PSE Summer School 2017

Paris School of Economics

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Summer schools




Start Date:

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Summer schools

Application Deadline:

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The PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. During 3 weeks, from June 19th to July 7th, the 2017 edition will propose ten 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 only if their profile is exceptionally strong. You can follow only one programme per week, but can apply to three consecutive ones..

  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply? - before May 15, 2017
  • The complete 2017 brochure is available in pdf and each programme has its own page and brochure (see links below)
  • You’ve made your choice for 1 or more programme(s), go directly to the application website
  • You’ve been accepted into the PSE Summer School 2017 and you wish to proceed to the fees payment: follow this link
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The following courses are offered:

From 19th of June to 23th of June 2017

CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, modeling and regulation

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The impact of climate change on the economy and its appropriate regulation have emerged as central themes in public economics. This program aims to teach participants the latest progress in research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods used to analyze the issues.

  • Instructors: Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Fanny Henriet, David Martimort, Katrin Millock, Hélène Ollivier and Katheline Schubert
  • Program supervisor: Fanny Henriet

MACROECONOMICS - Macroeconomics useful for Policy

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This program tackles topics at the frontier of policy-relevant research: recessions and liquidity traps; crises and bubbles; heterogeneity and financial frictions; regulation and macroprudential policy; information imperfections; and international linkages. It also includes a quantitative module, covering state-of-the-art quantitative and numerical techniques relevant for solving macroeconomic models.

  • Instructors: Florin Bilbiie, Fabrice Collard, Jean Imbs, Gilles Saint-Paul and Pablo Winant
  • Program supervisor: Florin Bilbiie

MICROECONOMETRICS - Policy Evaluation Programme

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The Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation through two courses. Providing a credible estimation of a causal effect has become a standard in economic analysis, both in research papers and policy reports. But it is also equally important to integrate the estimated effects into economic models, in order to improve the design of policies. The Professors here will propose a comprehensive approach of policy analysis.

  • Instructors: Luc Behaghel, Margherita Comola and David Margolis
  • Program supervisor: Gabrielle Fack

MIGRATION ECONOMICS - Migration challenges in global labor markets

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Immigration is a major aspect of globalization and is increasingly at the centre of the public and policy debate. This program aims to analyze topics such as the effects of migration on other dimensions of globalization (trade, FDI, technology diffusion, socio-cultural norms and so on), capital accumulation, growth, and natives’ labor market outcomes. It also investigates the barriers to immigrants’ assimilation. The program combines the analysis of the main theoretical models in the migration literature with the most recent and rigorous empirical evidence.

  • Instructors: Hippolyte d’Albis, Hillel Rapoport, Biagio Speciale and Grégory Verdugo
  • Program supervisor: Biagio Speciale
From 26th of June to 30th of June 2017

DEVELOPMENT - Inequality, social interactions, and institutional dynamics in development

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Institutions and social frictions - associated with inequalities, political conflicts, corruption, and cultural polarization - have emerged as central themes in development economics. Based on both formal theory and rigorous empirical research, this program draws the outlines of the current research frontier.

  • Instructors: François Bourguignon, Denis Cogneau, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Thierry Verdier and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
  • Program supervisor: Oliver Vanden Eynde

EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS - Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

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The objective of this program is to offer a crash course in experimental methods and techniques aimed at understanding economic behavior: how to design, implement and analyze an experiment so to answer a research question. The Professors will discuss the following topics: general methodology (theory, validity, lab and field, replication, and purposes), tools (incentives, risk and time, design and instructions, software, physiological measures, experimetrics,etc.) and applications (case study and participants’ projects).

  • Instructors: Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, Vincent de Gardelle, Nathan Faivre, Maxim Frolov, Nicolas Jacquemet, Jean-François Laslier, Olivier L’Haridon, Fabrice Le Lec, Angelo Secchi and Franck Zenasni
  • Program supervisor: Fabrice Le Lec

HEALTH - Economic analysis of health policy: Equity and efficiency issues

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This program is designed to provide an overview of concepts and techniques essential for the analysis of health policies, at the frontier of health economics research. The Professors will discuss the following topics, centered on health policies: economic preferences and behavior, demand and supply of health care, health care funding, health inequalities and subjective well-being.

  • Instructors: Bénédicte Apouey, Andrew Clark, Fabrice Etilé, Mattéo M. Galizzi, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Daniel Herrera-Araujo, Nicolas Jacquemet and Lise Rochaix
  • Program supervisor: Bénédicte Apouey

TRADE - Globalization and the Ricardian revival

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This class addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field: the unbundling of production processes, the distributive effects of trade, the role of large firms in the global economy and finally Ricardo revisited.

  • Instructors: Arnaud Costinot, Lionel Fontagné, Mathieu Parenti and Ariell Reshef
  • Program supervisor: Lionel Fontagné


From 3rd of July to 7th of July 2017


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Standard economics has been the subject of muc criticism. Mainstream economic models and analysis rely on a level of sophistication that is hard to justify from an introspective viewpoint but also considering the large body of experimental evidence. Recent years have witnessed a flurry of alternative approaches. The program proposes reviewing a large body of these approaches, with the hope of stimulating new research, both theoretical and applied.

  • Instructors: , Olivier Compte, Philippe Jehiel and Jean-Marc Tallon
  • Program supervisor: Philippe Jehiel

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - Markets strategy, firms’ performance and regulation

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This program will consist of three main topics in Industrial Organization: Economics of Platforms, Competition Policy and new empirical aspects of industry dynamics and productivity. The courses offer a blend of theory and empirics.

  • Instructors: Bernard Caillaud, Philippe Gagnepain, Angelo Secchi and David Spector
  • Program supervisors: Philippe Gagnepain and Jean-Philippe Tropeano
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 only if their profile is exceptionally strong.

On candidates can apply continuously till the final deadline, which is Monday May the 15th, 2017. You can start the process whenever you want, create and save your profile step by step, until the final submission. Each application will be reviewed by the programme supervisor(s) within 15 days afterwards. Once accepted, you will have then 15 days to pay the total fees and therefore validate your participation. You will then receive detailed information about the courses, workshops, and social events, as well as suggestions for accommodation.

We advise you not to wait until the last moment. Applications will be reviewed continuously : if the maximum number of participants is exceeded, applicants will be put on the wait list.