20 04 2010

The deadline is approaching for applications to the Norges Bank Summer
School which will be held in Venice, from 28 June to 2 July 2010. The
topic deals with “Financial Innovation in History”. The following
speakers will participate:

Carlo Brambilla (Università dell’Insubria – Varese)
Pierluigi Ciocca (Università La Sapienza – Rome)
Øyvind Eitrheim (Norges Bank – Oslo)
Marc Flandreau (Graduate Institute – Geneva)
Harold James (Princeton University – Princeton)
Larry Neal (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)
Mary O’Sullivan (Wharton School – Philadelphia)
Loriana Pelizzon (Università Ca’ Foscari – Venice)
James Tracy (University of Minnesota – Minneapolis)

AIM AND CONTENTS: The Summer School, held by internationally renowned
experts, will consist of a week-long intensive workshop. This will
provide a forum for discussion of key issues and work-in-progress in
financial history. The focus will be on financial innovation in
historical perspective. Lecturers will present relevant case studies
from a wide range of historical and geographical backgrounds. All
scholars interested in attending are welcome.

STRUCTURE: The main topics will be analyzed in greater detail and
discussed within the group. Student participants will have the
opportunity to present and discuss their own research in special
sessions. Pre-session material and reading suggestions will be made
available to those enrolled in the program. All sessions will be
conducted in English: proficiency in spoken and written English is
expected. The Department of Economics of Università Ca’ Foscari will
host the event in its facilities located in Cannaregio, 873 San
Giobbe. Successful applicants will be charged a registration fee of
€200, including participation in the course, full accommodation in
single or double room, and meals during weekdays. Travel expenses will
not be covered. Two scholarships of €400 will be available for
outstanding candidates who are not covered by other grants.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION: The Summer School will accept 20 highly
motivated graduate students with a strong background in economics and
history. While applicants can have any background, the organizers
encourage young scholars focusing their research on Norwegian,
Scandinavian and European financial and monetary history to apply.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 APRIL 2010. Link to the application



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