Trento Festival of Economics

YSI Europe Convening 2017

Jun 1–4, 2017 Download .ics

Trento, Italy |

The Young Scholars Initiative and its working groups will be hosting meetings and discussions in and around the 2017 Trento Festival of Economics. 

YSI Program

We welcome anyone interested to join us at the YSI Sessions in Trento. Please click here to access the overall Festival Program.

Venue of YSI sessions

Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Via Tommaso Gar 14; Room: 004

INET Lecture locations are indicated below.

Thursday, June 1st 

13:00 – 13:15Welcome
13:15 – 14:00Lecture | Trade Shocks and US Income and Pension Security 

Prof. Teresa Ghilarducci
14:00 – 15:30Lecture | Gender Gap in Pensions
Organized by the Gender & Economics Working Group

Prof. Graziella Caselli and Prof. Elsa Fornero, discussant: Prof. Teresa Ghilarducci
16:00 – 17:30  Panel Session | Recent Developments Regional Integration (I)

Oliver Picek – “Euro Area Imbalances: How much can the North Help the South?”
Mehdi Bary – “Understanding the Heterogeneous Risk Sharing Levels experienced by Eurozone Countries”

Marie Lechler – “Regional Employment Changes and Anti-EU Sentiment”

Seung Woo Kim – “’Gnomes of Zurich’ - the portrait of global finance under the nation-state system”

Anita Pelle – “European Integration from a Club-Theoretical Perspective: Implications for post-Crisis, post-Brexit Times
17:30 - 18:00Meeting of the Financial Stability Working Group

Friday, June 2nd

10:00 – 11:15 Panel Session | YSI Gender & Economics

Rachel Ganly - “Rising Care dependency: Economic implications for women of China’s demographic shifts”

Alejandra Vasquez - “Empathy and Strategic Behavior in Simple Experimental Games”

Alejandro Abraham - “Education and wages in the Populist decade in Argentinian: Gender and Inequality Gap”

Adam Kerenyi - Whodunit - killing the Academic Freedom in Hungary
11:30 – 12:30Lecture | Crisis and Sustainability

Prof. Alessandro Vercelli
13:45 – 14:00Special Session
Presentation of the YSI Cooperatives Working Group
14:00 – 15:30Panel Session | Free Trade & Domestic Institutions

Silvia Vannutelli - “Income Inequality and Political Participation”

Mariana Piaia Abreu - “Brazilian Productive Structure an Analysis from Complex Networks”

Luisa Scarcella - “Framing “Harmful Tax Competition” from a Legal Perspective”

Francisco Javier Ardila Suarez - “The Habitus of Inequality”
16:00 – 17:00Panel Session | Capital Flows and Financial Protectionism

Adam Kerenyi - “The Brexit impact on financial services and FinTech industry”

Devika Dutt - “The Costs of Foreign Exchange Intervention”
18:00INET Lecture | Landscapes of Distress: Demographic Trends and Spatial Differences in Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Mortality

Prof. Shannon Monnat

Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca sociale - Aula Kessler

Saturday, June 3rd

10:00 – 11:00Lecture Prof. Edoardo Gaffeo | Bank Capital Regulation and Financial Fragility
Organized by the Financial Stability and Finance, Law & Economics Working Groups
11:15 – 12:30YSI Panel Session | Sovereign Debt in Emerging Economies

Prof. Arturo O’Connell and Dr. Martin Guzman
13:30 – 14:00Special Activity
Organized by the Economic Development Working Group
Presentation of E-book publication 

14:00 – 15:30Panel Session | Alternative Approaches to Trade & Integration

Kanya Paramaguru - “Developing a Measure of Trade Openness in the EU”

Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven - “Explaining Persistent Trade Imbalances in Africa from a Classical Perspective”

Samir Djelti - “Migration and the Development of African Countries”
16:00 – 17:30 Panel Session | Recent Developments Regional Integration (II)

Bernardo Caldarola - “Imagining Structural Transformation in Africa: the Role of Trade and Regional Integration”

Michal Gulczynski - “Linguistic Diversity and Regional Development in Ukraine”

Thomas Fazi - “Defining a Progressive Vision of Sovereignty in a post-(neo)liberal Age”
18:00INET Lecture | Party Competition and Industrial Structure in the 2016 American Elections: What Happened and Why.”

Prof. Thomas Ferguson

Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca sociale - Aula Kessler

Sunday, June 4th

10:00 – 11:15 INET Lecture | The Business Model of Big Pharma

Prof. William Lazonick

Palazzo Geremia
12:00 – 13:00 INET Panel | Retreat From Globalization? Multilateralism, International Trade,
and Financial Stability in the New American Administration.

Rob Johnson, Prof. Thomas Ferguson and Prof. Arturo O’Connell

Facoltà di Giurisprudenza - Aula Magna
14:00 – 15:30YSI Inequality Session
Organized by the Inequality Working Group

Elizabeth Rivera - “Unrevealing Time Use as a Capability: an alternative Dimension to Include in a Multidimensional Well-Being Index”

Sovna Mohanty - “Globalization and Inequality:A cross-country analysis”

Lorenzo Paglione - “Life Expectancy Inequalities related to Education Level, the Urban Context of Rome.”

YSI Call for Papers - “Globalization in an Age of Rising Nationalism” [ENDED]

The inequitable distribution of the benefits brought fourth by globalization has given rise to populist and nationalist movements not seen since the 1930s. Over the last year, this wave of discontent has led to two momentous events that portend to dramatically re-shape world order: BREXIT and the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency. The traditional calls for further economic and financial integration across the globe that characterized much of policy discourse over the last three decades are being replaced by an increasingly nationalistic economic agenda.

In this context, the YSI working groups would like to foster a discussion on the origins and consequences of these tumultuous developments. Is it possible to continue moving forward in the process of globalization on the basis of the economic and institutional arrangements that have characterized the last decades? Or, is this a time to re-think and re-organize the theoretical and institutional foundations that thus far have supported globalization? In particular, we are interested in submissions of abstracts and papers on common themes that provide the opportunity for an academic discussion across working groups. Possible topics may include:

·      Recent developments in regional integration or separation (particularly in Europe, Africa, or Latin America).

·      Tensions between free trade and efforts to protect domestic interests and institutions.

·      Alternative economic approaches to trade and globalization and new ways of thinking about the costs and benefits of integration.

·      Genderifying economic analysis.

·      Capital flows and financial protectionism.

·      Driving forces of economic and financial (dis-)integration in the history of capitalism.

We look forward to seeing you in Trento!