of the European Parliament from Italy.

In 1994 he was elected for the first time as Member of the European Parliament and in that capacity he was member of the European Convention that drafted the European Constitution project in the early 2000s.

In 2008 he was appointed as European Commissioner for Transport and after the 2009 European elections he was re-appointed for the Industry and Entrepreneurship portfolio, taking over in 2010 and becoming also a Vice President of the Commission until he took his Parliament seat in 2014.

Ferdinando Nelli Feroci arrow
Former Member of the European Commission and President of IAI

Ferdinando Nelli Feroci is president of the IAI. A diplomat from 1972 to 2013, he was Permanent Representative of Italy to the European Union in Brussels (2008-13), Chief of Staff (2006-08) and Director General for European Integration (2004-06) at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Previously, he served in New York at the United Nations, in Algiers, Paris and Beijing. He also served as Diplomatic Counsellor of the Vice President of the Italian Council of Ministers (1998).

In June 2014 he was appointed to the post of European Commissioner in the Commission chaired by Manuel Barroso to replace Antonio Tajani, a position he held until the end of the mandate of the Commission on 1 November 2014.

Formerly a Fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1985-86), and Visiting Professor at the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples (1989), he is currently a professor at the School of Government of LUISS, Rome. He is the author of many articles and essays on international relations, European affairs and political affairs.

Francesco Saraceno arrow
Senior Economist at OFCE
Presentation

Francesco Saraceno is Senior Economist at OFCE-Sciences Po. He holds Ph.Ds in Economics from Columbia University and La Sapienza University of Rome. His main research interests include the relationship between inequality and macroeconomic performance, European macroeconomic policies, and the interaction between structural reforms, fiscal and monetary policies. He published in several international journals such as Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

In 2000 he became member of the Council of Economic Advisors for the Italian Prime Minister's Office. In 2002 he moved to Paris to work at the French Observatory on Economic Conditions (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques), the Research Center in Economics of Sciences-Po. He is in charge of the Economics concentration of the Master of European Affairs at Sciences-Po Paris, where he teaches international and European macroeconomics. He also teaches at the Master of Public Affairs, and is Academic Director of the Sciences Po-Northwestern European Affairs Program. He manages the Economics area of the Jakarta School of Government and Public Policy. He is member of the Scientific Board for the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP). He maintains a blog on European matters.

Francesco Saraceno è Senior Economist presso l’OFCE (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques), il Centro di Ricerca in Economia di Sciences-Po (Parigi). Ha dottorati di ricerca in Economia conseguiti alla Columbia University e all'Università La Sapienza di Roma. Tra i suoi interessi di ricerca si possono citare la relazione tra disuguaglianza e performance macroeconomiche, le politiche macroeconomiche europee e l'interazione tra le riforme strutturali, e politiche fiscali e monetarie. Ha pubblicato in numerose riviste internazionali, tra le quali Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Nel 2000 ha vinto il concorso come dirigente presso il Dipartimento Affari Economici della Presidenza del Consiglio. Dal marzo 2002, è a Parigi per lavorare presso l'OFCE. E 'responsabile dell’indirizzo economico del Master di Affari Europei presso Sciences-Po, dove insegna macroeconomia internazionale ed europea. Insegna anche al Master of Public Affairs, ed è Direttore Accademico del programma SciencesPo-Northwestern University su European Affairs. Si occupa dell’aerea economica della Jakarta School of Government and Public Policy, ed è membro del comitato scientifico della School of European Political Economy (SEP) della LUISS. Ha un blog sulle questioni economiche europee.

10.45 - 11.00

11.00 - 11.30

Break

Special introductory speech by Richard Koo arrow
Chief economist, Nomura Research Institute
in occasion of the European Launch of his book "The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap"
Presentation

Mr. Richard C. Koo is the Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute. He is best known for developing the concept of balance sheet recession which is now widely used around the world to explain post-1990 Japanese and post-2007 Western economies. He has also advised successive prime ministers on how best to deal with Japan's economic and banking problems.  

Before joining Nomura in 1984, Mr. Koo, a US citizen, was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1981-84). Prior to that, he was a Doctoral Fellow of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-81).  

