Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School

Macroeconometrics is an important area of research in economics. Time series methods for empirical macroeconomics have become very popular and widely used in the academia as well as in public and private institutions. The goal of the Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School is to offer courses covering a wide range of topics in macroeconometrics.

The courses have the following objectives:

  1. To provide students with knowledge of a set of modern time series methods necessary for empirical research in macroeconomics. 
  2. To present a variety of empirical applications in macroeconomics. 
  3. To survey some of the recent developments in macroeconometrics. 

In general, the courses will have an empirical orientation. Although econometric theory will have a central role, special attention will be paid to the applications and data. The level of the courses should be comparable to those taught in the Barcelona GSE master programs. These courses should be of interest to masters and graduate students as well as practitioners who want to expand their knowledge in the area.

The schedule of the Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School is designed to allow students to participate in all courses offered. However, courses can also be taken individually. All courses are 10 hours long of lecture and 5 hours of practical time.

Candidates who would benefit from the Macroeconometrics Summer School include:

  • Researchers and practitioners working at central banks as well as other private and public institutions whose work would benefit from a course focused on the latest advances in macroeconometrics. 
  • Masters and PhD students who want to extend their knowledge in macroeconometrics and learn more about frontier research topics.

To be considered for admission, applicants must have:

  • Strong background in Economics or related fields
  • Working knowledge of English

There is limited space in the Barcelona GSE Summer School Courses. Among the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, the Barcelona GSE will select those with more outstanding professional and/or academic careers.