Top Summer Schools in Economics 2021

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Top Summer Schools in Economics 2021

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.

To help you choose your perfect course in economics, we hand-picked top summer schools taking place this year. The organizers from the list are currently recruiting. All the summer courses will take place online.

CIMS Summer School

CIMS Online Summer School on Macroeconomics and The Science and Art of DSGE Modelling

University of Surrey in Guildford, United Kingdom

Following highly successful Easter and Summer Schools in previous years, the Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies (CIMS) in the School of Economics, University of Surrey will hold an online summer school, 7–15 September 2021. The School will consist of two parallel four-day courses (7-10 September), several one-day stand-alone courses on days five and six (13-14 September), and a one-day conference on day seven (15 September). Participants from the first week foundations and advanced parallel courses can attend the stand-alone options free of charge. Participants not attending the parallel courses on the first week will be able to register for the stand-alone options.

Given the spread of the Coronavirus, we have decided to have a Virtual Summer school (online) this year. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of our participants, our colleagues, and all those involved with the Summer School.

Application deadline: 24 August 2021

Barcelona GSE Summer School

Barcelona GSE Summer School 2021: Economics, Finance, Data Science and related fields

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona GSE Summer School returns from June 28 to July 16 with a wide range of both face-to-face and online courses to focus on one area, or mix and match courses from different programs according to your goals and interests: Banking, Data Science, Development Economics, Digital Economy, Finance, Labor Economics, Macroeconometrics, Microeconometrics.

If you are eager to advance your career, want to be exposed to the most recent techniques and methodologies, connect with other top-level professionals and academics, and apply the new tools acquired immediately to your current job or research, don't miss your spot this summer!

Application deadline: 15 June 2021

Paris School of Economics

PSE Summer School 2021

Paris School of Economics in Paris, France

This 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. 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.

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 and online. For all the participants, full sets of lecture notes and presentations will be made available, as well as the recordings of the courses. Check more information on the summer school page. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via

Application deadline: March 31, and then May 31 2021


CEMFI Summer School 2021

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: 11 June 2021

University of Oxford

Summer School: Continuous-time Methods in Macroeconomics with Applications to Machine Learning

University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

The course is open to students and practitioners in macroeconomics and aims to introduce participants to Continuous-time methods in Macroeconomics. This is an intensive course, which comprises lectures and hands-on, practical sessions. No established knowledge in computing is required since the course will cover the basics and revision material will be offered in advance. However, familiarity with a scripting language such as Matlab, R, Stata, or Python would be an advantage. Participants are required to bring their own laptop equipped with Julia or MatLab.

Application deadline: 6 June 2021

Summer School: Tools for Macroeconomists

University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

Professor Wouter den Haan (LSE), Petr Sedláček (Oxford) and Pontus Rendahl (Cambridge) will be teaching two intensive graduate level courses providing a combination of lectures and hands-on computer sessions. Participants will leave with an understanding of numerical methods and a portfolio of computer codes to implement them.

Application deadline: 2 July 2021

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 30, 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