Author of many books on Japanese economy and economics in general, his 2008 book “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics - Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession” (John Wiley & Sons, 2008) has been translated into and sold in five different languages. His latest book “The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap” (John Wiley & Sons) is expected to be published in October 2014.

Mr. Koo holds BAs in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley (1976), and MA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (1979). From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Koo was a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo.

Currently he is serving as a Senior Advisor to Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington D.C.). He is also an Advisory Board Member of Institute for New Economic Thinking (N.Y.C.).

11.30 - 13.00

Monetary policy: what can Europe learn from the experience of non-euro countries?

What can we learn from the different monetary policies pursued
in Europe, the UK, the US and Japan?
Are unconventional monetary policies (quantitative easing, etc.) feasible in Europe and will they help to exit the crisis?
Should more innovative policies (i.e., overt monetary financing)
be considered, and what dangers to they present?
What are the elements of a good financial system?
Should the role of capital controls be reconsidered?

Moderator:

Tonia Mastrobuoni arrow
Journalist at La Stampa

Born in Brussels to a German mother and an Italian father, Tonia Mastrobuoni is the correspondent from Berlin for La Stampa. She had worked for Il Riformista, the news agencies Reuters and Tmnews, for Radio Rai and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr). In 2010 her book “Gioventù sprecata”, written with Marco Iezzi, was published by Laterza. She has been curating the “meet the authors” section at the Festival of Economy in Trento since 2009.

Speakers:

Vítor Constâncio arrow
Vice President ECB

Vítor Constâncio is Vice-President of the European Central Bank since 1 June 2010. He was Governor of the Banco de Portugal from 1985 to 1986 and from February 2000 to May 2010

He graduated in Economics from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Before having been appointed as Governor of the Banco de Portugal, he was Executive Director of the Banco Português de Investimento (1995-2000) and non-executive Director of the Electricidade de Portugal (EDP), the Portuguese national power utility (1998-2000).

He was Invited Senior Professor of Economics at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão from 1989 to June 2010, culminating a long academic career.

Bill Mitchell arrow
Professor of Economics
Director, Centre of Full Employment and Equity
University of Newcastle

Presentation

Professor Bill Mitchell holds the Chair in Economics and is the Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), an official research centre at the University of Newcastle. He also is a Visiting Professor at Maastricht University, The Netherlands and is on the management board of CofFEE-Europe, a sister centre located at that university.

He has published widely in refereed academic journals and books and regularly is invited to give Keynote conference presentations in Australia and abroad. He has an established record in macroeconomics, labour market studies, econometric modelling, regional economics and economic development.

His most recent book – European Dystopia: Groupthink and Denial on a Grand Scale – will be published in early 2015.

He has received regular research grant support from the national competitive grants schemes in Australia and has been an Expert Assessor of International Standing for the Australian Research Council.

He has extensive experience as a consultant to the Australian government, trade unions and community organisations, and several international organisations (including the European Commission; the International Labour Organisation and the Asian Development Bank).

He maintains a high commitment to community activities. He has been regularly called to appear as an expert witness in industrial matters in the relevant state and federal tribunals and at various Federal government enquiries (Senate and House of Representatives). He regularly provides commentary on economic developments in the national radio and press in Australia.

Richard Koo arrow
Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute

Mr. Richard C. Koo is the Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute. He is best known for developing the concept of balance sheet recession which is now widely used around the world to explain post-1990 Japanese and post-2007 Western economies. He has also advised successive prime ministers on how best to deal with Japan's economic and banking problems.  

Before joining Nomura in 1984, Mr. Koo, a US citizen, was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1981-84). Prior to that, he was a Doctoral Fellow of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-81).  

Author of many books on Japanese economy and economics in general, his 2008 book “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics - Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession” (John Wiley & Sons, 2008) has been translated into and sold in five different languages. His latest book “The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap” (John Wiley & Sons) is expected to be published in October 2014.

Mr. Koo holds BAs in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley (1976), and MA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (1979). From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Koo was a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo.

Currently he is serving as a Senior Advisor to Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington D.C.). He is also an Advisory Board Member of Institute for New Economic Thinking (N.Y.C.).

Paolo Guerrieri arrow
Economics Professor at the University of Rome “Sapienza”

Paolo Guerrieri is professor of International Economics at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and visiting professor of International Economics and Business at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium). He is the Vicepresident of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Institute for Foreign Affairs).

