Social Cohesion and the Future of Welfare Systems
- Impact of the pandemic on poverty and inequalities
- Education and training: how to recover the ground lost during the lockdown
- Remote working, productivity and wellbeing
- Women and the youth: enhancing labor market access and job opportunities for vulnerable groups
- Providing fair access to social protection in a changing world of work
- Strengthening cross-country policy coordination in providing basic income and in taxing multinational corporations
- Well-being and social cohesion beyond GDP
TF6 Policy Briefs – Social Cohesion and the Future of Welfare Systems
Tito Boeri is full professor of economics at Bocconi University. He was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, where he is currently Senior Visiting Professor. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, he was senior economist at the OECD from 1987 to 1996. He was also consultant to the IMF, the World Bank, The European Commission, the ILO, and the Italian Government. From 2015 to 2019, he was President of the Italian Social Security administration. He is Scientific Advisor of the Ing. Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation and he is research fellow at CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi. He is the founder of the economic policy watchdog website www.lavoce.info, in the editorial board of www.voxeu.org, and the Scientific Director of the Festival of Economics in Trento.
Maria Chiara Carrozza
MoS degree in Physics from University of Pisa in 1990, and Ph.D. in Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 1994. She is Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She has been Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna from 2007 to 2013, Member of the Italian Parliament from 2013 to 2018, and Minister of Education, University and Research of Italian Republic from 2013 to 2014. She is currently Scientific Director of Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, Italy, a network of Research hospitals dedicated to Rehabilitation Medicine. Since 2015 she serves in the Board of Directors of the Piaggio SpA. She is Founding Partner of IUVO Srl, a start-up active in the field of Wearable Robotics. She is President of Italian Scientific Association of Biomedical Engineers.
Enrico Giovannini is full professor of Economic statistics and Sustainable development at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, of Sustainable development at LUISS and at the National School of Administration (SNA). He is the co-founder and director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition of more than 240 organisations established to implement in Italy the UN 2030 Agenda 2030. He was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013) and Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. He is the author of more than 100 articles and six books on statistical and economic topics.
Paolo Magri is Executive Vice President of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and Professor of International Relations at Bocconi University. He is member of the Strategic Committee of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, member of the Europe Policy Group of the World Economic Forum (Davos) and member of the Board of Directors of the Italy-China Foundation. He is also member of the Scientific Committees of the Elcano Royal Institute, the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) and of the Military Centerfor Strategic Studies (Ce.Mi.S.S.). He is a regular speaker, writer and commentator to diverse media outlet on global issues, US foreign policy, Iran and Middle East. Previously, he served as Programme Director to the UN Secretariat in New York and, up to 2005, as Director of International Affairs at Bocconi University in Milan.
Franco Bruni is ISPI Vice President and Co-Head, Centre on Europe and Global Governance. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics of Bocconi University. Italian member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, he has co-chaired the task force International Financial Architecture in the T20 since 2018. He has been Vice President and President of the Société Européenne de Recherches Financières. Holds degrees from Bocconi and MIT. He has been visiting professor in several international universities, including NYU, Fudan and, Getulio Vargas. He authored many publications in the fields of Macroeconomics, European Economics, International Banking and Finance. He has been an independent member of the Board of Saipem(1998-2005), Unicredit Banca Mobiliare (2000-2007), Pirelli (2005-2014), Mediaset (2015-18).
Alejandra Cardini is Director of the Education Programme at the Centre for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) in Argentina. She is professor of education policy at the School of Politics and Government of Austral University and the School of Education of San Andres University. Since 2018, Cardini has been Task Force Co-chair at the Think20. At this forum, she has led education discussions on early childhood development, education and digitalisation, financing, international cooperation and global responses to COVID-19. She worked for many years as a researcher and as Minister advisor for Argentina’s National Ministry of Education. She is a primary teacher and a sociologist. She obtained her MA in Policy Studies in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London, and her PhD in Education from University of San Andres – Institute of Education, University of London.
