Prato, Italy

Summer School in Development Economics 2018

when 19 June 2018 - 21 June 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

The workshop will include presentations o f both completed research papers and work-in-progress, both empirical and theoretical. The number of participants will be limited to about 60. About 15 will be selected for a forty-five minutes presentation, thus allowing for in-depth discussion of each contribution. About 15-20 papers will be selected for a poster session that will be in place for the whole duration of the conference. Presentations by graduate students, post-docs and other junior researchers who have recently acquired their PhD will be key components of the workshop. Applicants can submit either a complete paper or a detailed and well-developed research proposal. We particularly welcome the submission of work-in-progress proposals that describe on-going and promising research, likely to benefit from an open discussion about the main conceptual and methodological problems related to the project. Please note that participants are expected to attend the entire conference. Partici pants who do not wish to present a paper are also welcome.

Speakers who already agreed to join include Ian COXHEAD (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Claudio FERRAZ (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), Frederico FINAN (University of California, Berkeley), Takashi KUROSAKI (Hitotsubashi University), Rocco MACCHIAVELLO (London School of Economics), Dilip MOOKHERJEE (Boston University), Andrew F. NEWMAN (Boston University), Nishith PRAKASH (University of Connecticut), Laura SCHECHTER (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

More info on official website

Course leader

The Italian Development Economists Association, Monash University, the Universities of Trento, Salerno, Verona, Wisconsin, ICID and Understanding Children Work, ARCO

Target group

PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members

Course aim

The aim is to provide young researchers with mentoring as well as with exposure to cutting‐edge empirical and theoretical research in development economics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own research projects and to discuss them with leading researchers in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere.

Fee info

EUR 450: graduate students and post-docs
EUR 600: faculty members