He was elected to the Senate of the Italian Republic on February 2013. As a Senator, he serves on the Treasury, Programme and Budget Committee.

Professor Guerrieri has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, (Belgium). Additionally he has held positions at numerous institutions as a visiting scholar and researcher including the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA), University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom), Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), UniBo Ba University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Natolin College (Warsaw, Poland) and others.

He has served as an advisor to several international organizations including the OECD, World Bank, CEPAL and European Institutions.

Frances Coppola arrow
Economist, former banker, contributor at Forbes and associate editor at Pieria
Presentation

In a past life I worked for banks...now I write about them, and about finance and economics generally.

I'm an alumnus of Cass Business School, where I did the Evening MBA with a specialism in finance and risk management. I spent 17 years working for various banks, from large to small, retail and investment banks, and even a charity (yes, there is a charity that is a bank!). Much of my work in banks was concerned with IT systems, which are of critical importance in banking. Among other things, I designed risk management systems for Nat West, and financial & regulatory reporting systems for Midland Bank (now HSBC) and RBS Group. I'm moderately proud of the fact that RBS used that system to report its appalling financial results!

I'm also a singer and musician. I studied singing and piano at the Royal College of Music, where I did a London B.Mus Degree and gained my Associateship as a singer. Twelve years ago, I left banking to concentrate on singing and teaching. But since the financial crisis I've found myself being gradually drawn back into finance, not as a practitioner but as a writer and commentator. It's funny how things come back to haunt you.

I'm the author of the Coppola Comment finance blog, Associate Editor of the online magazine Pieria, and a Forbes contributor. My writing has been cited in the Financial Times, the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian and the Spectator magazine. I'm also a frequent commentator on matters economic and financial on TV, radio and various online news media.

13.00-13.30

13.30-14.15

Q&A session

Lunch

14.15-14.30

A coffee with the Mayor
Speech by Dario Nardella arrow

14.30-16.30

How to manage excessive public debts in the eurozone

How to break the feedback loop between banks and sovereigns? The role of the new European banking governance (“Banking Union”)
How to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the eurozone’s public debts?
How to reach the debt-reduction targets set by the Fiscal Compact (the austerity vs. growth debate)?
What role can and should the ECB play?

Moderator:

Dino Pesole arrow
Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore

Columnist at Sole24Ore, journalist specialised in Parliament and Quirinale. He had worked with prominent newspapers and radios, and was Head of the Press Office at the Authority for Competitiveness and Market. He collaborates with Radio24 and is Professor of Economic Journalism and Political/Parliamentary Journalism at La Sapienza University in Rome.

Speakers:

Yanis Varoufakis arrow
University of Texas at Austin
Presentation

Born in Athens, 1961, Varoufakis moved to England to read Mathematical Economics (Essex), Mathematical Statistics (Birmingham) and to complete a PhD in Economics (Essex). His academic appointments (teaching economic theory and policy, econometrics, game theory and political philosophy), began at the University of Essex and then took him to the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Glasgow, the Université Catholique de Louvain, the Universities of Sydney, Athens and Texas at Austin, where he is currently teaching at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Since the Global and Euro Crises began in 2008, Varoufakis has been an active participant in the debates occasioned by these events, with op-eds in Le Monde, Die Zeit, BBC Online, Handelsblatt, FAZ, The New York Times etc. Together with Stuart Holland and James Galbraith, he is the author of A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Euro Crisis, recently published in a number of European languages with a Preface by M. Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister of France.

Varoufakis is married to artist Danae Stratou with whom he collaborated in the artist’s installations CUT-7 dividing lines, The Globalising Wall, It Is Time to Open the Black Boxes etc. He writes regular columns in art magazines e.g. Witte de With Review (published by The Witte de With Art Center, Rotterdam), Brooklyn Rail, and keeps a much-visited blog entitled ‘Thoughts for the Post-2008 World’ – see www.yanisvaroufakis.eu).

