SSDEV2019 Summer School in Development Economics – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Italian Development Economists Association (IDEAs), Monash University, the Universities of Trento, Salerno, Verona, and Wisconsin, Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies (INRC), Italian Center for International Development (ICID), Action Research for Co-development (Arco)
organize the 2019 (11th Edition) of the Summer School in Development Economics (
June 18‐20, 2019 – Prato (Tuscany, Italy), Monastero San Leonardo, Villa del Palco (

Deadline for Applications April 29, 2019

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 th em 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 bene fit 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 agreed to join include Martina BJORKMAN (Stockholm School of Economics), Erwin BULTE (Wageningen University), Dilip MOOKHERJEE (Boston University), Andrew F. NEWMAN (Boston University), Rohini SOMANATHAN (Delhi School of Economics), Rajesh RAMACHANDRAN (Goethe University).

Applications and deadlines
Applications can be submitted at, starting from February 7, 2019. The application should be submitted no later than April 29, 2019.

Participants who wish to present a paper should
a) Complete the application form on the conference web site.
b) Submit a short CV (pdf file).
c) Upload, no later than April 29th, the complete paper (pdf file) or a detailed and well‐developed research proposal (pdf file).
Acceptance decision will be announced by May 7, 2019. All applicants will be informed by email about the results.
Prospective 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.

Logistics, Accommodation and Fees
Graduate students and post‐docs will be asked to pay a registration fee of €500, while faculty will be asked to pay a fee of €650. The fee should be paid no later than May 28, 2019. The fee will cover the costs of meals and lodging in double or triple room for the duration of the workshop (arrival 17th June 2019 – departure 21st June 2019), but participants have to cover their travel expenses.

We look forward to your submissions.

The Organizing Board Adalgiso AMENDOLA (University of S alerno, CELPE), Ian COXHEAD (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Salvatore CAPASSO (Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies, ISSM-CNR), Marcello D’AMATO (University of Salerno, CELPE), Giuseppe FOLLONI (University of Trento), Sisira JAYASURIYA (Monash University), Martina MENON (University of Verona), Dilip MOOKHERJEE (Boston University), Federico PERALI (University of Verona, ICID), Alessandro TAROZZI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE), Denni TOMMASI (Monash University).

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