Associazione Italiana per lo Studio dei Sistemi Economici Comparati


AISSEC Workshop - Comparing Inequalities

Assisi, Italy, June 22-23, 2010


General Info




Travel Information




General Info

The Workshop is organised by the Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems (AISSEC), with the support of the Assisi City Council and the University of Perugia (Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, Faculty of Political Sciences and Faculty of Economics), the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) and the Italian Association of Labour Economists (AIEL).

The workshop provides empirical and methodological contributions on economic and social inequality under a comparative perspective.


Scientific Committee
Milica Uvalic (University of Perugia, AISSEC President), Jens Holscher (University of Brighton, EACES President), Floro Ernesto Caroleo (University of Naples Parthenope, AIEL President), Alessia Amighini (University of Eastern Piedmont), David Aristei (University of Perugia), Sergio Bruni (University of Calabria), Elisabetta Croci Angelini (University of Macerata), Mirella Damiani (University of Perugia), Augusto Ninni (University of Parma), Cristiano Perugini (University of Perugia), Fabrizio Pompei (University of Perugia), Donatella Saccone (University of Turin), Marina Schenkel (University of Udine), Fabio Sdogati (Polytechnical University of Milan), Susan Senior Nello (University of Siena).





Tuesday 22 June

14:00 Workshop Opening

14:30 Keynote Lectures:

Branko Milanovic (World Bank)
"Global Income Inequality, the Role of New PPPs and New Surveys Data, and the Position of Transition Countries in the World"

Daniele Checchi (University of Milan)
"The Effects of Labour Market Institutional Settings on Wage and Income Inequality"

16:30 Parallel Sessions:

A1: Inequality and Transition: Cross-Country Analyses

B1: Labour Market Institutions and Wage Inequalities: a Comparative Perspective

19:30 Workshop Dinner

Wednesday 23 June

9:00 � 12:30 Parallel Sessions

A2: Inequality and Transition: Country-Specific Analyses

B2: Spatial, Social And Gender Determinants of Wage Inequalities in EU: a Country-Specific Perspective


Click here to download the detailed programme





To register please send an email to before 10 June.

There is no submission or registration fee for authors of accepted papers.

The registration fee for other participants is 60 euros and includes refreshments and the dinner on Tuesday evening. The fee is reduced to 40 euros for young scholars (less than 35 years old) and AISSEC, EACES and AIEL members.

The registration fee is payable directly at the conference venue.





The Workshop will be held at Palazzo dei Priori

Piazza del Comune 1, Assisi.




Travel Information

Nearest Airports
- Perugia S. Egidio (15 km) (direct flights from/to London Stansted; flights via Milan from/to all destinations)
- Rome Fiumicino (220 km)
- Rome Ciampino (190 km)
- Florence (170 km)
- Ancona (130 km)
- Bologna (250 km)

Train connections from the Airports to Assisi:
Timetables available at the
Ferrovie dello Stato Website.

Bus connections from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Assisi or Perugia:
Timetables available at the
Sulga Website.





Here is a list of hotels near Palazzo dei Priori (Conference venue).

All the hotels listed are located in the centre of Assisi, within a 10-15 minutes walking distance from the Workshop venue.

AISSEC Workshop participants should make their own hotel reservations directly with the hotel of their choice. Please refer to hotels' web sites to have information on room rates, availability and booking.

Workshop participants are strongly recommended to make their booking as soon as possible in order to guarantee themselves accommodation.


Hotel Giotto ****

Hotel Subasio ****

Hotel San Pietro ***

Hotel dei Priori ***

Hotel Alexander ***

Hotel San Rufino **

Hotel La Rocca **


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