Call for Papers – Firms, Labour Markets, and Development Workshop

This workshop seeks to promote the exchange and dissemination of new research in the field of development economics and its intersections with industrial organisation, international trade, labor economics, and migration.

The workshop will be held on 7-8 July 2022 at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy, and is planned as an in-person event. Should travel restrictions bind by the time of the conference, we will allow speakers to participate on-line if needed.

The workshop calls for papers covering, but not limited to:

‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Structural transformation
‚Äʬ† ¬† Servicification and digitalisation
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Productivity and growth
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Access to foreign markets
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Firms in hostile environments
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Technology adoption, learning, and diffusion
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Entrepreneurship
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Labor Market Frictions
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Refugees and internally displaced persons

Keynote speaker:
Eric Verhoogen | Columbia University 

The workshop organisers will be able to cover accommodation expenses (2 nights hotel) for presenters and discussants. 

Completed papers and/or extended abstracts should be submitted using this online platform.

The deadline is 31 March 2022.

The organising committee:
Francesco Amodio | McGill University
Michele Di Maio | Sapienza Università di Roma
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute and CEPR 
Mariapia Mendola | Università di Milano Bicocca and LdA
Marco Sanfilippo | Università di Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto

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