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12 VERA Academy internship grants: the call is open until Dec 21st

12 internship grants are available for an internship at VERA Academy of the Department of Economics. Internship will take place between January and June 2021 (maximum duration 4 months). The total funding for each internship will be € 1,843.31 (gross salary). Candidates can choose from 16 training projects to be followed in close contact with the professors and researchers of the Centre of Excellence VERA.

Interconnections - Studying in COVID times: Vandana Kasimahanty

How did Ca' Foscari international students cope with the COVID situation? How are they getting on nowadays? A series of interviews to find out. The first is with Vandana Kasimahanty, from India and enrolled in the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Development and Entrepreneurship - in particular, the Double Degree program with the University of Strasbourg, where she will attend a.a. 2020/2021. She chose Ca' Foscari for the excellence of his Department of Economics and to become part of the Venetian reality. During the lockdown, she stayed in Mestre, the safest option for her and her family.

The new post-COVID world: from finance to football

A team of 53 economists has explored past experiences and possible recovery scenarios in various fields of economics, business and finance, creating in just a few weeks the first book on the post-COVID world,  published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari and downloadable for free online. The book is edited by Monica Billio, Director of the Department of Economics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Simone Varotto, associate professor at the Henley Business School of the University of Reading.

This changes everything: how compounding COVID-19 and climate risks amplify financial shocks

A joint DEC and World Bank research project analyses the socio-economic and financial impact of COVID-19, and its interaction with climate change and financial risk, in developing countries, to inform economic policies for building resilience to future pandemics.