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FRDB Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

The Rodolfo Debenedetti Lectures are public lectures by leading scholars on cutting edge topics of the economic research. The main purpose of these events is to present to a non-technical readership new and evolving research on topics, such as:

  • the implications of the ageing of populations;

  • long-term trends in income distribution;

  • the changing size and composition of welfare states in an integrated Europe;

  • labour market reforms and the transitions across employment, unemployment and inactivity, as well as the spread of temporary work;

  • international and regional migration;

  • the future of trade unions and collective bargaining;

  • the political economy of social welfare reform.

20 November 2002

The Welfare State in US and Europe: Why so Different?

II Rodolfo Debenedetti Lecture, Milan

Alberto Alesina (Harvard University)
21 March 2002

Income Inequalities in the Long Run

I Rodolfo Debenedetti Lecture, Milan

Thomas Piketty (EHESS)