14th EAEPE Summer School 2020

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

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13 July – 15 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. 

Participants are requested to be EAEPE members. For PhD students and those with a gross personal income less than 10,000€ per year a Special Rate Membership is available, at the price of 25€. More information here.


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Important Dates

  • Deadline for application: 15 June 2020
  • Successful candidates will be notified by 22 June 2020


  • Sergio Cesaratto (University of Siena)
  • Ilhan Dögüs (University of Hamburg)
  • Guglielmo Forges Davanzati (Università del Salento)
  • Eckhard Hein (Berlin School of Economics and Law)
  • Giuliano Resce (Tor Vergata University of Rome and SOSE)
  • Joao Rodrigues (University of Coimbra)
  • Pasquale Tridico (Roma Tre University)
  • Natascha van der Zwan (Leiden University)
  • Tobias Wiss (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

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.

The summer school will be held through the e-learning platform BLACKBOARD. Further details on how to join the platform will be provided to lecturers and participants in due time.

For information and contact: summerschool@eaepe.org

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 14th EAEPE Summer School should be addressed to summerschool@eaepe.org.

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