University of Naples Federico II - Department of Political Science

University of L'Orientale in Naples - Department of Human and Social Sciences

University of Naples Parthenope - Department of Business and Economic Studies

National Research Council - Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies (CNR-ISSM)

Scientific Committee

Salvatore Capasso (CNR-ISSM)

Marcella D'Uva (University of Naples Parthenope)

Giuseppe Gaeta (University of Naples L'Orientale)

Gaetano Vecchione (University of Naples Federico II)




The IES Lunch Seminar was created in 2018 with the aim of creating a meeting place for discussion on the themes of institutions, economy and development. Promoters of the initiative were the Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies of the CNR, the Department of Political Science of the University of Naples Federico II, the Department of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Naples L'Orientale, the Department of Business and Economic Studies of the University of Naples Parthenope.


In an atmosphere of informal conviviality and welcomed with the Lunch Seminar formula, Italian and foreign guests open the debate by showing the results of their research and discussing it among economists, social scientists with different academic backgrounds and interests of study, young scholars. Also thanks to the idea of planning and cyclicality, the IES Lunch Seminar has become for many a fixed appointment, with an intense agenda of appointments.

The first cycle of seminars opened in March 2018 and hosted Guido de Blasio, Bank of Italy; Francesco Prota, University of Bari Aldo Moro; Salvatore Morelli, The City University of New York; Enrico Bertacchini, University of Turin & Centro Studi Silvia Santagata (CSS-EBLA).

The second cycle hosted Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona; Francesco Aiello, University of Calabria; Domenico Scalera, University of Sannio; Vito Cormun, Boston College; Guglielmo Caporale, Brunel University; François R. Velde, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Maria Laura Parisi, University of Brescia; Davide Fiaschi, University of Pisa. At the end of the second cycle Paul De Grauwe, LSE-The London School of Economics and Political Science and Riccardo De Bonis, Bank of Italy.

A successful initiative, which opens up to the planning of its third year of activity.


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