Economic Fitness & Complexity


8 - 12 JULY 2024


Maastricht, the Netherlands


After the success of our first edition in June 2023, we are pleased to announce the second edition of the Economic Fitness and Complexity Summer School, taking place at UNU-MERIT in Maastricht from 8 to 12 July 2024.

More information coming soon

Organised by UNU-MERIT Maastricht, Enrico Fermi Research Centre, and the Young Scholar Initiative (YSI-INET)

A five-day Summer school on economic fitness and complexity for phd students, early career researchers and practitioners

Join us for an extensive introduction to the economic complexity framework, with theoretical and practical classes, and presentations of state-of-art applications of economic complexity methods in different areas of social sciences 


Courses and labs

The first three days of the school will focus on theoretical and practical classes covering the following topics: economic complexity measurement, network theory, machine learning, measurement of relatedness. Theoretical lectures will be followed by coding labs, where participants will apply the methodologies introduced in class to carry on assigned group projects. 


In the last two days of the school, many world-wide renowned scholars have been invited to present their frontier research, linking economic complexity with economic development, economic geography, labour economics, sustainability, economics of science, and innovation policy. At the end of the school, students will also get a chance to present their group projects, and to get feedback on them.



Enrico Fermi Research Centre (CREF)

In collaboration with 

Institute for new economic thinking (INET)

Young scholar Initiative