72.2009 Cultural Identity and Knowledge Creation in Cosmopolitan Cities, by Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Prarolo
106.2009 Imperfections in the Economics of Public Policy, Imperfections in Markets, and Climate Change, by Nicholas Stern
124.2009 A New Capital Regulation For Large Financial Institutions, by Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales
10.2009 Post 2012 Climate Architectures: A Comparative Assessment, by Valentina Bosetti and Alessandra Sgobbi
11.2009 Opportunities and challenges for cities in the globalisation era?, by Julia Spies
Comuni S.p.A. Il capitalismo municipale in Italia, il Mulino, by Carlo Scarpa, Bernardo Bortolotti, Paolo Bianchi and Laura Pellizzola
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Workshops and Conferences
January 20-22, 2010 – Milan, Italy: Conference on "The Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Crime", organized by: FEEM University of Padua and CEPR
February 23-24, 2010 – Brussels, Belgium: Conference on "Supporting Drought Policies in Europe"
New website on line
Browse the newly redesigned website to keep connected with FEEM activities. New features include the FEEM Blog and For the Media section, containing our most significant press reviews and a multimedia archive.
FEEM at COP15 in Copenhagen - 7-18 December 2009
FEEM actively participated in the long waited Copenhagen event, the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Visit our web-site section on Copenhagen to see FEEM key research input to COP15 and FEEM researchers’ agenda.
Special Issue of EQUILIBRI devoted to COP15
Issue n.3 of FEEM’s Italian journal, EQUILIBRI, devoted to the climate change issues and the UN 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) will be available in all the main Italian bookshops in January 2010. View the table of contents, short abstracts and editorial.
FEEM Sustainability Index
On December 10, 2009 the FEEM Sustainability Index was launched. The FEEM Sustainability Index is the first aggregate index able to provide future projections of sustainability of countries, allowing for comparisons not only across countries, but also through time. Built from a selection of over-arching indicators, the index manages to condense the information included in each of its components, using a novel aggregation methodology that exploits all the interactions across indicators. Please visit the dedicated website to calculate the index for different countries, in different years, and see how the world countries’ sustainability ranking varies over time and under different policy assumptions.
The "Personal Carbon Footprint" among TIME's picks for the best 50 breakthrough ideas of the year
Negotiations over carbon emissions resemble the end of a Quentin Tarantino film, when everyone has a gun pointed at everyone else and no one can make a move. Rich nations (like the U.S.) need to make the first cuts, but they won't until developing nations (like China) do — and vice versa. Researchers from FEEM and Princeton University suggest working on the individual level instead. It's the well-off people of the world — in Indiana or India — who are responsible for most carbon emissions. A strategy focused on rich individuals instead of rich countries might just get us out of this.
FEEM Climate Research on Nature
FEEM key research findings on the stability of international climate coalitions are illustrated in an article recently published by the prestigious journal Nature. The article explores how game theory can be used to provide insights on which strategies are most likely to succeed in future climate negotiations.
Rethinking the Wealth of Nations - Lecture by Daron Acemoglu, MIT
The FEEM Lecture delivered by Daron Acemoglu on December 14, 2009 analyzed the situation of today's world, where prosperity coexists with abject poverty, trying to provide the answer to important questions. Why have some societies managed to grow rapidly for several decades, while others have been unable to generate economic growth and a decent living standard for their citizens? And how can we avoid crises to ensure continued growth in today's successful societies?
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