Summer Schools and Workshops in Economic Growth
In 2008, Hosny Zoabi and I organized the 1st Minerva Summer School in Economic Growth, sponsored by the Minerva Center for Economic Growth, located at the Department of Economics at the Hebrew University. We brought four distinguished speakers to Jerusalem, Matthias Doepke from Northwestern University, and Oded Galor, David Weil and Nancy Qian from Brown University.
About fifty young researchers and Ph.D. students from the U.S., Europe and Israel took advantage of the opportunity to learn from these distinguished speakers as well as form Minerva fellows, among them Omer Moav, Joseph Zeira, Hosny Zoabi and myself. Some participants also took advantage of the opportunity and presented their own work.
In addition to the stimulating academic lectures and presentations, we also went on tours in Jerusalem and to the Dead Sea and Masada.
In 2011 we had a repeat! We invited Matthias Doepke, Oded Galor, Stelios Michalopoulos and Fabrizio Zilibotti. With fellows of the Minerva Center, Omer Moav, Hosny Zoabi and myself and about 45 young researchers, we had yet another stimulating academic event. And we also had a lot of fun touring in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
In 2013 Omer Moav and I organized the third Summer School in Economic Growth in the spirit of the events in Jerusalem, this time at the University of Warwick. We invited Oded Galor, Joachim Voth, Romain Wacziarg, Sascha Becker, Carl-Johan Dalgaard and James Fenske and about 40 young researchers and had a third successful summer school.
Omer and I repeated this event as a "Workshop" in 2014, combining an overview of recent developments in the field of growth and comparative development by Oded Galor, introductory lectures on the use of ArcGIS and spatial geographic analysis in comparative economic development by Stelios Michalopoulos and presentations by our invited contributors, Sascha Becker, Carl-Johan Dalgaard, James Fenske and Luigi Pascali and some of the participants.