The Politecnico of Torino is awarding up to 28 research scholarships to candidates holding a Master’s Degree and willing to undertake a research activity at Doctoral level at the Politecnico of Torino.
The observatory presents, at first,
a rather traditional descriptive analysis of retail dynamics, where the spatial
variable is not accounted for.
Then, phisical space is introducted
in the analysis, and the dynamics and strategic interactions among retailers
and between consumers and retailers become more apparent. Hence, hotspots,
where retailers are concentrated, and coldspost with a low retailers’ density
are detected. Retailers generate hotspots to serve and attract consumers, but
in hotspots they face a tougher competition.
By using distance-based
agglomeration measures, spillover (externality) intensity among stores is
captured. Also, by using co-agglomeration measures we can capture the effect of
urban amenities on retailers’ location choices, i.e., we can identify urban
structures that attract retailers.
The above analyses are performed both for
the whole retail industry and for single product categories.
Finally, the observatory accounts
for the two-way relationship between territory morphology and urban
socio-economic phenomena: the distribution of retailers and the variety of
their assortment in the space contribute to city structure, accessibility,
security and hence to the quality of life in neighbourhoods and the
inhabitants’ shopping experience.
On the other hand, city shape that is the
outcome of past choices and traditions, may either bind or promote actual
interactions in the retail sector.
The presentation will be on Tuesday, November 14, at 11.00
at the FULL Centre
Toolbox, Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2.
From 1st July 2017, the tax rate on your scholarship has
increased by 0.51% (1/3 to be covered by the bursary and 2/3 by the
Politecnico) because PhD candidates and research fellows (i.e. assegnisti di
ricerca) can now apply for the unemployment benefits (DIS-COLL)
, provided that
they have benefited of a PhD scholarship and do not have any VAT registration
number, as per art. 7 of law no. 81/2017
status when applying;
have any VAT registration number;
least 3 months of INPS welfare contributions from the 1st January of the
previous year until the date of the working relationship termination.
The unemployment benefits DIS-COLL has a variable
duration until a maximum of 6 month, depending on the welfare contributions
For any further information on this subject you are
invited to contact directly the nearest INPS office; the procedure for the
DIS-COLL shall be activated autonomously by the person concerned applying at
the Social Security Service.
The award is addressed to Phd doctors who have obtained the title in one of the Italian University and who discussed their PhD thesis during 2016 or 2017. Young people born in 1985 and subsequent years may participate.
The themes refer to the energy and environmental sectors.
The deadline to start the procedure to apply is 10th Novembre 2017 (17.00 h. CET).
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