confronti autunno 2018

Global trends and regional realities: the economy in 2019

confronti autunno, in its 2018 edition, aims at analysing the current situation and proposing an outlook on the economy of the Canton Ticino, taking into consideration the recent global trends and the growing protectionism emerging in the international area. Starting from a description of the current global situation, the analyses will focus on the European and Swiss scale, trying to identify the new factors that govern their economic relations. The analysis will then move to an analysis of the Ticino economy, highlighting how the local production system is connected to the previously presented realities.

The program includes a first part dedicated to presentations by IRE researchers and guests, who will illustrate the outlook for the European and Swiss economies. The second part of the morning will be dedicated to the exposition of two examples concerning the Ticino area: the Ticino economy will be analysed according to its degree of openness to international trade, then the Swiss energy market will be discussed in the European context. Through the usual involvement of representatives and actors of local companies, the current and future situation of our canton will be debated.


8.00 - 8.30:


8.30 - 8.40:

Welcome and Introduction
Rico Maggi, Director of Institute of Economic Research, IRE-USI
Moreno Baruffini, Head of the Observatory of Economic Dynamics, IRE-USI

8.40 - 9.00:

The world economy in 2019
Davide Arioldi, Researcher IRE-USI

9.00 – 9.45:

The European Union: the macroeconomic scenario
Luca Mezzomo, Head of Macroeconomic Analysis, Centro Studi Intesa San Paolo

9.45 - 10.30:

Challenges for the Swiss economy in the European and global context: the SNB's point of view
Fabio Bossi, SNB delegate for the Italian speaking Swiss region

10.30 - 11.00:

Caffee break

11.00 - 11.20:

Ticino and its cross-border economy: a network analysis
Federica Maggi, Researcher IRE-USI

11.20 - 11.40:

Ticino, Switzerland and the energy transition: the international dimension of energy markets
Alessandra Motz, Researcher IRE-USI

11.40 - 12.30

Panel discussion
With the participation of the speakers and representatives from Ticino economy: Luca Mezzomo (Head of Macroeconomic Analysis, Centro Studi Intesa San Paolo), Fabio Bossi (SNB delegate for the Italian speaking Swiss region), Walter Lisetto (Head of Asset management, Axion SWISS Bank), Lorenza Sommaruga (President of Federcommercio Ticino) and Luca Bolzani (President of CdA, Sintetica SA)


Light lunch offered by BancaStato

Reference documents


L’economia mondiale - Davide Arioldi, Ricercatore IRE-USI

Il Ticino e la sua economia transfrontaliera: una lettura con la network analysis - Federica Maggi, Ricercatrice IRE-USI

Il Ticino, la Svizzera e la transizione energetica: la dimensione internazionale dei mercati dell’energia - Alessandra Motz, Ricercatrice IRE-USI

L'Unione Europea: lo scenario macroeconomico - Luca Mezzomo, Head of Macroeconomic Analysis, Centro Studi Intesa San Paolo

Review of the press

Crescita Ostacoli per il turismo e i dettaglianti, Gian Luigi Trucco, Corriere del Ticino, 21.11.2018

Non siamo un'isola, Generoso Chiaradonna, laRegione, 21.11.2018