XXX Edition

June 25-27, 2018


XXX Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar

Tor Vergata Economics Foundation


Yearning for Inclusive Growth and Development, Good Jobs and Sustainability

June 25-27, 2018


Young Economist Session


During the past twenty-nine years the quality of the Scientific contributions and ensuing debates of the Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar has consistently been outstanding, owing to the participation of leading experts.

The Conference has provided an important opportunity to meet and discuss the most current topics in economic research. A selection of contributions will be included in the FUET Working Paper series and published by Springer.

A short outline of Villa Mondragone Conference is available by clicking here.

The Conference is intended to discuss the yearning for inclusive growth and sustainability in a context of global governance supporting innovation, a new social pact including trade, environment, facing inequalities and unbalanced growth in less developed countries.

The Young Economist Session is open to the contribution of young researchers (applicants currently doing a PhD, Post Doc candidates or researchers having completed a PhD after June 2012) regarding any of the following topics:



1. Sharing globalization benefits and compensate the losers;

2. Demographic Changes, social inclusiveness and migration;

3. Protectionism and welfare in a globalized world;

4. Declining labor shares and technological change. Skills polarization and wages.



5. Trade and inclusiveness;

6. Sustainable value chains;

7. Infrastructures, connectivity and openness. China and the proposal of a new silk road.


Climate Change, Energy and Environment

8. Climate change and circular economy;

9. Energy transition and sustainability;

10. Green technologies and new markets for green products and innovations;

11. Climate change and global food system.


Inequalities and Growth

12. Inequalities and redistribution policies;

13. Unbalanced growth in less developed economies: the case of Africa and South East Asia;

14. Investing in resilience, adaptation and human capital in developing countries.


Investment, Innovation and Green Technologies for Growth

15. Investment pressures on inclusive growth. Education, Research and Health;

16. Innovating to deliver shared growth;


Sustainable banking and financial systems for stability and growth


Paper Selection

The Scientific committee will evaluate all the submitted papers and will select a limited number of them for presentation during the Conference. Among the papers selected for presentation, the best paper will be awarded with a Special Acknowledgment, that will be presented at the end of the conference.

Deadline for submission: May 29th, 2018 (CLOSED)


Instructions to Authors

Papers must be submitted through the website of the Conference only in PDF format including tables and figures. The paper must contain name(s) of author(s) with the name of the paper presenter in capitals, institution of author(s), email address, title of the paper, keywords, JEL classification code and an abstract no more longer than 250 words. Each paper should be no longer than 25 pages.


For any other enquiry, please contact us to:

Tor Vergata Economic Foundation
c/o University of Rome Tor Vergata
School of Economics
Via Columbia, 2
00133 Rome – Italy
Ph. +39 0672595533