June 19-23, 2017 at ADRI (Shanghai University)
ADRI in collaboration with IIASA and the Wittgenstein Centre host the first Asian summer school on how demographic trends and improving educational attainment impact on economic growth around Asia. The summer school also includes 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 Asia (Samir KC) and Europe (Jesus Crespo Cuaresma and Bernard Hammer) gave lectures providing overviews of the state of knowledge in these fields. More than 15 participants in the summer school were typically PhDs and post-docs from around the world. Almost all were provided bursaries for travel and living expenses.