confronTi autunno 2017 aims to analyse and discuss the competitive conditions of Ticino in an international scenario. Special emphasis will be given to the description of trade relations and links with the border regions, to the trend of a strategic factor, such as the electricity market and, finally, to the evolution of human capital, both on the demand and the supply side. As usual, researchers, policymakers and industry representatives will be involved, discussing the current situation and outlooks of the economy of our canton.

The program includes presentations by the speakers from IRE-USI, which will illustrate various aspects of the Ticino economy. The second part of the morning will be devoted to the comparison with other economic contexts. In particular, the production system of the neighbouring Lombardy and the trends that characterize the economy of Europe and Eurozone will be examined.


8.00 - 8.30


8.30 - 8.40

Opening and introduction
Rico Maggi, IRE Director
Federica Rossi, Head of the Observatory of Economic Dynamics, IRE-USI

8.40 - 8.50

Welcome by Christian Vitta
Minister and Director of the Department of Economic Affairs and Finance

8.50 - 9.15

An inter-regional comparison of Ticino competitiveness
Paolo Malfitano, Researcher IRE-USI
9.15 - 9.40 Ticino: local or global region?
Federica Maggi, Researcher IRE-USI
9.40 - 10.05 Human capital as production factor
Davide Arioldi, Researcher IRE-USI
10.05 - 10.30 Ticino and the energy transition: impacts on the electricity market
Alessandra Motz, Researcher IRE-USI
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.30 Lombardy productive trends in the international scenario
Diego Scalise, Advisor Banca d’Italia
11.30 - 12.00 The Eurozone economic framework
Fedele De Novellis, Partner REF Ricerche
12.00 - 12.30 Discussion and questions
12.30 - 12.45 Closing remarks
Rico Maggi, IRE Director
12.45 Buffet