The fourth edition of the I.S.E.O Summer School has been a both terrific and unexpected success. Beyond receiving an extraordinary stream of applications, the profile of the candidates for the I.S.E.O Summer School 2007 were excellent, including 80 phd, master and assistant professors coming from 56 different universities and 30 different countries around the world.
Due to the enormous number of applications, the valuating commission decided to enlarge the number of participants of the school. Namely, the fourth edition of the summerschool doubled the participants: from 40 students in 2004, 2005 and 2007 to 80 participants in 2007. This unexpected but extremely satisfying opportunity not only gratified the hard job that I.S.E.O had made in its 9 years of activity but also perfectly matched with the aim of the institute which is that of spreading the economic culture. Moreover I.S.E.O has been particularly honoured to have Prof. Vernon Smith (Nobel Laureate 2002, George Mason University) and Prof. Robert Solow (Nobel Laureate 1987 MIT) as oustanding teachers of the Summer School.