Top Summer Schools in Economics 2020


Top Summer Schools in Economics 2020

Thinking ahead to the summer, use your time now to prepare for taking the next step in your economics career. Whether you want to learn about a new topic, to brush up on your skills, or to meet more people in your economics field, summer schools are an ideal opportunity for you. Many reputable universities run intensive but stimulating summer courses that give students the chance to increase their academic standing in the most vibrant and culturally-enriched cities in the world.

To help you choose your perfect course in economics, we hand-picked top summer schools taking place this year in Europe. The organizers from the list are currently recruiting. If you were thinking about applying, but were unsure due to the current health situation worldwide, please do not hesitate and apply – we are monitoring the situation closely together with the course organizers and will keep you updated in case of any changes.

CIMS Summer School

CIMS Summer School and Conference on Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Modelling (online)

University of Surrey in Guildford, United Kingdom

Following highly successful Easter and Summer Schools in previous years, the Centre for International Macroeconom-ic Studies (CIMS) in the School of Economics, University of Surrey will hold a summer school from 7-12 September 2020. The Summer School consists of two parallel four-day courses (Foundations and Advanced). This is followed by six paral-lel one-day stand-alone courses on day five (Friday), and a one-day conference on day six (Saturday). The Foundations course focuses on the construction and estimation of DSGE models. The Advanced course examines complex techniques in macroeconomics like nonlinearities, heterogeneity, and central bank communication. The summer school is aimed at PhD students, early career researchers, and research staff from central banks, ministries, and the private sector. The Foundations course can also be taken by postgraduate stu-dents aiming to proceed to a PhD. On the final day of the course, we will hold an optional conference. You are invited to submit a paper on some aspect of DSGE modelling. 

Given the spread of the Coronavirus, the CIMS Summer School will be held online this year. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of the participants and all those involved with the Summer School.

Application deadline: 17 August 2020

Global School in Empirical Research Methods

Global School in Empirical Research Methods

University of St. Gallen in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Enabling a data-driven business is a key success factor - but requires new skillsets. Need insights on Big Data, Machine Learning or Data Mining? This and more is offered in more than 31, compact 5-day intensive courses at GSERM St.Gallen. The GSERM Global School in Empirical Research Methods at the University of St. Gallen is a high-calibre programme teaching research methodology. They welcome members of academia, PhD and master students as well as professionals of all fields. You will enhance your skills in block seminars taught by world-class faculty amongst an international crowd of participants, also providing you with a unique opportunity for exchanging experiences.

Application deadline: 30 April 2021

Paris School of Economics

PSE Summer School 2020

Paris School of Economics in Paris, France

This summer school offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. During 2 weeks, from June 15th to June 26th, the 2020 edition will propose several programs in Paris. It is aimed at professionals, researchers, as well as graduate students in Economics and Finance (Masters and PhD). Undergraduate students in Economics will be considered if their profile is exceptionally strong. Since 2016, it has brought together in Paris over 630 participants, representing 68 nationalities, from all over the world.

Unfortunately, due to the covid-19 crisis, the 2020 edition has been cancelled. We’ve contacted individually each person who already paid or was about to ; please write to if you’ve missed this email.

Application deadline: March 31, and then May 31 2020

EcoMod Modeling School

EcoMod School - Europe (Modeling with GAMS, DSGE, GVAR, EViews, Stata, and OLG Models and Python)

EcoMod in Prague, Czech Republic

All EcoMod courses are fully practical and provide hands-on experience through intensive use of exercises on the computer. Participants actually build the models step-by-step with individualized guidance from instructors: from small to large scale and from simple to complex structure. A discount of $500 is offered on the regular fee, and $400 on the university fee for registrations and payments completed by May 18, 2020.

The summer school has been postponed until September 21 - 25, 2020. Participants will be able to attend in person as well as attend virtually. The summer school is also developing some online courses. Further details about the changes will be informed soon. We will keep you updated. 

Application deadline: 15 June 2020


CEMFI Summer School 2020

CEMFI in Madrid, Spain

CEMFI is an independent non-profit foundation created by the Bank of Spain. CEMFI summer school offers top-level training for academics, central bankers, and practitioners. Participants are exposed to the latest developments in each field. Courses are taught within a five-day period and provide an intensive, rigorous, and in-depth analysis of the topics covered.

Application deadline: 14 June 2020

Summer School 2020: Regional Development and Policy – A New Conceptualisation and Reality Check

FEBT Summer School: Regional Development and Policy – A New Conceptualisation and Reality Check

University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism in Split, Croatia

During the intensive five-day programme, the participants are exposed to the latest developments in the field, gaining a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss structures, stakeholders, processes, challenges, and future perspectives of the regional development and EU policy in dialogue with leading international academic experts and practitioners expanding their network both in the classroom, as well as during the vibrant social events in the breath-taking city of Split. The courses provide an intensive and in-depth analysis of the topics covered. FEBT Summer School offers top-level training for upper-year undergraduate, graduate and PhD students as well as professionals from all over the world (from social, humanistic, natural, and technical sciences). We also encourage students in other applied fields who want to improve their knowledge in the field to participate as well.

Application deadline: 1 June 2020