Invited Lecturers
Lucia Corno
Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Dilip Mookherjee
Boston University
Gaia Narciso
Trinity College Dublin
Mariano Tommasi
Universidad de SanAndrés, Argentina
Seema Jayachandran
Northwestern University
Debraj Ray
Northwestern University
Invited Lecturers
Lucia Corno
Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Dilip Mookherjee
Boston University
Mariano Tommasi
Universidad de SanAndrés, Argentina
Seema Jayachandran
Northwestern University
Debraj Ray
Northwestern University
Gaia Narciso
Trinity College Dublin
Organizing Board
Marcello D'Amato
Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa
Sisira Jayasuriya
Monash University
Dilip Mookherjee
Boston University
Alessandro Tarozzi
Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE
Giuseppe Folloni
University of Trento
Martina Menon
University of Verona
Federico Perali
University of Verona
Denni Tommasi
Monash University
Organizing Board
Marcello D'Amato
Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa
Sisira Jayasuriya
Monash University
Dilip Mookherjee
Boston University
Alessandro Tarozzi
Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE
Giuseppe Folloni
University of Trento
Martina Menon
University of Verona
Federico Perali
University of Verona
Denni Tommasi
Monash University
General information
The workshop is intended for PhD students, post‐docs and junior faculty members. 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.
The workshop will include presentations 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. 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. Participants who do not wish to present a paper are also welcome.
General information
The workshop is intended for PhD students, post‐docs and junior faculty members. 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.
The workshop will include presentations 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. 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. Participants who do not wish to present a paper are also welcome.
How to reach us
By air
Florence Airport is approximately 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bus to Prato. Taxis and regular bus services run between Prato and Florence Airport.  Alternatively, there is a bus service operated by CAP bus company, located just outside the airport area on the main street.

 

Pisa Airport is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes to Prato by train, or 70 minutes by Terravision bus to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station, Florence. Note that you need to change train twice when arriving from Pisa airport to Prato.

 

Bologna Airport is a 30 minute bus or taxi ride to Bologna train station. From there, it is a 50 minute journey on a regional train to Prato.

 

Rome Airport (Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino) is 45 minute train journey to Rome Termini train station and 3 hours by train to Prato.

By train
Prato is a 25 minute train ride from Florence, approximately 50 minutes from Bologna and 1.5 hours from Pisa. There are two train stations operating in Prato, Prato Centrale and Prato Porta al Serraglio. The train station closest to the Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco is Prato Centrale and is a 30 minute walk or 10 minute by bus or taxi. Train timetables are available online on the Trenitalia website.
By bus
Prato can also be reached from Florence by bus, the CAP bus company operates the Prato-Florence line and departs from outside the main Florence train station. If arriving at Prato Centrale railway station, you can take the Linea 11 bus 'Direzione Ciardi', bus stop 'San Bernardino', located 150 metres from the Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco. Bus information is available on the CAP website.
How to reach us
Florence Airport is approximately 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bus to Prato. Taxis and regular bus services run between Prato and Florence Airport.  Alternatively, there is a bus service operated by CAP bus company, located just outside the airport area on the main street.

 

Pisa Airport is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes to Prato by train, or 70 minutes by Terravision bus to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station, Florence. Note that you need to change train twice when arriving from Pisa airport to Prato.

 

Bologna Airport is a 30 minute bus or taxi ride to Bologna train station. From there, it is a 50 minute journey on a regional train to Prato.

 

Rome Airport (Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino) is 45 minute train journey to Rome Termini train station and 3 hours by train to Prato.

Prato is a 25 minute train ride from Florence, approximately 50 minutes from Bologna and 1.5 hours from Pisa. There are two train stations operating in Prato, Prato Centrale and Prato Porta al Serraglio. The train station closest to the Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco is Prato Centrale and is a 30 minute walk or 10 minute by bus or taxi. Train timetables are available online on the Trenitalia website.
Prato can also be reached from Florence by bus, the CAP bus company operates the Prato-Florence line and departs from outside the main Florence train station. If arriving at Prato Centrale railway station, you can take the Linea 11 bus 'Direzione Ciardi', bus stop 'San Bernardino', located 150 metres from the Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco. Bus information is available on the CAP website.
Accommodation
Accommodation at Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco will be covered by participation fee.

 

TRAVEL COSTS ARE COVERED BY THE PARTICIPANT

Accommodation
Accommodation at Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco will be covered by participation fee.

 

TRAVEL COSTS ARE COVERED BY THE PARTICIPANT

Partners
University of Florence
UCW
ARCO
University of Wisconsin
ICID
Partners
University of Florence
UCW
ARCO
University of Wisconsin
ICID
Program

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20

Morning Session

9:10

10:30

Dilip Mookherjee

Boston University

Automation and Capital-Labor Inequality in the Long Run

Martina Björkman Nyqvist

Stockholm School of Economics

Can Competition Reduce Lemons? A Randomized Intervention in the Antimalarial Medicine Market in

Uganda

Andrew F. Newman

Boston University

A Property-Rights theory of Market Structure in Poor and Rich Countries

10:30

11:00

Coffee Break

11:00

12:30

Erwin Bulte

Wageningen University

Toward an Understanding of the Welfare Effects of Nudges: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

