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Theories of Growth and International Trade
Bressanone/Brixen, 7-17 September 2006








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The Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) is pleased to announce the second edition of the STOREP European Summer School (SESS) from September 7th to September, 17th 2006. The topic of this year is "Theories of Growth and International Trade".

SESS is organized with the collaboration of the University of Padova and of the association Amici Università di Padova/Freunde der Universität Padua in Bressanone/Brixen and is held at the Accademia Cusano/Cusanus Akademie, piazza Seminario n. 2, Bressanone/Brixen, a small South Tyrol city located in the valley of Isarc river and surrounded by the beautiful Dolomiti mountains. SESS is funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano/Bozen, Provincia di Bolzano/Bozen, Comune di Bressanone/Brixen and by tuition fees.

The main aims of the STOREP European Summer School are:

1)    to provide advanced training for postgraduate students in economics of any orientation and field of specialization;

2)    to broaden the horizons of young economists on the relevance of the history of political economy for a better comprehension and further advancement of contemporary economics;

3)    to allow young economists to meet fellows and scholars from different countries with different backgrounds and aspirations but with the same interest in the history of political economy.  

Courses will be taught in English by leading professors on the field. Classes include intensive lectures and seminars by: 

Luca De Benedictis (Università di Macerata, Italy)
Ferdinando Meacci (Università di Padova, Italy)
Cosimo Perrotta (University of Lecce, Italy)
Paolo Piacentni (Università di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy)
Beniamino Quintieri (University of Roma 2, Tor Vergata, Italy)
Tiziano Raffaelli (University of Pisa, Italy)
Roy J. Ruffin (University of Houston, Houston, USA)
Tony Thirlwall (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK)
John K. Whitaker (University of Virginia, USA)

Students are expected to discuss their dissertations or current work. They will present dissertation projects, first draft of dissertation chapters or newly completed papers in panel sessions. Private consultations with lecturers are also scheduled.  



The workshop is targeted to PhD students, post-doctorates and young economists of any orientation. Each student is expected to give a presentation on his/her doctoral work or current research. Please submit:

i) a curriculum vitae;
ii) a one-page statement about your dissertation or research (the topic area must be indicated);
iii) a letter of reference from your supervisor or equivalent;
iv) the application form

The deadline for applications is June 10th, 2006. Applications shall be sent to:

STOREP European Summer School Secretariat
Katia Caldari
Department of Economics
University of Padova
Via del Santo 33
I-35123 Padova

Acceptance will be notified by June 20th, 2006.

The number of participants is limited to 20 plus 3 from the Bolzano/Bozen Province.




Terenzio Cozzi (University of Torino, Chairman STOREP)
Ferdinando Meacci (University of Padova, Coordinator SESS)
Salvatore Rizzello (University of Piemonte Orientale, Secretary STOREP)



Terenzio Cozzi (University of Torino)
Anna Carabelli (University of Eastern Piedmont)
Marco Dardi (University of Firenze)
Bruna Ingrao (University of Roma, “La Sapienza”)
Marcello Messori (University of Roma, “Tor Vergata”)
Cosimo Perrotta (University of Lecce)
Ernesto Screpanti (University of Siena)
Margherita Turvani (IUAV, Venezia)



STOREP will partially cover accommodation and subsistence expenses for the duration of the school. The cost to be charged to students amounts to 30 Euros per day and per student. The fee includes full accommodation at the Accademia Cusano/Cusanus Akademie (, Piazza Seminario 2, Bressanone/Brixen.



How to reach Bressanone/Brixen:

Closest airports:
Innsbruck (Austria); Verona; Munich (Germany); Venezia; Milano; (Linate or Malpensa); Brescia.
By plane + train:
If your flight is to VERONA: take the train from VERONA/PORTA NUOVA to BRESSANONE.
Frequency of trains: one per hour; averaged duration: 2:10 h.;
If your flight is to MUNICH (GERMANY): take the train from München Hbf to BRESSANONE via INNSBRUCK/BRENNERO.
Frequency of trains: one per two hours; averaged duration: 3:30 h.
If your flight is to MILANO: take the train from MILANO/STAZIONE CENTRALE to BRESSANONE via VERONA.
 Frequency of trains: one per hour; averaged duration: 3:50 h; possible changes: Verona.
If your flight is to VENEZIA: take the train from VENEZIA/MESTRE to BRESSANONE via VERONA.
Frequency of trains: almost one per hour; averaged duration: 3:50 h.; possible changes: Verona.
If your flight is to ROME: take the train from ROMA/STAZIONE TERMINI to BRESSANONE via FIRENZE/BOLOGNA/VERONA.
 Frequency of trains: almost one per two hours; averaged duration: 7 h.; possible changes: Bologna.
If your flight is to INNSBRUCK: take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bressanone/Brixen via Brennero.

Frequency of trains: one per two hours; averaged duration: 1:40 h.

Participants are expected in Bressanone/Brixen on Wednesday 7th for the 8pm welcome cocktail at the Hotel Gruener Baum and will depart after the farewell lunch at the Accademia Cusano/Cusanus Akademie on Sunday 17th. Phone +39 (472) 832204. Fax +39 (472) 837554. Email 




Katia Caldari
Department of Economics
University of Padova
Via del Santo 33
35123 Padova.
Ph.: +49-8274053  Fax: +49-8274221