Summer School on Gender Economics and Society, 6 – 10 July 2015, Turin, Italy

Publish Date: May 19, 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

Event Dates: from Jul 06, 2015 12:00 to Jul 10, 2015 12:00

The importance of gender strategies to promote growth and development and to improve welfare systems is widely recognized. This is reflected in the increasing commitment of both international organization and national governments towards programs aimed at strengthening women’s participation in economic life, in politics, and in institutions, as well as in the progress of theoretical analysis and development of indicators to monitor and evaluate policies and programs from a gender perspective. The course will have an interdisciplinary approach, focussing on the gender dimensions of the economy, and their different impacts on society.

Program Information

Target: Master and Ph.D. Students in Economics, Sociology, Politics, Demography, Management Engineering, and related disciplines, from both European and non-European Countries.
A maximum number of students: 40. 10-15% of places could be allocated to non-students involved in research work and mentoring.

Course length: One week.

Course structure: The course will be organized in: morning lectures; afternoon sessions (devoted to seminars, case studies, best practices, and experiences), and late afternoon poster sessions. A more detailed program will be available at:
Fees: Participants are required to partially contribute to the course costs with a fee of 300 € for students and 400 € for non-students. The fee will cover course material and lunches at the Campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin. Participants will have to cover their costs for travel and accommodation in student residences (at reasonable rates; at least 20 free accommodations will be provided by the University and Polytechnic of Turin).
Certificate of attendance: provided at the end of the course.
Applications: will open on April 20, 2015, and close on May 25, 2015. The application form can be accessed online at:

Accepted participants will be notified by the end of May.

Programme Abstract
Lectures will cover a variety of topics - analyzed from a gender perspective - such as labor force participation; family planning; retirement decisions; savings and portfolio decisions; financial education and planning; financial communication and language; time-use; pay gap; glass ceiling; gender-responsive budgeting; equality and wellbeing indicators; diversity management; political participation; migration issues.
The course will include both academic sessions and case studies. Speakers will have key role experience in public administrations and private sectors, such as Ministries, European Commission, Bank of Italy, and the private sector. 

The program will also envisage participation in the EXPO women’s week in Milan. A 2-month stage/visiting period at CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto, sponsored by UniCredit & Universities Foundation, will be offered to one of the students. Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research in poster sessions.

Confirmed Speakers
• Tommaso Arenare - Consultant, Egon Zehnder, Milan, Italy
• Francesca Bettio - Professor of Economics,
University of Siena, Italy
• Magda Bianco - Head of the Consumer Protection and Anti-Money
Laundering Directorate, Bank of Italy
• Marta Dassù - Aspen Insitute Italia, former Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs
• Maria Laura Di Tommaso - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy
• Elsa Fornero - Professor of Economics, University of Turin, former Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Italy
• Selim Gulesci - Bocconi University, Italy (Winner of the Unicredit & Universities Foundation Best Paper Award in Gender Economics)
• Benedetta Magri - International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality Programm, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy
• Chiara Monticone - Policy Analyst, Financial Education Unit, OECD, Paris, France
• Marina Nuciari - Professor of Sociology, University of Turin, Italy
• Ronald Oaxaca - Professor of Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson
• Annalisa Rosselli - Professor of Economics and History of Economic Thought, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
• Mariacristina Rossi - Associate Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy
• Chiara Saraceno - Honorary Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy
• Eva Sierminska - Research Economist, CEPS/INSTEAD Research Institute, Luxembourg
• Elisa Ughetto –Assistant Professor of Accounting and Corporate Finance, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
• Alessandro Varaldo - Chief Commercial Officer, Eurizon Capital, Milan, Italy
• Alessandra Venturini - Professor of Political Economy, University of Turin, Italy
• Representative of Valore D Association, Rome, Italy (TBA) Concept and Design Elsa Fornero, Mariacristina Rossi Organizing Committee
• Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Elsa Fornero, Marina Nuciari, Mariacristina Rossi (University of Turin)
• Simonetta Cavazza, Benedetta Magri (ITCILO)
• Laura Montanaro (Polytechnic of Turin) Organisational Support
• Claudia Fuggiaschi (ITCILO)
• Silvia Maero (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

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