The events of Sunday, 6 June, 2010
The central programme of the Festival, highlighted in a box, has been planned by the organisers together with the Scientific Coordinator. The joint programme is made up of meetings and events suggested to the organisers by publishers and other organisations, which take responsibility for them.
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Advertising accounts for around half of the income generated by the various means of communication, while at the same time advertising and the media are part of the same market: the media represents a substantial share of advertising. When advertising can influence information or when the innovations of the internet transform the boundaries of commercial communication and information, short-circuits are produced that are hazardous to the public.
introduced by Edoardo Gaffeo
Transparency and communication are two concepts which have almost become clichés. So what are the possible relations between the two concepts in various interpretational contexts? There are three perspectives to be analysed. Public and private organisations for whom transparency implies consistency between behaviour and communication. The public relations professional, for whom transparency means declaring who you are, what you represent and the objectives you pursue. Lastly for the public, transparency means consistency between opinions, attitudes and behaviour.
Rupert Murdoch is the owner of a sprawling media empire that extends throughout the world and includes books, newspapers and television. Today he faces the internet revolution and is launching a challenge to free news on the web. The latest adventure of Murdoch in the words of an American journalist, opinion leader on the transformation of the media ecosystem and himself an entrepreneur in the sector.
introduced by Massimo Gaggi
Television as a medium is spreading extremely rapidly in developing countries. This means that a growing section of the global population is exposed to western models of consumption and behaviour through TV programmes. What are the consequences of all this on the choices of families in the areas of fertility, education, social cooperation and conflict, in places as far-flung as Brazil, India and Rwanda? And can fiction become an instrument of social change?
introduced by Antonio Dipollina
The communications industry and IT revolutions hold enormous promise for development, but in a world of information overload it will no longer be enough just to have skills to earn a livelihood. The ultimate scarce resource will be the limited attention span of the world's consumers, as countries everywhere face the prospect of large numbers of educated but unemployed young people, whose resentment at the vast earnings of a fortunate few will be a major challenge for social cohesion.
introduced by Pietro Veronese
organised by Egea
discussed by Innocenzo Cipolletta
Recent technology makes it possible to make large quantities of public digitalised data accessible and easily exploitable. This is a precious resource for development of the area. What conditions can ensure that this new common asset is fully available for society and the economy?
How did we arrive at the great recession? And is the crisis really over? What can be done to avoid the risk of a long phase of anaemic growth in the global economy? Or to deal with the global imbalances that contributed to the crisis? The analysis of an economist who clearly foresaw the burgeoning crisis.
introduced by Tito Boeri
After months of deadlock in financial markets caused by the lack of transparency of financial middlemen balance sheets, in Autumn 2008 businesses froze their investment and employment plans and households radically reduced spending, waiting for the "fog to clear". Central banks and governments responded by bringing interest rates down to zero and allowing public deficits to increase. But what can economic policy do to remedy the deficit in terms of trust and information and to consolidate the recovery?
introduced by Dino Pesole
organised by Chiarelettere
discussed by Vittorio Giacopini
What happens when the political control of a television channel changes hands? Do viewers use the power of the remote control by changing channel? If yes, how many? A study on what happened after the changes in the top management of RAI state television in Italy offers important answers to these questions.
introduced by Felice Blasi
Around half the revenue of Italian newspapers comes from advertising space bought by businesses, while the papers often report on these same businesses in their articles and editorials. The aim should be to inform the reader, but a number of questions arise naturally: do newspapers treat companies that purchase advertising space in them differently? How much do property links between businesses and newspapers count? Here are the results of a very recent empirical study on the subject.
introduced Laura Strada
In collaboration with young entrepreneurs from Trentino
The public can meet the Festival speakers at the bar.
The role of overseas Chinese in relation to the development of China and the local situations in the places of residence.
Spectators present at the events allow and authorise future use of any photographs taken and any film or audio sequences recorded.
at the frontierLive discussion of the most advanced research, emerging issues and the most innovative laboratories
dialoguesTwo different points of view, two contrasting ways of looking at a problem and two possible alternatives for solving it
focusA closer look at a phenomenon on the public agenda
intersectionsFrom history to sociology and philosophy. How much and what other disciplines have to say about the economic situation
keywordsA minimalist glossary: the fundamental terms for finding one's bearing and forming an opinion
past and presentIf something happens only once, it is as if it has never happened: the myth of the eternal return of the same accompanies a great deal of literature and philosophy. Is the same true of history? And economics? In the new "past and present" format, the Festival intends to investigate analogous elements and profound differences characterising a succession of apparently very similar events: financial crises, speculative bubbles, fears about the escalation of violence and the invasion of "foreigners". Interpreting history in order to understand the present and perhaps avoid some future mistakes
witnesses of timeIntellectual experiences, life choices and first hand stories recounted in person by those who have experienced them
true or falseWhen one tries to distinguish the true from the false, one often tries to compare the facts with opinions, distinguishing data from interpretations. Is this always possible? The fifth edition of the Festival of Economics offers a new format, following the success of the "trials" in 2009. Once again this year a jury of students will listen to the reasons behind the "true" and the "false" in relation to the cost of policy for climate change, the "immigration means crime" equation and the effective danger of the last flu epidemic and will issue a motivated judgement on the basis of the reasoning behind the "true" or the "false".
visionsOur present and near future in the opinion of important figures on the international cultural scene
the economics cafèThe history of culture often includes public places that have become centres for coming together, discussion and intellectual exchange, from the futurists who animated the "Giubbe Rosse" café in Florence to the unforgettable cafés of the " rive gauche" in Paris. For this fifth edition of the Festival, Trento offers its residents and the festival public the magnificent cafés of the historic centre, in order to inaugurate a new cultural tradition and allow them to learn more about economics and its protagonists, from even closer
meetings with authors