Maria Savona explains her paper on how different models assessing climate change integrate aspects of structural change that are crucial to understand the complexity of how the economy affects the environment.
“Structured management practices include for example, quality checks and reducing defect rates, hiring and firing based on performance, and tracking and achieving targets of production. Firms who follow these practices have higher profitability, higher innovation rates and lower rates of exit”. An interview with Megha Patnaik
An interview with Francesco Lippi about the study of the optimal lockdown policy for a planner who wants to control the fatalities of a pandemic while minimizing the output costs of the lockdown.
“Business angels are individuals who evaluate, select and eventually finance innovative business projects that they believe are promising. Business angels networks are simply business angels associations, and the tool through which they organize themselves”. An interview with Paolo Giordani about the Financing innovation.
Reshoring is the company decision to relocate activities back to the home country. An interview with Simona Romani about the effects that reshoring can have on the market, considering the consumers’ point of view.
This is where the unexpected slowdown in the first Eurozone economy comes from: weak consumption, the role of immigration, stagnant productivity and fearful exporters. What if German economy was “stable” rather than “dynamic”? The analysis by Daniel Gros for Luiss Open
We interviewed Jeffrey Sachs on the occasion of the book launch of the Italian edition of his “Building the New American Economy”. He reflected on the state of the affairs of the American economy during the first year of Trump presidency, covering international political economy, trade policies and some good reasons to look forward to the future.
Professor Sachs is one of the world’s foremost development economists and his book “Building the new American economy” has just been translated in Italian. In this interview, he explains why Trump has been “much worse” than he imagined and how the new President is getting it wrong on international trade (although he is right in pointing to the uneven distributional effects of globalization)
On the occasion of Jeffrey Sachs’ participation in the meeting “Processo all’economia. Demografia, democrazia, mercati, felicità”, organized by LUISS, an extract from his latest book “Building the New American Economy”, with the Italian translation out soon for LUISS University Press. Despite some negative signs, Sachs argues that there is reason to be optimistic about the future
In the identification between single currency and neoliberal policies, that’s where the anti-Euro movement as well the advocates of the status quo are splashing around. Both, armed against one other, pretend not to see that the problem is not the single currency itself, but the intellectual climate that is now prevailing in Europe. Here are some ideas to finally change direction without blowing up the whole continent, taken from Francesco Saraceno’s preface to the Italian edition of Martin Sandbu’s book “Europe’s Orphan”.
An excerpt, for Open, from the new book “The Impact of the Economic Crisis of Southern European Democracies” by Leonardo Morlino and Francesco Raniolo
The economist Aghion has participated in a meeting organized by LUISS. From the Eurozone slowly growing again, to the rising inequality in the world, here are his thoughts collected for you by Open
Rosamaria Bitetti and Ornella Darova try to understand the reasons behind the European expat movement in the essay “Economic Freedom as a Magnet for intra-EU28 Migration”