Prato, Italy

Summer School in Development Economics 2017

when 19 June 2017 - 22 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400

The workshop will include pre sentations of 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. We plan to have two days with a stronger theoretical focus and two days with a stronger emphasis on empirical contributions. About 15 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. Participants who do not wish to present a paper are also welcome.

Speakers who already agreed to join include Francesco AMODIO (McGill University, Montreal), Jean Marie BALAND (University of Namur), Giacomo DE GIORGI (Geneva School of Economics and Management), Karen MACOURS (Paris School of Economics), Maria Pia MENDOLA (University of Milano-Bicocca), Peter LANJOUW (VU University, Amsterdam), Gianmarco LEON (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona).

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 400: graduate students and post-docs
EUR 500: faculty members