festival internazionale dell'economia


Scientific Director

Tito Boeri is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University in Milan and Senior Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics (where he was Centennial Professor). He was Senior Economist for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Commission, the International Labour Organization, and the Italian government.

From March 2015 to February 2019 he was President of the Italian National Institute of Social Security (INPS). He is the Scientific Advisor for Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org) of which he has been Director since its establishment in 1998. He is a Fellow of the European Economic Association and of the European Association of Labour Economists. He is also a Research Fellow at the following institutions: the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER Bocconi), the CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research), the Centre for Economic Performance in London, the IZA (Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit – Institute of Labor Economics) in Bonn, the Netspar (Network for the Study of Pension and Retirement) in Tillburg. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Covid Economics.

He was a columnist for “Il Sole 24 Ore”, “La Stampa” and “la Repubblica” and has collaborated with foreign newspapers such as the “Financial Times” and “Le Monde”. He is one of the founders of the economic policy watchdog website www.lavoce.info and the federated site in English www.voxeu.org.

Among his books in Italian:Contro i giovani (with V. Galasso), Mondadori (2007); La crisi non è uguale per tutti, Rizzoli (2009); Classe dirigente (curator along with A. Merlo e A. Prat), Università Bocconi (2010); Le riforme a costo zero (with P. Garibaldi), Chiarelettere (2011); Parlerò solo di calcio, Il Mulino (2012); Populismo e stato sociale, Laterza (2017); Riprendiamoci lo Stato (with S. Rizzo), Feltrinelli (2020); Sì vax (with A. Spilimbergo), Einaudi (2021).


  • Tito Boeri
  • Innocenzo Cipolletta (coordinatore)
  • Maria Laura Di Tommaso
  • Pietro Garibaldi
  • Giuseppe Laterza
  • Stefano Sacchi
  • Michael Spence
  • Francesca Trivellato


Editori Laterza: the publishing house was founded on May 10, 1901, and is now led by Alessandro and Giuseppe Laterza. Headquartered in Bari and Rome, it boasts a rich catalogue that includes essays for the general public, manuals and monographs for the university, textbooks for middle school and high school, and paperbacks.

Production supported by the organization of major cultural events: Lessons of History, since 2006 in some of the major Italian cities (Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Genoa, Naples, Trieste, Bari, Udine, Cagliari, Brescia, Trento/Rovereto, Verona, Padua, Matera), the Trento Festival of Economics (in its 16th edition in 2021), the Padua Global Health Festival, and the Lessons of History Festival in Naples.

COORDINATION OF TOLC (Torino Local Commitee)

Collegio Carlo Alberto Foundation: the Collegio Carlo Alberto Foundation (www.carloalberto.org), established in 2004 on a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation and the University of Turin, promotes frontier research and advanced teaching in economics, law, political science, sociology and statistics. The Collegio hosts more than 300 scholars and over 150 students each year.

The participation in the FIE represents a natural expansion of the Collegio’s outreach activities, which makes available to the TOLC promoting committee its expertise in scientific dissemination on policy and collective interest issues related to social sciences.


Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo: “from Turin, we have been working for the common good since 1563, with people at the center of our work. The well-being of each individual depends on and contributes to that of the community; for this we work on the dimensions that affect individuals such as society: the economy, the culture and the environment. We believe in subsidiarity, in dialogue as a method, and in philanthropy that activates ideas and projects.

Human development and sustainability: the United Nations 2030 Agenda has launched an important challenge, indicating the Sustainable Development Goals to which everyone must contribute, in a joint effort. We have taken up this challenge and have organized ourselves to align and work even more effectively at the local, European and international level. We study, think of projects, experiment, evaluate and promote replicability, networking with institutions, our instrumental bodies and all expressions of society.

We organize our commitment on three Goals: Culture, People and Planet. To ensure maximum impact, we have identified fourteen Missions, each of which contributes to achieving one of the three Goals. All this is made possible by the existence of our heritage, which we are committed to preserving and growing for future generations. This is our commitment, for the common good and for the future of all.”

Fondazione CRT: established in 1991, Fondazione CRT is the third largest foundation of Italian banking origin in terms of assets. It has disbursed a total of more than two billion euros for over 40,000 projects for art, research, training, welfare, the environment, innovation in the North-West on a national and international dimension.

The foundation also tests interventions in the logic of venture philanthropy and impact investing for a social and environmental impact. One of the main examples at European level is the urban regeneration operation of the OGR Torino, the former Officine Grandi Riparazioni trains, redeveloped by Fondazione CRT and converted, with an investment of over 100 million euros, into an innovative international center for the art and culture, scientific, technological and industrial research, and food.

Active in major international philanthropy networks, the foundation collaborates with the United Nations and other organizations on a global scale, including Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to strengthen the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals into its own work as well as those of others: Società Consortile per Azioni OGR-CRT, Scialuppa Onlus (established in 1998 for the prevention of usury), Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita (for patient investments and with declared impact), REAM SGR S.p.A. (society-oriented real estate management and development company), Fondazione ULAOP for children.

University of Turin: the University of Turin is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the country with over 82,000 students and over 4,000 employees, including academic and administrative staff. Founded in 1404 – Erasmus of Rotterdam graduated here in 1506 – it offers quality higher education and research opportunities. There are more than 150 degree programs in almost all fields of study (courses taught in English are increasing) and 27 departments, which offer excellent opportunities. Almost 5,000 foreign students and more than 400 agreements with other universities around the world expand the international dimension of UniTo, leader, among other things, of UNITA – Universitas Montium: the alliance between ten European universities united by the Neo-Latin language and proximity of mountain areas.

Politecnico di Torino: the Politecnico di Torino, one of the most prestigious public institutions of Italian and international polytechnic culture for over 160 years, has set a strategic goal to become a “platform” University, permeable, open to society and with a key role in the processes of innovation and economic and social transformation. In this direction, participation in the International Festival of Economics will be an opportunity to help analyze the social and economic impact of technology, in close connection with the Biennale Tecnologia that Politecnico will organize in November 2022.

Turin Chamber of Commerce: on behalf of more than 222,000 Turin companies, the Chamber of Commerce works for the economic development of the territory, providing support services to entrepreneurs and developing important strategic initiatives, with particular attention to sustainable development and social impact economy. The guaranteed support for the realization of the first Turin edition of the Festival is in this direction.

Unioncamere Piemonte: Unioncamere Piemonte is the association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of Piedmont, institutional voices of over 420,000 enterprises: it represents the gateway to the regional business system and to the national and European network of Chambers of Commerce. The mission of the institution is to implement initiatives to promote the development of the economy and productive sectors of the territory, ensuring the coordination of the activities of the associated chambers. These objectives are pursued by implementing common services in support of the chamber and business system, carrying out economic information studies and accompanying businesses. In this prospective, Unioncamere Piemonte supports the International Economics Festival, sharing the themes of merit, diversity and social justice understood as ethical approaches to a more equitable and shared economy.

Turin Industrial Union: Turin Industrial Union supports over two thousand member companies in facing the challenges of a constantly evolving world, through its services and the network of the Confindustria system. Support for businesses is closely linked to the commitment to the inclusive and sustainable development of the territory. With this spirit, the association supports the International Festival of Economics, an opportunity to reflect on the transformations of our time.