His next book, to be published in 2015, is entitled:

Europe Unhinged: The Next Phase of the Global Crisis (NY: Nation Books)

Previous books include:

The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy (London and New York: Zed Books, 2013)
Economic Indeterminacy: A personal encounter with the economists’ peculiar nemesis (London and New York: Routledge, 2013)
Modern Political Economics: Making sense of the post-2008 world (London and New York: Routledge, with J. Halevi and N. Theocarakis, 2011)
Game Theory: A Critical Text (London and New York: Routledge, with S. Hargreaves-Heap, 2004),
Foundations of Economics: A beginner's companion (London and New York: Routledge, 1998)
Rational Conflict (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1991)

Franco Bassanini arrow
Chairman of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Franco Bassanini, former Italian Cabinet Minister for Public Administration and Regional Affairs (1996-2001) and Professor of Constitutional Law at the First University of Rome, is now Chairman of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (the most important Italian long term investor in the fields of infrastructures, energy, and public utilities) and President of Astrid Foundation, an Italian think tank gathering together about 350 scientists and experts in the field of European institutions, public policies, public administration's reform, market regulation and e-government (www.astrid.eu). He is President of the Executive board of Metroweb Italia SpA and President of the Long Term Investors Club, Vice President of the Inframed Fund and Vice-President of the Association of long-term investors of the European Union. He is also member of the Supervisory Board of the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure (Marguerite Fund) and of the French Commission pour la Libération de la Croissance française, chaired by Jacques Attali.

 

Franco Bassanini was Cabinet Minister for Public Administration and Regional Affairs in the Italian Government led by Romano Prodi (1996-1998), Under-secretary of State to Prime Minister's Office and responsible for the Cabinet Office in the first Government led by Massimo D'Alema (1998-1999), Cabinet Minister for Public Administration in the second Government led by Massimo D'Alema (1999-2000) and in the second Government led by Giuliano Amato (2000-2001). During those years, he carried out a wide and comprehensive reform program of the Italian administrative system.

 

Franco Bassanini has been member of Italian Parliament from 1979 to 2006. He has also been member of the E.N.A. (Ecole Nationale d'Administration) Executive Board (2001-2005), of the Comité d'évaluation des strategies ministérielles de réforme (2003-2005), of the Commission pour le financement du codéveloppement de la Méditerranée, and of the High Level Panel of the U.N. ICT Task Force (2001-2006). In Italian Parliament, he has been Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Monetary Policy and Budget (1987-1990) and Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Independent Left (1988-1991).

 

From 1965 to 2001 Franco Bassanini has taught at the Universities of Milan, Trento, Sassari, Florence and Rome. He is the author of 18 books and about 300 academic articles on issues of constitutional law, economic law, political science, European law and administrative law. (www.bassanini.it)

Linda Zeilina arrow
Special Adviser at Re-Define Europe, next Head of Programme on the Future of Europe

Linda Zeilina is Special Adviser to the Managing Director of Re-Define and will run its Programme on the Future of Europe from 2015.

Linda has previously worked for the think tank ran by the European Youth Parliament (EYP) and Schwarzkopf Stiftung Junges Europa, and has presided over several large-scale EYP conferences Europe-wide. She was one of the founding members of the Latvian Youth Movement Tellus and has worked as a Special Adviser for a number of prominent Latvian policymakers. 

Linda studied at the London School of Economics, where she was the president of the European Society. She is also an alumnus of McGill University and the University of Glasgow.

Thomas Mayer arrow
Senior Fellow at the Center of Financial Studies at Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Presentation

Thomas Mayer is Founding Director of the Flossbach von Storch Research Institute. Before this he was Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Group and Head of DB Research. Thomas Mayer held positions at Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers and, before entering the private sector, at the International Monetary Fund and the Kiel Institute. Thomas Mayer received a doctorate in economics from Kiel University in 1982 and is a CFA Charterholder since 2002. In 2012 he became a Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

16.30 - 17.00

17.00 - 19.00

Break

Does inequality hamper growth?

Why too much concentration of wealth and income is not good for society?
How can we work for a more equitable society?
In recent years income inequality has increased in most, but not all, OECD countries: why?
What policies can mitigate the pressures (globalisation and technical change) associated with rising inequality?

