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7th PhD Workshop in
Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge

PhD workshop sponsored by Collegio Carlo Alberto and INET-YSI


Annual meeting for doctoral students and young researchers in
Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge
organized by the students of the
Vilfredo Pareto PhD program, University of Turin
jointly with
BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto, and INET-YSI


January 8–9 2020, Turin
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The Workshop


The Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics, University of Turin, jointly with BRICK and Collegio Carlo Alberto, are pleased to announce the 7th International PhD Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, sponsored by the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET-YSI).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young researchers from different economic areas and provide them with an opportunity to discuss both full and early works. Participants will also receive helpful feedbacks from distinguished faculty members and external scholars.

The main topics of the workshop are Economics of Knowledge and Innovation, with a special focus on Firm and Regional Innovation Strategies, Economics of Science, Economics of Networks, Energy and Environmental Economics and their policy implications. Sessions will be methodologically heterogeneous. Econometric contributions, as well as Complex Network Analysis and computational methods, such as Agent-Based Models, are very welcome.

Keynote speakers of the 7th edition are Prof. Stefano Breschi (Bocconi University, Milan), Prof. Neave O'Clery (University College London) and Dr. Tommaso Ciarli (SPRU & University of Sussex).

The workshop will take place on January 8–9, 2020 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin.

Each accepted participant will be asked to pay a €50 fee.

Financial assistance for travel expenses of up to €100,00 (European) or €300,00 (International) and accommodation facility is available for a selected number of participants.

Keynote speakers


  • Stefano Breschi
     
    Stefano Breschi

    Prof. Breschi is a Full Professor at the Bocconi University in Milan and Deputy Director of the ICRIOS (Invernizzi Centre for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy). He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Pavia (Italy). His research in Economics of Science and Industrial Dynamics ranges from Network Analysis to Econometrics of patents to enquire, among others, clusters and knowledge spillovers. Before joining the Bocconi University, Stefano Breschi was associate professor at the University C. Cattaneo. He is Associate Editor of the journal of Industrial and Corporate Change and Advisory Editor of the Research Policy journal.

  • Neave O'Clery

    Prof. O'Clery is a Associate Professor at the CASA (Center for Advance Spatial Anlaysis) at University College London where she leads a research group focused on data-driven models. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London. Her research lies at the intersection of a number of fields including urban systems, economic complexity, economic geography, and network science. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of Angle, an interdisciplinary journal focusing on science, policy and politics in an evolving and complex world. Before joining Oxford, she was a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School.

    Neave O'Clery
     
  • Tommaso Ciarli
     
    Tommaso Ciarli

    Dr. Ciarli is a Senior Research Fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex. He holds a PhD in Economics and Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham and the University of Ferrara (Italy). He is currently involved in several research projects, among which STRINGS and TRansit. His main research interests are on technological change, institutional change, and economic development, with a focus on innovation and inequalities, ecological economics, and structural change. Before joining SPRU he worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics. He served as advisor for government (e.g. BEIS) and international organisations, such as UNIDO and UNDP.

  • Stefano Breschi
    Stefano 
                    Breschi

    Prof. Breschi is a full professor at the Bocconi University in Milan and Deputy Director of the ICRIOS (Invernizzi Centre for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy). He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Pavia (Italy). His research in Economics of Science and Industrial Dynamics ranges from Network Analysis to Econometrics of patents to enquire, among others, clusters and knowledge spillovers. Before joining the Bocconi University, Stefano Breschi was associate professor at the University C. Cattaneo. He is Associate Editor of the journal of Industrial and Corporate Change and Advisory Editor of the Research Policy journal.

     
  • Neave O'Clery
    Neave O'Clery

    Prof. O'Clery is a Associate Professor at the CASA (Center for Advance Spatial Anlaysis) at University College London where she leads a research group focused on data-driven models. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London. Her research lies at the intersection of a number of fields including urban systems, economic complexity, economic geography, and network science. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of Angle, an interdisciplinary journal focusing on science, policy and politics in an evolving and complex world. Before joining Oxford, she was a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School.

     
  • Tommaso Ciarli
    Tommaso Ciarli

    Dr. Ciarli is a Senior Research Fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex. He holds a PhD in Economics and Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham and the University of Ferrara (Italy). He is currently involved in several research projects, among which STRINGS and TRansit. His main research interests are on technological change, institutional change, and economic development, with a focus on innovation and inequalities, ecological economics, and structural change. Before joining SPRU he worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics. He served as advisor for government (e.g. BEIS) and international organisations, such as UNIDO and UNDP.

