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Inequalities in the West and in the World: Evidence, mechanisms and policies

Organized by:
Network of Economists on the Welfare State
Specific Targeted Research Project Sixth Framework programme - Priority 7

September 19-20, 2008
Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics
Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, Rome.
Sala del Consiglio – 2º floor “Ala Presidenza”




Friday, September 19, 2008

Global and European inequalities

9.30     Opening of the workshop

Marcello Gorgoni, Director, Department of Public Economics, Sapienza University of Rome

Maurizio Franzini, Director CRISS

Chair: M. Gorgoni (Sapienza University of Rome)

9.45.    Keynote Speaker: Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University

Globalization, Growth, and  Distribution: Framing the Questions

10.45   Coffee break

11.00   Inequality across and within countries

Massimo Giannini, University of Rome, Tor Vergata

Discussant: Massimo Baldini, University of Modena

Discussant: Enrico Saltari, Sapienza University of Rome

12.00  Decomposing inequality

Francesco Farina, University of Siena

Discussant: Carlo Dell'Aringa, University of Milan "Cattolica"

Discussant: Paolo Piacentini, Sapienza University of Rome

13.00   Lunch

Chair: D.M. Nuti (Sapienza University of Rome)

14.15   The effects on inequality  of innovation, trade and labour market

Mario Pianta, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo"

Discussant: Luciano Marcello Milone, Sapienza University of Rome

Discussant: Annamaria Simonazzi , Sapienza University of Rome

15.15   Welfare state, redistribution and political economy

Debora Di Gioacchino, Sapienza University of Rome

Discussant: Giuseppe Pisauro, Sapienza University of Rome

Discussant: Massimo D'Antoni, University of Siena

16.15  Persistence of inequality

Maurizio Franzini, Sapienza University of Rome

Discussant: Antonio Schizzerotto, University of Trento

Discussant: Patrizio Piraino, Statistics Canada

17.15   Coffee break

17.30   Roundtable discussion with opinion makers

Disuguaglianze: realtà, percezioni, ideologie

Chair: Elena Granaglia (Scuola Superiore Economia e Finanza)

Invited speakers: Orazio Carabini (Il Sole 24 Ore),  Roberta Carlini (L'Espresso), Luca Cifoni (Messaggero), Massimo Mucchetti (Corriere della Sera), Roberto Petrini (Repubblica)


Saturday, September 20

Inequality across the Atlantic 

Chair: M. Franzini (Sapienza University of Rome)

9.30     American Myths: Holes in the American Model since 1970s

Jeff Madrick, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

10.15   The transmission of inequality across the generations: immigrants to Canada and their children

Miles Corak, University of Ottawa

11.00   Coffee break

11.30   Rising tides, redistribution and the material well-being of the poor

Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona

12.15    Roundtable Discussion

Inequalities in the West  and  in the World: origins and policies.

Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), Grzegorz W. Kolodko (TIGER - Transformation Integration and Globalization Economic Research), Josè Molero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Domenico Mario Nuti (Sapienza University of Rome), Emilio Reyneri (University of Milan "Bicocca"), Vincenzo Visco (Sapienza University of Rome)



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