Axel Leijonhufvud - Advanced School 2022

Facing the Faultlines: Rethinking the Economy After Covid and the Ukraine Conflict
Phaethon on the sun chariot - Buonconsiglio Castle
7 September 2022
8 September 2022
9 September 2022
10 September 2022
11 September 2022
11 January 2023
12 January 2023
13 January 2023
14 January 2023
15 January 2023
Target audience: 
Registration deadline: 
23 December 2022, 16:00

IMPORTANT : Application is open again

Participation to the second week, 11-15 January, is open to observer students.
Please find information on how to apply below.

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 - closed

  • 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

  • Automation/Work
  • Inequality


  • Cristiano Antonelli, University of Torino
  • Chiara Criscuolo, OECD LSE
  • Andrea Fracasso, University of Trento
  • Anton Korinek, University of Virginia
  • Katarina Pistor, Columbia Law School
  • Cecilia Rikap, City University of London
  • Andrew Michael Spence, Stanford University, Bocconi University
  • Adair Turner, INET

Intended Audience   

The School is intended for advanced/candidate PhDs, post docs and junior scholars.


The students will attend the Advanced School online in two distinct weeks:

  • September 2022, from Wed 7 to Sun 11 - closed
  • January 2023, from Wed 11 to Sun 15


Participation to the second week, 11-15 January, is open to observer students.

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.

The Advanced School is free of charge.

Admission procedure  

How to apply

People interested in participating in the Advanced School are encouraged to send an email with their personal information (name, surname, affiliation, etc.) and the required documents to ccschool [at]

The deadline for application is December 23, 2022 (4 PM GM+1).

Required 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

Admission decision

Selection process will run from December 30, 2022 to January 8, 2023. All applicants will be informed about the results via email.


Please direct logistical questions to the Advanced School secretary: ccschool [at]

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