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.

OEET is committed to gender equality and adheres to the gender policy issued by the University of Turin which was endorsed by OEET Scientific Commeittee and is applied in OEET initiatives.


Who is who

Scientific Committee

Ordinary members

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Law, Turin University.

  • Associate 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.

  • Assistant Professor, Turin University. Co-founder and Head of Research of T.wai (Torino World Affairs Institute).

  • Managing Director, NOMISMA, Bologna

  • Professor of Economics of European Integration at the University of Parma and at LIUC-Università Cattaneo

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

  • Full Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Eastern Piedmont

  • Associate Professor, Turin University

  • Associate Professor, Turin University

  • Research Fellow, University of Turin, Bocconi University, Imperial College London

  • Former Professor of Industrial Economics, Turin University

  • Research Fellow

Corresponding members

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Our activities


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