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The 2022 SITES Conference tool place at Villa D’Angri Doria in Posillipo (Naples) on 16 and 17 September 2022. The aim of the conference was to provide a forum for discussion on innovative research, in the field of development economics, that can be useful for conceiving a new utopia (see programme here). We hosted four keynote speakers: Richard Damania (World Bank), Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi Univ.), Dilip Mookherjee (Boston Univ.), Oded Galor (Brown University). Their keynote lectures will be soon made available on our website.

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The mission of the Italian Association of Development Economists (SITES), born in 2011, is to create an Italian and international research community based on a network of scholars, research centers and multilateral institutions. It deals with sustainable development by integrating the economic, social and environmental dimensions into research, training, communication and social commitment activities.

Like the Sociable Weaver depicted in the logo that weaves large nests offering safe protection to many generations of birds for a very long time, so SITES weaves relationships in order to create a supportive and sustainable protective network that knows no geographical and cultural barriers aimed at favoring the best development conditions for the inhabitants of the nest.

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