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Summer School Workshop in Economic Growth 2014

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Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth

Logo7-11 July 2014, Department of Economics and CAGE, University of Warwick

Scientific Committee:
Oded Galor, Moshe Hazan and
Omer Moav

Following on from the success of last year's Summer School, the Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth 2014 will give researchers the opportunity to learn about frontier research in the field of Economic Growth and present their own research.

The workshop will consist of:

Introductory Lectures

  • Oded Galor (Brown University) will provide 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. These four lectures will be based on his presentation in the American Economic Association Continuing Education Program, 2014 - Abstract.
  • Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University) will provide two introductory lectures on the use of ArcGIS and spatial geographic analysis in comparative economic development - Abstract.

Invited Sessions

  • Confirmed speakers: Sascha Becker (Warwick), Carl-Johann Dalgaard (Copenhagen), James Fenske (Oxford), Moshe Hazan (Tel-Aviv University), Omer Moav (Warwick) and Luigi Pascali (Warwick).

Contributed Sessions

Social events

The programme includes dinners and trips to local places of interest including in Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and Warwick Castle.

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 the Minerva Summer Schools in Economic Growth held in Jerusalem in 2008 and 2011 and the Summer School in Economic Growth held at The University of Warwick in 2013.

The University of Warwick is 4 miles (10 minutes by taxi) from Coventry Railway station and 12 miles (20 minutes by taxi) from Birmingham International Airport.

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. Accommodation in halls of residence on campus, in private rooms with ensuite bathroom is provided from Sunday 6 July - Friday 11 July inclusive. Participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks during the workshop, a welcome dinner on the Sunday and farewell dinner on the Friday, two local trips and three dinners. Students are expected to attend the entire workshop.

Workshop fee: £200. (Requests for financial support towards the fee will be considered).

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 15 April 2014.

Applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding the outcome of their application. Enquiries in the meantime should be emailed to Jo Hart.

Travel to Warwick

For useful information on getting to Warwick, please see our guidance.


Introductory Lectures:

Oded Galor (Brown)
Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown)

Invited Sessions:

Sascha Becker (Warwick),
Carl-Johan Dalgaard (Copenhagen),
James Fenske (Oxford),
Moshe Hazan (Tel-Aviv University),
Omer Moav (Warwick),
Luigi Pascali (Warwick).

Go to the application form

View the programme here

View the presentations here