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The Observatory was founded in 1988 by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde, CNPDS and UniversitÓ Bocconi, to commemorate Giordano Dell'Amore, who was President of Cariplo, Dean of Bocconi University and president of the CNPDS Administrative Commission for many years. The Observatory's principle aim is to promote, develop and coordinate research, studies, experiments and meetings to deepen and spread knowledge about legal and economic issues in modern society, and particularly in the international context.
The Observatory is a valuable interdisciplinary "think-tank", that analyzes current social phenomena and makes viable recommendations against which to compare current or future legislation.

For this reason the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde has always offered its patronage and financial support.

The Observatory has concentrated its efforts on the organization of important international annual conferences on issues reflecting the importance of synergy between economic analysis, the law and the institutions. The quality of these conferences has always been very high as the best Italian and international scholars and experts have been continually sought out for presentations. Thus, the congress proceedings have always been unanimously appreciated, and they continue to be a point of reference for scholars, field operators and students alike. The Observatory has therefore an important cultural role to play both on a national and an international level.

List of Observatory Conferences:
  • The Role of Information in Economics and Law (1989)
  • Environment, Ethics, Economics and Institutions (1991)
  • The Value of Competition (1992)
  • The Structures of Capitalism and the Firm in Contemporary Society (1993)
  • After Maastricht: What Steps Next? (1994)
  • Non-Profit Organizations (1995)
  • Science Technology Society at the Threshold of the 21st Century (1996)
  • The Information Society, the Protection of the Right to Privacy (1997)
  • Fathers and Sons: the New Forms of Unemployment (1998)
  • The Euro and the European Union: after the First 100 days (1999)
  • Europe, Migration and Labour (1999)
  • Coordination of Taxation in the European Union (2000)
  • The Rights of Intellectual Property in Cyberspace (2001)
  • New Forms of Welfare (2002)
  • Benefit and Costs of Innovation in Health-Care (2003)
  • The Enlargement from 15 to 25 Members - will this strengthen the European Union? (2004)
  • Civil and Economic Rights in Times of Crisis (2005)
  • Economy and the Labour Market (2005)
  • Welfare Systems: Contrasting Models (2006)
  • Educational Systems and Human Capital Accumulation (2007)
  • The Crisis of Civil Justice in Italy: is there any way out?(2008)
  • Mental Health and Social Control. Scientific Research and Policy-making (2008)
  • New International Rules and Bodies for Regulating Financial Markets (2009)
  • Actions to Support the Economy and the Principle of Fair Competition (2009)
  • Designing a New World. Economic, Financial and Social Issues (2009)
  • Labour Law and Labour Market in the New World of Economy (2010)
  • The Effects of New Communication Technologies upon Information (2010)
  • The Quality of Life: from GDP to BIL (2011)
  • New Poverties (2011)

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