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Summer School 2016 in Development Economics

In June, the 5th edition of the “Summer School in Development Economics was hosted at the Monash Prato Centre

Summer school 2016 in Development Economics

More than 50 scholars participated in the fifth development school. The event was organized by the Italian Development Economist Association (IDEAS), the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability of Monash University, Trento and Verona Universities and the Interdepartmental Centre for Research in Labour Economics and Economic Policy of the University of Salerno. The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior, and senior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with a detailed overview of the main methods used in empirical and theoretical research in development economics. Participants had the opportunity to discuss and present their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere. Invited speakers were Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex), Martina Bjorkman (Stockholm University), Maurizio Bussolo (World Bank), Michael Carter (University of Davis, CA), Ian Coxhead (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Gaurav Datt (Monash University), Rocco Macchiavello (University of Warwick), Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University), Andy Newman (Boston University), Furio Rosati (UCW), Sujata Visaria (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology).