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PhD Summer School on European Industrial, Innovation and Trade Policy in the Era of Strategic Autonomy

PhD Summer School on EU Industrial Policy

Start time:

June 3 - June 7



LUISS University, Rome, 00197


Summer school

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15th May 2024


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Tommaso Ciarli

Senior Researcher - UNU MERIT

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Donato di Carlo

Lecturer and Director of LUHNIP at LUISS University

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André Lorentz

Associate Professor of Economics University of Strasbourg

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Roberta Piermartini

Chief of Trade Costs Analysis at the WTO

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Alessandro Borin

Economist, Bank of Italy

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Ariel Luis Wirkierman

Senior Lecturer in Economics at Glodsmiths, University of London

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Bart Los

Professor of the Economics of Technological Progress and Structural Change, University of Groningen

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Maria Savona

Professor of Applied Economics at LUISS University and Professor of Economics of Innovation at SPRU, University of Sussex

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Dimitri Zurstrassen

Policy Analyst and Researcher at LUHNIP at LUISS University


In the current geopolitical scenario defined by stark challenges and the rapid evolution of global economic dynamics, the concept of open strategic autonomy, championed by the European Union, underscores the imperative for strategic independence and at the same time allows the EU to remain open to global cooperation and competition. As Europe navigates this multifaceted landscape, the integration of diverse perspectives from innovation studies, international economics, and industrial policy becomes essential.

To provide the necessary training to PhD Students and early career researchers, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on European Inclusive Open Strategic Autonomy (EU-IOSAC) at the Luiss Institute for European Analysis and Policy (LEAP), in partnership with the University of Strasbourg and UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, is pleased to accept applications to the PhD Summer School on European Industrial, Innovation and Trade Policy in the Era of Strategic Autonomy.

The PhD Summer School 

The PhD Summer School stands at the intersection of various disciplines, bridging research from innovation studies, international economics, and industrial policy. This interdisciplinary approach enriches the educational experience, providing students with a holistic understanding of the complex dynamics shaping contemporary policy landscapes.

The PhD Summer School offers a balanced curriculum that combines theoretical overviews with hands-on learning experiences. Each day of the program is dedicated to one of four essential topics:

  1. Industrial policy 03/06/2024
    Lectures by Dr Tommaso Ciarli (UNU-MERIT), Dr Donato di Carlo (Luiss), and Dr Dimitri
    Zurstrassen (Sorbonne University and UCLouvain)
  2. Innovation policy 04/06/2024
    Lectures by Dr André Lorentz (University of Strasbourg)
  3. Trade policy 05/06/2024
    Lectures by Dr Roberta Piermartini (WTO), Dr Alessandro Borin (Bank of Italy) and Dr Ariel Wirkierman (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  4. Global value chains 06/06/2024
    Lectures by Prof. Bart Los (University of Groningen) and Prof. Maria Savona (Luiss and SPRU, University of Sussex)


Through a combination of both theoretical and applied lectures, students gain insight into the theoretical foundations and real-world implications of these critical areas of study.

Furthermore, the Summer School goes beyond traditional boundaries by providing advanced training in data analysis techniques tailored to the study of industrial, innovation, and trade policies.

Throughout the PhD Stummer School, students will have the opportunity to present their on-going research in front of their peers and gain feedback from the lecturers at the PhD Summer School and Luiss Faculty.

By participating in this dynamic learning environment, students not only expand their theoretical knowledge but also develop practical skills that enhance their employability in both academic and professional settings. Whether pursuing careers as academic researchers or analysts within international organizations, graduates of the Summer School emerge well-equipped to address the complex challenges of today’s global economy.

Key information and application

The PhD Summer School will take place at Luiss University in Rome on June 3-6 2024; students should also attend the international Jean Monnet workshop taking place at Luiss on June 7, 2024 on European Global Value Chains.

Applications should be received by May 15, 2024 and include:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Short motivational statement. – please indicate whether you wish to receive financial support for a (i) travel stipend (ii) accommodation or (iii) both.
  • Most recent research paper.

Applications will be evaluated based on the PhD Summer School’s topic, the students’ previous experience and the quality of the submitted research paper.

To apply, write to [email protected], putting “PhD Summer School Jean Monnet” as the subject.
Deadline: May 15, 2024.


Admission requirements: enrollment in a PhD program at a national or international university. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon completion

Directors: Prof. Valentina Meliciani and Prof. Maria Savona, LEAP

Weekly calendar

  • Monday 9am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Additional information:

You can find all the relevant information on the EU-IOSAC Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence here and the full programme here.

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