Programme 24 November 2022

Less and less globalized? New supply dynamics

The pandemic marked a break in production, consumption and growth processes worldwide. The recovery that followed, after an initial success, was weakened by several, often interconnected, problems. The energy crisis caused by the surge in demand has been exacerbated by war and climatic events, which affected food security and further slowed supply chains, already strained by Covid-19. Price shocks - particularly in energy, food, commodities and raw materials - triggered the rise in inflation, obscuring prospects for growth and recovery. The forms of employment are also changing, due to both a renewed search for work-life balance and a partial mismatch between skills and supply. The current year, but especially the next, therefore seem to be on the cusp of opportunities for recovery and risks of new and old crises. The impulse towards the future could then be counterbalanced by a return to the past, with a globalization that seems to be changing skin, presenting itself more and more in "blocks”.

13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 13:45

Opening Speech from Professor Lorenzo Cantoni, Deputy Rector
Università della Svizzera italiana

13:45 – 13:50

Welcome from Christian Vitta,
Director Dipartimento delle finanze e economia, DFE

13:50– 14:30

Less and less globalized? New supply dynamics

Barbara Antonioli Mantegazzini
Faculty of Economics of USI, IRE Vicedirector

14:30 – 15:30

Keynote speakers

Energy market and transition challenges
Pippo Ranci, Professor in Political Economics, Università Cattolica, Milano
Advisor, Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre, EUI, Firenze

More globalization or less globalization?
Alessia A. Amighini
Professor, Università del Piemonte Orientale
Co-Head of Asia Centre and Associate Senior Research Fellow, ISPI

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45

Round table
Moderated by IRE Researchers

Beatrice Fasana
Managing Director of Sandro Vanini SA, Member of ETH Board, SUPSI Vicepresident

Oscar Gonzalez
Adjunct Director, Divisione della formazione professionale, DECS

Giuseppe Perale
Executive Vicepresident & Founder – IBI SA

Andrea Abbatelli
Chief Operating Officer di Hydac AG a Mezzovico

16:45 – 17:15


17:15 – 17:30


Mario Jametti
Faculty of Economics of USI, IRE Director

17:30 – 18:30