finance workshop

Preview to the Cernobbio Workshop “The Outlook for the Economy and Finance”

Thursday, April 7, 2016
from 2:30 pm to 6:45 pm (registration 2:15 pm)

Villa d’Este – Sala Regina – CERNOBBIO (CO)

Preview to the Cernobbio Workshop “The Outlook for the Economy and Finance”

Preview to the Cernobbio Workshop
The Outlook for the Economy and Finance

April 7, 2016

Some of the protagonists of the regular Cernobbio “The Outlook for the Economy and Finance” Workshop outlined potential developments in the global situation and the Eurozone, as well as the implications for Italy.

An opportunity to examine the main factors for growth and those that risk weakening it, and how institutions and companies should react.

Specifically, the event examined:

  • Development, sustainability and global risks: for a number of indicators the distribution of wealth is increasingly inequable, while for others poverty has been halved. What is the truth? How can the economic, social, geo-political and climatic health of the planet be restored?
  • The “Chinese Dream”: what are the future prospects, challenges and opportunities for the Chinese economy? Is a transition towards a more balanced economy possible? And how?
  • The crises facing Europe and Italy: will Europe succeed in becoming an economic, moral and cultural “superpower”? What more can be done, and differently, to accelerate Italy’s weak recovery?

Find out the full program of the meeting


Hernando de Soto
Peruvian economist, he is president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (Lima), one of the most important think tanks in the world according to The Economist. He was promoter of the legislation which gave Peru’s poor access to economic opportunities, starting with the right to ownership. Bill Clinton called him “the most important living economist”. He is among the 100 most-influential people in the world and is one of the top 5 Latin American innovators of the century according to Time; one of the most important development theorists according to the German publication Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit; and, according to Forbes, one of the 15 innovators who will reinvent the future.

Yu Yongding
Senior Fellow at the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the CASS – Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), of which he was director for many years. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Foreign Ministry and the Advisory Committee for National Planning that is part of the Commission for National Development and Reform of the People’s Republic of China. He is a former member of the Committee for Monetary Policy of the Chinese Central Bank as well as president of the China Society of World Economy. He is the author of over 10 books and innumerable articles on macroeconomics and international finance.

Luigi ZingalesLuigi Zingales
Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. According to Foreign Policy he is one of the 100 most-influential thinkers in the world. In 2014, together with Ben Bernanke and Martin Feldstein, he was invited to the White House to discuss with President Obama the ways to accelerate growth and improve the competitiveness of the US. He is president of the American Finance Association and head of the Center for Economic Analysis of the PCAOB, the SEC audit authority. He writes editorials for Il Sole 24 Ore and L’Espresso. He is the author of “Salvare il Capitalismo dai Capitalisti”, “A Capitalism for the People” and “Europa o no – Sogno da realizzare o incubo da cui uscire”.

Luca Trovato

Luca Trovato

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