Economic Model

The 2019 G20 ministerial meeting on trade and the digital economy held in Tsukuba in Japan ended at the same time as the G20-Finance session attended by Minister Tria. I had the honour of representing Italy both for the...
To guarantee this technological leap linked to international trade, we need to implement a strategy based on three pillars: 1) digitalisation, 2) the development of digital payment systems and 3) the strengthening of the logistics sector. Without one of these factors, the internationalization of companies cannot be completed, in a world that always gives more room to digital forms of trade, even cross-border.
The Made in Italy export data to countries outside the EU confirm the positive trend since the beginning of the year with a Month-on-Month growth of 6.7%. Interestingly, this is the confirmation that the countries with greater growth are...
Start-ups should be getting more attention for their contributions to employment. According to Tim Kane (Figure 1), startups create most new net jobs in the US. Between 1977 and 2005 they contributed nearly all the roughly two million to three million new jobs created every year.
My speech at the 85th Anniversary of Ispi institute in Milan: 1) what are the redistributive effects of free trade; 2) why I insisted so much for the signing of MoU on BRI; 3) which is the dominating theory, Krugman or Ricardo?
In these two short videos, I illustrate, in a very practical way, how to be able to attract productive investments from China and, at the same time, limit predatory take-overs. My vision is based on the fundamental difference that exists between take-overs of existing companies and green-fields operations.
In the last forty years, China has achieved an unprecedented economic and social success. This success is based on 5 main pillars that we, in Italy and Europe, should study well to understand the challenges and opportunities that China presents to us.
How much do we really know about China? Beppe Grillo has kindly hosted in his new blog the first part of my documentary on the rural economy in China. The first episode, 10 minutes, deals with the issue of farmers' income and how it has evolved over these 40 years of reforms.