The workshop provides a precious opportunity to young scholars to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of cutting-edge scientific research on different topics of applied environmental economics involving various socio-economic dimensions such as for firms, the labor market, as well as the health and development of human capital. In addition to serving as a platform for scientific dissemination, the workshop aims to enhance the connections between European and non-European universities, as well as between universities and private research institutions.

The event brings together a small number of young researchers and doctoral students, giving them the opportunity to present their preliminary work to a highly selected and internationally diverse audience. It will feature the participation of three distinguished scholars who will deliver keynote lectures and a selected scientific committee that will attend the workshop, providing valuable advice.

The expected number of participants ranges from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 10 speakers. Papers using applied micro methods will have priority. To encourage diversity and inclusion, applications from female, female-identified, or non-binary presenting authors are particularly welcome. All selected contributions will be presented in plenary sessions to maximize participant involvement and interaction.

Selected speakers are offered up to 2 nights of accommodation and meals, including the social dinner. Financial support is gratefully acknowledged from the GSSI, FEEM and University of Urbino.

The event will be hosted by the Social Sciences Area of the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila (Italy). L’Aquila is a city rich in culture and history. In 2009, it was hit by a powerful earthquake and was rebuilt with the aim of transforming it into a “city of knowledge”. The GSSI, a public higher education institution encompassing four scientific areas (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Social Sciences), was established in 2016 to support the city’s and the region’s new vision. The Workshop also provides a valuable opportunity to visit the wonderfully restored city, its beautiful monuments, churches, and parks. L’Aquila also offers excellent food options.

Keynotes: prof. Josh Graff Zivin (UC San Diego), prof. Ludovica Gazzè (University of Warwick), prof. Giovanni Marin (University of Urbino)

Scientific Committee: Alessandro Palma (GSSI), Claudia Persico (American University), Francesco Vona (University of Milan and FEEM), Matilde Giaccherini (CEIS Tor Vergata), Joanna Kopinska (University of Rome “La Sapienza”), Ilan Noy (GSSI), Marco Modica (GSSI).

Organizing Committee: Carlo Caporali (GSSI), Cecilia Castaldo (GSSI).

Submission: via email at Both extended abstracts and full papers will be accepted.

Submission deadline: April 15th

Notification of acceptance: May 13th