Structure and Organization
In order to discuss every theme with the due participation and always with a strong students-professors interaction, the event will take place in different ways.
- The Workshops will focus on six current challenges that we think should be addressed by economists: “Inequality and redistribution”, “European Union and the Eurozone”, “Sustainability and Development”, “Unemployment and job quality”, “Finance and Financialization”, “Structural Change and Economic Growth”. The workshops will be structured in two parts: a frontal lesson, in which the lecturers will present the issue and the possible methods to study it, and a discussion together with the students.
- The Panel discussion is composed by presentations given by three professors (30 minutes each) that will summarize the previous discussions about the 21st century challenges for the economic discipline, focusing on the role of Rethinking Economics in revitalizing the Economic Policy, promoting different policies and a stronger connection between theory and policy. A debate with the audience will follow.
- The Lectures are professors’ keynote lessons that will focus on the question: what are the necessary tools that an economist should know in order to understand and address these 21st century challenges? They will be asked to answer these question showing if and how important an interdisciplinary approach in an economic education is; then, a discussion with the students will follow.
- The Round table 1 and 2 will focus on how the different schools of thought use the tools we have addressed the day before to analyze and give solutions to the 21st century challenges. Each discussant will offer an overview of the school of thought’s perspective, strength and methodology.
- The Panel discussion is composed by presentations given by three professors (30 minutes each) that will summarize the previous discussions about the changes needed to update the teaching and research to the 21st century challenges, highlighting the role of interdisciplinarity and theoretical and methodological pluralism. A debate with the audience will follow.
- The Concluding Round table is the final open discussion in which professors and students will try to analyze how these different perspective on teaching, that have been analyzed during the Summit, can be introduced in university. There will be presentations on the challenges and achievements of students’ and professors’ initiatives around the world and we will discuss about future actions.
During the 5th and 6th nights, there will be organized concerts and street food dinners in order to create an atmosphere that goes beyond the academic contact. “Le serate dell’Altra Economia” will be also a way to get in touch with the city of Bologna and its citizens.