Monetary and non monetary costs of Insularity. Measuring Issues and Policy Implications.

13/07/2015 - 16:30 to 14/07/2015 - 15:00


13 JULY, 2015

14.30 - 14.45 Welcoming Address

14.45 - 16.45 The costs imposed by the geography of land discontinuity

Chair: Anna M Pinna (Un. of Cagliari)

- A taxonomy on Insularity (Vania Licio and Anna M Pinna, Un. of Cagliari)

- Insularity and trade costs: from islands of the world to the Italian provinces (Luca De Benedictis, Un. of Macerata and Anna M Pinna)

- Insularity and the impact of geographical and cultural distance (Carlo Mastinu, Un. ofCagliari, and Massimo del Gatto, Un. of Pescara)

- Insularity in the European Union: accessibility and maritime transport (Italo Meloniand Benedetta Sanjust di Teulada, Un. of Cagliari)

- Insularity and the development of a regional transport network: a simulation model applied to Sardinia (Fabio Cerina, Luisanna Cocco, Katiuscia Mannaro, Michele Marchesi, Un. di Cagliari)

- Access to energy networks (Concetta Rau, Nomisma)

(Discussant: Alan Winters, University of Brighton)

16.45 - 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 - 19.00 Non-monetary costs of insularity

Chair: Stefano Usai (Un. of Cagliari)

- The diffusion of Esselunga, economies of density and insularity (Luisanna Cocco, Manuela Deidda, Michele Marchesi, Un. of Cagliari)

- Size and productivity in the retail sector in Italy (Carlo Mastinu, Un. of Cagliari, andMassimo del Gatto, Un. of Pescara)

- Regional patterns in the performance of Italian businesses (Carola Casti, Manuela Deidda, Un. of Cagliari, Massimo Del Gatto, Sergio De Nardis, Nomisma, Anna M Pinna)

- Case study of retail group Conad in Sardinia (Concetta Rau and Sergio de Nardis,Nomisma)

(Discussants: Gianmarco Ottaviano, University of Bologna)

14 JULY, 2015

8.45 - 11.30 The costs of Insularity: Policy Implications and Recommendation

Chair: Emanuela Marrocu (CRENoS Director)

Research Results and Policy Issues (Anna Maria Pinna, Un. of Cagliari)


- Andres Rodriguez Pose (LSE)

- Alan Winters (Brighton)

- Gianmarco Ottaviano (Bologna)

- Alexis Chatzimpiros (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe)

- Francesco Pigliaru (Presidente Regione Sardegna)