Belt and road initiative.
Quale impatto per l’Europa?

Giorgio Prodi

University of Ferrara
Department of Economics and Management

22/02/2018 at 2.30 pm

Via Cardinale Guglielmo Sanfelice, 8

Conference room humanistic Polo
6th floor




YEAR 2018

The Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies (CNR-ISSM) organizes annual meeting cycles in which guest speakers are invited to discuss specific topics, in the context of broad themes, with a constant focus on the Mediterranean area. (economy, environment, migration, history, cultural heritage, logistics). The meetings start with a targeted presentation, followed by a final discussion in which the participants can share different approaches and points of view. The guest speakers aim to encourage and encourage the comparison between people with different backgrounds, stimulating the emergence of new ideas with an interdisciplinary approach.
The February meeting with Giorgio Prodi offers the opportunity to confront an expert on a very current issue that will affect the competitiveness of many European industries. The intervention will focus in particular on new infrastructure investments planned both in ports and in railways.


Guest speaker

Giorgio Prodi is Associate Professor at the University of Ferrara.

He graduated in Economics at the University of Bologna where he also received a Ph.D. in Economics and Institutions. He specialized in the London School of Economics with a master's degree in Economics. For many years he has been dealing with the Chinese economy and, in particular, with the implications that the growth of this country has on Italy and Europe. He has written books and published articles on Italian companies that have invested in China (Sometimes they produce, Il Mulino, 2006) and on the supply chain organization of Italian companies in China (Supply CHINA Management, Il Mulino, 2011).

In recent years his research has focused on the study of the Belt and Road Initiative and on the impact that it may have on the Italian and European economy.