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A407396 - Summer School on Gender Economics and Society
Monday, 05 November 2012

Summer School on Gender Economics and Society

ITCILO Campus, Turin, Italy - 7/11 July 2014

There is now a widespread recognition of the importance of gender strategies in order to promote growth and development and to improve welfare systems. This is reflected in the increasing importance both of gender-based programmes aimed at strengthening women's participation in economic life, in politics and in institutions, and in the progress of theoretical analysis as well as of indicators for monitoring and evaluating these programmes.
The course will focus on the gender dimensions of the economy and their different impacts on society and will have an interdisciplinary approach.

Programme Information

Target: Master and Phd Students in Economics, Sociology, Politics, Demography, Management Engineering and related disciplines, from both European and non-European Countries.

Maximum number of students: 50.
10-15% of places will be reserved for non-students involved in research work and mentoring.

Course Length: One week.

Course structure: The course will be organized in: morning lectures; afternoon sessions (devoted to seminars, case studies, best practices and experiences) and late afternoon poster sessions. A more detailed programme will be available by mid-April on this website.

Fees: Participants are required to partially contribute to the course costs with a fee of 200 Euro for students and of 400 Euro for non-students.
The fee will cover course material, lunches, coffee breaks and a social dinner.
Participants will have to cover their costs for travel and accommodation in student residences (at reasonable rates).
Grants (total and partial) will be available.

Certificate of attendance: provided at the end of the course.

Applications: will open on April 14th, 2014 and close on May 12th, 2014.
The application form can be accessed on-line at:
Accepted participants will be notified by the end of May.

Programme Abstract

Lectures will cover a variety of topics - analyzed from a gender perspective - such as: labour force participation; family planning; retirement decisions; savings and portfolio decisions; financial education and planning; financial communication and language; time-use; pay gap; glass ceiling; gender responsive budgeting; equality and wellbeing indicators; diversity management; political participation; migration issues.
The course will include both academic sessions and case studies.
Speakers will have a key role experience in public administrations and private sectors, such as Ministries, European Commission, Bank of Italy and the private sector.

Keynote Speakers

  • Viviane Reding (European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship) - invited
  • Emma Bonino (former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy) title tba
  • Elsa Fornero (Professor of Economics, University of Turin, former Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Italy) Gender aspects of pension and labour reforms


  • Francesca Bettio (University of Siena) Closing the income gap
  • Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin) Gender and Family Policy
  • Maria Laura Di Tommaso (University of Turin) Gender quotas and electoral reforms
  • Alexandre Kolev (ILO) Gender and Ethnic Inequalities
  • Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto) Econometric measurement of gender gaps
  • Letizia Mencarini (University of Turin) Gender and wellbeing during the life-course
  • Chiara Monticone (OECD) Gender and Financial Literacy
  • Marina Nuciari (University of Turin) Women in the military forces: participation and change in a gendered organisation
  • Henriette Prast (Tilburg University) Seven ways to knit your portfolio. An interdisciplinar view on gender, stock market participation and risk taking
  • Annalisa Rosselli (University of Rome Tor Vergata) Economic policies for gender equality: gender budgeting in theory and practice
  • Mariacristina Rossi (University of Turin) Gender wealth accumulation and portfolio decisions over the life time
  • Chiara Saraceno (Collegio Carlo Alberto) Comparative patterns of gendered social policies in the European Union
  • Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD) Gender and Wealth Equity
  • Alessandra Venturini (University of Turin) False myths of women migration

Seminars and testimonials

  • Tommaso Arenare /(EGON ZEHNDER) Diversity Management
  • Magda Bianco (Banca d'Italia) Gender quotas in public companies
  • Margarita Estevez-Abe (Collegio Carlo Alberto) title tba
  • Laura Montanaro (Polytechnic of Turin) Gender@Polito: Investigating our History Through the Women's Eyes
  • Maria Franca Norese (Polytechnic of Turin) A multidimensional evaluation of the gender impact
  • Anna Maria Tarantola (RAI) invited
  • Alessandro Varaldo (Eurizon Capital) Gender in the Banking Sector

Intergenerational dialogue 1

Elsa Fornero in discussion with 3 students selected by the participants

Intergenerational dialogue 2

Gian Maria Gros-Pietro (Intesa Sanpaolo) invited in discussion with 3 students selected by the participants

Training calendar 2014 now available
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