Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

11th Trento Festival of Economics 2016


Trento Festival of Economics 2016: from the 2nd to the 5th of June

OECD LEED Center for Local Development 
ex convento Agostiniani, vicolo San Marco 1 - Trento

“World’s economic geography suggests economic growth is increasingly concentrated in relatively few large cities capable of attracting human capital and of driving innovation. The economic hierarchy not only of countries, but also of cities, has undergone profound change and is in constant flux. There are many advancing and many falling back in the urban rankings of the world. It is vital that we study the economic and demographic growth of these new phenomena in order to understand not only the ingredients required for growth but also their optimal combination, the recipes we need if we want to prosper”. This analysis by Tito Boeri, the Scientific Director of the Festival of Economics, is the launching pad for the 11th edition of Trento Festival of Economics: the arena where economists, political and institutional stakeholders, researchers and journalists from all over the world, will exchange views and investigate the topic “Where growth takes place”.

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Friday 3rd June | 11.00 am

OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development 
(ex convento Agostiniani, vicolo San Marco 1 - Trento)  

"The Cities of Culture experience: paths of change between past and future"

  coordinated by: Alessandra Proto

interventions of: Lucio Argano, Claudio Bocci, Mattia Palazzi, Alessandro Riccini Ricci

The intangible factors are relevant to define the competitiveness of  places, their attractiveness, the development of resources and talents much more than we were to believe. The European Capital Cities of Culture and the Italian Capital Cities of Culture represent a real and true movement capable of producing change, evolution and regeneration of the area. 


Lucio Argano is a professor at the Catholic University of Milan

Claudio Bocci is President of Federculture

Mattia Palazzi is the mayor of Mantova

Alessandro Riccini Ricci is the director of the IMMaginario festival in Perugia

Alessandra Proto is a policy analyst at the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development

For more information please visit the official website.