September 16 2009

FEEM Lecture delivered by Partha Dasgupta (Univeristy of Cambridge)

Saving for the Future, by Partha Dasgupta
Introduction by Carlo Carraro, FEEM and Ca' Foscari University

In this lecture Partha Dasgupta will begin with a discussion of theories of intergenerational justice. He will then relate them to the idea of social discount rates as applied to the evaluation of policies that have implications for generations in the deep future. He will argue that those rates are neither ethical primitives nor observable as market rates of interest, but are only derivable from a society's conception of intergenerational justice allied to economic forecasts. Professor Dasgupta will apply those ideas to the welfare economics of climate change and comment on the works of William Cline, William Nordhaus, and Nicholas Stern.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 18.00 p.m.
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Corso Magenta 63, Milan


Risparmiare per il futuro, di Partha Dasgupta
Introduce Carlo Carraro, FEEM e Università Ca' Foscari

Come dobbiamo tenere conto del benessere delle generazioni future? ll Prof. Dasgupta aprirà la lezione discutendo le teorie della giustizia intergenerazionale, mettendole poi in relazione con i tassi di sconto sociali che si applicano per valutare gli effetti delle politiche sulle generazioni future.
La tesi di Dasgupta è che questi tassi di sconto sociali non siano elementi primitivi dell'etica, né variabili osservabili come i tassi d’interesse di mercato, ma possano derivare soltanto da una concezione della giustizia intergenerazionale che sia alleata delle previsioni economiche. Il Prof. Dasgupta applicherà questa teoria all’economia del benessere e del cambiamento climatico, commentando i lavori di William Cline, William Nordhaus e Nicholas Stern.

Martedì 29 Settembre 2009, ore 18.00
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Corso Magenta 63, Milano

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