KID 2020 - Thematic School InSHS CNRS and UCAJEDI International Summerschool


Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemics and the consequent restriction on travels and event organization, we are forced to postpone the KID 2020 summerschool to 2021. It will take place in Hotel Saint Paul, Nice on 5-9 July 2021. We apologize for this sad but necessary decision. We will issue a new call for papers and re-open the online submissions in December 2020.

Thanks for your comprehension and take care!

The 9th summer school on “Knowledge Dynamics, Industrial Evolution, Economic Development” (KID 2020) will be held 6-10 of July, 2020, Le Saint Paul Hotel-Maison du Séminaire, 29 Bd Franck Pilatte, Nice (France).

KID 2020 will focus on theoretical and empirical studies on knowledge dynamics, industrial evolution and economic development: smart cities, emergence and persistence of innovation, entrepreneurship, firms’ growth, corporate governance and performance, agglomeration/dispersion of industrial activities, skills dynamics, economics of science and innovation, environment as a driver of innovation.


Stefano Breschi (Bocconi University, Italy)
Nicoletta Corrocher (Bocconi University, Italy)
Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics, UK)
Valeria di Cosmo (University of Turin, Italy) 
Alberto Marzucchi (SPRU, UK) 
Paula Stephan (Georgia State University, USA)
Valentina Tartari (CBS, Denmark)
Marco Baudino (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Cécile Cézanne (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Jackie Krafft (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Michele Pezzoni (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Francesco Quatraro (University of Turin, Italy, and Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)

Audience and content:

PhD students, early career, or confirmed researchers attending the summer school will benefit of:- lectures by international scholars of renowned authority in economics, business, political science, economic geography, environmental economics, etc.- lectures on the latest methodologies and protocols of research.- presentations of their own work discussed by experts.- recommendations on how to get published.

Scientific Committee:

Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin, Italy)
Marco Baudino (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Cécile Cézanne (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Alexander Coad (Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru)
Alessandra Colombelli (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Davide Consoli (Manchester Institute of innovation Research, UK ; INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain)
Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Werner Hoelzl (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria)
Albert Jolink (Skema Paris, France)
Jackie Krafft (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy)
Eva Niesten (Manchester Business School, UK)
Michele Pezzoni (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Francesco Quatraro (University of Turin, Italy; Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Jacques Ravix (Université Côte d’Azur and CNRS-GREDEG, France)
Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria)
Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL, University Pierre Mendes France, France)
Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy)
KID 2020 is a Thematic School funded by CNRS (Thematic School InSHS CNRS) and UCAJEDI International Summer School (Initiative d’Excellence JEDI Université Côte d’Azur). It has trained so far more than 150 PhD and post docs participants to the highest research standards.
KID 2020 is an action of Eurkind, a research network focusing on how knowledge, innovation, and development should be articulated for a better society in Europe. It brings together reputable scientists in economics and social sciences, but also in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, environment and life sciences, belonging to European as well as non-European academic institutions.Like in previous editions, KID 2020 takes place in the beginning of July, in one of the most beautiful locations of the French Riviera: Hotel Saint Paul-Maison du Séminaire.

Submission: PhD students, early career, or more confirmed researchers willing to attend the summer school can apply by posting an application in one single pdf document including i) a letter of motivation for attending the summer school, ii) a research proposal (5 pages), iii) if any, the paper you are willing to present.

Submit your application at

Summer school prize competition: The KID 2020 prize will award the best paper presented during the students’ presentations sessions.

Local organizer: GREDEG (UMR 7321), Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

-plenary sessions and publication sessions are organized by senior members of the organization committee: Cécile Cézanne, Jackie Krafft, Michele Pezzoni, Francesco Quatraro.

- technical sessions and research sessions are organized by junior members of the organization committee: Marco Baudino, Camille Bégon, Awatif Benkourrad, Martin Cimiterra, Alberto Corsini, Yassine Guerroud, Loïc Mondoloni, Paulo Moura.

Information contact:

Venue: Saint-Paul Hotel-La Maison du Séminaire, 29 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France.

Important information:

Deadline for application: April 30, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2020
Deadline for registration and accommodation fees: May 20, 2020
Full paper submission (KID prize): May 31, 2020

Summer school Fees:

Summer school fees for participants (500 euros TTC) include registration to the summer school (access to all summer school lectures and presentations, 7 breaks, 4 lunches, 2 summer school dinners), and hotel accommodation at Saint Paul Hotel - Hotel Maison du Séminaire (twin rooms accommodation, i.e., 2 KID participants per room, with breakfast included, 4 nights, arrival Monday July 6, departure Friday July 10).

Fees can be paid only by credit card and online.

NOTE: As for all CNRS thematic schools, there are no fees for CNRS personnel (PhDs, Post-docs, researchers, engineers, technicians and staff paid by CNRS). Please contact us at

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