Axel Leijonhufvud - Advanced School 2022
Axel Leijonhufvud - Trento Advanced School 2022
directed by Enrico Zaninotto, University of Trento
Director of the Advanced School:
- Andrew Michael Spence, Stanford University - Bocconi University
Aims and scope
The global Covid-19 pandemic has upended much of the standard patterns of production and consumption across the world. Destructive as it has been, it has in some senses only sharpened some long-standing cracks in the contemporary construction of the global economy. Even when we exit the current moment, there are looming generational challenges facing the world.
There is an urgent need to address critical questions that have thus far been unresolved:
- how to manage the bounties of technology in a way that ensures the greatest benefit to the widest population rather than sinking into a technological oligarchy with widespread unemployment;
- how to reimagine our financial, trade and macroeconomic arrangements to allow for just and equitable development; how to rethink issues as the role of sovereign and private debt, inflation targeting as the master macroeconomic management tool, and the arrangement of global financial markets.
- how to reconfigure our global system of international arrangements to promote greater prosperity. Existing globalization has followed a corporate-led globalization agenda that has overlooked and undermined other legitimate social and economic concerns. How can we imagine an alternative global arrangement that serves the interests of national economies?
- how to transition to a more sustainable economy and mitigate the wrenching changes that will undoubtedly come from a rapidly warming world. What are the global responsibilities and global distributional impacts? How should one think of and model industrial policies in the aid of a global green transition? Where are we now, and how far do we have to go to meet the challenge? What are the consequences of inaction or slow progress?
The aim of the 2022 Axel Leijonhufvud Advanced School is to gather lecturers and students with a strong motivation to engage in open-minded discussions of analytical and modeling possibilities, and to address both theoretical and applied issues. This is the recurring practice of the Axel Leijonhufvud Advanced School.
7-11 September, 2022: Global arrangements
- Geopolitics (Africa, China, Russia, Europe)/energy;
- Public debt;
- Financial stability;
- Effects of pandemic shocks on the trade of food and medical goods
- Nelson Barbosa, INET, São Paulo School of Economics
- Martin Guzman, Columbia University and University of Buenos Aires
- Arjun Jayadev, Azim Premji University
- Rohinton Medhora, Centre for International Governance Innovation
- Stefano Schiavo, University of Trento
- Andrew Sheng, University of Hong Kong
- Camilla Toulmin, Lancaster Univeristy
11-15 January, 2023: Technology
- Arjun Jayadev, Azim Premji University
- Robert Johnson, INET
- Andrew Michael Spence, Stanford University , Bocconi University
- Roberto Tamborini, University of Trento
- Adair Turner, INET
The School is intended for advanced/candidate PhDs, post docs and junior scholars.
Students will attend the lectures online and will be assisted by a mentor for the developement of a research project.
Students can choose to attend the Advanced School in one of those modes:
- Full attendance: you will attend both modules of the school and you will be assisted by a mentor for the development of a research project. At the end of the Advanced School you get a certification of attendance.
You are required to upload a statement about your current or projected research when applying.
- Attendance as observer student: you can attend classes but you will not produce a research project and you will be not assisted by a mentor.
You are not required to upload a statement about your current or projected research when applying.
The students will attend the Advanced School online in two distinct weeks:
- in September 2022, from Wed 7 to Sun 11
- in January 2023, from Wed 11 to Sun 15
The Advanced School is free of charge.
How to apply
People interested in participating in the Advanced School are encouraged to fill in the application form on line.
The deadline for application is August 7, 2022 (4 PM GM+1). The application is closed.
During the admission procedure you will need to provide some personal information and to upload the following documents:
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae (please mention any previously attended schools or similar activities)
- a course transcript from your PhD program including advanced examinations passed
- two letters of recommendation.
- statement about your current or projected research - only for full attendance applicants
Admissions will be announced by August 15, 2022. All applicants will be informed about the results via email.
Confirmation and Registration
Selected candidates need to confirm participation to the Advanced School after receiving the selection email. The very simple Confirmation-Form must be completed from August 15 till August 19, 2022 at 12.00 Noon Rome time. Follow the link you received in the selection email, thank you.
Please direct logistical questions to the Advanced School secretary: ccschool [at] economia.unitn.it