WICK 2017
5th PhD Workshop

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 the Brick, Collegio Carlo Alberto

The workshop

The Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate Program, University of Turin, and the BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto, are pleased to announce the 5th International Ph.D. Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge (WICK 2017).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young researchers from different disciplines and provide them a circumstance of discussion of both full and early works. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive helpful feedbacks from faculty members and external experienced scholars.

The main topics the workshop will cover are Economics of Science, Firm and Regional Innovation Strategies, HR Analytics and Economic Philosophy. Sessions will be methodologically heterogeneous. Econometric contributions as well as computational methods such as agent-based models are welcome, although specific attention will be devoted to network analysis.

The meeting will be characterized also by the keynote speeches of two renowned scholars, Dr. Frank Neffke (Harvard University) and Dr. Torsten Heinrich (Oxford University).

The workshop will take place on December 19–20, 2017 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin.

Registration fee

Each participant will be charged a registration fee of € 50 which will cover lunches, coffee breaks and the social dinner.


(All the deadlines are intended at noon CET)

Abstract submission (extended) October 31, 2017
Abstract acceptance November 06–10, 2017
Registration and payment of workshop fee November 20, 2017
Full paper submission December 04, 2017
Final program December 8, 2017