The Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies

In 2018, Bocconi University and the Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation committed to further strengthening their longstanding relationship in the form of a Strategic Partnership with the naming of an academic position: The Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies assigned to Professor Gianmarco Ottaviano.

The research activity aims to focus on the cost-benefit analysis of European Union Member States, touching four main themes: European Integration and the reborn nationalism trends, single market and globalization in the era of neo-protectionism, immigration and sustainability of the European Economic model and development and inequalities in the new European economic geography.


 

Program

 

The Economic Geography of European Nationalism
Gianmarco Ottaviano


Alternatives to EU Membership: The Norwegian Model
Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe


The history of a joint commitment. The Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies is the result of an established relationship between Bocconi University and the Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation. The Chair is a testament to Achille Boroli’s strong pro-European faith.

The joint commitment of Bocconi University and the Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation started in 2006 with the founding of Graduation Awards dedicated to the best theses in Economics at Bocconi University. This commitment continued in the following years, and in 2012 it materialized in a broader involvement of the community, thanks to the Boroli Lectures:
  • 2013 Title: "L’EUROPA E I SUOI CITTADINI." Speakers: Prof. Lorenzo Cuocolo and Prof. Joseph H.H. Weiler, New York University School of Law, with the contributions of Giuliano Amato and Sabino Cassese.


In 2015 Bocconi University and the Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation launched the project “Europeans: Giornate Bocconi-Boroli sull'Europa”, under the guidance of the scientific coordinator Prof. Lorenzo Cuocolo. The project was dedicated to informing the younger generations about the functioning and the opportunities of the European Union.

  • The meetings of the 2015-2016 academic year were conducted under the title: "L’UNIONE BANCARIA EUROPEA," with the contribution of Prof. Luigi Arturo Bianchi, Prof. Elena Carletti, and Prof. Donato Masciandaro. The keynote speaker of the annual conference was Prof. Mario Monti.
  • The meetings of the 2016-2017 academic year were conducted under the title: "BREXIT: RISCHI E OPPORTUNITA’," with the contribution of Prof. Carlo Altomonte, Prof. Justin Frosini, Prof. Francesco Giavazzi and Prof. Eleanor Spaventa. The keynote speaker of the annual conference was Prof. Enrico Letta. On this occasion, the Europeans project released the publication "The State of Europeans".
  • The meetings of the 2017-2018 academic year were conducted under the title: "I GIOVANI E IL LAVORO," with the contributions of Prof. Edoardo Ales and Prof. Maurizio Del Conte. The keynote speaker of the annual conference was Senator Emma Bonino.  On this occasion, the Europeans project released the publication "The State of Europeans."


The above Europeans project has ended, but the ongoing collaboration is continuing with the Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies.