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 First Summer School

Inequality, Poverty and Development:

The Role of Markets and Institutions

July 2–July 8, 2006, at Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Trento - Italy

Organizing  Board: Giam Pietro Cipriani, Diego Lubian, Federico Perali.


1. Credit and other factor market imperfections, interlinked contracts

2. Dynamics of inequality and human capital accumulation

3. Effects of trade liberalization on inequality, poverty, and the environment

4. Fiscal decentralization and corruption


The Lectures will be held by

Pranab Bardhan, University of California, Berkeley

Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University

The Summer School is intended for Ph.D. students and junior faculty members.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

Enrollment will be limited to 30 fellows, all of whom will be in residence. Selected proposals by Ph.D. students will be presented during the day. We encourage Ph.D. students to submit complete papers or detailed research proposals raising the conceptual and methodological problems they face and that they would like to discuss. Attendants will benefit from the overall discussion. Presentations by non-Ph.D. students might also be admitted.

Registration fees (payable by bank transfer) will be 150 € and include accommodation and meals (half-board) during the school. All participants are asked to stay for the entire duration of the summer school (participants will have to cover travel to the conference).

The application form should be submitted together with

a) a short CV,

b) a reference letter,

c) a research proposal or completed papers (only in pdf format).

All material should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than May 15, 2006. Admissions decisions will be announced by May 30, 2006.

All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.

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