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The incidence of affirmative action: Evidence from quotas in private schools in India

LEAP PhD Student Raphaelle Aulagnon reports on the recent LEAP seminar with  Abhijeet Singh

Upcoming seminars

Here is a list of the upcoming seminars co-organized by LEAP and Università Cattolica di Milano.

The seminars will take place on the campus of Università Cattolica di Milano.

2023 (12th) edition of the Summer School in Development Economics

The Italian Development Economist Association (IDEAS), the Department of Economics of Verona and the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability of Monash University organize the 2023 (12th) edition of the Summer School in Development Economics.

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 EconJobMarket. Submission 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.