Deadline: 31 March 2014
Open to: Graduate and doctoral students as well as post-doctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines.
Venue: University of Milan, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano (BS), Italy
Dates: 10 June - 13 June 2014 


The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the fields of development and international economics. This year it will focus on theory and empirical study of household saving and investment behaviours in developing countries. The event will take place at Palazzo Feltrinelli, Lake Garda (Italy). This beautiful historical villa is now owned by the University of Milan and is dedicated to workshops and meeting activities. Gargnano is a small resort village on Lake Garda, about 150 km east of Milan. Local information will be provided to participants in due course. For further information and teaching material, please refer to Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano’s web site:

Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Paolo Baffi Center on International Markets, Money and Regulation; Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan; Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Business Strategies of the University of Milan Bicocca; Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin and The Lombardy Advanced School of Economic Research (LASER).

Lecturers: Orazio Attanasio, University College London, IFS, NBER and CEPR Costas Meghir, Yale University, IFS and NBER

Selection Committee: Carlo Altomonte (Bocconi University, Paolo Baffi Centre, Bruegel and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano), Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto and CHILD), Massimiliano Bratti (University of Milan, IZA, CHILD and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano) and Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano).


The event is a great opportunity for graduate and doctoral students as well as post-doctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines. Students are expected to attend the summer school full-time.


Participants will be charged 550€ covering registration, accommodation, meals and background materials. We hope to be able to offer a limited number of grants covering travelling expenses and fee waivers. The grants will be assigned with priority to students from developing countries.


The participants will be selected by the Selection Committee on the basis of the information included in the application forms.

Applications can be downloaded from and should be submitted

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2014. We encourage applicants to keep strictly to the deadline.
Applicants will be informed of the results by email by April 15, 2014.

For further information, please visit the official website.