Pietro Ichino takes part in the seminar ‘La difficile comunicazione fra sapere giuridico e sapere economico’ (The difficult communication between legal and economic knowledge) jointly organised by the Angelo Sraffa Legal Studies and Ettore Bocconi Economics Departments at Bocconi University in Milan on January 9, 2023.
Works are started by Prof. Maurizio Del Conte of Unibocconi, who is also a discussant together with Prof. Tito Boeri of the same university.
In his telegraphic editorial for the newspapers Gazzetta di Parma, l’Adige and Alto Adige, Pietro Ichino emphasises the importance of communication between jurists and economists and between the corresponding academic communities. He emphasises that ‘in reality, for the entire past century, a wall of incommunicability divided labour lawyers from economists. What was considered orthodox by the formers was considered an aberration by the latters, and vice versa. Failed dialogue between the two academic communities has caused quite a bit of damage.”
If the event organised by Unibocconi can be considered almost a pilot project in Italy, the cooperation of experts in the two different fields can remedy flaws that have damaged the labour market for decades in our country.
Prof. Ichino’s presentation, available at www.pietroichino.it, sets out the contents of the entry Labour contract (law and economics) being published in the thematic volume Labour contract of the Encyclopaedia of Law (Ed. Giuffrè).