Top Summer Schools in Economics 2020


Top Summer Schools in Economics 2020


Here we're listing our top recommendations of summer schools for economics students taking place this year so you can study in Europe. The courses take place at various times of year in many different subjects, meaning there's something to appeal to everyone and a summer school to fit even the busiest of schedules.

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 to do all of these things, as well as set yourself up for more success in your future career search. 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.

Check out our selection below:

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 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 2020

Paris School of Economics

PSE Summer School 2020

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

EcoMod Modeling School

EcoMod School - Europe (Modeling with GAMS, DSGE, GVAR, EViews, Stata, and OLG Models and Python)

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 18, 2020.

Application deadline: 15 June 2020


CEMFI Summer School 2020

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 2020

Barcelona GSE Summer School 2020

Barcelona GSE Summer School 2020

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: 29 June to 16 July 2020

Application deadline: 01 June 2020