Rossi-Doria Lectures

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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 2018
    Josef Schmidhuber, Key Trends and Challenges for Global Agricultural Markets in the Presence of Disruptive Technologies

    Abstract. The Lecture provides an overview of key results and drivers for global agricultural markets over the next 10 years and beyond. It presents prospective changes in supply and demand of agricultural markets, trade and prices. In doing so, it also relates the results of the outlook to selected goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), such as the prevalence of undernourishment or the GHG emissions from agriculture. The main thrust of the outlook is based on the OECD/FAO medium-term projections for global agricultural markets. Over and above these baseline results, a number of possible “disruptors” will be presented, all with a view to their potential of changing agricultural markets or their ability to accelerate the progress towards the SDGs. The disruptive trends and technologies will cover a wide range of possible innovations in food and agriculture, commonly known as “Agriculture 4.0”. They include artificial intelligence and machine learning, Distributed Ledger Technology, or new ways and instruments of financing sustainable development in agriculture and the SDGs more generally.

    Josef Schmidhuber is Deputy Director, Trade and Markets Division, UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
    He started his professional career as a consultant with the World Food Council, worked as an econometrician and economist with the FAO, as a senior economist with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and as head of FAO´s Global Perspectives Studies Unit. He has assumed short-term assignments with other international institutions, including The World Bank and the European Investment Bank. His work has been published in numerous books, peer-reviewed journals, or as documents of international organisations such as the OECD, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the FAO. His areas of interest include commodity market analysis and outlook; trade and investment in agriculture; global food and nutrition issues; climate change, as well as links between bioenergy and agricultural markets. He holds a M.Sc. degree in agricultural economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the Technical University of Munich. 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 2017
    Giancarlo Corsetti, New international relations and economics

    Abstract (Italian). L’evoluzione della politica nei paesi industrializzati prefigura la ripresa di strategie e politiche opportunistiche in nome dell’interesse nazionale, a detrimento della cooperazione internazionale. Allo stesso tempo, solleva interrogativi sul futuro dell’integrazione economica e finanziaria globale. La lezione propone una riflessione sulle complesse modalità di coesistenza di strategie non-cooperative e mercati globalizzati, alla luce della teoria economica e attraverso esempi di politiche macroeconomiche a livello internazionale e europeo. Nell’Unione Europea, il problema riguarda in particolare il futuro assetto del mercato unico e dell’unione monetaria.

    Giancarlo Corsetti (Ph.D. Yale, 1992) is Professor of Macroeconomics at Cambridge University, fellow of Clare College and director of the Cambridge INET Institute. He has previously taught at the European University Institute in Florence, as Pierre Werner Chair, and the Universities of Rome III, Yale and Bologna.
    He is a leading scholar in international economics and open macro with pioneering contributions on currency, financial and sovereign crises, monetary and fiscal policy in open economy, and the international transmission and global imbalances. His work has been published by the American Economic Review, the Journal of European Economic Association, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He has been a long-serving co-editor of the Journal of International Economics.
    He is a consultant at the European Central Bank and the Bank of England and a regular visiting professor in central banks and international institutions. He is research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, where he served as co-director of the International Macroeconomic Programme between 2004 and 2015. He is a member the European Economic Association, where he served as a member of the council, and Program Chairman of the 2007 Annual Congress in Budapest.

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    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

    Assessment of EU instrumentation options under different supranational governance scnearios

    Rey, Luis; Markandya, Anil; González-Eguino, Mikel, (2015). Assessment of EU Instrumentation under Different Supranational Governance ScenariosCECILIA2050 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’.

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    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.


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