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The International Conference on Culture, Institutions and Economic Development, jointly organized by American Studies Center of Naples, the University of Basilicata and Parthenope University will take place on October 24-25, 2019 in Matera (Italy), the European Capital of Culture for 2019.

This conference is a sequel of previous conferences held in Cosenza, Naples and Bari that focused on EU regional and social policies, institutions and deep roots of economic growth, and entrepreneurship. This year the conference aims at providing academics, policymakers, and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussion on culture and institutions as drivers of economic development.

Keynote speakers:

  • Guido De Blasio (Bank of Italy)
  • Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, CEPR)
  • Luciana Lazzeretti (University of Florence)
  • Thierry Verdier (Paris School of Economics)