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Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics & BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto



December 12-13, 2013

Photo Album of the Workshop here

The Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate Program of the University of Turin and BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto, are pleased to announce the 1st Doctoral Workshop in Economics of Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge. The aim of the workshop is to bring together PhD students from all around the world working in the broad field of economics of innovation and complexity. The Workshop will provide participants with great opportunity to network with peers who works on similar topics and to receive its feedback from both junior and senior scholars.

We invite PhD students in their 2nd and 3rd year to submit their extended abstract (max 1000 words) on the following topics:

  • Economics of innovation:

    • Supply oriented technology policy, R&D subsidies and incentives;

    • Demand oriented technology policy, public procurement;

    • Productivity and performance at firm level;

    • R&D returns and innovation;

    • Biased technological change and knowledge spillovers;

    • Absorptive capacities, connectivity and feedbacks;

    • Environmental Innovation and standards.

  • Complexity Economics:

    • Simulation models for economic analysis;

    • Behavioral economic analysis in symulation models;

    • Natural resources and common goods management;

  • Cognitive Economics:

    • Institutional Cognitive Economics;

    • Cognitive Path-dependence and economic analysis;

    • Cognitive theory and Evolutionary Economics.

We also welcome papers on the above topics that adopt Historical analysis as methodological approach.

The event will cover two days and will be held at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. In addition to parallel sessions, recognized scholars will provide keynote speeches. These Include Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin & BRICK) and Dirk Czarnitzki (KU Leuven, BE, and ZEW, Mannheim, DE)


  1. Final program available: Early December 2013



Registration: No registration fee is required.
Meals: Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference days will be provided by the organisation. A social dinner for all participants will be organised on Thursday, December 12.

Check the Program for additional details on practicalities.










Scientific Committee

Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin & BRICK)

Aldo Geuna (University of Turin & BRICK)

Fabio Montobbio (University of Turin, BRICK & CRIOS Bocconi University)

Giuseppe Scellato (Polytechnic of Turin & BRICK)

Francesco Quatraro (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis & BRICK)

Pier Paolo Patrucco (University of Turin & BRICK)

Marco Guerzoni (University of Turin, BRICK & CRIOS Bocconi University)

Claudio Fassio (University of Turin & BRICK)

Magda Fontana (University of Turin)

Pietro Terna (University of Turin)


Organizing Committee

Andreas Masaoutis (University of Turin)

Anna Azzurra Gigante (University of Turin & BRICK)

Christophe Feder (University of Turin)

Ilaria Bertazzi (University of Turin)

Ilaria Solito (University of Turin)

Silvia Rocchetta (University of Turin)

Susanna Calimani (University of Turin)

Tommaso Panini (University of Turin)

Emilio Raiteri (University of Turin & BRICK)

Manuel Toselli (University of Turin & BRICK)

Rodrigo Kataishi (University of Turin & BRICK)


The workshop will be held at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri, a medieval town near Torino. The Collegio is housed in an historic building, which dates back to the XIII century and was rebuilt during XVIII century.
It hosts research centers, residential faculty, fellows and visiting scholars. For further information about the Collegio and its activities, visit



You may ask for additional information by contacting the Organizing Commitee:

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Phone: +39 011670 9398/9382

BRICK- Bureau of Research on Innovation, Complexity and Knowldge

VPDE- Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics

Via Real Collegio, 30, 10024 Moncalieri, Torino (TO) Italy


Accommodation: List of recommended hotels will appear shortly. Registration: No registration fee is required. Meals: Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference days will be provided by the organisation. A social dinner for all participants will be organised on Thursday , December 12.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 December 2013 13:14