Summer School in Development Economics, 20-23 June 2016, Prato, Italy

Publish Date: Mar 23, 2016

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 20, 2016 12:00 to Jun 23, 2016 12:00

General Information 2016

General Description

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 will also have the opportunity to discuss and present their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.  


The main components will be lectures and presentations by leading researchers and participants' presentations. Topics include

  1. Households (families, human capital and poverty) and firms,
  2. Finance, property rights, labor markets/institutions, farm/firm productivity, 
  3. Political economy and governance,
  4. Behavior and Networks.

Selected papers and research projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day. We encourage all participants to submit either complete papers or detailed proposals, raising the conceptual and methodological problems that they face and that they would like to discuss. Other partecipants who do not wish to present a paper are also welcome.  

Application 2016


Graduate students and post-docs are asked to pay a fee of €500.
The fee covers 1. double-room accommodation together with another participant, 2. breakfast and dinner, 3. social dinner. Travel expenses are not included.
Students willing to stay alone in a single room are asked an additional fee of €100.

Faculty members will be asked to pay a fee of €600.
The fee covers 1. single-room accommodation, 2. breakfast and dinner, 3. social dinner. Travel expenses are not included.   

If participants are coming with family members they may ask for special accommodations either in apartments or other forms contacting Andrea Armellini at Benatours ( for assistance. 

Participants  are asked to stay for the entire duration of the summer school. If it 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.   

Partecipants who wish to present a paper are asked to follow the procedure below.

a) Fill out the application form.
b) Submit the following documents by clicking on the specified link that appears subsequently:

b1) A short CV.
b2) The abstract of a paper or of a research project (pdf file).

c) No later than April 15th the complete paper or a detailed and well-developed research proposal, should be uploaded (pdf file).

Other perspective participants who are interested in attending the workshop but do not mean to present a paper are required to fill in the application form only (step a).

The application should be submitted not later than April 15th, 2016 (Italian time). 

Admissions decision will be announced by May 2nd, 2016. All applicants will be informed by email about the selection results.

You are asked to pay the fee within 15 days of acceptance, and no later than May 15th, 2016.


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The quickest way to pay is by credit card.
If you pay by bank transfer please read the instructions specified in the methods of payment carefully.
For instance, we need a scanned copy of the bank transfer before the deadline.

Go to application form and please execute point b) following the instructions.

How to reach us 2016

Where does it take place?

The Summer School takes place at Palazzo Voi in smiling Prato, Tuscany. 

Frequent bus and shuttle connections link the Florence Airport i(Peretola) or others international airports such as Pisa, Rome, Bologna or Verona.  Hotels are located in the Prato citadel inside the city walls. 

 Palazzo Voi is the Conference Venue. For a virtual tour  . 

How to get to Monash Prato Centre:   

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