Conference Program – Provisional

Thursday, 2 November 2017

[Detailed Program]

09:00 Registration of Participants

10:00 Welcome Speeches

Piergiorgio Ardeni, President of Istituto Cattaneo
Virginio Merola, Mayor of Bologna
Elisabetta Gualmini, Vice-president of Emilia Romagna Region

10:45 Plenary Session
Opening Lecture – The Anthony Atkinson Lecture: Poverty in EU
Prof. Stephen Jenkins,
London School of Economics

11:30 Parallel Sessions

Session 1 – Income Inequality and Growth 

Session 2 – Labour and Wage Inequality

Session 3 – Income Inequality and Financial Markets

14:45 Parallel Sessions

Session 4 – Income and Wealth Inequality

Session 5 – Inequality across Regions and Regional Disparities. The Case of Italy. This session is organised thanks to the contribution of the Tuscan Interuniversity Research Centre “Camilo Dagum”

Session 6 – Perspectives on Inequality in Low-income Countries

17:15 Plenary Session
Lecture – Measuring Diversity and its Relevance for Economics
Prof. Jacques Silber, Bar-Ilan University

 Friday, 3 November 2017

[Detailed Program]

09:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 7 – Inequality of Opportunities

Session 8 – Skills, Labour and Wage Inequality

Session 9 – Re-distribution and Fiscal Policies

11:15 Plenary Session
Lecture – The Pathology of  Gender Inequality
Prof. Lynn Prince Cooke, University of Bath

12:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 10 – Inequality across Regions and Regional Disparities

Session 11 – Inequality and Inter-generational Mobility

Session 12 – Health and Social Inequality

14:45 Parallel Sessions

Session 13 – Poverty and Migration 

Session 14 – Gender-based Wage Inequality

Session 15 – Education, Inter-generational Mobility and Inequality

17:15 Plenary Session
Lecture – Social Inequality and Social Mobility: Is there an Inverse Relation?
Prof. John Goldthorpe and Prof. Erzsébet Bukodi, University of Oxford


Saturday, 4 November 2017

[Detailed Program]

09:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 16 – Faces of Gender Inequality

Session 17 – Income Inequality: Measurement Issues

Session 18 – Social Inequality

11:15 Plenary Session
Lecture – 
Prof. Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University, New York

14:00 Plenary Session
Lecture – A Remedy for Inequality? Enterprise facilitation, and 35 years of responding to local passion, energy and imagination
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, Sirolli Institute, Sacramento

15:00 Round Table – Which inequalities? Whither policies? Which data are they counting on?

  • Giorgio Alleva, Istat, President
  • Tito Boeri, INPS, President;
  • Marco Mira d’Ercole, OECD, Statistics Department Deputy Head
  • Romano Prodi, former Head of European Commission
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University
  • Roberto Torrini, Banca d’Italia

17:00 Closing of Conference