ASSISI (Italy) – 28/29 April 2023


The Department of Economics, University of Perugia (Italy), King’s College (London), Kingston University
(London), and National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR, London) are pleased to
announce the “The future of education, skills and productivity” to be held in Assisi in April 2023 in
honour of GEOFF MASON.

GEOFF passed away in June 2020, and he is sorely missed by a wide community of economic researchers.
GEOFF was active in many areas of economics but his most relevant contributions to the advancement of the
discipline were the measurement of skills and human capital, and their impact on productivity.

The Assisi Workshop in Economics is a regular initiative organized by the Department of Economics of the
University Perugia (Italy) since the late 2000s. The workshop calls for researchers from all areas of the world
to discuss issues related to economic measurement and performance.

GEOFF MASON attended earlier workshops in Assisi and he organized the 2017 meeting on the themes of
Productivity, Innovation and Intangible Investments, as part of LLAKES, a UK ESRC-funded project. Geoff loved
Assisi and enjoyed contributing to the lively research environment. We could not think of a better place to
remember him as a scholar and a friend to many of us.

The aim of the Workshop 2023 is to bring together researchers working on the measurement of skills,
human capital and intangibles and their impact on productivity

Keynote speaker:

  • Bart Van Ark, University of Manchester and Director of The Productivity Institute, “Productivity,
    Skills and Training: Lessons learned and opportunities ahead.
  • Sandra McNally, University of Surrey, Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research at
    the London School of Economics. Director of the Education and Skills Programme at the Centre for
    Economic Performance, London School of Economics. “Equipping the Future Workforce: The Role of

The topics of interest of the Workshop will be:

  • Skills and human capital measurement and effects
  • Advances in intangibles measurement and impact
  • International comparisons of productivity, innovation, skills

There is NO registration fee, but registration is required to attend the workshop and access facilities (contact
person: Francesco Venturini; mail: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.).
Organising Committee:
Mary O’Mahony (King’s College & NIESR)
Ana Rincon-Aznar (NIESR)
Michela Vecchi (Kingston University, London & NIESR)
Francesco Venturini (University of Perugia & NIESR & CIRCLE)
Local Committee
Cristiano Perugini (University of Perugia & IZA)
Fabrizio Pompei (University of Perugia)

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