At what level of government can decisions that are fundamental in determining citizens' wellbeing be taken? To what extent can some areas of economic policy be merged and not others? What is the optimal degree of integration between economic policies in the context of groups of countries? And what transfers of sovereignty are imposed by the construction of a monetary union?
These and other questions were addressed at the 8th edition of the Festival of Economics.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre is pleased to announce the session on:
GLOBAL INEQUALITIES: HOW CAN THEY BE ADDRESSED?
Intervention by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
Introduction by Federico Rampini, Journalist and Writer - USA Correspondent for "la Repubblica" newspaper
Sunday 1 June from 11.00 to 12.30 Teatro Sociale, Via Paolo Oss Mazzurana, 19 Trento, Italy
Strong growth in emerging-market economies and developing countries has lifted millions out of poverty, reducing the gap between rich and poor for the world as a whole. However, in many OECD countries, income inequality has actually increased over time. This poses a challenge for policymakers worldwide: how to achieve strong growth and ensure that its dividends are shared equitably. Investing in education and skills, guaranteeing access to quality public services and making the most of tax-benefit systems will be part of the answer.
10th Anniversary of the OECD LEED Trento Centre 2003 - 2013
The Secretary-General participated in the 10th anniversary of the OECD LEED Trento Centre. The Secretary-General highlighted the excellent work of the Trento Centre on Local Economic and Employment Development since it was established at the end of 2003.
From left to right:
Sergio Arzeni, Director of the Centre for entrepreneurship, SMEs and local development of the OECD Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD Carlo Maria Oliva, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD Stefano Barbieri, Head of the OECD LEED Trento Centre