23rd Summer School in International And Development Economics

                     Political Economy and Development


Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto and Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin, DEMS-University of Milan Bicocca, LEAP–Bocconi University, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), International Growth Centre (IGC).

Claudio Ferraz, University of British Colombia, PUC-Rio, and NBER
Sandra Sequeira, London School of Economics and CEPR
Scientific Committee:

Mariapia Mendola (Chair, University of Milan Bicocca and LdA), Lucia Corno (Cattolica University, LEAP and CEPR), Giovanna d'Adda (University of Milan and LdA and LEAP), Niccolò Meriggi (University of Oxford and IGC), Marco Sanfilippo (University of Turin and CCA).

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the field of development and international economics. This year the focus will be on “Political Economy and Development”, with a focus on governance and accountability in developing countries and the consequences for socio-economic growth, corruption, migration and conflict.

For further information and teaching material, please refer to: https://dagliano.unimi.it/.


The school is targeted to graduate students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in economics with a focus on development economics. Students are expected to attend the school full time. 

Fees and Scholarships:

Participants will be charged €650 covering registration, accommodation (double rooms), meals and background material. A limited number of fee waivers can be assigned to students from Developing Countries.

Applications and deadlines:

The participants will be selected by the Selection Committee on the basis of the information included in the application forms. Depending on the programme, there might be a few slots for students' presentations, and priority will be given to those going on the Job Market this fall. Applications can be downloaded here and should be submitted to [email protected].

The deadline for submission is May 3rd, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be informed by email about the results by May 31, 2024.

The school will take place at Castello di Gargonza, a medieval village and historic residence in the world-famous Tuscany countryside. The 13th century fortified hamlet is surrounded by more than 600 hectares of forest, olive groves and vineyards and overlooks the Val di Chiana. It is the perfect place for summer schools and conferences, as all the facilities are offered in the same place.

Gargonza is also the ideal destination to discover Tuscany. It is located 100 km south-east of Florence between the beautiful cities of Siena and Arezzo. Local information will be provided to participants in due course.