Even Milan now seems to want to take inspiration from the Paris model, by switching to other forms of getting around than private cars and increasing green areas. With neighbourhoods very much at the heart of it
The professor of cross-media communication and project management at Milan State University explains that a change of cultural and physical pace is needed. Because there is still no connectivity in many parts of Italy
From jobs to the environment, from the economy to psychology by way of philosophical reflections, the pandemic has accelerated some phenomena and curtailed others. Recent publications offer an abundance of writings, essays and insights on the current moment and on the repercussions we can expect in the future.
A three-way’ interview with Giacomo Poretti, actor and founder of the Oscar theatre in Milan; Davide Milani, president of the Ente dello Spettacolo foundation, and Andrée Ruth Shammah, director of the Franco Parenti theatre in Milan
In his book Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events , the economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller reveals the close connection between stories, individual behaviours and the economy
Having even basic financial skills could be crucial to coping with economic shocks, including the coronavirus crisis. Annamaria Lusardi, director of the EduFin Committee for financial education, explains how
Even when the health crisis is over, remote working will still be around. Some Italian companies were already moving in that direction before the pandemic, others are now catching up thanks to shift working and laptops. But across Europe, new regulations to manage agile working are under discussion
Law professor Cass R. Sunstein explains: present bias is the tendency to be satisfied with a small reward today rather than waiting for a greater reward in the future, for example by investing in ourselves and our education
Estimates by ISMEA (Italy’s service institute for the agricultural and food market) state that by the end of the year the country’s hospitality industry could lose up to 40% of its turnover. This is a very real downturn in the market that is likely to have a serious impact on the future of many city centres.
A deal was reached after years of debate: multinational companies will have to pay a global minimum tax of 15%. This decision was taken by the finance ministers of the G7 in June 2021 and confirmed at the G20 in July.
The Italian economy is on the mend with the latest forecasts apparently very positive: GDP growth in the second quarter of 2021 is +2.7%. This rebound, however, is missing something: women participating in the labour market, a potential of between 50 billion to 150 billion euros in terms of GDP.
The president of Minotauro in Milan and professor of psychology at the Milano-Bicocca University explains that “the new challenge for education is digital education, finally taking its first steps towards a school model”.