Research Seminar Series on “Global Challenges”

The first “Global Challenges” seminar, jointly organised by the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano and the Paolo Baffi Centre (Bocconi University) took place at Bocconi in December 2011. In the following years, the initiative was joined by the Laboratorio di Analisi Monetaria (Università Cattolica) in 2012, the University of Milan Bicocca and the Politecnico di Milano in 2013.
The whole community of researchers in international economics based in the Milan area participate in the “Global Challenges” activities. Their research covers fields like International Trade, Multinational Firms, Migration, International Finance, Development. These researchers frequently work together in different projects and research papers. Among others, this community includes Gianmarco Ottaviano, Carlo Altomonte and Italo Colantone at Bocconi; Mariapia Mendola at Bicocca; Lucia Tajoli and Giulia Felice at Politecnico; Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Giovanni Facchini, Tommaso Frattini and Anna Rosso at Statale. “Global challenges” are now at the forefront of the policy agenda. Issues like trade policy, migration, regulation of financial markets are constantly discussed and challenged in public and policy debates.
In 2019, the “Global Challenges” activities will be jointly organised by the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, BAFFI CAREFIN (Bocconi University) and the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (University of Milan) in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Economia, Metodi Quantitativi e Strategie di Impresa (Università Milano Bicocca) and the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale (Politecnico di Milano).
The Unicredit Foundation will support this initiative.

Forthcoming Seminars

6 June 2019: Francesco Amodio (McGill)

19 September 2019: Martina Viarengo (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)

25 October 2019: Global Challenges Workshop

7 November 2019: Gordon Hanson (University of California, San Diego)

28 November 2019: Santiago Pérez (University of California, Davis)

Past Seminars

5 April 2019: Luigi Pascali (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) on “Wars, Local Political Institutions, and Fiscal Capacity: Evidence from Six Centuries of German History”

31 January 2019: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University) on “Did Immigrants in the Past Assimilate Faster than Today?”