Welcome to the Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School (BMaSS)
The Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School will be offered by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics from July 1-12, 2013. It is directed by Luca Gambetti, Professor of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor.
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:
- To provide students with knowledge of a set of modern time series methods necessary for empirical research in macroeconomics.
- To present a variety of empirical applications in macroeconomics.
- 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.
Course Offering Summer 2013 All courses are 10 hours long. The schedule is as follows:
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.
Class material and computer programs will be made available to students. The instructors are also available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.
To whom the Barcelona Macroeconometrics Summer School is addressed
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.
|First ||900 €||600 €|
|Second ||600 €||450 €|
|Third +||500 €||400 €|
Early bird discount 10% (for full payments received on or before April 30)
Fees include coffee breaks and any material required for the course.
Interested candidates should send in their application form before the May 31. After this deadline, your place may not be guaranteed.
Applications will be evaluated by the program directors and candidates will be informed of their decision. A document will be attached to our response with payment information. Before applying, please read through the summer school cancellation policy and other regulations. [pdf]
At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see if these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.