Research on Productivity, Trade, and Growth: Theory and Practice
This course provides a self-contained set of lectures to bring PhD students and practitioners up to speed in the area of empirical research using firm-level data. The course starts with an introduction to models of firm dynamics. Next, attention is paid to estimation of productivity, including methods to cope with sample selection, endogeneity of inputs, and lack of firm-level quality adjusted prices. Finally, the course discusses recent empirical work on structural modeling of productivity, trade and growth. Besides theory, the course will include a set of lectures on data handling, programming, and algorithms for empirical applications, as well as daily hands-on practical sessions. To enroll, students are expected to have finished first-year PhD economics and econometrics courses and have some experience in applied research.
Master’s and PhD students, alumni, professionals in Economics and related fields
The summer school welcomes second year (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs, and professionals from a wide variety of fields (e.g. macro, applied micro, industrial organization, international trade, labor, empirical finance, regional and urban) who are interested in learning state-of-the art methods for (cross-country) firm-level panel data analysis.
A formal background in statistics or econometrics, as well as macro and micro is required from students (at the level of first year courses in a graduate school PhD program in economics).
Before each class, students are expected to have read the required papers on the syllabus. Each day will have two lectures and two tutorials. The tutorials will be address technical aspects (computer set-up, data cleaning and handling) as well as provide time for hands-on practice with empirical assignments.
Confirmed Lecturer of the 2019 summer course are Professors Eric Bartelsman (Vrije Universiteit, Tinbergen Institute, IZA), Jan De Loecker (Princeton –on leave–, KU Leuven, NBER, CEPR), and Jo Van Biesebroeck (KU Leuven, CEPR).
Certificate. 3 ECTS (with empirical paper), 1 weeks course work
Regular fees: 0 - 2000 EUR
International Fees : 0 - 1000 EUR
PhD students € 1000
Others (postdocs, professionals) fee: € 2.000
The fee covers tuition, course materials, daily lunches and coffee/tea during short breaks, social event including farewell drinks.. The course fee does not include accommodation.
Our courses are aimed for students who are up for a challenging and academically rigorous program.
The small class size makes it easy to interact with the lecturers and to fully explore the specific field.
Complete List of 2019 Summer Courses:
Gustav Mahlerplein 117, 1082 MS
Amsterdam , Netherlands