Conference Program

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Thursday 2 November 2017

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09:00 Registration of Participants

10:00 Welcome Speeches

Pier Giorgio Ardeni, President of Istituto Cattaneo
Virginio Merola, Mayor of Bologna
Elisabetta Gualmini, Vice-president of Regione Emilia-Romagna

10:30 Plenary Session
Opening Lecture – The Anthony Atkinson Lecture: Poverty in EU
Stephen Jenkins,
London School of Economics

11:30 Parallel Sessions

Session 1 – Income Inequality and Growth 

Session 2 – Labour and Wage Inequality

Session 3 – Re-distribution and Fiscal Policies

14:45 Parallel Sessions

Session 4 – Income and Wealth Inequality

Session 5 – Perspectives on Inequality in Low-income Countries

Session 6 – Health and Social Inequality

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

 Friday 3 November 2017

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09:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 7 – Inequality of Opportunities

Session 8 – Inequality and Inter-generational Mobility

Session 9 – Faces of Gender Inequalities

11:45 Plenary Session
Lecture – The Pathology of  Gender Inequality
Lynn Prince Cooke, University of Bath

13:45 Plenary Session
Lecture – Social Inequality and Social Mobility: Is there an Inverse Relation?
John Goldthorpe and Erzsébet Bukodi, University of Oxford

14:45 Parallel Sessions

Session 10 – Gender-based Wage Inequalities

Session 11 – Income Inequality and Financial Market

Session 12 – Education, Inter-generation Mobility and Inequality


Saturday 4 November 2017

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09:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 13 – 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 14 – Income Inequality: Measurement Issues

Session 15 – Social Inequality

11:45 Plenary Session
Lecture – Trends in Inequality: Social, Economic and Political Issues
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University

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

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

Paolo Onofri, Prometeia (Chair)

  • Enrico Giovannini, former President of Istat
  • 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