WICK#8

8th PhD Workshop in
Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge

PhD workshop organized by YSI and Collegio Carlo Alberto


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

December 10–11 2020, Turin
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The Workshop


The Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics - University of Turin and the Complexity Economics Working Group - YSI (Young Scholars Initiative) are pleased to announce the 8th International PhD Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge (WICK#8), sponsored by BRICK and Collegio Carlo Alberto.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young researchers from different disciplines and provide them an opportunity of discussion of both full and early works. Participants will also have the opportunity to 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,and Environmental Economics . The workshop will bring together methodologically heterogeneous works, such as contributions in the field of Econometric, Complex Network Analysis , Experimental and Computational Methods, or Agent-Based Models.

As usual, the young researchers will also have the opportunity to attend lessons from renowned scholars in the field. This year we are glad to host as Keynote speakers Prof. Luigi Marengo (LUISS University, Italy), Prof. Maria Savona (SPRU - University of Sussex, UK and LUISS University, Italy) and Prof. Natalia Zinovyeva (University of Warwick).

Participants may apply for a long or a short presentation session. In the long presentation sessions each participant will have 20 minutes to present a full paper. In the short presentation session, each participant will have 10 minutes to present an advanced research proposal. In both cases, a senior researcher is going to lead a 10 minutes discussion of the paper/research projects after the presentation. To apply for the workshop the submission of an extended abstract of the paper/research proposal is enough (maximum 1000 words), but for those who choose a long presentation, the full paper will be required a couple of weeks before the Workshop.

The workshop will take place on December 10–11, 2020 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin.

Due to the restrictions related to Covid-19, the event will be held in-person with social distancing measures and streamed online. In case of further developments of the pandemic, we are prepared to hold the Workshop fully online.

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

Keynote speakers


  • Luigi Marengo
     
    Luigi Marengo

    Luigi Marengo is a Full Professor at the Department of Business and Management at LUISS University, Italy. Previously he was appointed at University of Teramo (2001-06), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (2005-14) and University of Trento (1998-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from SPRU, University of Sussex, in 1991. His research interests mostly focus on Microeconomics, with special emphasis on Organizational studies, Behavioural and Evolutionary Economics, Knowledge Management and R&D and Industrial dynamics. He is currently a member of the editorial board, among the others, of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics and of the Journal of Institutional Economics.

  • Maria Savona

    Maria  Savona is Professor at SPRU - University of Sussex, UK and LUISS University, Italy. She has been Honorary Research Fellow at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Lille 1, France. She holds a Laurea in Economics cum laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU. Her research topics rely on Innovation and Evolutionary Economics. She is particularly keen on the impact of innovation on employment and wages, the structural change of the sectoral composition of economies, and their policy implications. She is member of the editorial board of Research Policy and The Eurasian Business Review, and advisory editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

    Maria Savona
     
  • Natalia Zinovyeva
     
    Natalia Zinovyeva

    Natalia  Zinovyeva is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. She received her Ph.D. in Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. Prior to joining Warwick, she worked at the University of Strasbourg, FEDEA, CSIC, Aalto University and was a Yrjö Jahnsson Fellow at MIT. Natalia does research in Labor Economics, Gender Economics and Economics of Science and Innovation. She has published, among other journals, in American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and Research Policy.

  • Luigi Marengo
    Luigi 
                    Marengo

    Luigi Marengo is a Full Professor at the Department of Business and Management at LUISS University, Italy. Previously he was appointed at University of Teramo (2001-06), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (2005-14) and University of Trento (1998-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from SPRU, University of Sussex, in 1991. His research interests mostly focus on Microeconomics, with special emphasis on Organizational studies, Behavioural and Evolutionary Economics, Knowledge Management and R&D and Industrial dynamics. He is currently a member of the editorial board, among the others, of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics and of the Journal of Institutional Economics.

     
  • Maria Savona
    Maria Savona

    Maria  Savona is Professor at SPRU - University of Sussex, UK and LUISS University, Italy. She has been Honorary Research Fellow at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Lille 1, France. She holds a Laurea in Economics cum laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU. Her research topics rely on Innovation and Evolutionary Economics. She is particularly keen on the impact of innovation on employment and wages, the structural change of the sectoral composition of economies, and their policy implications. She is member of the editorial board of Research Policy and The Eurasian Business Review, and advisory editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

     
  • Natalia Zinovyeva
    Natalia Zinovyeva

    Natalia  Zinovyeva is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. She received her Ph.D. in Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. Prior to joining Warwick, she worked at the University of Strasbourg, FEDEA, CSIC, Aalto University and was a Yrjö Jahnsson Fellow at MIT. Natalia does research in Labor Economics, Gender Economics and Economics of Science and Innovation. She has published, among other journals, in American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and Research Policy.

     

Deadlines and key dates

(All the deadlines are at noon CET)


Date Deadline
October 18, 2020 Abstract submission
November 1, 2020 Abstract submission (extended)
November 8, 2020 Abstract acceptance
November 15, 2020 Registration
November 13, 2020 Payment of workshop fee
November 29, 2020 Full paper submission
December 7, 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
Giuseppe Pernagallo 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
7th
2020
Jan. 8-9
  • Giulia Chersoni
  • Daniel Fernando De Souza
  • Eleonora Priori
  • Guido Pialli
  • Stefano Breschi (Bocconi University, Milan)
  • Neave O'Clery (University College London)
  • Tommaso Ciarli (SPRU & University of Sussex)
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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