Summer School 2023


The I.S.E.O. Summer School in Economics is back with its 19th edition, taking place fully in presence from the 3rd to the 10th of June 2023.
Participants and speakers will attend the Summer School in the picturesque town of Iseo (Italy), on the shores of the charming Iseo lake.
The panel of the speakers features several Nobel Laureates in Economics and further international economists, who will be joining the Summer School in presence. The full list of speakers will be disclosed gradually. So far, confirmed lecturers are:

  • David CARD, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2021, professor of Economics and director of the Centre for Labour Economics at Berkeley University;
  • Michael SPENCE, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2001, Professor Emeritus, Stanford Business School and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford;
  • Sergei GURIEV, provost and professor of Economics at Sciences Po University, leader of the Research and Policy Network on Populism at CEPR, former rector of the New Economic School in Moscow;
  • Ekaterina ZHURAVSKAYA, professor of Political Economy at Paris School of Economics;
  • Valentina BOSETTI, professor of Climate Economics at Bocconi University;
  • Phoebe KOUNDOURI, professor of Economics at Athens University of Economics and Business and at Denmark University, president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists;
  • Robert WESCOTT, president of Keybridge Research and former economic advisor to US President Clinton at the White house;
  • Lucas CHANCEL, professor at Sciences Po and Paris School of Economics.

Further lecturers will be announced later.


The I.S.E.O Summer School is an international summer course focused on the most topical economic discussion. The 19th edition is entitled “The World After. Challenges ahead for the Global Economy” and will investigate the growing array of challenges – hiding both opportunities and threats – that world’s economies are facing and will face after epochal events such as the pandemic and the geopolitical tensions due to the conflict in Ukraine.
The effects of these factors on growth, global inflation, sustainable development, climate change, inequalities, labour markets, digital technologies & Ai, and even on rise of populism are just some of the topics which will be covered during the intensive one week course.
Conducted entirely in English, lectures at the I.S.E.O. Summer School are all made of a first part of straight talk by the speaker, followed by a second part of Q&A with the participants.
As from the very first edition in 2004, the course will gather a large group (between 60 and 70) graduate and post graduate students in Economics coming from the all over the world.


The 19th edition of the course takes place fully in presence.
Participants are invited to come to Iseo, a picturesque village facing the homonymous lake (Iseo lake) in Northern Italy, not too far from Milan. Both classes and accommodation are going to be hosted at the Iseolago hotel, a charming four star hotel by the lake. Attendees will have the chance to spend some quality time with international participants and speakers – all of them lecturing onsite – as well as to enjoy the place, the food and all the interesting free time activities (kayaking, trips, wine tasting) organized during the week, in an informal, multicultural and stimulating atmosphere which is peculiar to the I.S.E.O. Summer School.


The I.S.E.O. Institute will give a few participants the chance to present their research in front of the whole group of students and, possibly, of some speakers. Participants can apply to the “Your lecture” session while submitting their application form or in later stage.


In order to be eligible for the I.S.E.O. Summer School, applicants have to be graduate or postgraduate students (master, PhD, young assistants or former graduate students) in Economics with a strong academic background in the field. Participants must be fluent in English.
Candidates should submit their application using the form here below by the 28th of April 2023.
If any problems occurs while using the registration form, you can download the application form in a word format at the bottom of this page, fill it in and send it back to us via email to
Please be aware that applying to the Summer School implies accepting all the policies uploaded below.
A personal picture and a copy of personal CV are required.
Early application is highly encouraged since enrolment is limited.


The I.S.E.O. Summer School 2023 fee amounts to 2.800 Euro: however, we award talented students partial scholarships amounting to 1.600 Euro (each), so that the fee can be reduced to 1.200 Euro.
Full scholarships are not available.

The fee, which must be paid by the 4th of May 2023, includes:

  • participation to all the lectures organized during the Summer School;
  • speakers’ slides and presentations;
  • attendance certificate (hard copy);
  • 7 nights accommodation in twin rooms at the 4 star Iseolago hotel (3-10 June 2023) with free access to swimming pools and sport facilities;
  • 7 days full board treatment (breakfasts, lunches and dinners included) at the hotel and occasionally also in some other typical Italian restaurants and pizzerias;
  • participation to the gala dinner with speakers, sponsors and local institutions;
  • participation to leisure time activities (wine tasting, kayak, guided tours)
  • participation to local trips;
  • local transportation within the area.


The I.S.E.O. Summer School on site will take place following the highest sanitary measures. Participants shall respect all the rules and restrictions given by Italian Ministry of Health and strictly applied by the I.S.E.O. Institute. While applying, participants are required to undersign specific Covid-19 policies.
If a participant is forced to cancel his/her participation due to a positivity to Covid-19, refund is guaranteed.