About us

Established in 2014 through a grant of the Compagnia di San Paolo, and associated to the Collegio Carlo Alberto, l’Osservatorio sulle Economie Emergenti - Torino (OEET) or Turin Centre on Emerging Economies, is an independent, non-profit centre dedicated to the study and monitoring of major emerging economies and to the dissemination of results of economic analyses and information to firms, institutions and the general public. Based in Turin (Italy), OEET regularly organizes conferences and workshops with high-level experts, and also issues a quarterly newsletter providing analyses on the economic trends of emerging countries. A particular attention is initially given to China, India, Vietnam and to some North-African countries, whose economic relations with Italy are rapidly growing. There is also a constant dissemination of data and publications on major emerging economies, coming from OEET’s research group and other prominent scholars. Important events are regularly organized in partnership with the Collegio Carlo Alberto, the University of Turin, the Italian and European Associations of Comparative Economics and other research institutions

Those who take part in this project are all international economists operating in various specialist fields. They share, however, a common approach to the problems and promises of today’s international economy. This approach can be described as dominated by three Cs: Curiosity, Comparison and Coherence. Curiosity, because we react to the monumental changes that are taking place in front of us without shutting ourselves up in our research departments and in acquired notions and theories. On the contrary, we eagerly examine new evidence and try to keep our minds open to the changing scene in front of us even if this means challenging well-established conventional notions. Comparison of conditions, results and developments has been the standard approach of most of us in recent years. We feel that when general theories appear to be wanting, the comparative method might prove a suitable way to arrive at conclusions. Coherence, in the sense that all our findings and all our considerations must be scientifically consistent: not elements of curiosity but rather bricks suitable to building new intellectual constructions.

 

 

L’Osservatorio sulle Economie Emergenti-Torino (OEET) è stato costituito nel 2014 a Torino grazie ad un contributo della Compagnia di San Paolo, ed è associato al Collegio Carlo Alberto. OEET è un centro no-profit indipendente dedicato allo studio e al monitoraggio delle maggiori economie emergenti e alla disseminazione dei risultati degli studi economici sui paesi emergenti a imprese, istituzioni ed al pubblico colto. In una prima fase una particolare attenzione è dedicata ai paesi emergenti dell’Asia, quali Cina, India, Vietnam e del Nord Africa ed alle relazioni di questi paesi con l’economia italiana. Vi è anche una costante diffusione dei risultati delle analisi dei componenti del gruppo di ricerca e di altri importanti studiosi italiani ed esteri attraverso workshops, conferenze, newsletter trimestrali e il sito dell’Osservatorio. Importanti eventi vengono regolarmente organizzati in partnership con il Collegio Carlo Alberto, l'Università di Torino, le Associazioni Italiana (AISSEC) ed Europea (EACES) di Studi Economici Comparati ed altri centri di ricerca italiani ed esteri.

Coloro che prendono parte al nostro progetto sono tutti economisti internazionali che operano in campi specialistici differenti, accomunati tuttavia da un approccio comune nell’interfacciarsi con i problemi e le promesse dell’economia internazionale di oggi. Si può dire che tale approccio sia dominato dalle tre C: Curiosità, Comparazione e Coerenza. Curiosità, perché reagiamo ai cambiamenti che si stanno verificano davanti ai nostri occhi senza chiuderci nei nostro dipartimenti di ricerca o in teorie e nozioni già acquisite. Al
contrario, esaminiamo con entusiasmo le nuove evidenze e cerchiamo di tenere le nostre menti aperte alla scena in evoluzione di fronte a noi, anche se questo significa sfidare nozioni convenzionali ben consolidate. Comparazione delle condizioni, dei risultati e degli sviluppi, che è stata la base dell’approccio abituale di molti di noi negli anni recenti. Abbiamo la percezione che quando le teorie generali sembrano essere carenti, il metodo comparativo si riveli essere un modo adeguato per giungere a delle conclusioni. Coerenza, nel senso che tutte le nostre scoperte e considerazioni devono essere coerenti da un punto di vista scientifico: non elementi di curiosità ma, piuttosto, singole “pietre” adatte alla realizzazione di nuove costruzioni intellettuali.

 

Who is who

  • Full Professor of International Economics, Turin University.

  • Full Professor of International Economics, Turin University.

  • Emeritus Professor of Economic Policy and Comparative Economic Development, Turin University.

  • Research Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Turin University.

  • Senior EU and UNCTAD consultant on development projects. Adjunct Professor of International Economics and Development Cooperation, Turin University.

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Law, Turin University.

  • Assistant Professor of Economics at Eastern Piedmont University. Adjoint Professor of International Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy). Associate Senior Research Fellow at ISPI.

  • Adjoint Professor of International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia, Turin University. Co-founder and Head of Research of T.wai (Torino World Affairs Institute).

  • Managing Director, NOMISMA, Bologna

  • Professor of European Economy at the University of Parma. Professor of “The Economics and Law of International Trade" at the University Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC).

  • Associate Professor of Innovation Management, Corporate Strategy, and Managerial Economics. China Area Manager, KEDGE Business School, France.

  • Assistant Professor at Turin University.

  • Full Professor of Industrial Economics, University of Parma.

  • Assistant Professor, University of Ferrara and Lecturer of Advanced Applied Economics.

  • Associate Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Eastern Piedmont.

  • Associate Professor of Political Economy, Turin University.

  • Associate Professor of Economics and former co-Academic Director of the India-China Institute, the New School for Social Research, New York.

  • Emeritus Professor of International Business, University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Co-director BRIC Seminar, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme & EHESS, Paris.

  • Research Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Turin University .

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