Top Professional Training Courses in Economics

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Top Professional Training Courses in Economics

Learning shouldn't only be something which you do in school and university – in order to maximize your personal development and career prospects in economics, further education is always valuable online and in-person.

Professional skills in economics include data analysis skills, developing practical solutions for complex problems, and of course knowledge of subject-specific economics concepts. For professionals working in economics, it's especially important to stay up to date with the latest developments in these rapidly-changing fields. This is especially true in a competitive job markets such as in the United States. Here is our selection of great professional economics training courses.


Barcelona School of Economics

Thinking with Data

Location: Online
Dates: 27 February - 3 March 2023
Fee: €550 - €950

More and more companies turn to big data and artificial intelligence to improve firm performance, but many initiatives produce dissapointing results. A key reason for failure is that companies do not fully appreciate the role of human intelligence. They focus too much on machines and their algorithms and not enough on humans and their intuitions. 

This 10-hour online course provides an introduction to data-driven, decision-making, and decision-driven data analytics. 

Application Deadline: 22 February 2023


Time Series Methods for Risk Analysis

Location: Online
Dates: 27 February - 10 March 2023
Fee: €750 - €1,250

Identifying, quantifying, and predicting macroeconomic and financial risk is key for the decision-making process and the design of sound economic policies.

This course presents an in-depth overview of the state-of-art techniques for risk in macroeconomics and finance. After this course, which include both theory sessions and hands-on exercises in practical sessions, you will be able to apply these methods to your own research.

Learn risk modeling methodologies to get key insights on the evolution of macroeconomic and financial risk through practical hands-on experience.

Application Deadline: 22 February 2023


Abuse of Dominance: Digital Cases and other recent developments

Location: On-site
Dates: 13 - 15 March 2023
Fee: €1,200 - €2,100

Abuse of dominance (or monopolization) is certainly the most debated area in competition policy. The recent cases involving digital platforms, which are being investigated in many jurisdictions around the world (including middle-income and developing countries), have only increased the interest of scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers. 

This 3-day course taking place in Barcelona will provide you (whether a lawyer or an economist) with a thorough understanding of the most recent economic theories of monopolization, and learn how to apply these concepts in practice. You will also get acquainted with the most important abuse of dominance cases, identify their key features, and understand how to assess them.

Application Deadline: 6 March 2023


Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Location: Online
Dates: 6 - 13 March 2023
Fee: €600 - €1,000

This online 12-hour course will provide you with the state-of-the-art tools employed for business intelligence and data warehousing. The aim is both to give you an overview of modern solutions for data management, as well as hands-on practice working with relational databases, data warehouses/business intelligence applications, and Big Data systems. 

Become familiar with the most important tools used for data warehousing. In the first two modules, the lectures will give an overview on the respective technologies used in transactional and analytical data processing for relational data. In the third module we will focus on NoSQL and Big Data systems. 

Application Deadline: 8 March 2023


Introduction to Python and R Programming for Data Science

Location: Online
Dates: 14 - 17 March 2023
Fee: €300 - €525

This is an 8-hour online course that provides an introduction to programming with Python and R for data analysis and machine learning. The course is taught with a hands-on approach via Jupyter notebooks.

This course has been specifically designed to provide you with the coding skills that are essential for training in data science. If you are interested in mastering this area and learning the tools to apply modern machine learning techniques – from data exploration to building predictive models and extracting insights – this course is the ideal preparation to get started.

Application Deadline: 9 March 2023


Foundations of Data Science

Location: Online
Dates: 20 - 31 March 2023
Fee: €1,100 - €1,9505

Get up to speed on the latest developments in data science in a short time.

This is a 20-hour online course that exposes you to state-of-the-art tools employed in data science. The course is taught with a hands-on approach via Jupyter notebooks.

This course is specifically aimed at professionals, researchers, and Master's/PhD students who want to learn machine learning tools to get insights from large collections of data for their business or research projects.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2023


Purdue University

30th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis 

Course Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Location: On-site/online
Dates: 5 June - 11 August 2023
Fee: $1,500 (Student), $4,000 (Regular)

"Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model"

Phase 1 (Asynchronous Online Learning) June 5 - July 30, 2023
Phase 2 (Onsite Residency) August 7-11, 2023

The successful participant will demonstrate fluency with the GTAP Model code and data base by designing an economic policy experiment and communicating analysis to the course cohort and teaching team.

