14th EAEPE Summer School 2020

Pensions, Social Services and Welfare: What future in the age of financialization?

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13 July – 17 July, 2020


Local organisers: Pasquale Tridico, Sebastiano Fadda, Fabrizio Antenucci, Riccardo Pariboni and Walter Paternesi Meloni

The last decades have been characterized by a steady and generalized decrease in the wage share for most advanced economies, coupled with an explosion of income inequality. These years have also witnessed the emergence of the complex socio-economic process known as financialization. In this context, the mainstream rhetoric of the unsustainability of social security and pension systems has provided the theoretical cover for a direct attack to some of the main staples of the Post WWII social compromise, subject to retrenchments and privatizations. What future can be envisaged for the pension systems and for the public provision of social and welfare services? The lecturers will address these important topics from different perspectives and approaches.

The EAEPE Summer School is open to PhD students and early-career researchers working in particular in the field of institutional and evolutionary analysis, with a special focus this year on Pensions, Social services and Welfare. Teachers will address these important topics from different perspectives and approaches. In the spirit of pluralism characteristic of the EAEPE, many Research Areas are relevant: Social Economics, Public Economics, Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Effective Demand, Environment-Economy interactions, Economic History, Evolutionary Economics, Comparative Economics, Industrial Policy, Innovation and Technology, etc. More generally, contributions from all fields using institutional, evolutionary, multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. Lectures by internationally renowned scholars will be given in the morning, while afternoons will be devoted to presentations by advanced PhD students and early-career researchers, who will thus benefit from comments and suggestions from experts in the field.                                                                                       

No Summer School Fee. A flat rate of 50 euros applies for lunches (for 5 days)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for application: 15 May 2020
  • Successful candidates will be notified by 22 May 2020
  • Deadline for accommodation payment: 29 May 2020

Hotel Accommodation (at Villa Benedetta): Single and double rooms are available, at special prices for the students of the Summer School. First best served policy applies. Rates are the following

Single room (with external and private toilet)

183 €

Single (larger) room (with internal toilet)

255 €

Double room (with internal toilet)

228 €

6 nights: from Sunday 12 July, to Saturday 18 July 2020. Prices per room, including city taxes and breakfast

PhD students can apply by uploading their CV using the online submission form. Advanced PhD students and early-career researchers who would like to present their work can submit their proposal or paper along with their CV using the online submission form.

For information and contact: summerschool@eaepe.org (Pasquale Tridico)

Summer School Keywords: Pensions, Social Services, Financialization, Aggregate Demand, Institutions, Inequality, Capitalism, Sustainability, Economic Growth, Welfare Systems, Public Policies, Political Economy, Income Distribution, Uneven Development.

Queries about the 13th EAEPE Summer School should be addressed to summerschool@eaepe.org.

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