Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics - XVIII Edition

Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics - XVIII Edition

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Aims and Scope

The financial crisis has accelerated the debate on the nature and working of institutions that rule the functioning of markets. However, a number of arguments also trace the crisis to firm organization.  

There is therefore a need for an approach that links both the institutional level and the players regulated by institutions.

Nevertheless both the theory of the firm and the legal debate, are adapting slowly and seem to employ concepts better fit to the economic environment and the industrial enterprises of the past century, rather than animated by efforts at rethinking the nature of the firm itself as fundamental institution of modern knowledge-intensive economies and democratic societies.

A major concern of the school is therefore to re-open a debate on the nature of the firm, complementing economic theory with organizational, historical and juridical perspectives; building on and promoting dialogue among research perspectives that are already interdisciplinary and have already taken steps in that direction, such as 'New Institutional Economics, 'Law, Economics & Organization', 'Organization and Management Theory', ‘Business History’, ‘Evolutionary economics’, and ‘Economic sociology’. 

The program has been designed, and the faculty constituted, so as to build on contributions highlighting different responses to some key issues, organized in four main teaching modules.


IMPORTANT! The application window has been extended up to the  7th of April 2017.

Credits: Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento
Fresco taken from the "Ciclo dei Mesi" (October) in the Torre Aquila (Eagle Tower) - Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento


Summer School Secretariat
Department of Economics and Management
University of Trento - Italy

Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics

Founded by Axel Leijonhufvud and devoted to explore new economic thinking

Venue of the school:
Hotel Villa Madruzzo - Trento