INET at the Trento Economics Festival

    The Return of the State: Businesses, Communities, Institutions

    Jun 3–6, 2021 Download .ics

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    Values: Building a Better World For All

    June 4th, 10:30 EDT, 16:30 CEST
    A dialogue between Mark Carney and William Janeway, coordinated by Robert Johnson
    Our world is full of fault lines—growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them stem from a common crisis in values. (watch now)

    Nobody is Safe if Someone is Unsafe

    June 5th, 14:00 EDT, 20:00 CEST
    A dialogue between Jayati Ghosh, Rohinton Medhora, Joseph E. Stiglitz, coordinated by Robert Johnson
    The world won’t emerge from the pandemic until the pandemic is controlled everywhere, and this is a special concern because of the new mutations that are likely to arise where the disease is running its course. So too, the world won’t have a robust economic recovery until at least most of the world is on the course to prosperity. Global growth is far more muted now than then, and inward-looking policies in some of the nations where growth has been restored have resulted in an increase in their trade surplus, attenuating the global impact of their recovery. (watch now)

    Digital Transformation, Opportunity and Social Sustainability

    June 6th, 10:30 EDT, 16:30 CEST
    A dialogue between Michael Spence and Robert Johnson
    The governance of technology is a new challenge. The Recovery Plans is encouraging the digital transformation of our economies. An acceleration of technological change is bound to deeply affect labor markets and income distribution. While labor-market adaptation is likely to stave off permanent high unemployment, it cannot be counted on to prevent a sharp rise in inequality. (watch now)


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