The Barcelona CREI Macroeconomics Summer School offers an overview of the current state of research in key areas of macroeconomics. Courses, which are taught by leading experts in their fields, cover recent developments in different areas of macroeconomics, including growth, international finance and trade, asset bubbles, political reform, financial intermediation, fiscal and monetary policy and forecasting. The courses are aimed at graduate students as well as more senior researchers and practitioners willing to brush up their knowledge and expose themselves to the latest advances in academic research. During the summer school, faculty are available for discussion of participants’ research ideas, as well as the lectures’ contents.

CREIThis Summer School program is jointly organized by the Barcelona GSE and the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), a research institute sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in fulfilment of its aim to promote the dissemination of research in macroeconomics and related areas. 

Course schedule for 2017


* This course is only available for students who enroll in the Numerical Methods for Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis course.
** This course is only available for students who enroll in the Recent Developments in Forecasting course.

Course descriptions

The School is composed of eleven courses, which are distributed over two weeks.  Courses can be taken individually or jointly. You may apply for one or more of the following courses. Click to view descriptions and instructor biographies:

Program director


Alberto Martín

PhD, Columbia University

CREI, UPF, and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Registration has ended for the 2017 edition of this program.

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