This volume collects contributions based on the papers and oral presentations delivered at the 2017 Rome Investment Forum, which took place in Rome, on 15-16 December 2017.
In the first part (Essays) we publish a few papers written by authors that participated at the Forum in Rome.
In the second part, we include a Synopsis of different oral presentations, which was written by the Febaf Secretariat, and in particular by Elia Lofranco, Antonio Negro and Giovanna Marando, under the supervision of Gianni Rizzuti. Please note that these summaries, in Italian, were not seen nor revised by the speakers at the Forum, and therefore are published here under the sole responsibility of the editor.
Finally, we have included a summary of the dissertation on “Optimism in Financial Markets” by Chiara Limongi Concetto, provided by the author. This dissertation was presented at the competition “Rome Investment Forum Empowers Talents” and won the first prize of that competition in 2017