Top Summer Schools in Economics 2023
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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 in 2023. The organizers from the list are currently recruiting.
CEMFI Summer School - 2024 (Both on-site and online)
Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, Madrid
2024 Dates TBC
CEMFI Summer School aims to provide practitioners and academics from all over the world with an opportunity to update their training in fields within CEMFI's range of expertise. A variety of one-week courses is offered each year, during late August and early September. The courses are taught by leaders in their fields. They are based on innovative teaching practices that combine regular lectures and personalized interaction between the instructor and course participants.
Courses typically combine formal lectures, discussion sessions and, in some cases, workshop sessions where some participants can discuss their work. In more applied courses, practical classes outside the regular schedule are organized to provide additional hands-on experience
Application Deadline: June 2024
PSE Summer School 2024 (Onsite)
Paris School of Economics in Paris, France
2024 Dates TBC
Since its inception in 2016, the PSE Summer School has attracted annually hundreds of participants hailing from all over the world (over 70 nationalities). This year all programs are open to both on site and online participants, with special accommodations to ensure the fruitfulness of this hybrid format.
Conducted entirely in English, the PSE Summer School 2023 offers 11 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, equivalent to 3 ECTS credits, which PSE validates.
Application Deadline: April 2024
Methods and Tools for Macroeconomists (Online/Onsite)
University of Oxford in Oxford, UK
June 2024 (TBC)
Professor Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde from the University of Pennsylvania will be teaching a hands-on course on “Methods and Tools for Macroeconomists.” Topics covered include heterogenous-agent models in discrete and continuous time, solution techniques for heterogenous agent models and machine Learning applied to macroeconomic models.
The course is open to students and practitioners in macroeconomics and aims to introduce participants to cutting edge methods and tools to develop macroeconomic models that account for heterogeneity.
The course can be attended either in person or remotely via Zoom. Applied sessions will be offered to the in-person participants only, and the written material of those sessions will be made available to remote participants.
Application Deadline: June 2024
University of Surrey in Guildford, UK
April 2024 Dates TBC
Following the 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 run a 4-day Course on Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy,18-21 April 2023.
This course is aimed at MSc, MRes and PhD students, early researchers, and research staff from central banks, ministries and the private sector, all with some prior experience of macroeconomic modelling. Its contents differ from the CIMS summer school courses, which are usually held in September.
As part of the CIMS Easter school, courses will cover:
- Optimal fiscal policy and computational method I - taught by R. Oikonomou
- Optimal fiscal policy and computational method II - taught by V. Valaitis
- Inequality in incomplete markets - taught by K. Storesletten
- Topics in sovereign debt and default - taught by H. Joo, K. Shakhnov, and T. Asonuma
- A basic prior knowledge of Matlab will help substantially, but is not required. Participants should have their own copy of Matlab.
Applications Deadline: April 2024
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