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Economic Growth Summer Workshop

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Economic Growth Summer Workshop

The Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth 2015 gives researchers the opportunity to learn about frontier research and present their own research in the field of Economic Growth.

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Monday 6 July – Friday 10 July 2015

Scientific Committee: Oded Galor, Moshe Hazan and Omer Moav

Following on from the success of previous Summer Schools and last year’s Summer Workshop, the Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth 2015 is once again hosted by the Department of Economics and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

The workshop will consist of introductory lectures, invited sessions, contributed sessions and social events.

  • Oded Galor (Brown University)
    An overview of recent developments in the field of growth and comparative development, exploring the role of geographical, institutional, cultural, and genetic factors in the observed pattern of development across the globe.
Lecture 1: Growth and Comparative Development (Slides)
Lecture 2: Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development (Slides)
Lecture 3: Human Evolution and Economic Development
Part 1: Natural Selection and the Origins of Economic Growth (Slides)
Part 2: The Biocultural Origins of Human Capital Formation (Slides)
Lecture 4: Income Distribution and the Process of Development
Part 1: From the Classical to the Modern Approach (Slides)
Part 2: The Galor-Zeira Model (Slides)
Part 3: A Unified Theory of Inequality and Growth (Slides)
Part 4: Land Inequality and the Process of Development (Slides)

Confirmed speakers:

Women's Liberation as a Financial Innovation (Slides)
Culture and Intergenerational Social Mobility
The Cultural Persistence of China's Imperial Examination System (Slides) Geography, Transparency and Institutions (Slides)
Intergenerational Dynamics and the Fertility Transition
Human Capital and Industrialization: Evidence from the Age of Enlightenment
Cereals, Approproability and Hierarchy

Participants are invited to present their research and will be selected by the Scientific Committee.


Social Programme

The programme provides plenty of opportunities for participants to socialise and includes dinners and trips to local places of interest including Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and Warwick Castle.


The workshop is supported financially by the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and by CAGE. While we will not be able to cover travel costs, we will provide (at no charge) accommodation and meals.

Workshop fee : £300

How to apply

Please complete the online application form. If you wish to present your research, please include your paper or an abstract. Preferences will be given to applications submitted prior to 17 April 2015. Applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding the outcome of their application.

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Further Details

The atmosphere will be informal, with plenty of time for discussion between participants and speakers and participants will have the opportunity to present their own work. The summer workshop will follow a similar structure to last year’s Workshop in Economic Growth held at The University of Warwick. Participants are expected to attend the entire workshop.

View the workshop terms & conditions.

Accommodation and catering

Accommodation is provided for 6 nights in halls of residence on campus, in private rooms with en-suite bathroom from Sunday 5 July - Friday 10 July (inclusive). Participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks during the workshop, a welcome dinner on the Sunday evening and farewell dinner on the Friday evening and three further dinners as well as the two local trips to Stratford and Warwick.

View further information about accommodation on campus and frequently asked questions.

Travel to Warwick

The University of Warwick has excellent road, rail and air links with Coventry Rail Station 15 minutes by taxi and Birmingham International Airport 30 minutes by taxi.

Find out more about travelling to the University of Warwick and car parking on campus.