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  • Meeting in digital format
  • 30 September 2021
     
     

    Anatomy of a recovery and the role of exports

      The Made in Italy brand and its propensity for exportation has always been an essential component of the Italian economy, playing a crucial role in the development and growth of the national entrepreneurial fabric. Exports continue to be a driver of the economy’s competitiveness thanks to progress that is predicted to surpass 11% in 2021, with prospects over the next three years of maintaining a pace beyond that of the pre-pandemic period.

    • Meeting in digital format
    • 20 January 2021
       
       

      The Biden Administration and the Future of America

        President Biden’s inauguration comes at a moment of serious division in the United States. Urgent domestic issues and a shifting international context have created some major challenges for the American leadership. Although he may be eager to put the “Trump factor” behind him with a long series of executive orders right from the start, the new president must also lay out a broader strategy.

      • Meeting in digital format
      • 15 July 2021
         
         

        Energy in the post-COVID transition between geopolitics and growth

          The world economy has started down the right path to achieving the environmental goals set by the EU and those underwritten in Paris in 2015, but still lags behind in terms of deadlines. European efforts must, in any case, be viewed within the broader global context, since all the data point to Asia – headed up by China, but not exclusively – as the worst offender in terms of harmful emissions. This is especially due to the use of carbon in this phase of post-pandemic economic recovery. Asia remains the principal problem even considering the combined American and European contribution.

        • Meeting in digital format
        • 20 September 2021
           
           

          Climate change: the COP26 challenge

            The COP26 offers a crucial window of opportunity in the struggle against climate change. After the G20 in Naples, the Glasgow conference under the Italian and British presidency will be a moment for the world’s most prominent economies to scrutinize fulfillment of the 2015 Paris Accord pledges and discuss future steps.

          • Meeting in digital format
          • 19 October 2021
             
             

            The post-Covid economic paradigm: the future of work and business

              Aspenia 94 (in Italian), entitled “I nuovi dopoguerra”, analyzes the many complexities of the international economic picture. It is possible that the post-Covid era will open up scenarios similar to those of the 1970s, or even something resembling the “roaring Twenties” and its tragic epilogue, the Great Depression of 1929.

            • Meeting in digital format
            • 7 July 2020
               
               

              I nostri Anni Venti. Come uscire dalla sindrome del lockdown

                According to Ipsos data, the fears of 54% of Italians of a pandemic outbreak in April have ebbed considerably. The June data show less concern over contagion (one-third of Italians) and more over economic recession. The Covid-19 contagion peak triggered a broad sharing of values such as social cohesion, interdependence, civic sensitivity, the importance of volunteerism and a greater assumption of responsibility for social capital and faith in institutions – with the exception of the court system and the European Union.

              • Meeting in digital format
              • 6 October 2020
                 
                 

                Infrastructure for a better growth

                  In the July 21 agreement guaranteeing the arrival of resources from Europe in response to the economic consequences of Covid-19, strategic sectors such as infrastructure are to receive significant support. Nevertheless, a series of both technical and institutional complexities threaten to slow the distribution of these funds. The controversy that has developed around a mechanism that hinges on the rule of law is paradigmatic: both the so-called “frugal four” countries and Finland consider the theme central, in contrast to the bitter opposition of countries such as Poland and Hungary.

                • Meeting in digital format
                • 18 November 2020
                   
                   

                  The Pandemic and the power sector

                    An overall energy transition is under way, and has been for several years despite significant structural obstacles and cyclical ups and downs. The ongoing pandemic and the related economic slowdown have come at a critical juncture in this respect. Today’s situation has highlighted a connection between GDP levels, population density and the impact of Covid-19 infections – likely through air quality – as manifested in various areas of Northern Italy and probably elsewhere.

                  • Meeting in digital format
                  • 9 December 2020
                     
                     

                    A new Green Deal between Europe and the US

                      The European Union has finally taken a vanguard position on green energy and climate change, approving major steps by other nations, such as China, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and the United States. The election of Joe Biden to the White House and the appointment of John Kerry as special climate envoy strongly suggest that transatlantic cooperation on the Green Deal, among other things, will be relaunched.

                    • Rome
                    • 23 July 2019
                       
                       

                      Geopolitics, Economics and Ethics of artificial Intelligence

                        Enormous investments have been going into artificial intelligence for some time now. In some cases the returns have been unclear; neither are we entirely sure what artificial intelligence, machine learning and algorithms are, or what the difference between them is. What is certain, however, is that the future of the economy and of the society is inextricably bound to this new technological revolution.

                      • Rome
                      • 20 November 2019
                         
                         

                        The great convergence. Innovation in the energy sector and and the new economy

                          The technological and economic convergence of electrical and gas grids will be what marks the future energy transition, and it will be up to a modern delivery system to create a more sustainable, efficient and circular energy system. The move is toward a change in the energy mix. Indeed, although 46% of electrical power is produced today from coal and nuclear, considerable growth in the use of renewable energies is expected for 2030. The most effective management of the transition, then, will mean keeping environmental and economic sustainability in mind.

                        • Rome
                        • 15 January 2019
                           
                           

                          Energy and the economy: Trump’s next two years – Transatlantic challenges

                            It is not going to be the economy that jeopardizes Donald Trump’s eventual re-election to the White House. The American president, who for some remains a sort of accident of history, is much more pragmatic than his abrupt strategy changes and innovative communication habits – by quarrelsome tweet – would indicate. Tax reform is doing the American economy good, and its advantages should last long enough to play a role in his run for a second term in 2020.

                          • Milan
                          • 21 January 2019
                             
                             

                            New city-states: power, growth, inequality

                              According to UN estimates, 65% of the world’s population will be living in urban settings by 2050, resulting in an increase in consumer and energy needs and development opportunities. Major metropolises already cover approximately 3% of the planet’s total land surface: The “city” of 103 million inhabitants now forming around Beijing is struggling with serious logistic problems, beginning with those related to transportation.

                            • Rome
                            • 7 February 2018
                               
                               

                              Aspenia Talks – Economic relations between Italy and the United States

                                • Good evening.  Thank you Professor Tremonti for the kind introduction.  I have actually had the pleasure of meeting Professor Tremonti before, and as I’m sure you all know, he is a very perceptive observer of Italian and world affairs.  I am honored to be on stage with him.  He is the professor, and I am just the student. 
                                • It’s a pleasure to speak with you tonight about economic relations between the United States and Italy.
                                • I have been living in Italy, the bel paese, for six months now, and so in many respects, I a
                              • Roma
                              • 3 July 2018
                                 
                                 

                                The future of energy: innovation, technology and geopolitics

                                  The vast energy transition under way goes well beyond ratcheting up the use of renewables, as much as that is essential for obvious environmental reasons. The shift in that direction is currently a gradual one that, however, in the coming years is going to reach a watershed point at which, once the cost of new sources drops considerably below that of hydrocarbon products, the changes already ongoing will speed up.