Funding Institution: Compagnia di San Paolo
Partners: Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin)
Start/end date: 1 January 2016 – currently on going
LdA Current Researchers: Tommaso Frattini (coordinator), Sante De Pinto and Natalia Vigezzi
Goals: the main objective of the observatory is to study analytically topical issues on migration, such as the economic and social impact of immigration on receiving and sending countries or the implications of different migration policies, from an international and cross-disciplinary perspective. Then, it aims to construct a critical mass of academic knowledge in order to increase the visibility of Collegio Carlo Alberto and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano in the policy debate.
Value Added in Motion. The Future Geography of Production, Migration and Energy (VAM)
Funding Institution: Enel Foundation
Partners: University of Milan, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Start/End date: 1 May 2013 – 30 April 2016
LdA Researchers: Giorgio Barba Navaretti (coordinator), Gianmarco Ottaviano and Giovanni Pica (Geography of Value Added), Giovanni Facchini and Tommaso Frattini (Migration), Marzio Galeotti, Francesco Vona and Federico Pontoni (Energy)
Goals: The overarching aim of this large project has been understanding the geography of value added and its implications for migration and for demand and supply of energy. Work pursued three different objectives:
i) mapping the geography of value added and to assess its main triggers;
ii) assessing the relationship between the location of activities and the production of value added and population movements;
iii) assessing how energy demand and the availability of energy sources relate to the creation, composition, and location of economic activities and to population movements.