WICK#9

9th PhD Workshop in
Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge

PhD workshop organized by 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,
BRICK and Collegio Carlo Alberto

December 16–17 2021, Turin
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The Workshop


The Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics - University of Turin is pleased to announce the 9th International PhD Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge (WICK#9), 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. Keynote speakers for the 2021 edition will be Elena Cefis (University of Bergamo) and Francesca Medda (University College London).

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 16–17, 2021 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin.

Keynote speakers


  • Elena Cefis
     
    Elena Cefis

    Elena Cefis is Full Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bergamo. She is also affiliate professor at the Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. She has been a visiting scholar at the School of Management, University of Bath. Previously she was appointed at Utrecht School of Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona and Bocconi University, Milan Italy. She received her Ph.D. from European University Institute, in Florence, in 2000. From the same institution, she also obtained a Ph.D. in History, in 1995. She is associate editor and founding member of Industrial and Corporate Change. Her research interests include Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics. She has published, among other journals, in Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Regional Studies, International Journal of Industrial Organisation and Industrial and Corporate Change.

  • Francesca Medda

    Francesca Romana Medda is full-time Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She is the Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology. Since 2012 she has served as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environment and Agriculture (Defra) and in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance (HM Treasury). She is Vice-President of the Italian Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. She collaborates with the European Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, WILLIS Re, HALCROW, and UITP. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Tinbergen Institute, in 2000. Her main areas of research are Digital Finance, Applied Finance, Sustainable Investments and Transport Economics. She has published in many leading international academic journals.

    Francesca Medda
     
  • Elena Cefis
    Elena Cefis

    Elena Cefis is Full Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bergamo. She is also affiliate professor at the Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. She has been a visiting scholar at the School of Management, University of Bath. Previously she was appointed at Utrecht School of Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona and Bocconi University, Milan Italy. She received her Ph.D. from European University Institute, in Florence, in 2000. From the same institution, she also obtained a Ph.D. in History, in 1995. She is associate editor and founding member of Industrial and Corporate Change. Her research interests include Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics. She has published, among other journals, in Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Regional Studies, International Journal of Industrial Organisation and Industrial and Corporate Change.

     
  • Francesca Medda
    Francesca Medda

    Francesca Romana Medda is full-time Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She is the Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology. Since 2012 she has served as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environment and Agriculture (Defra) and in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance (HM Treasury). She is Vice-President of the Italian Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. She collaborates with the European Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, WILLIS Re, HALCROW, and UITP. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Tinbergen Institute, in 2000. Her main areas of research are Digital Finance, Applied Finance, Sustainable Investments and Transport Economics. She has published in many leading international academic journals.

     

Deadlines and Key Dates


Date Deadline

20th October 2021

3rd November!

Abstract submission
November 2021 Abstract acceptance
November 2021 Registration
5th December 2021 Full paper submission
10th December 2021 Final program

Organizing committee


Enrico Bergamini University of Turin
Roberto Moncada University of Turin
Giuseppe Pernagallo University of Turin
Guido Pialli University of Turin
Margherita Tambussi 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
8th
2020
Dec. 10-11
  • Giulia Chersoni
  • Daniel Fernando De Souza
  • Eleonora Priori
  • Guido Pialli
  • Giuseppe Pernagallo
  • Luigi Marengo (LUISS University, Rome)
  • Maria Savona (SPRU & University of Sussex)
  • Natalia Zinovyeva (University of Warwick)
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)

Venue


The workshop is host by 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.

If I have a question who can I ask to?

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

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