Summer School 2011

The Faculty of Economics-Rimini




 of the University of Bologna




 The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)






Summer School on Developments
in Economic Growth Analysis






May 13th – May 21st, 2011






Human Capital and Economic Growth”

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of interest in the determinants of long-term economic growth by academic researchers and policy makersalike. Following on earlier path breaking work, some of this generation’s most prominent economists have tackled this topic producing a bounty ofacademic articles and a number of notable books. These books share a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of economic growth. Though excellent inmany ways, they can provide only a general overview of each aspect of growth but not an in depth treatment of individual aspects of long run economicgrowth. The role of human capital accumulation in economic growth is in the forefront of those topics needing a more exhaustive and specializedtreatment. The popularity and importance of this subject is witnessed, at an academic level, by the increasing number of articles appearing in leadingjournals and, at a policy level, by the frequent exhortations by public officials on the importance of human capital formation in fostering growth .TheSummer School “Human Capital and Economic Growth” of the Faculty of Economics Rimini and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis willcombine a thorough review of the literature (both theoretical and empirical) along with state-of-the-art econometric analysis of the issues arising inthe analysis of the role of human capital in economic growth.


Summer School Location and Duration: May 13th – May 21st, 2010


STRUCTURE: the courses will involve 30 hours of classroom lectures, active work in the laboratories and attendance of the workshop “Advances in Business Cycles and Economic Growth Analysis

LEVEL:The course targets graduate students, interested faculty and practitioners who would like a comprehensive exposure to the theoretical and empiricalaspects of the human capital-economic growth nexus.


Alessandra Pelloni,
University of Romeand the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
Thanasis Stengos, University of Guelph and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis

WORKSHOP: “Advances in Business Cycles and Economic Growth Analysis


Chair: Thanasis Stengos( University of Guelph and Senior Fellow of RCEA);


Invited Speakers:
Costas Azariadis(Washington University in St. Louis),
Philippe Aghion(Harvard University and University College London);
Leo Kaas, (University of Konstanz)
Pietro Reichlin, ( University of Rome and RCEA)
Joseph Zeira(Hebrew University of Jerusalem and RCEA)


FEES: The fee for attending the summer school is € 900. The fee is inclusive of full board andadmission tothe workshop “Advances in Business Cycles and Economic Growth Analysis.
Accepted candidates would have to pay € 200 as a deposit by April 22nd , 2011. The remaining € 700 should be paid at registration in Rimini.If the student were to decide to withdraw his/her attendance after April 22nd, the € 200 would not be refunded.

SCHOLARSHIPS:The Faculty of Economics Rimini and RCEA will award 4 scholarships of € 250 per student. The scholarship are awarded on the basis of theapplicant‘s CV and a letter of reference.


DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: March 20th, 2011. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks.


TRAVELING:Participants should arrange and pay for their own traveling to Rimini. The closest airports are Rimini and Bologna.


FURTHER INFORMATION: application forms, the summer school program and further information are available at a link in the RCEA’s homepage or by writing to




Summer School Programme 2011


Application form