Salvatore Rossi: Firm dynamics and economic growth

Opening remarks by Mr Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy and President of the Institute for the Supervision of Insurance (IVASS), at the Bank of Italy - CEPR - EIEF Conference, Rome, 19 December 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
19 December 2018

I am delighted to welcome you all to the Bank of Italy, and to open this workshop, which was jointly organized with the CEPR and the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance.

Over today and tomorrow, 29 original papers will be presented, selected from more than 150. These works have been produced by distinguished scholars from academia and research institutions around the world. They

cover a wide variety of topics relating to firm dynamics and its effects on economic growth. Two keynote lectures will also be delivered, and I would like to thank the internationally renowned speakers, Professor Ufuk Akcigit

from the University of Chicago and Professor Gian Luca Clementi from New York University