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Previsioni Prometeia 2014-2021: Altri sette anni per tornare ai livelli pre-crisi (in Italian)


April 16, 2014

Filippo Taddei Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Filippo Taddei speaks to the Italian financial paper Il Sole 24 Ore regarding the latest previsions on the Italian economy released by the macroeconomic think tank Prometeia. Prometeia maintains that although the recession has officially ended it will take another seven years before Italy returns to pre-crisis growth figures. Taddei notes that even if Italy recovers lost GDP, it will not have recovered real income. He underlines that it is necessary to create growth, a challenge requiring persistent and credible fiscal policy that will in turn trigger permanent effects. Taddei also anticipates that the government's next move will be to release some of the tax pressure by reducing primary spending.


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La Repubblica di Sartori (in Italian)


March 26, 2014

Gianfranco Pasquino James Anderson Senior Adjunct Professor

Gianfranco Pasquino will speak at the Fondazione Corriere della Sera in Milan on 2 April 2014 in occasion of the publication of the journal Paradoxa, La Repubblica di Sartori (VIII, 1, 2014) of which he is the editor. The event is open to the public, rsvp online.


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Cosa vede l'occhio di Mosca (in Italian)


March 25, 2014

Paolo Calzini Adjunct Professor of European Studies

Professor Paolo Calzini classifies the Russian annexation of Crimea as a demonstration of power by Putin, not only directed toward Europe and the United States but also at Russian society as payback for its loss of influence in Ukraine, a state of extreme strategic importance to the Kremlin. Putin fears that other western borders may follow Kiev's path, putting at risk Russia's regional hegemony.


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Conference on the business and investment relationship between Italy and the United States


March 25, 2014

Michael G. Plummer ENI Professor of International Economics
Faculty and Academic Liaison, SAIS Europe


Professor Michael Plummer spoke at a conference on the business and investment relationship between Italy and the United States on 25 March 2014. His presentation focused on the evolution of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The event, sponsored by Condindustria Emilia Romagna and the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, was held at the Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna. Consul General of the United States Sara Craddock Morrison was among the distinguished speakers.


Little England alza le barricate (in Italian)


March 22, 2014

David W. Ellwood Senior Adjunct Professor of European Studies

Professor David Ellwood comments on the impact of the hot topic of immigration in the political debate in the UK. He attributes the popular consensus behind the previously unknown United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) to fears about an invasion of immigrants from Eastern Europe which would threaten the equilibria of the welfare state and job market in the UK.


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ASEAN centrality and the ASEAN-US economic relationship


March 14, 2014

Michael G. Plummer ENI Professor of International Economics
Faculty and Academic Liaison, SAIS Europe


Professor Michael Plummer and co-author Peter A. Petri have published a paper in Policy Studies, the journal of the East-West Center. The paper examines how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) seeks to strengthen its assets (including size, dynamism, and role in the Asian economic and security architectures) through "centrality" in intraregional and external policy decisions. It recommends a two-speed approach toward centrality in order to maximize regional incomes and benefit all member economies: first, selective engagement by ASEAN members in productive external partnerships and, second, vigorous policies to share gains across the region.


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Professor Filippo Taddei guest on Otto e Mezzo


March 12, 2014

Filippo Taddei Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Filippo Taddei was interviewed on the Italian political talk show "Otto e Mezzo" about the economic reforms currently being enacted by the Renzi government. Taddei is the lead economist for the Italian Democratic Party and a key advisor to Prime Minister Renzi.


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Italicum? Una riforma da buttare. Così non funziona (in Italian)


March 5, 2014

Gianfranco Pasquino James Anderson Senior Adjunct Professor

Professor Gianfranco Pasquino comments on the electoral reform proposal by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, calling it anti-constitutional and to "throw away". Pasquino criticizes Renzi for the inexperience of his new government, affirming the absolute necessity of a good leader to surround him or herself with a strong team.


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Ucraina, cosa succederà? Gli esperti spiegano le opzioni sul tavolo (in Italian)


March 3, 2014

Paolo Calzini Adjunct Professor of European Studies

Paolo Calzini speaks about the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine to the Italian news agency La Presse. Contrary to other experts, Calzini asserts that war is not imminent. He believes that the West should limit its involvement to a political-diplomatic solution, for example the temporary exclusion of Russia from the G8, given that an escalation of the situation would be damaging to all.


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Governo Renzi, il ministro dell'Economia e i paletti dell'Europa (in Italian)


February 19, 2014

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Professor Erik Jones is interviewed in the Italian online paper Lettera 43 about the difficult position of the new Renzi government, caught between the necessity to actuate reforms and the directives from the European Union. Jones affirms that Renzi's choice of the next Minister of the Economy will be crucial. He or she must be able to think like a politician and have strong technical proposals. Renzi's reform challenge is made even more difficult by the fact that in the current grand coalition he does not have control over the parliamentary majority nor the executive.


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