2021 Annual Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity joint with Italian presidency of G20
8-9 July 2021 Venice, Italy
FLAGSHIP EVENT (8-9 July 2021)
OPEN WEBINAR SERIES (1 July - 2 July - 5 July)
Productivity gaps across firms are large and persistent in most countries and sectors. These gaps, however, present an important potential for lifting productivity if their underlying causes are addressed. To what extent the diffusion of advanced managerial practices and the overall improvement of workers and managers skills can help narrowing these gaps? How can public policies ensure that the digital transformation and the rise of intangible assets, which have been accelerated by the COVID-19 shock, do not exacerbate but rather reduce existing disparities in income and productivity? These questions become even more pressing as governments are in the process of shaping the path to the post-crisis economic recovery.
The conference brought together high-level policy makers, top academics and experts on productivity. The event was a unique opportunity to discuss these challenging topics and reflect on how they can be incorporated in strategies to foster economic recovery and resilience following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Riccardo Barbieri (Chief Economist, Ministry of Economy and Finance), Laurence Boone (Chief Economist, OECD) and Federico Signorini (Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy) opened the Flagship event. Daniele Franco (Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance), Ignazio Visco (Governor, Bank of Italy), and Mathias Cormann (Secretary-General, OECD) introduced the High-level panel discussion among G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
Keynotes and panellists throughout the event included Daron Acemoglu (MIT),Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Janice Eberly (Northwestern University), Daniel Rock (Wharton University), Alexandra Roulet (INSEAD), Anna Valero (LSE) and many others.
Flagship hybrid event (8-9 July, Venice)
Online Webinars (1,2, 5 July)
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