Moderator:

Francesco Saraceno arrow
Senior Economist at OFCE

Francesco Saraceno is Senior Economist at OFCE-Sciences Po. He holds Ph.Ds in Economics from Columbia University and La Sapienza University of Rome. His main research interests include the relationship between inequality and macroeconomic performance, European macroeconomic policies, and the interaction between structural reforms, fiscal and monetary policies. He published in several international journals such as Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

In 2000 he became member of the Council of Economic Advisors for the Italian Prime Minister's Office. In 2002 he moved to Paris to work at the French Observatory on Economic Conditions (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques), the Research Center in Economics of Sciences-Po. He is in charge of the Economics concentration of the Master of European Affairs at Sciences-Po Paris, where he teaches international and European macroeconomics. He also teaches at the Master of Public Affairs, and is Academic Director of the Sciences Po-Northwestern European Affairs Program. He manages the Economics area of the Jakarta School of Government and Public Policy. He is member of the Scientific Board for the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP). He maintains a blog on European matters.

Francesco Saraceno è Senior Economist presso l’OFCE (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques), il Centro di Ricerca in Economia di Sciences-Po (Parigi). Ha dottorati di ricerca in Economia conseguiti alla Columbia University e all'Università La Sapienza di Roma. Tra i suoi interessi di ricerca si possono citare la relazione tra disuguaglianza e performance macroeconomiche, le politiche macroeconomiche europee e l'interazione tra le riforme strutturali, e politiche fiscali e monetarie. Ha pubblicato in numerose riviste internazionali, tra le quali Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Nel 2000 ha vinto il concorso come dirigente presso il Dipartimento Affari Economici della Presidenza del Consiglio. Dal marzo 2002, è a Parigi per lavorare presso l'OFCE. E 'responsabile dell’indirizzo economico del Master di Affari Europei presso Sciences-Po, dove insegna macroeconomia internazionale ed europea. Insegna anche al Master of Public Affairs, ed è Direttore Accademico del programma SciencesPo-Northwestern University su European Affairs. Si occupa dell’aerea economica della Jakarta School of Government and Public Policy, ed è membro del comitato scientifico della School of European Political Economy (SEP) della LUISS. Ha un blog sulle questioni economiche europee.

Speakers:

Giuliano Poletti arrow
Italian Minister of Labour and Welfare

Giuliano Poletti was born in Imola, on November 19th, 1951.

After graduating as an agronomist, in his youth, he worked as an agricultural technician.

In 1975 was elected city councilor for the city of Imola. Later he held the position of Councilor for Productive Activities and member of the provincial council of Bologna.

In addition to his political – administrative commitments, he maintained a professional activity as president of ESAVE (the body for Studies and Promotion of Viticulture and Enology of the Emilia Romagna region).

Elected president of Legacoop of Imola on 1989, he left this charge in September 2000 to become the Regional President and National Vice President of the said organization.

From 1992 to 2000 he was also chairman of EPHESUS, the training branch of Legacoop in the Emilia Romagna region.

Before his nomination as Minister of Labour and Social Policies in 2014, he has been President of the National Legacoop, President of Coopfond (the Fund for the cooperative promotion of Legacoop) and President of the Alliance of the Cooperatives, the national coordination body consisting of the cooperative representative organizations AGCI, Confcooperative and Legacoop.

Michael Kumhof arrow
(VideoConference from Washington DC)
Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Presentation

CURRENT POSITION
Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Unit, Research Department, IMF.

Responsibility for developing the IMF’s global DSGE model GIMF, which is used for IMF policy and scenario analyses in multilateral and bilateral surveillance, for the World Economic Outlook, and for G-20 work. It is also used by several central banks.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Assistant Professor, Stanford University, September 1998 – March 2004

OTHER POSITIONS
Visiting Scholar, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, August 2001 – July 2002 Visiting Scholar, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank, August 2002 – May 2003

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland at College Park, 1998 Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, England, 1992 M.Sc. Economics, University of York, England, 1988 B.A. Economics, University of York, England, 1987

Lucio Apollonj Ghetti arrow
CEO French Speaking Market & President Italy - Teleperformance

Lucio Apollonj Ghetti holds a degree in Statistics at La Sapienza University in Rome. After graduating, he immediately started his entrepreneurial career, founding the Institute for Statistical Studies “Grandi Numeri” in 1990. In 1995 the Teleperformance Group entered the share capital of the Institute, which then expanded at European level, until it's latest evolution into Gn Research, a well-known network for quantitative surveys of customer satisfaction.

