Conference Program

All coffee breaks, all lunches and the welcome aperitif
will be in the Department of Economics and Management, 2nd floor (via Inama, n.5)

Dec 15, Wednesday

Department of Economics and Management, Via Inama, n. 5

Semi-plenary sessions (15:30-17:00)

Semi-plenary session1 (room Aula 1A): EURICSE Workshop: Towards a new theory of the firm: reflecting on strategies and models enhancing the engagement of diverse stakeholders in key decision making processes (*)

Session chair : Silvia Sacchetti (University of Trento, and EURICSE)

  • Structural paths to responsible enterprises: beyond stakes and purposes
    Anna Grandori (Bocconi University); Anne Sanders (Bielefeld University)
  • Stakeholder theory and the knowledge problem: a processual view
    Vladislav Valentinov (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies IAMO · Department of Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas)
  • The FairShares Model: towards a new mindset?
    Rory Ridley-Duff (Sheffield Business School)

* Session organized with the contribution of the Autonomous Province of Trento

Semi-plenary session2 (room Aula Azzurra): Regulating information

Session chair : Nadia von Jacobi (University of Milan)

Plenary session 1 ( Aula Azzurra - 17:15-18:30)


  • Welcome aperitif

Dec 16, Thursday

Department of Economics and Management, Via Inama, n. 5

Parallel session A (09:00-11:00)

A1 (room Aula 1A): Environmental L&E

Session chair : Donatella Porrini (Università del Salento)

A2 (room Aula Azzurra): Liability rules, sanctions and social norms

Session chair : Luigi Alberto Franzoni (University of Bologna)

A3 (room Aula 1B): Constitutional and Administrative L&E, and Regulation

Session chair : Giuseppe Di Vita (University of Catania)


  • Coffee break

Parallel session B (11:30-13:00)

B1 (room Aula 1B): Corporate governance

Session chair : Alessandra Stabilini (Università di Milano)

B2 (room Aula 1A): Corruption

Session chair : Maria Luigia Segnana (University of Trento)

B3 (room Aula Azzurra): Digital markets, data governance and new technologies

Session chair : Oscar Borgogno (Bank of Italy)

B4 (room Aula 1F): Online session

Session chair : Giuseppe Bellantuono


  • Lunch

Plenary session 2 ( Aula Azzurra - 14:30-15:45)

  • Opening address, Flavio Bazzana (Director of the Department of Economics and Management)
  • Keynote speech (online) - Philippe Aghion (College de France, London School of Economics, and INSEAD)
  • Rethinking Capitalism Post-Covid: The Power of Creative Destruction
  • Chair : Lorenzo Sacconi (University of Milan)


  • Coffee break

Parallel session (16:15-18:15)

C1 (room Aula 1A): L&E of Robots & AI

Session chair : Alessio Azzutti (University of Hamburg)

C2 (room Aula 1B): Inequalities and institutions

Session chair : Virginia Cecchini Manara (Università degli Studi di Milano )

C3 (room Aula Azzurra): Labour in the digital economy

Session chair : Maria Laura Frigotto (University of Trento)

C4 (room Aula 2B): Long-term and macro-economic institutions

Session chair : Luca Jacopo Uberti (University of Luxembourg)

C5 (room Aula 2A): Philosophy of L&E, and economic institutions

Session chair : Paolo Silvestri (University of Torino)


  • General Assembly

Room Aula Azzurra



  • Dinner (Ristorante TerraMia)

Dec 17, Friday

Faculty of Law, entrance is from Via Rosmini, n. 27

Parallel session D (09:00-11:00)

D1 (room Aula 4): Firms and institutional change

Session chair : Stefano Schiavo (University of Trento)

D2 (room Aula 5): L&E of IPRs

Session chair : Paolo Guarda (University of Trento)

D3 (room Aula 6): Philosophy of L&E

Session chair : Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University)

D4 (room Aula C): Litigation process and legal profession

Session chair : Evangelia Nissioti (University of Hamburg)

D5 (room Aula 8): Non egoistic motivations, social enterprises and social impact finance

Session chair : Ermanno Tortia (University of Trento)


  • Coffee break

Parallel session E (11:30-13:00)

E1 (room Aula 4): Regulation

Session chair : Massimo D'Antoni (Università di Siena)

E2 (room Aula 5): Corporate governance and corporate ownership

Session chair : Corrado Malberti (University of Trento)

E3 (room Aula 7): Comparative L&E

Session chair : Matteo Ferrari (University of Trento)

E4 (room Aula C): Public choice, and L&E of "voting" systems

Session chair : Matteo Ploner (University of Trento)

E5 (room Aula 6): Philosophy of L&E

Session chair : Umberto Izzo (University of Trento)


  • Lunch

Semi-plenary sessions

Semi-plenary session 3 (room Aula 5) : The Investment Contract: Implications for FDIs Governance and States' Sustainable Development
(School of International Studies, University of Trento)

Chair and introductory Remark: Pia Acconci (University of Teramo)

  • The investment contract and sustainable development
    Lorenzo Cotula (IIED, London)
  • Social clauses in investment contracts: towards sustainable FDI?
    Marco Pertile (University of Trento)
  • The implementation of social clauses and investment arbitration
    Sondra Faccio (University of Trento)
  • Discussant: Valentina Vadi (Florence Bar)

Semi-plenary session 4 (room Aula 6) Walking the contractual tightrope: do purpose-driven organisations put purpose first in delivering public services?

Chair: Marco Faillo (University of Trento)

Talk by Mara Airoldi (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford)


  • Lorenzo Sacconi (University of Milan)
  • Marco Musella (University of Naples)
  • Virginia Cecchini Manara (University of Milan)
  • Nadia von Jacobi (University of Pavia)
  • Marco Faillo (University of Trento)

Plenary session 3 ( Aula 1 - 15:30-16:45)

  • Opening address, Paolo Carta (Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law)
  • Keynote speech (online): Lee Fennell (University of Chicago Law School)
  • Assembly problems, old and new
  • Chair: Giuseppe Bellantuono (University of Trento)


  • Farewell
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