Description of the School
Over the recent decades, the distribution of income has been evolving in many advanced and developing countries, leading to increased disparities between the rich and poor, a declining share of the middle class, and a growing public demand for redistribution. Furthermore, increasingly convincing evidence has been provided to show that growing income inequality has harmful effects on economic growth and poverty reduction and tends to amplify the risk of crisis. As a consequence, the subject of income inequality and poverty has featured prominently back in the economics research agenda, especially since the Great Recession (2008) and the consequent inability of the world economy to fully recover from the crisis.
The goal of our Summer School will be to yield a better understanding of domestic and international patterns of income distribution, by providing lecture sessions from experts of both the China Institute for Income Distribution and the University of Macerata on the main approaches to the measurement of inequality and poverty, their main trends, and their fundamental determinants. During the School, students will also have an opportunity to present their own work and receive comments from faculty.
Applications and Deadlines
The ideal candidates for the School are Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and students that are about to complete a master’s degree program. Those who are interested in participating in the Summer School are encouraged to send their application by submitting a curriculum vitae, a one-page essay describing their interest on inequality and poverty issues, and statements about their current or projected research - along with relevant research papers, if any - to email@example.com. Applications are due by March 31, 2019. Admissions decisions will be announced by April 15, 2019. All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.
Logistics and Accommodation
The sessions will be held at Polo Pantaleoni, Macerata, Italy. All participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the event. Food and accommodation on the program days will be covered by the School, while participants will have to cover travel expenses. Please direct logistical questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular fees: 1000 EUR
The maximum number of participants is set at 30, the minimum is set at 10.
Via Pescheria Vecchia
Macerata , Italy