In 2003 Apollonj Ghetti launched the Call Center activity of the Teleperformance Group in Italy, being able to make it become the second player in the market, with three venues and over 3,000 employees nowadays. In 2007 he established an off-shoring activity in Albania, with the opening of AMS, with two venues and over 500 employees. Apollonj Ghetti is also CEO of Teleperformance Francia.

Federico Cingano arrow
Economist at the OECD and at the Bank of Italy
Presentation

Federico Cingano is an Economist at the OECD, Directorate for Employment Labour and Social Affairs. He is on leave from the Bank of Italy, where he is Deputy Director at the Structural Economic Analysis Directorate of the DG Economics, Statistics and Research.
He joined the Bank of Italy in 2000 becoming Senior Economist in 2006 and Head of the Industrial Organization Research Unit in 2011; he moved to the OECD in 2013.
His research interests are in Growth and productivity, Labour Economics, Political Economy and Applied Economics. His work has been published in international and Italian refereed journals. He is currently working on the inequality-growth nexus within the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) project.
He has been visiting the University of Berkeley, Centre for Labor Economics (2005-06) and the OECD Economics Department (Summer 2011), and worked as Lecturer at the University of Venice in 2000.
He holds an MSc and a PhD from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and a BA from the University of Venice.

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Vice General Director Groupama Assicurazioni

Mr. Narozniak holds a degree at the Sciences Po, Department of Political Science, Paris, with a specialisation in Economics - Public Administration; during his career at the Group Groupama - Gan he has covered several international offices.

After developing and managing at a very young age the activities of the Group in China, Vietnam and Japan, Mr. Narozniak had been the Italian Secretary General from 1999 for 6 years, with direct responsibility of strategy, planning, internal control, risk management, marketing and business development. In 2005 he came back to Paris into Gan Patrimoine, part of the Group, first as Sales and Marketing Director and then as Vice General Director.

In 2011 Mr. Narozniak went back to Groupama Avic in China, as Vice General Director for Insurance and Development Activities, keeping that position until his most recent comeback in Italy in July 2014.

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Researcher at the Marche Polytechnic University
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Alessandro Caiani (September 20, 1983) is a Post-Doc researcher at the Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona (Italy) where he works with Prof. Mauro Gallegati. He took is master degree in Political Economy at the University of Pavia, being awarded by Fondazione Cariplo as “Best graduated student of the Faculty of Economics”. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences from the University of Pavia. His doctoral thesis focused on the nature of technological innovation processes and their impact on the industry and macroeconomic levels. His research interests range from history of economic thought to macroeconomics, economics of innovation, and monetary economics. He is primarily interested in heterodox fields of study, in particular Post-Keynesian, Evolutionary, and Complexity Theories.

His current research activity is mainly centered on Agent Based Macroeconomics and he is collaborating with Prof. Stiglitz’s task force on “Macroeconomic Efficiency and Instability” at the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). His research program aims at combining the Agent Based approach, rooted in Complexity Theory, with the Post-Keynesian Stock-Flow Consistent approach to macroeconomic analysis.


19.00 - 19.30

Q&A session

Evening free

SUNDAY

9.00 - 11.00

Which policies to foster the EU’s long-term fiscal sustainability?

The new Stability Pact (six-pack, two-pack and Fiscal Compact)
The new system of fiscal coordination (European Semester) The Banking Union
How much do structural reforms help growth and competitiveness?
What are the potential costs of relying upon the use of fiscal policy in the long run?
Does the Stability and Growth Pact need a streamlining second thoughts?
To what degree can innovation be a tool for boosting international competitiveness?
Which policies to foster the EU’s long-term fiscal sustainability?

Moderator:

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Oneuro Lead Editor, Publisher

Elido Fazi graduated cum laude in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1975, and two years later earned a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Manchester with a thesis on the Neo-Keynesian theory of income distribution. Excerpts of his thesis were published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Between and 1977 and 1979 he worked at the headquarters of Ford Europe in London. In 1979 he began working as an economic journalist for the financial magazine Business International, acquired by The Economist in 1986.

In 1987 he was nominated Vice President for Southern Europe of the Economist Intelligence Unit. In 1993 he left the Economist Group to start his own company, Business Italy, which organised yearly Round Tables for the Italian government. He sold the company in 2009.

In 1994 he also founded the publishing house Fazi Editore, which has rapidly established itself as one of the top 10 publishing companies in Italy.

