KID 2018 - Knowledge Dynamics, Industry Evolution, Economic Development 1-7th July 2018, Nice, France Thematic School InSHS CNRS and UCAJEDI International Summerschool

Deadline for application: April 30, 2018

The 7th summer school on “Knowledge Dynamics, Industrial Evolution, Economic Development” (KID 2018) will be held 1-7 of July, 2018, Le Saint Paul Hotel-Maison du Séminaire, 29 Bd Franck Pilatte, Nice (France).

KID 2018 will focus on theoretical and empirical studies on knowledge dynamics, industrial evolution and economic development: smart cities, emergence and persistence of innovation, entrepreneurship, firms’ growth, corporate governance and performance, agglomeration/dispersion of industrial activities, skills dynamics, economics of science and innovation, environment as a driver of innovation.

Speakers (confirmed):

Dirk Czarnitzki (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Claudio Fassio (CIRCLE Lund University, Sweden)

Maryann Feldman (U. North Carolina, USA)

Hanna Hottenrott (TU. Munich, Germany)

Nadine Levratto (CNRS Economix, France)

Catalina Martinez (CSIC Madrid, Spain)

Mireille Matt (INRA GAEL, France)

Bettina Peters (ZEW Mannheim, Germany)

Francesco Rentocchini (U. Milan, Italy)

Andres Rodriguez-Pose (London School of Economics, UK)

Jackie Krafft (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Cécile Cézanne (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Michele Pezzoni (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Francesco Quatraro (University of Turin, Italy)

Audience and content: PhD students, young or confirmed researchers attending the summer school will benefit of:

- lectures by international scholars of renowned authority in economics, business, political science, economic geography, environmental economics, computer sciences, life sciences, etc.

- lectures on the latest methodologies and protocols of research.

- presentations of their own work discussed by experts.

- recommendations on how to get published.

Scientific Committee:

Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin, Italy)

Alexander Coad (Pontificia Universidad Católica, Peru)

Cécile Cézanne (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Alessandra Colombelli (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Davide Consoli (Manchester Institute of innovation Research, UK ; INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain)

Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Werner Hoelzl (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria)

Albert Jolink (Coventry University, UK)

Jackie Krafft (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy)

Eva Niesten (Manchester Business School, UK)

Michele Pezzoni (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Francesco Quatraro (University of Turin, Italy; Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Jacques Ravix (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria)

Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL, University Pierre Mendes France, France)

Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy)

KID 2018 is a Thematic School funded by CNRS (Thematic School InSHS CNRS) and UCAJEDI International Summer School (Initiative d’Excellence JEDI Université Côte d’Azur). It has trained so far more than 100 PhD and post docs participants to the highest research standards.

KID 2018 is an action of Eurkind, a research network focusing on how knowledge, innovation, and development should be articulated for a better society in Europe. It brings together reputable scientists in economics and social sciences, but also in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, environment and life sciences, belonging to European as well as non-European academic institutions.

Like in previous editions, KID 2018 takes place in the beginning of July, in one of the most beautiful locations of the French Riviera: Hotel Saint Paul-Maison du Séminaire.

Submission: PhD students, young or confirmedresearchers willing to attend the summer school can apply by posting an application in one single pdf document including i) a letter of motivation for attending the summer school, ii) a research proposal (5 pages), iii) if any, the paper you are willing to present.

Submit your application at

Summer school prize competition: The KID 2018 prize will award the best paper presented during the students’ presentations sessions.

Local organizer: GREDEG (UMR 7321), Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Organization leads:

Jackie Krafft (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Cécile Cézanne (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Michele Pezzoni (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Francesco Quatraro (University of Turin, Italy and Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Information contact:

Venue: Saint-Paul Hotel-La Maison du Séminaire, 29 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France.

Important information:

Deadline for application: April 30, 2018

Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2018

Deadline for registration and accommodation fees: May 30, 2018

Full paper submission (KID prize): May 31, 2018

Summer school Fees:

Summer school fees for participants (300 euros) include registration to the summer school (access to the summer school lectures and presentations, breaks, lunches, summer school dinners), and hotel accommodation at Saint Paul Hotel - Hotel Maison du Séminaire (twin rooms accommodation, i.e., 2 participants per room, with breakfast included, 6 nights, arrival Sunday July 1, departure Saturday July 7).

Fees can be paid only by credit card and online.

NOTE: As for all CNRS thematic schools, there are no fees for CNRS personnel (PhDs, Post-docs, researchers, engineers, technicians and staff paid by CNRS). Please contact us at

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