Development Economics Summer School

The new Development Economics Summer School is taught by experts in the field and specializes in the application of practical methods for the understanding of economic development, as well as providing tools for effective work in the field.


The Summer School in Development Economics will cover some of the most recent and exciting work in the field of economic development. In each of the three courses offered, both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered, with a precise focus on policy that improves economic wellbeing in poor and developing countries. The courses should be of interest to graduate students or young academics who want to expand their knowledge and to acquire solid and practical tools for field work and large-scale interventions. During the course, faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with program participants.

Course list for 2019

Three courses will be offered in the Development Economics Summer School:

Week 2 (July 8-12, 2019)

  • The Consequences of Uninsured Risk and the Role of Schooling in Economic Development
    Instructor: Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University)
  • Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) in Development Economics: Design and Data Analysis
    Instructors: Pamela Jakiela (Center for Global Development and University of Maryland) and Owen Ozier (World Bank)
  • Contracts and Networks in Poor Countries: Data, Tools and Theory
    Instructors: Francesco Carli (Deakin University), Pau Milan (MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE) and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis (MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE)

Program director


Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MOVE, UAB and Barcelona GSE

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Early-bird registration and payment deadline: April 1, 2019

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by course based on the number of lecture hours and practical hours.

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You may be eligible for one or more available Summer School discounts. Our staff can provide a personalized quote for you.

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