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Economic Development in Italy from the Middle Ages to today. A Regional Perspective - Bocconi, June 4th 2024

Bocconi University, Room 22, Via Sarfatti 25, Milan

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Programme:


9:00AM - REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS


9:15AM - WELCOME ADDRESS

MARCO BONETTI (Director, Dondena Center, Bocconi University)


9:30-11:00AM - SESSION I: REAL WAGES, POPULATION AND HEIGHTS

CHAIR: JACOB WEISDORF (Sapienza University, Rome)


UNVEILING THE ROOTS OF REGIONAL DISPARITIES IN ITALY: EVIDENCE FROM REAL WAGES, 1300-1860

GABRIELE CAPPELLI (University of Siena), LEONARDO RIDOLFI (University of Siena), MICHELANGELO VASTA (University of Siena)


POPULATION, URBANIZATION AND POPULATION DENSITY

GUIDO ALFANI (Bocconi University), SONIA SCHIFANO (Bocconi University)


THE HEIGHTS OF ITALIANS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO UNIFICATION

MAURO ROTA (Sapienza University, Rome), FRANCESCO FIORE MELACRINIS (Bocconi University)


11:00-11:30AM - COFFEE BREAK


11:30AM-1:00PM - SESSION II: SOUTHERN ITALY AND THE NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE

CHAIR: GUIDO ALFANI (Bocconi University)


GEO-DESTINY: NATURAL HABITATION AND ITALY'S NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE

CARLA SALVO (Sapienza University, Rome), JACOB WEISDORF (Sapienza University, Rome)


POLITICAL ELITES, URBAN INSTITUTIONS AND LONG-RUN PERSISTENCE: THE KING-OWNED TOWNS OF SOUTH ITALY

ELISA BORGHI (Bocconi University), DONATO MASCIANDARO (Bocconi University), GUIDO ALFANI (Bocconi University)


THE QUESTIONE MERIDIONALE: ELITES, EDUCATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY

GIOVANNI FEDERICO (NYUAD), ALBERTO BISIN (NYU)


1:00-2:00PM - LUNCH BREAK


2:00-4:00PM - SESSION III: HUMAN CAPITAL AND REGIONAL VARIATIONS: ITALY AND BEYOND

CHAIR: MATTIA FOCHESATO (Bocconi University)


TWEAKING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: PRODUCTIVITY, LIVING STANDARDS, AND HUMAN CAPITAL

CORMAC Ó GRÁDA (University College, Dublin)


HUMAN CAPITAL DYNAMICS IN POST-UNIFICATION ITALY

GUIDO ALFANI (Bocconi University), SONIA SCHIFANO (Bocconi University), SIMONE GHISLANDI (Bocconi University)


LONG-RUN CONVERGENCE IN HABSBURG REGIONS, 1870-2018

PHILIPP E. ERFURTH (United Nations, New York)


ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ITALY, 1300-1860: A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

GIOVANNI FEDERICO (NYUAD), ALESSANDRO NUVOLARI (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa), LEONARDO RIDOLFI (University of Siena), MICHELANGELO VASTA (University of Siena)


4:00-4:30PM - COFFEE BREAK


4:30-5:30PM - SESSION IV: PLAUSIBLE DRIVING FORCES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CHAIR: DONATELLA STRANGIO (Sapienza University, Rome)


AGROTOWNS AND RURAL MANUFACTURING: DIRECT OCCUPATIONAL INSIGHTS FROM PRE-INDUSTRIAL ITALY

MATTIA FOCHESATO (Bocconi University), FRANCESCO BETTARINI (Bocconi University), MICHELE BOLLA (University of Cambridge)


THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIERARCHICAL NETWORKS OF COMMUNICATION IN ITALY FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO UNIFICATION

CARLO CICCARELLI (Tor Vergata University, Rome), PETER GROOTE (University of Groningen), DAVID CHILOSI (King’s College London)


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