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Lectio Inauguralis IntesaSanpaolo Chair in Political Economics

July 08, 2014 - 16:00 to 18:30
aula Magna, via Gobbi 5
Guido Tabellini (Department of Economics and IGIER, Università Bocconi)

Well functioning political institutions are among the most important determinants of the economic success and failure of nations. This is true both for advanced democracies and for emerging countries. But what are the key constitutional ingredients of successful democracies in the modern world, and how do they depend on the specific economic, social and  political features of individual countries? More generally, what are the effects of alternative constitutional forms on public policies and economic interactions in modern democracies? These fundamental questions are gaining additional relevance in Italy, as our country is now undergoing an important process of constitutional reforms. This event will discuss these issues with a group of leading international scholars, from a global perspective, but also with a focus on the ongoing process of constitutional
reform in Italy.

Welcome Address
Mario Monti, President, Università Bocconi
Carlo Messina, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo

The Economic Effects of Constitutions
Guido Tabellini, Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics, Università Bocconi and IGIER

Lectio Inauguralis: Constitutional Design and Good Governance
Daniel Diermeier, IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice and Director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Incoming Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Round Table
Marco Olivetti, Professor of Constitutional Law, Università degli Studi di Foggia
Simon Hix, Professor of European and Comparative Politics and Fellow of the British Academy, Head of the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science
John Huber, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Closing Remarks
Andrea Sironi, Rector, Università Bocconi

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