Speakers:

Francesco Felici arrow
Analisi Quantitativa e Modellistica - MEF
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Director Office IV – Ministry of Economy and Finance – Treasury Department - Directorate I Economic and Financial Analysis - Quantitative analysis and economic modelling

Responsible for:

Coordination and drafting of the National Reform Programme and related activities at EU level. Monitoring and assessment of structural reforms within the European policy coordination framework. Coordination of CE bilateral meetings for the national assessment procedures related to the macroeconomic imbalance procedure (MIP) and the Country Specific Recommendations (CSR). Coordination of relations with OECD and IMF for national reforms and their evaluation. Referent for the development of quantitative-analysis tools within the Treasury Department and macroeconomic forecasts.

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Managing Director of Re-Define Europe

Sony Kapoor, the Managing ​Director of the​ international t​hink ta​nk Re-Define, is an influential economist, financial sector expert and development practitioner. His career spans investment banking, civil society, academia and policy making across several countries.

Sony advises central banks, large investors, European governments, developing economies and multilateral institutions on Economic, Fiscal, Investment ​and​ Financial Policy. He has a multidisciplinary role at the London School of Economics as Strategy Adviser to its Systemic Risk Centre and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Development and Government Departments. He is also a Special Adviser to UN Environment Programme on​ Green Finance and a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Asset Management.

Until 2013 Sony was the first c​hair of the Banking Stakeholder Group at the European Banking Authority. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the European Commission and Expert Adviser to the European Parliament, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the IMF, focusing mostly on crisis management, economic governance and financial sector reform.

Prior to launching Re-Define in 2008, Sony had an eclectic career in finance, politics and civil society. He worked for ICICI, India’s largest investment bank, and did leveraged finance at Lehman Brothers in London. He structured and traded derivatives for Aquila Energy, where he also partnered with the World Bank on developing risk management tools for vulnerable economies.

Sony has advised the UN, the World Bank, the European Union and has worked as strategy adviser to the Norwegian government. He helped co-found NGOs such as the International Tax Justice Network, Europeans for Financial Reform and Finance Watch, and launched the inter-governmental Illicit Finance Task Force in 2007.

In recognition of his contribution to financial reform, tackling the Eurocrisis and promoting development, Sony has been elected a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Arts, a Young European Leader by Europanova and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Friends of Europe.

Sony is an alumnus of the LSE, University of Delhi and the prestigious ​Indian Institute of Technology.

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Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Daniel Gros is the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a post he has held since 2000. Among other current activities, he serves as adviser to the European Parliament and is a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), and the Euro 50 Group of eminent economists. He also acts as editor of Economie Internationale and International Finance.

In the past, Daniel Gros worked at the IMF (1984-86) and at the European Commission (1989-91) as economic adviser to the Delors Committee, which developed the original plans for the Economic and Monetary Union. He has been a member of high-level advisory bodies to the French and Belgian governments and provided strategic advice to numerous governments, including Downing Street and the White House at the highest level. From 2009-2011, he served on the Supervisory Board of Central Bank of Iceland. He participated as an independent in first Bank Stakeholder Group (BSG) of the European Banking Authority (EBA) (2008-2012).

Gros holds a PhD. in economics from the University of Chicago, has taught at prestigious universities throughout Europe and is the author of several books and numerous contributions to scientific journals and newspapers.

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Researcher at the University of Pavia, editor at LaVoce.info and expert in economics, politics and media

Riccardo Puglisi is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pavia. He has previously taught in the political science department at MIT and he is currently teaching macroeconomics, political economy and public economics in Pavia and Bocconi. His main research is on the economics and politics of mass media, public opinion, public economics and the economics of migration. An alumnus of Ghislieri College, he holds a doctorate in public finance (Pavia) and a PhD in Economics (LSE). He is a columnist for Corriere della Sera and a member of the editorial board of lavoce.info. Twitter account: @ricpuglisi.

11.00 - 11.15

11.15 - 12.30

Break

Which trade policies for Europe?

Is the euro overvalued for countries like Italy?
Can Germany and China continue to be large surplus countries?
Do we need to review the international and monetary system as a whole?
Should surplus countries be forced to adjust?
Can Europe adjust and help the rest of the world to adjust?
Which is the role of the protection of intellectual property rights in the rules of international trade?
Should Italy be in favor of the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)?
Will it help small and medium-sized Italian companies as well as large transnational corporations?
Europe and emerging economies – what are the priorities?

