ASC Conference 2024

“Entrepreneurship, Finance and Local Development”

September 26-27, 2024 – Naples (Italy)
VENUE: University of Naples Federico IIDepartment of Economics and Statistics

Deadline for submissions: June 16, 2024

The American Studies Center of Naples and the University of Naples Federico II are delighted to invite you to the 7th Edition of the Institutions and Regional Development Conference, which will take place in Naples (Italy) on September 26-27, 2024.

In line with previous editions held in Cosenza (2016), Naples (2017), Bari (2018), Matera (2019), Caserta (2022) and Cagliari (2023), this year Conference aims at providing academics, policymakers and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussioning the factors that shape the spatial distribution of economic activities and local development.

Keynote Speakers

Antonio Ciccone (University of Mannheim)

Alessandra Faggian (Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Michael Fritsch (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena)

Dariusz Wójcik (Oxford University)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial geography
  • Entrepreneurship and small business
  • Demographic change, population and migration
  • Technological change and labour productivity
  • Local governments, institutions and public policies
  • Corruption and organised crime
  • Culture and social norms
  • The role of history
  • Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
  • Regional inequalites