​17th Trento Summer School on “Macroeconomic coordination and externalities”

20 June - 1 July 2016
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The School will analyze macroeconomic systems of interacting agents. It will discuss the emergence of externalities and instabilities and their implications for policy.

Among the topics to be considered are:

  • Links between economic structure and macroeconomic performance
  • Disaggregation as a means for understanding issues of instability and efficiency
  • Macroeconomic effects of heterogeneous beliefs and expectations
  • Financial imperfections and credit network effects; their consequences for the propagation of macroeconomic impulses and the intensity of systemic risks

The course will analyze deep recessions and debt crises and the policies required to deal with them or prevent them.
Students will also have an opportunity to present their own work and receive comments from faculty.

Ideal candidates for the School are Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and newly minted researchers in macroeconomics, finance, and the economics of organizations and institutions.

With the participation of:

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University - recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001


  • Stefano Battiston, University of Zurich 
  • Christopher Boone, Cornell University
  • Heather Boushey, Center for Equitable Growth 
  • Edoardo Gaffeo, University of Trento 
  • Martin Guzman, Columbia University 
  • Daniel Heymann, University of Buenos Aires and University of San Andrés 
  • Arjun Jayadev, University of Massachusetts, 
  • Anton Korinek, Johns Hopkins University 
  • Jonathan Kreamer, Columbia University and Florida State University

People interested in participating in the Summer School are encouraged to fill in the application form on line and are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page essay describing their interest on Macroeconomic coordination and externalities, a course transcript from their PhD program, including advanced examinations passed, two letters of recommendation, and statements about their current or projected research, along with relevant research papers, if any.

Applications are due by Friday 22 April, 2016 (h.1.00 PM - GMT+1).
Admissions decisions will be announced by 10 May 2016. All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.

The sessions will be held at Hotel Villa Madruzzo, Trento, Italy. All participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the event. Food and accommodation will be covered by the School (except for
meals during the weekend) and participants will have to cover travel expenses.

Please direct logistical questions to the Summer School secretary (ccschool [at] economia.unitn.it).

This is the seventeenth of a series of intensive courses to be offered by the Cognitive Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL) with the financial support of John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation
and of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Fore more information: http://www-ceel.economia.unitn.it/school/s2016/index.html

Directors of the School

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001
  • Martin Guzman, Columbia University

Program Directors

  • Axel Leijonhufvud, UCLA and University of Trento
  • Enrico Zaninotto, University of Trento

Director of CEEL

  • Luigi Mittone, University of Trento