3rd PODER Summer School: Call

Call for participation
Deadline: 15th of April, 2016

3rd PODER Summer School
"New Data in Development Economics"

27-30 June, University of Namur


Main Speakers
Emily Breza (Columbia),
Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford and CEPR),
Mariaflavia Harari (Wharton School of Management),
Henrik Kleven (LSE and CEPR),
Renaud Lambiotte (UNamur)

General Description
The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of new data in development and methods for analyzing them. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback.

The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants’ presentations.
Lecture topics include social networks and development, issues in network data, spatial methods in development economics, taxation and development: what can be learned from large administrative data sets and mining large-scale social networks.
Selected projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day. We encourage all participants to submit either complete papers or detailed proposals that present empirical evidence on a development question.

PODER Researchers who have an ITN contract at the time of the Summer School should pay for their travel directly and send the reimbursement claim to their host institution. For these researchers, accommodation will be covered by the network coordinator, Bocconi University.
Other students will be considered for full or partial funding, although neither can be guaranteed in advance. Please indicate in your application form whether you would require full, partial, or no funding in order to participate.

All participants are asked to stay for the entire duration of the Summer School.

Applications and deadlines
A completed application form should be submitted together with:
a) A short CV
b) An academic reference letter
c) An empirical research project or a completed paper (only in pdf)
All applications should be sent no later than April 15, 2016 to Chloe Smith: csmith@cepr.org.

Admission decisions will be announced by the May 1, 2016. All applicants will be informed by email about the results.

Acknowledgement: This summer school is funded under the grant “Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries" Initial Training Network (PODER), which is funded under the  Marie Curie Actions of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (Contract Number: PITN-GA-2013-608109).