Top Summer Schools in Economics 2019
Do you want to learn about a new topic, to brush up on your skills, or to meet more people in your 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. Here we're listing our top recommendations of summer schools for Economics students taking place this year.
A note from the Editor: The recruitment for summer schools listed below is currently closed. Please visit this article again at the beginning of 2020 for an updated list of courses. To see all currently available courses on INOMICS, check out our listings here.
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 2019
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Barcelona, Spain
The Barcelona GSE welcomes the summer with a diverse range of intensive, one-week seminars that combine theory and practice, perfect for busy professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge in the latest research within their field and sharpen their skills, but do not have the time to undertake extensive academic courses. PhD and other postgraduate students also benefit from the summer school, as it provides a unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in theories and theses face-to-face with prominent researchers from around the world. You can mix and match courses from a wide variety of topics in Economics, Finance, Data Science, and related fields. It's an ideal setting to learn the latest theories and techniques and expand your network, both in the classroom and while enjoying a paella by the sea!
Course dates: 01 July to 19 July 2019
Application deadline: 01 June 2019
University of Surrey in Guildford, UK
Our one week Summer School offers two parallel four-day courses on Foundations and Advanced Topics in DSGE Modelling and Macroeconomics. The Foundations course is aimed at students and early career researchers, while the Advanced course is aimed at more established researchers or advanced PhD students. On day 5, participants from both courses can join one of the four one-day standalone options covering: Financial Frictions, DSGE-VAR Models and Forecasting, Robust Quantitative Methods for Macro, and From Matlab to Python in One Day. We finish our Summer School with a one-day conference where all participants are invited to submit a paper on some aspect of DSGE modelling and macroeconomics. Notes and computer codes are distributed to participants in all courses. We follow a practical approach where theory is complemented with hands-on practical computer sessions, allowing participants to quickly apply these methods in their own research. We provide a three-course lunch every day in our on-campus restaurant, and offer campus accommodation at very competitive rates within a short walking distance from our venue.
Application deadline: 11 August 2019
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
Application deadline: March 31, and then May 31 2020
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
The Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE) is pleased to announce its 16th Summer School on “Regression Discontinuity Designs”.The course will be taught by Professor Matias D. Cattaneo (University of Michigan) at the University of Minho, School of Economics and Management, Braga, Portugal, between June 3rd and June 6th 2019. This summer school provides an introduction to standard and recent methodological developments in the analysis and interpretation of regression discontinuity (RD) designs. It focuses on methodology and empirical practice and will employ several empirical illustrations, which will be analyzed using Stata.Topics to be discussed include Identification, Falsification, and Conventional Methods, Modern Continuity Based Methods, Modern Local Randomization Based Methods. On the last day of the Summer School, June 6th, Professor Matias D. Cattaneo will be presenting a seminar.
Application deadline: 22 May 2019
University of Warwick in London, UK
The University of Warwick Summer School 2019 will be hosted in the iconic capital city of London. The three-week course provides a unique combination of learning and debating with renowned academics and high-profile guest speakers, living alongside your peers in a beautiful area of London and enjoying a fun and engaging social and cultural programme to give you a real taste of London.
Application deadline: 15 June 2019
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 15, 2019.
Application deadline: 15 June 2019
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 2019
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