University of Trento  John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation Institute for New Economic Thinking

Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics, Macroeconomics after the Financial Crisis, Looking Ahead, XIX edition, June 4 15, 2018

Program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics

Directed by Axel Leijonhufvud, UCLA and University of Trento, Professor emeritus and Enrico Zaninotto, University of Trento.

School Directors
  • Axel Leijonhufvud, UCLA and University of Trento, Professor emeritus
  • Martin Guzman, Columbia University and University of Buenos Aires
  • Daniel Heymann, Director, Interdisciplinary Institute of Political Economy (IIEP BAIRES), University of Buenos Aires and Argentine National Research Council (CONICET)

Aims and scope

The Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics will be offering its XIX edition, June 4-15, 2018.

It will be the last in the series and will focus on Macroeconomics after the Financial Crisis: Looking Ahead.

The XIX edition will follow a workshop format. Some of the questions we would like to explore include: What weaknesses did the crisis reveal in the models upon which policy-makers have relied? What approaches show promise in dealing with these issues?

The lecturers in the summer school are both academics and policy makers, seasoned economists and young professionals making their mark in the field. We hope for a fruitful encounter in which the students will play a part.

Past event



  • Sheila Dow, Emeritus , University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K
  • Andrea Fracasso, Director of the School of International Studies , University of Trento Italy
  • Martin Guzman, Columbia University, US and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Andy Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England
  • Daniel Heymann, Director, IIEP BAIRES, University of Buenos Aires and CONICET , Argentina
  • Arjun Jayadev, University of Massachusetts Boston and Azim Premji University Bangalore, India
  • Richard Koo, Chief economist, Nomura Research Institute, Japan
  • Josh Mason, CUNY, US
  • Marcus Miller, University of Warwick, U.K.
  • Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department, IMF
  • Dorothee Rouzet, OECD
  • Domenico Delli Gatti, Catholic University, Italy
  • Roberto Tamborini, University of Trento, Italy
  • Hans-Michael Trautwein, Oldenburg University, Germany

Admission procedure

The School is intended for advanced/candidate phds, post docs and junior scholars.

Each year we accept about 25-30 students at the doctoral or post-doctoral level.

People interested in participating in the Summer School are encouraged to fill in the application form online and are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page essay describing their interests in the area, two letters of recommendation, and statements about their current or projected research.

The application window will be from January 29 to April 9, 2018. Admissions decisions will be announced by April 24, 2018.

All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.

The sessions will be held at Hotel Villa Madruzzo, a historic location just outside the city of 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:


Poster (PDF | 314 KB )

Programme (PDF | 270 KB )


prof. Enrico Zaninotto