Subsidies for Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Rural Cameroon

Alessandro Cigno

University of Florence and Child

A Strictly Economic Explanation of Gender Norms: The Lasting Legacy of the Plough

Rajesh Ramachandran

Heidelberg University

Language Policy and Development: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

12:30

13:10

Vy Nguyen

Monash University

Myopic Loss Aversion and Investment Decision: An Empirical and Experimental Study of Traders in Stock Market

Rahul Mehrotra

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Conflict and Poverty Traps: Evidence from a Secret War

Wei-Lin Chen

University of California San Diego

Curriculum and National Identity: Evidence from the 1997 Curriculum Reform in Taiwan

13:10

14:15

Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:30

15:10

Sayli Javadekar

University of Geneva

The Impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Household’s Fertility Choices in India

Flavio Lyrio Carneiro

PUC-Rio (Brasilia)

Political Economy of Trade Policy: Evidence from Brazil

Nayantara Sarma

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Domestic Violence and Workfare: An Evaluation of India’s MGNREGA

15:10

15:50

Miethy Zaman

Monash University

Measuring Economic Activity using Open Data

Domenico Rossignoli

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

International Child Sponsorship and School Performance: Evidence from Congo

Stefano Falcone

ECARES Brussels

Technological Change, Organizational Capacity and Rural Conflict: Land Occupations in Brazil

15:50

16:20

Coffee break

16:20

17:00

Vikram Bahure

University of Geneva

Network Size and Temporary Migration

Amrit Amirapu

University of Kent

Child Marriage Law, Gender Norms and Marriage Customs

Vaishnavi Surendra

University of California

Agricultural Volatility and Informal Credit Markets in Rural India

17:00

17:40

Farzana Hossain

University of Melbourne

Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation?

Effects of Floods on Manufacturing Establishments in India

Vincenzo Prete

University of Verona

The Political Economy of Educational Policies and Inequality of Opportunities

Eugenia Canessa

University of Florence After the Flood: Migration and

Remittances as Coping Strategies of Rural Bangladeshi Households

Torre del Falasco Prize
The Scientific Committee is assigning the "Torre del Falasco" Prize consisting of a magic number of Amarone Bottles of the Cantina Valpantena to the best paper presented at the Summer Schools by a junior scholars.

 

The prestigious "Torre del Falasco" line of Cantina Valpantena owes its name to the brigand Falasco, who, in the seventeenth century, struck the valley as a cove in a small tower in the hamlet of Stallavena north-east of Verona. This soon became a symbol of linkage with the territory and reason of storytelling and traditions that are well accompanied by any wine from the Torre del Falasco line. The Torre del Falasco wines can count on a constant, accurate and meticulous care of the vineyard and a selection of grapes from the field, which allows the birth of these wines of exceptional value.

Torre del Falasco Prize
The Scientific Committee is assigning the "Torre del Falasco" Prize consisting of a magic number of Amarone Bottles of the Cantina Valpantena to the best paper presented at the Summer Schools by a junior scholars.

 

The prestigious "Torre del Falasco" line of Cantina Valpantena owes its name to the brigand Falasco, who, in the seventeenth century, struck the valley as a cove in a small tower in the hamlet of Stallavena north-east of Verona. This soon became a symbol of linkage with the territory and reason of storytelling and traditions that are well accompanied by any wine from the Torre del Falasco line. The Torre del Falasco wines can count on a constant, accurate and meticulous care of the vineyard and a selection of grapes from the field, which allows the birth of these wines of exceptional value.

Application
Researchers interested in participating should 1) submit a short CV (pdf file) and 2) a complete paper or a detailed research proposal (pdf file), using our online application form.

 

Participants who are interested in attending the workshop but do not intend to present a paper are required to fill in the application form only (Go to application form).

 

The application should be submitted by April 10th, 2020. Admissions decision will be announced by April 24th, 2020. All applicants will be
informed by email about the selection results.

 

The participation fee (€500 for graduate students and post‐docs, €650 for faculty) will cover the costs of meals and lodging in double or triple room for the duration of the workshop (arrive 19th June 2020 - departure 23rd June 2020). Travel expenses are not covered by the participation fee.

 

Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire duration of the summer school. If it is not feasible, please specify the duration of the stay in the “note” field in the application form. We will give priority to participants who stay for the entire duration.

 

Deadline for payment of the participation fee May 29th, 2020.

Apply
Application
Researchers interested in participating should 1) submit a short CV (pdf file) and 2) a complete paper or a detailed research proposal (pdf file), using our online application form Participants who are interested in attending the workshop but do not intend to present a paper are required to fill in the application form only (Go to application form).

 

The application should be submitted by April 10th, 2020. Admissions decision will be announced by April 24th, 2020. All applicants will be informed by email about the selection results.

The participation fee (€500 for graduate students and post‐docs, €650 for faculty) will cover the costs of meals and lodging in double or triple room for the duration of the workshop (arrive 19th June 2020 - departure 23rd June 2020). Travel expenses are not covered by the participation fee.

 

Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire duration of the summer school. If it is not feasible, please specify the duration of the stay in the “note” field in the application form. We will give priority to participants who stay for the entire duration. Deadline for payment of the participation fee May 29th, 2020.

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