PSE Development Summer School

The PSE development group is happy to announce a new summer school “Development Economics in the field” which will take place from June 26 to June 30, 2023

The program aims at providing an overview of the challenges that researchers face when they do field work in the “Global South”.

LEAP Upcoming Seminars

Here you may find the complete schedule of the upcoming LEAP seminars and the links for the ZOOM Meetings stream to follow them. 


Workshop on Networks and Development, Naples 29-30 May 2023

We are pleased to announce the second edition of the Workshop on Networks and Development, that will be held in Naples (Italy) from the 29th (noon) to the 31st (noon) of May 2023. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on themes related to networks and development economics to present their work. Topics include (but are not limited to): peer-effects, insurance networks, firms' networks, information, family networks.

Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome.

If You Can Imagine It, You Can Do It

LEAP Scholar Alexia Delfino's latest academic paper "Learning to see the world’s opportunities: The impact of imagery on entrepreneurial success" has been published on Bocconi Knowledge 

Published in American Economic Review

Congratulation to our directors Eliana la Ferrara and Lucia Corno for the publication! 


VOL. 112, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2022

(pp. 3848-75)

1 post-Doctoral position at LEAP - 2 Years

We are inviting applications for a 2-year post-doc position in Development Economics.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae, a completed research paper and three reference letters to EconJobMarketSubmission deadline is November 25th, 2022

Applicants should have excellent research potential and have a Ph.D. degree in Economics or expect to receiving one by September 1, 2023.


Migration Policies from Pilot Test to Full Scale Implementation in Bangladesh

LEAP PhD Student Erick Baumgartner reports on the recent LEAP Coffee Seminar with Ashish Shenoy


Eliana La Ferrara has been nominated future president of the Econometric Society

We are pleased to announce that the Econometric Society has elected our Scientific Director Eliana La Ferrara as Second Vice-President. She will presumably become First Vice-President in 2023 and President in 2024.


LEAP Student Grant 2022 | Deadline November 15

LEAP invites students to submit proposals for research projects on poverty and development issues through the "LEAP Student Grant" project. 

We support interesting ideas and well-designed projects or part of a project (pilot). The grant request can be up to 4000 euros.



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LEAP Development Coffee Seminar - Ashish Shenoy

This appointment of our LEAP Development Coffee Seminar will feature a presentation from Ashish Shenoy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, on his paper on a large-scale migration loan program that offers a short-term low-interest migration loan to hundreds of thousands of landless rural workers during the agricultural lean season in northern Bangladesh.