Luigi Federico Signorini: Labour market policies and institutions

Welcome address by Mr Luigi Federico Signorini, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, at the 5th Bank of Italy-CEPR workshop on labour market policies and institutions, Rome, 15 September 2022.

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

Central bank speech  | 
19 September 2022

It is my pleasure to open the fifth Bank of Italy-CEPR conference on "Labour market policies and institutions". As in previous editions, we are fortunate enough to have many excellent research papers. The programme covers many recent advances in the field of labour economics and brings together both well-established and younger economists at the frontier of research.

The conference will cover a broad range of issues. Let me spend a few minutes on some of them. In this context, I can only mention them very briefly; there will be no attempt to do justice to the vast literature that exists on several of these topics (nor would I be the right person to do so). It will simply be the occasion for me to point at some of the papers in this workshop's rich programme, and at some ideas we are pursuing in our own research.