19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
Shanghai, China

Demography, human capital, and economic growth

Between 19-23 June 2017 IIASA, the Asian Demographic Research Institute, and the Wittgenstein Center (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) are organizing this Summer School at Shanghai University.

Wittgenstein Summer School 2016 © Heike Barakat

Wittgenstein Summer School 2016 © Heike Barakat

IIASA in collaboration with the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) is hosting the first Asian Summer School on how demographic trends and improving educational attainment impact on economic growth around the Asia region. This will also include discussions about the so-called first and second Demographic Dividends and on the role of human capital as a determinant of economic development. Leading international scholars from the US, Europe and Asia will give lectures providing overviews of the state of knowledge in these fields.

Participants in the summer school will typically be PhD students and post-docs. Applications will be considered from around the world. Acceptance is highly competitive. The number of participants is limited to 20. All accepted participants will receive bursaries for travel and living expenses in Shanghai. There is no tuition charge. 

How to apply

  • Students at the pre-doc level and are invited to apply with a motivation letter (max. 1 page) and their CV.
  • Two persons should be named who can potentially serve as referees.
  • There are 20 places on the course. The main selection criterion is the quality of the application.
  • Application deadline: 24 March 2017
  • The list of participants will be announced by 15th April 2016
  • Please send your application to Samir KC or Zhang Yu
  • Funding can be provided for selected participants. Please, indicate whether funding is needed.  

Event details:

Summer School on "Demography, Human Capital and Economic Growth"

Dates: 19-23 June 2017

Location: Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), Shanghai University

Application deadline: 24 March 2017

Contact: Samir KC or Zhang Yu

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