Application Deadline: 5 March 2023


2023 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis

Course Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Location: On-site/online
Dates: 14 August - 13 October 2023
Fee: $2,000 (Student), $4,500 (Regular)

"Applied General Equilibrium Analysis using a Dynamic Multi-Region Model"

Phase 1 (Asynchronous Online Learning)   August 14 – September 24, 2023
Phase 2 (Onsite Residency)   October 9-13, 2023

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to dynamic economic analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting. This course is designed to provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored for undertaking analysis using a dynamic recursive model. Participants will interact with economists working on global trade and environmental issues using a dynamic model. The end goal of the course is for participants to leave with the capability of conducting and analyzing their own dynamic simulations.

Application Deadline: 14 May 2023


2023-2 GTAP 101 Course

Location: Online
Start Date: 4 September - 22 October, 2023
Fee: $1,500 (Student), $4,000 (Regular)

The objective of the GTAP 101 course is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP computable general equilibrium (CGE) model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive and graphical treatment of economic theory in the CGE model and provides structured experiences in manipulating and running the standard GTAP Model, v7 within the RunGTAP software environment. RunGTAP is an intuitive, menu-driven CGE model interface that minimizes technological hurdles and allows students to quickly begin to focus on their economic thinking and experimentation.

The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates, and professionals. At the end of the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses. The course also serves as an entry point for developing the technical skills required for the GTAP Short Course and other courses offered through GTAP-U.

Application Deadline: 18 June 2023


EcoMod School of Modeling and Data Science

EcoMod School of Modeling and Data Science Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Course Provider: EcoMod School of Modeling and Data Science
Location: On-site/in-person
Start Date: March 6 - 10, 2023
Fee: $3,420 - $4,560 (extra discounts possible before February 3, 2023)

Okay, not strictly in the USA, but a great opportunity. The EcoMod School offers intensive hands-on courses in person in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 6-10, 2023. The training is fully practical and provides 'hands-on' experience through intensive use of exercises on the computer.

Courses offered are Energy and Environmental CGE Modeling with GAMS and Practical General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS.

The fee for each course is US$4,560.00. This includes course materials, lectures, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, receptions. University students and staff get a discount of 25% off the regular fee (US$3,420.00). A discount of US$500.00 is offered on the regular fee, and US$400.00 on the university fee for registrations and payments completed by February 3, 2023.

Application Deadline: Scholarships 27/01 - later for normal registrations.


 University of Chicago

Financial Management and Decision-Making for the 21st Century

Course Provider: University of Chicago
Location: Online
Start Date: Ongoing
Fee: $9,500

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (commonly known as VUCA) are some of the main factors impacting the business world today. That is why professionals should equip themselves with the tools they need to make impactful financial decisions in the 21st century VUCA context.

leveraging the University of Chicago’s leadership in the financial sector and the fields of behavioral economics and analytics, our ten-month Financial Management and Decision-Making for the 21st Century certificate program is designed to provide solid theoretical knowledge of cutting-edge financial topics, as well as to offer a practical application for you to implement at work.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


Stanford University

Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program

Course Provider: Stanford University
Location: Online
Start Date: Ongoing
Fee: $1,975 (all access plan)

The Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program (EIET) examines emerging technologies, policies, economics, finance, and management that will transform how we obtain, distribute, store, and use energy. Through a variety of online energy courses, you may focus your studies based on your interests.

This online energy education program brings together some of the world's most preeminent researchers in the energy and sustainability field to share their knowledge and expertise. Some parts of the modules are technical in nature, so a scientific or engineering background is helpful but not required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


Michigan State University

Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics

Course Provider: Michigan State University
Location: Online 
Dates: Ongoing
Fees: $817.25 per credit hour

The nine-credit, online Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics program is designed to meet the professional development needs of accounting professionals, and it also provides an alternative pathway for students seeking to meet the 150 Hour Rule for CPA certification.

Information processing technologies and the availability of data are changing how accountants work and what they do. The program not only focuses on understanding accounting implications of emerging data analytical technologies and technical skill development, but also managing projects. The certificate provides a foundation for understanding and adapting in this quickly changing arena.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


Stanford University

Foundations for Data Science

Course Provider: Stanford University
Location: Online
Dates: Ongoing
Fees: $129

Break into the rapidly growing field of data science with Stanford University's Foundations for Data Science professional program. Comprised of three comprehensive and introductory online courses, this program will teach you the foundational programming and statistics skills you need to kick-start a career in data science—no prior experience necessary.

Learn from Stanford faculty with step-by-step instructions, listen to insights from industry experts, and develop your understanding through case studies and real-world examples. The program includes ungraded programming exercises to help build and practice your skills. No final exam or capstone project is required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


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