COLLANA: Istituzioni — 10
Edited by Luigi Paganetto and Vincenzo Scotti
With the Patronage of the Italy’s G7 Presidency, a group of analysts and experts intends to offer to the G7 Heads of Government, through their Ministers of Foreign Affairs, some considerations and proposals. These are aimed at facing proactively today’s great challenges, because the measures adopted so far appear not to have achieved their desirable objectives. The analysts and experts come from several Institutions and Universities (namely, Fondazione Universitaria Economia Tor Vergata and Fondazione Link Campus University), national and international Research Centres, as well as from the spheres of culture and politics. This Forum follows the previous one “The G8 and beyond: the economics and politics of a global century?”, held in Villa Madama on 21st and 22nd June 2009 in preparation for the G7 of L’Aquila (Italian Presidency) held on July 2009. As a way of introduction to each participant’s work, some “focal points” are suggested below, with the purpose to facilitate a contribution from everyone, by providing a framework to integrate the contents that will be assembled in the final document.
Luigi Paganetto is an Italian economist; Professor Emeritus; President of the Tor Vergata Economics Foundation — FUET; Coordinator of the project “Group of 20 — How to Revitalize Anemic Europe”; Professor of European Economy at the Tor Vergata University, and at the Italian National Administration School — SNA; President of the Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar. Former Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata; President of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment — ENEA; Secretary General of International Economic Association — IEA; Economic consultant of Jiangsu, Nanjing Government-China; Member of the High Level Group for the Lisbon objectives (Kok Group for the Lisbon strategies) — European Commission; Vice President of the National Research Council — CNR; Italian representative in the OECD Committee for economic policy. Author of articles and books in Macroeconomic Theory; International Economics; European and Industrial Economy; Energy and Environment.
Vincenzo Scotti (Naples, 1933). President of the Link Campus University Foundation, Professor of Economics. He graduated cum laude in law and has held numerous prestigious government positions over the years. They include: Member of the Parliament; Deputy Secretary of the Cristian Democratic Party and Speaker of the parliamentary group for the Christian Democrats in the Camera dei Deputati; Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Finance; Minister of Labour; Minister for Cultural Heritage and Environmental; Minister of Civil Protection; Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Secretary of State at the Ministry in May 2008. For over 26 years he taught Development Economics at the L.U.I.S.S. in Rome, after which he was visiting professor at the University of Malta and founded the Link Campus University of Rome.