PSE Summer School

PSE Summer School

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The Paris School of Economics Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. Since 2016, it has brought together in Paris over 630 participants, representing 68 nationalities, from all over the world.

Registrations for the 2021 edition in Paris & online are open!
In 2021, the PSE Summer School offers the possibility to all participants to attend the courses 100% online. Alternatively, and based on health regulations, participants could also attend the courses on-campus.

The PSE Summer School is aimed at professionals, researchers, and graduate students (Masters and PhD) notably in Economics, in Social Sciences and in Finance. Undergraduate students in Economics will be considered if their profile is exceptionally strong.

The 2021 edition - from June 14 to July 2 - offers 8 programs, each lasting five-days (single work-week). Two modes of participation are offered:

  • In-person, taking into account the highest sanitary measures to protect the participants and professors. On-site, our Parisian campus offers teaching and logistics space: classrooms, teaching theater, garden, coffee, and lunch breaks facilities...
  • Online, proposing interactive lectures in real-time and, beyond, online office hours with professors to facilitate interactions.
  • For all the participants, full sets of lecture notes and presentations will be made available, as well as the recordings of the courses.

Please note that reimbursement is guaranteed in full for sanitary reasons related to COVID-19.

Conducted entirely in English, the PSE Summer School offers 8 five-day programs taking place within a single work-week. Each program comprises a full-time mix of lectures, tutorials and workshops, taught by PSE professors and other invited leading scholars.


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The following courses are generally offered:

CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, adaptation and political constraints

CLIMATE CHANGE

The impacts of climate change on the economy (in particular, on health, income, migration, etc.) and the appropriate regulation of « the greatest externality the world has ever seen », as the Stern Review puts it, are increasingly at the center of the policy and scientific debate. This program introduces participants to the cutting-edge research on the topic and familiarizes them with the relevant methods of analysis (econometric analysis, dynamic modelling).

  • Instructors: Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, François Libois, Katrin Millock, Hélène Ollivier, Giovanni Peri and Katheline Schubert
  • From June 14 to June 18, 2021

 

DEVELOPMENT - Inequality, social interactions, and institutional dynamics

DEVELOPMENT

Institutions and social frictions (associated with inequalities, political conflicts, corruption, and cultural polarization) are central themes in development economics. This program gets you up to speed with the existing academic literature and current debates. The professors will present leading theories, introduce different research methods, and take stock of the existing empirical evidence on inequality and institutional development.

  • Instructors: François Bourguignon, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Thierry Verdier and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
  • From June 14 to June 18, 2021

 

MIGRATION ECONOMICS - Development impacts of migration and challenges in global labor markets

MIGRATION ECONOMICS

Migration is a major aspect of globalization and is increasingly at the center of the public and policy debate. This course aims to present frontier research on the economics of migration and to provide the tools to contribute to this field. How does climate change affect migration? What is the relationship between migration, other dimensions of globalization, and development? What are the public finance and demographic effect of immigration for the host countries? What are the effects of immigration on the labor market? How do host societies adapt to increasingly diverse population?

  • Instructors: Hippolyte d’Albis, Toman Barsbai, Camille Hémet, Katrin Millock, Giovanni Peri and Hillel Rapoport
  • From June 14 to June 18, 2021

 

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - Applied platform economics

SOCIAL NETWORKS, PLATFORMS AND REGULATION OF INFORMATION

This program introduces participants to the key concepts at the frontier of applied platform economics. It covers two-sided markets, where two groups interact through an intermediary, or platforms, that captures the value of externalities between the groups. Two-sided markets and networks can be found in many industries, including search engines or communication networks such as the media and the internet. We will focus on these industries, and propose a discussion on important issues that are currently debated in the economic literature and policy circles: Platforms and Data, Media Platforms and Advertising, Social Media Platforms, and Search and Platform Design.

  • Instructors: Francis Bloch, Philippe Gagnepain, Régis Renault and Nikhil Vellodi
  • From June 14 to June 18, 2021

 

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EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS - Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS

While experiments have been seen for long as a specific domain within economics, the experimental method is now widely considered as a tool among others in the typical economist’s toolbox. Its use has shed light on many areas, on the theoretical side as on the more applied and descriptive ones. It has led to the development of “behavioral economics”, but its relevance is much wider than just that. This program offers an overview of experimental methods and techniques aimed at understanding economic behavior: how to design, implement and analyze an experiment so to answer a research question.

  • Instructors: Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, Fabrice Etilé, Nicolas Jacquemet, Olivier L’Haridon and Angelo Secchi
  • From June 28 to July 2, 2021
 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE - Firms, policies and distributional outcomes

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

This programme addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field: globalization, the distributive effects of trade, the role of large firms in the global economy, advances in methods to analyze firm level export data and finally the revival of trade policies.

The professors will cover many topics, from the quantitative trade models, the links between trade and income distribution, firm productivity gains and wages, to the role of tax and trade policies, but also the political economy of trade policy and the impact of dis‐integration shocks such as Brexit..

  • Instructors: Anne-Célia Disdier, Peter Egger, Mathieu Parenti and Ariell Reshef
  • From June 21 to June 25, 2021

 

MACROECONOMICS - Understanding macroeconomic fluctuations

MACROECONOMICS

This program introduces students to state of the art research on a variety of topics by covering both short-term macro analysis in closed and open economies and medium-term issues such as bubbles, unemployment, inequalities and fiscal policies. The aim is to provide the essential toolbox of macroeconomics. Emphasis is put on introducing tools and developing deep understanding of current issues.

  • Instructors: Florin Bilbiie, Axelle Ferrière, Jean-Olivier Hairault, Francesco Pappada, Romain Rancière et Gilles Saint-Paul.
  • From June 28 to July 2, 2021

 

MICROECONOMETRICS AND POLICY EVALUATION - Modern Estimation Methods and Machine Learning

MICROECONOMETRICS AND POLICY EVALUATION

This program presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation. Providing a credible estimation of a causal effect has become a standard in economic analysis, both in research papers and policy reports. But it is also equally important to integrate the estimated effects into economic models, in order to improve the design of policies. The professors therefore propose a comprehensive approach of policy analysis and aim at providing theoretical insights on methods for public policy evaluation, as well as experience in data manipulation and Stata software.

  • Instructors: Margherita Comola, Philipp Ketz, David Margolis and Liam Wren Lewis
  • From June 21 to June 25, 2021

 

 


Profile of Applicants

The PSE Summer School is aimed at professionals, researchers, and graduate students (Masters and PhD) notably in Economics, in Social Sciences and Finance. Undergraduate students in Economics will be considered if their profile is exceptionally strong.

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