Moderator:

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Professor of Business Strategy at Bocconi University

Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffè teaches Strategic Management at Bocconi University School of Management (Milan), where it has been director of the Master in Strategy. He also taught at the Steinbeis University (Berlin) and was visiting lecturer at the Senior Executive Program of Columbia Business School (New York). He has been member of the Steering Committee E-business Policies of European Commission, and serves in many editorial boards of management journals (such as Harvard Business Review Italy), and collaborates as columnist and commentator for financial newspapers and televisions. He serves as strategy adviser and independent non executive director in the board of leading international companies in ICT and media, focusing on innovation, media and telecommunications.

Speakers:

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Deputy Director General For Trade - European Commission

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Head of Global Relations, OECD Investment Division

Andrea Goldstein is in charge of Global Relations at the OECD Investment Division. He was previously the Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the UNESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia, the Deputy Director of the Heiligendamm L’Aquila Process (the G8-G5 political dialogue) Support Unit, and Senior Economist with the OECD Development Centre and Economics Department and the World Bank Group.

Andrea has published widely on emerging economies – including L’économie des BRIC (La Découverte 2013) and Il miracolo coreano (il Mulino 2013) –, emerging multinationals – including Multinational Companies from Emerging Economies in the Global Economy (Palgrave 2007, paperback edition 2009) – and the impact of the emergence of China and India on other developing countries. He also authored 40 articles in refereed journals, including the Asian Development Review, Business History, Cambridge Journal of Economics, CEPAL Review, Economia Internazionale, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Transnational Corporations, and The World Economy.

Andrea has a regular column on Il Sole 24 Ore. In recent years he has also published op-eds in the Financial Times, Helsingin Sanomat, JoonAng, Le Monde, South China Morning Post, La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera and is a frequent contributor to www.lavoce.info and www.linkiesta.it.

Andrea studied at Bocconi, Columbia and Sussex Universities, is Leader at Bocconi Alumni Association, Paris Chapter and participates in the activities of Aspen Italia.

E-Mail: andrea.goldstein@oecd.org

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President Boeing Italy

From May 2014 Antonio De Palmas is president of Boeing Italy, responsible for coordinating all company business activities in Italy and based at the Boeing Italy headquarters in Rome. He reports to Shep Hill, president Boeing International, and senior vice president, Business Development and Strategy.

From May 2008 to April 2014, De Palmas was the Boeing president of European Union and NATO Relations, responsible for working with all European institutions and representing Boeing interests at the European Institutions and NATO.

De Palmas joined Boeing in 2003 and, before this appointment, he was Director of Communications for Italy and Southern Europe. He was responsible for all company communications, including strategic planning and issues management. He developed and implemented stakeholder engagement plans and advocacy initiatives to support Boeing business objectives.

From 2000-2003 De Palmas was Director of Business Development for Cisco Systems in Milan. In that position he launched and managed strategic initiatives for the company, like the Cisco Networking Academy Program, and was responsible to develop the Education market, and the company’s relations with the public sector.

Prior to joining Cisco Systems, De Palmas developed his career in Brussels in the EU policy areas for eight years. In this period, he has spent three years as EU and Government Affairs Manager for Oracle EMEA and has also been responsible of EU affairs for various business interests.

He has been extensively involved in the liberalization of the telecom sector, the convergence of the audio-visual, information technology and telecom sectors and the development of electronic commerce. Italian native, De Palmas is a lawyer and is fluent in four languages (Italian, Spanish, English, and French).

Final Speech:

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Italian Minister of Constitutional Reforms

Born in Montevarchi in 1981, Boschi is a lawyer specialised in company law. She graduated cum laude in Law at the University of Florence, specialising in company law. She was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in the 2013 general elections in the lists of the Italian Democratic Party, and serves on the party’s national board as the head of Reforms. She has been Minister of Constitutional Reforms since February 22 2014. She served on the board of Publiacqua SpA, the company in charge of water service in the Provinces of Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Arezzo, between 2009 and 2013. She was also a member of the civil law examination board of the Florence postgraduate school of legal professions.


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