3rd RENIR Workshop

The 3rd RENIR Workshop, focused on the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on regional economies, will take place in Turin on May 27-28, 2019.

The meeting, co-organized with Despina – Big Data Lab, will be hosted by the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Turin and the Collegio Carlo Alberto.

See on our web site for further details.

May 27, 2019
At Campus Luigi Einaudi (Lungo Dora Siena 100 A, Torino), Room F1 (main hall, first floor)

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome coffee

9:30– 09:35 Welcome speech (Aldo Geuna and Dan Breznitz)

09:35 – 11:00 Session (Chair: Aldo Geuna)

Alexander M. Danzer, Carsten Feuerbaum and Fabian Gaessler “Labor Supply and Automation Innovation”

Mario Coccia “Artificial intelligence technology in medicine: A new technological paradigm for global oncology”

Wim Naudé “The Race Against the Robots and the Fallacy of the Giant Cheesecake: Immediate and Imagined Impacts of Artificial Intelligence”

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45 Session (Chair: Pierpaolo Patrucco)

Roberta Capello, Matteo Laffi and Camilla Lenzi “Mapping the genesis and the evolution of the 4.0 technological paradigm in European regions”

Michael Smitka “Industry structure, Disruption, and Regional Resilience”

David Wolfe and Elena Goracinova “Regional Resilience and the Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector in the Age of Digital Disruption”

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch


Francesco Rullani and Enzo Rullani, Dentro la Rivoluzione Digitale (Inside the Digital Revolution), Giappichelli, 2018

Chair: Marco Guerzoni

Discussant: Cristiano Antonelli and Pier Paolo Patrucco

14:45 – 16:15 Session (Chair: Marco Guerzoni)

Fabio Montobbio, Jacopo Staccioli, Maria Enrica Virgillito and Marco Vivarelli “Robots and their knowledge generation: patenting and firm-level performance”

Massimiliano Nuccio, Marco Guerzoni, Riccardo Cappelli and Aldo Geuna “Patterns of specialization and robots adoption: A regional perspective in major European countries”

Rita Strohmaier, Marlies Schuetz and Simone Vannuccini “On the brink of a fourth industrial revolution? A systemic perspective on technological transformation in the digital age”

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 PANEL: Regional policy and industrial transformation

Dan Breznitz (Munk School, University of Toronto)

Andrea Conte (JRC, European Commission)

Emilio Paolucci (Polytechnic University of Turin)

Vincenzo Zezza (Direzione Competitività, Regione Piemonte)

Moderator: Aldo Geuna

20:00 – 22:00 SOCIAL DINNER

May 28, 2019
At Collegio Carlo Alberto (Piazza Arbarello 8, Torino), Room 2

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee

9:30 – 11:00 Session (Chair: Carlo Bottai)

Fulvio Castellacci, Davide Consoli and Artur Santoalha “Technological Diversification in European Regions: The Role of E-skills”

Lucrezia Fanti, Dario Guarascio and Matteo Tubiana “Skill Gap, Mismatch, and the Dynamics of Italian Companies’ Productivity”

Songül Tolan, Annarosa Pesole, Fernando Martínez-Plumed, Enrique Fernández-Macías, José Hernández-Orallo and Emilia Gómez “Artificial Intelligence and Jobs: From Tasks to Cognitive Abilities”

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45 Session (Chair: Dan Breznitz)

Tod Rutherford “Industry 4.0, Trade Unions and Regional Resiliency: A Preliminary Investigation”

Peter Warrian and Ray Gosine “Industry 4.0, Metallurgy and the Automotive Materials Supply Chain”

Andrea Conte, Patrizio LeccaDamiaan Persyn and Stelios Sakkas “Capital-Skill complementarity and the impact of technical change at regional level: a quantitative general equilibrium analysis”

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Session (Chair: Massimiliano Nuccio)

Arianna Martinelli, Andrea Mina and Massimo Moggi “The enabling technologies of industry 4.0: Examining the seeds of the fourth Industrial Revolution”

Carlo Bottai “On Scaling of Technological Knowledge Production: How Population Size Affects the Knowledge Recombination Capacity of EU Metropolitan Regions”

15:15 – 15:30 Farewell

Written by carlo bottai | 21 Mag 2019