Nancy E. Wallace
Nancy Wallace is a Professor of Finance and Real Estate and holds the Lisle and Roslyn Payne Chair in Real Estate and Capital Markets at the Haas School of Business, the University of California, Berkeley. She is Chair of the Real Estate Group, Co-Chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and directs the Real Estate and Financial Markets Laboratory. She has served as a visiting scholar at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, the Université de Cergy Pointoise, Centre de Recherche THEMA (Théorie Economique, Modélisation, et Applications), and the Stockholm School of Economics. Professor Wallace is a past President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and a past member of the AREUEA Board of Directors. Professor Wallace served on the Financial Research Advisory Committee, Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury Department (2013-2016), the Model Validation Council (MVC) of the Federal Reserve System (2013-2016), and served as chair of the MVC 2015-2016.
Murray Leibbrandt holds the National Research Foundation Chair in Poverty and Inequality Research in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research within the African Research Universities Alliance. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association, co-Chairs the Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and is a Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER. His research uses survey data and especially panel data to analyse South Africa’s poverty, inequality and labour market dynamics. In 1995-96 he served on the President Mandela’s Labour Market Commission to advise on post-apartheid labour market legislation and, from 2016-17, served on then Deputy President Ramaphosa’s Advisory Panel on the National Minimum Wage. From 2007 to 2019 he was a Principal Investigator on the National Income Dynamics Study, South Africa’s national longitudinal study.
Davide Tentori is a Research Fellow at the ISPI Centre for Business Scenarios, supported by Intesa Sanpaolo.
Previously, he worked for the British Embassy in Italy as Senior Trade Policy Advisor and Economic Officer, for Italy’s Presidency of the Council of Ministers as G7/G20 Policy Analyst in the Office of the Diplomatic Advisor, and as Research Associate in the International Economics Department at Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
He obtained a PhD in Institution and Policies at the Catholic University in Milan. His main areas of expertise include international economy, with particular reference to trade policy issues.
Dennis J. Snower is founder and President of the Global Solutions Initiative; Professor of Macroeconomics and Sustainability at the Hertie School, Berlin; Fellow at The New Institute, Hamburg; Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford; Non-resident Fellow of Brookings Institution and Visiting Professor at University College London. He was formerly President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and is Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London), at IZA (Institute for the Future of Work, Bonn), and CESifo (Munich). He holds a BA and MA from New College, Oxford, and an MA and PhD from Princeton University. He has published extensively on employment policy, the design of welfare systems, caring economics and monetary and fiscal policy.
Dr. Nisha Agrawal
Nisha Agrawal is an economist who has worked on poverty, inequality and social development issues for more than 30 years. She was the first CEO of Oxfam India for 10 years from 2008-2018. During this period, she focused Oxfam’s work on the most lagging states and the most marginalized groups. Prior to that, Nisha worked with the World Bank for almost 20 years. She has extensive experience working in countries in the East Asia Region (especially Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia) and in the East Africa Region (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda). Prior to that, for four years, Nisha was a Research Associate at the Impact Research Centre at Melbourne University in Australia. Nisha has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Currently, Nisha is an active member of civil society networks and organizations promoting social justice, with a special interest in promoting gender equality.
Dr Ngee-Choon Chia is an associate professor of economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is the co-director of the Next Age Institute, which is a research institute housed in NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is the Co-editor of the Singapore Economic Review. She has consulted for several major international agencies such ADB, ADBI, IDRC and the World Bank. She has built up a solid research portfolio in economics of ageing studies, focusing on the themes of social protection, health and retirement financing and health and retirement studies, applied to the Singapore context. She was invited to conduct several commissioned studies on the adequacy of social security under the Central Provident Fund (CPF) system in Singapore, which has led to recommendations in policy research and policy making.
Guyonne Kalb is a Professorial Fellow, Senior Research Manager and co-Coordinator of the Labour Markets and Employment Program in the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She has a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. Before joining the Melbourne Institute in 2001, she worked at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and at The Department of Econometrics at Monash University. She is a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), an associate editor for Fiscal Studies and a co-editor for The Economic Record.
She has been involved in several research projects providing evidence for policy makers, including a number of evaluation studies, such as the evaluation of the Paid Parental Leave scheme. She is currently leading the evaluation of the Future Directions policy, a large social housing policy reform in New South Wales, for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.