The increasing availability of individual data from surveys has led not only to a significant growth in the number of academic jobs of an empirical nature using this type of information, but also to a greater number of studies commissioned by public and private institutions in which this type of data is used.

The characteristics of this type of data are such that statistical and econometric techniques appropriate for their treatment have a specific nature, generally differentiated from those appropriate for time series data. The qualitative nature of most of the information, the representativity of the samples used and the censoring issues associated to the dependent variables are, among others, some of the aspects that distinguish these techniques from an econometric perspective.

Furthermore, the growing importance of this type of information has also meant that a significant number of official surveys from different countries have a panel data structure. That is, one individual (person, household, firm) is observed for several time periods. This type of data has some econometric advantages and also requires the use of specific techniques.

Finally, it is becoming a usual practice to evaluate public policies by comparing the results of a given treatment in a group of individuals with those of another group with similar characteristics that haven’t been the object of the treatment. To do this, information from surveys is also used, this being a specific framework for the application of econometric techniques for individual data.

Course list for 2018

Four courses will be offered in the Microeconometrics Summer School:

Week 1 (June 25-29, 2018)

  • Panel Data Linear Analysis
    Instructor: Badi Baltagi
  • Econometrics of Cross-section Data
    Instructor: Jaume Garcia-Villar

Week 2 (July 2-6, 2018)

  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation
    Instructor: Stephan Litschig
  • Dynamic and Non-linear Panel Data Models
    Instructor: Sergi Jiménez-Martín

See below for detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies

Course schedule

The schedule is designed to allow students to participate in all courses in the Microeconometrics program.

Courses can also be taken individually or in combination with courses in other BGSE Summer School programs, schedule permitting.

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* In order to participate in practical sessions, you must bring your own portable computer.

Program director

Sergi Jiménez-Martín

PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

UPF and Barcelona GSE

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Dates and deadlines

  • Early bird payment: March 5, 2018
  • Applications close: June 1, 2018
  • Week 1 course dates: June 25-29, 2018
  • Week 2 course dates: July 2-6, 2018

Course fees

  • Regular Fee: 1250€
  • Reduced Fee: 700€*

*For PhD/Masters students, including Barcelona GSE students

The fees listed are for each course in the Microeconometrics Program. Multiple course discounts are available. Fees for courses in other programs may vary.

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