     

Deadlines and key dates

(All the deadlines are at noon CET)


Date Deadline
November 4, 2019 Abstract submission
November 18, 2019 Abstract submission (extended)
November 25, 2019 Abstract acceptance
December 6, 2019 Registration and payment of workshop fee
December 22, 2019 Full paper submission
January 4, 2020 Final program

Organizing committee


Giulia Chersoni University of Turin & Eurac Research
Daniel Fernando De Souza University of Turin
Guido Pialli University of Turin
Eleonora Priori University of Turin

Scientific committee


Cristiano Antonelli University of Turin & BRICK
Alessandra Colombelli Polytechnic of Turin & BRICK
Magda Fontana University of Turin
Aldo Geuna University of Turin & BRICK
Marco Guerzoni University of Turin & BRICK
Fabio Montobbio Catholic University & BRICK
Pier Paolo Patrucco University of Turin & BRICK
Francesco Quatraro University of Turin & BRICK
Giuseppe Scellato Polytechnic of Turin & BRICK

For any information please feel free to write to phd_workshop@carloalberto.org

Past editions

Dates
Main Organizers
Keynote speakers
Dates
Main Organizers
Keynote speakers
6th
2019
Jan. 9-10
  • Carlo Bottai
  • Fabrizio Fusillo
  • Martina Iori
  • Anna Velyka
  • Anna Novaresio
  • Giulia Chersoni
  • Daniel Fernando De Souza
  • Eleonora Priori
  • Massimo Riccaboni (IMT Lucca and KU Leuven)
  • Giovanni Marin (University of Urbino)
  • Ernest Miguelez (CNRS and GREThA, University of Bordeaux)
5th
2017
Dec. 19-20
  • Carlo Bottai
  • Fabrizio Fusillo
  • Martina Iori
  • Francesco Trentini
  • Anna Velyka
  • Frank Neffke (HKS, Harvard University)
  • Torsten Heinrich (INET, University of Oxford)
4th
2016
Dec. 15-16
  • Gianluca Orsatti
  • Matteo Tubiana
  • Massimiliano Coda Zabetta
  • Johan Bollen (Indiana University)
  • Davide Consoli (University of Valencia)
  • Elisa Giuliani (University of Pisa)
3rd
2016
Jan. 21-22
  • Alexander Jordan
  • Nadine Marmai
  • Paolo Racca
  • Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia)
  • Marco Vivarelli (Catholic University)
  • Ulrich Witt (Max Planck Institut, Jena)
2nd
2015
Jan. 29-30
  • Tommaso Panini
  • Silvia Rocchetta
  • Uwe Cantner (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena)
  • Luigi Orsenigo (IUSS, Pavia)
  • Pietro Terna (University of Turin & Collegio Carlo Alberto)
1st
2013
Dec. 12-13
  • Cristoph Feder
  • Emilio Raiteri
  • Ilaria Bertazzi
  • Manuel Toselli
  • Rodrigo Kataishi
  • Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin & Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  • Dirk Czarnitzki (KU Leuven & ZEW, Mannheim)

Where


The workshop will take place in the Collegio Carlo Alberto building in Piazza Arbarello, 8 Turin, that formerly hosted the School of Economics of the University of Turin.

The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation created in 2004 at the joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and education in the social sciences, in accordance with the values and practices of the international academic community.

FAQ


Only PhD Students can apply?

No, PhD Students are the main target of the Workshop, but also 1st-year Post-docs (only in long sessions) and last-year Master Students (only in short presentations) are welcome.

If I have not a full paper yet, can I apply anyway?

Each participant has to present something, because the spirit of the event is to create a community that shares ideas and research questions. But the full paper will be asked only a couple of weeks before the Workshop. And if this is not enought, we have a solution for you! Why do not apply for a short presentation? You will have the opportuntity to briefly present a structured research idea and have useful comments and advises by a senior discussant. A great opportunity to get off to a good start :)

Can I attend the Workshop without presenting?

We are sorry, but you can not. Each participant is supposed to present something. You can decide to apply either for a long, or for a short presentation. In the latter case you will have the opportuntity to briefly present a structured research idea and have useful comments and suggestions by a senior discussant. Moreover, we are open to discuss possible alternatives to paper presentations that can be of interest for the other participants. The aim of the event is to create a community that shares ideas and research questions: so, dare to share!

Which is the difference between long and short presentations?

In a long presentation you will have 20 min to explain your paper, followd by 10 min of discussion. In a short one you will have 10min to speak, and at the end of the session the 2-3 short presentations will be discussed together for 10 min. In both cases a senior researcher will lead the discussion, based on the reading of your draft paper.

Will you publish the final papers we have to send you?

No, the final papers will be shared only with the senior discussant that is in charge of your session, and it is useful only to her to give you a proper feedback.

What is included in the €50 fee?

The fee includes the access to the Collegio Carlo Alberto infrastructures, coffee breaks, lunches, and the social dinner. The fee does NOT include the accommodation facilities, the traveling and transportation costs, and any other social activity that is not the social dinner. But, some accommodation facilities will be provided (read above).

If I have a question who can I ask to?

Feel free to write to phd_workshop@carloalberto.org
We will answer you asap.

What are you waiting for?!

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