The Rossi-Doria Lectures are held, once a year since 1997, by Italian and international distinguished scholars.
Since 2014, the Lectures are organized by Rossi-Doria Centre.
Lectures may be downloaded below in PDF.
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2016
Anil Markandya, The EU 2050 Low-Carbon Strategy: Which Policy Design?
Abstract. The CECILIA2050 project has been set up to understand how policy instruments work in interaction, what factors determine their performance, and how the European climate policy instruments mix should evolve to guide the transformation to a low-carbon economy. The 2016 Rossi-Doria Lecture will describe the main findings of the project, particularly focusing on the policy implications emerging from the cooperation between the scientific European teams involved and the stakeholders consulted during the three-years project. There emerge several advices to policy makers on how to improve the economic efficiency and environmental effectiveness of the instruments mix, and how address constraints that limit their performance or feasibility. The latter include public acceptance; availability of finance and the physical infrastructure, as well as the administrative and legal framework
Rey, Luis; Markandya, Anil; González-Eguino, Mikel, (2015). Assessment of EU Instrumentation under Different Supranational Governance Scenarios. CECILIA2050 WP6, Deliverable 6.3. Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao.
Anil Markandya is Professor of Resource Economics, leading the Basque Centre for Climate Change as Executive Director from April 2008. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics in 1968 and was awarded his Ph.D. on the Economics of the Environment in 1975. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the U.S.A and at University College London and Bath University in the U.K. Professor Markandya has extensively worked on climate change; energy and environment issues, receiving several awards. He was one of the core team that drafted the IPCC 4th Assessment that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
His research interests cover a wide range of resource economics issues in the areas of climate change; environmental valuation; environmental policy; energy and environment; green accounting; macroeconomics and trade. Some of his best-known works include: ´Blueprint for a Green Economy’, ´Green Accounting in Europe’, ´Reconciling Trade and Development’ and ´Cleaning the Ganges’.
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2015
Michael Ash, Jobs Versus Environment? Assessing the Jobs-Environment Relationship in the US
Abstract. What is the trade-off, if any, between jobs and the environment? Population exposure to industrial pollution is often characterized as a social cost that comes with the benefit of output and employment in industrial production. The 2015 Rossi-Doria Lecture will assess the benefit of industrial activity in terms of employment and the provision of “good jobs” in relation to the environmental and health risk. To what extent does the distribution of the benefits of employment in industrial production mirror the distribution of the costs of exposure to the toxic byproducts of industrial activity, in particular in the dimension of race and ethnicity? The social impact of industrial activity on vulnerable populations is particularly contested, with many claims that employment opportunities warrant excess population exposure.
Michael Ash (Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999) is Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Chair of the Economics Department at University of Massachusetts Amherst. His areas of research are: labor, health and environmental economics, examined through quantitative models. Ash’s main interests in environmental policy include disclosure and right-to-know laws, greenhouse-gas policy, and environmental justice.
In 2013, Herndon, Ash and Pollin critiqued the argument of Harvard University Professors Reinhart and Rogoff that high public debt strangles economic growth. Herndon, Ash, and Pollin were named among Foreign Policy Magazine 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2014
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2013
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2012
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2011
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2010
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2009
Ross-Doria Lecture 2008
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2007
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2006
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2005
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2004
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2003
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2002
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2001
Rossi-Doria Lecture 2000
Rossi-Doria Lecture 1999
Rossi-Doria Lecture 1998
Rossi-Doria Lecture 1997