PSE Summer School 2016: save the date

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This article is about the 2016 Summer School, therefore all the information are out of date. If you are interested in the 2017 Summer School offered by the PSE, that is 10 programmes during 3 weeks, please follow this link.

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This article has been updated in April 2016

2016 PSE Summer School - applications are open!
Candidates can apply directly on This process is continuous till the final deadline, which is Friday May the 27th, 2016*. Each application will be reviewed by the programme supervisor(s) within 15 days afterwards. Once accepted, the candidate will have then 15 days to pay the total fees and therefore validate her/his participation.
* We advise you not to wait until the last moment. Applications will be reviewed continuously : if the maximum number of participants is exceeded, applicants will be put on the wait list.

Four programmes

Entirely run in English, the PSE Summer School proposes four one-week programmes. Each offers a full-time mix of courses and tutorials, taught by PSE professors. During brown-bag lunch seminars, students will present their own work in front of PSE faculty. The detailed curriculum of the summer school will be available in December.

  • DEVELOPMENT - “Inequality, social interactions and institutional dynamics in development”.
    Institutions and social frictions - associated with inequalities, political conflicts, cultural polarization, and migration - have emerged as central themes in development economics. Based on both formal theory and rigorous empirical research, this programme draws the outlines of the current research frontier.
    > Professors: François Bourguignon, Hillel Rapoport and Thierry Verdier
    > Programme supervisor: Oliver Vanden Eynde
  • INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - “Market Strategy”.
    Three main topics are addressed in this programme: competition policy (exchange of information between competitors, empirical techniques), the economics of platforms, and consumers search. These subjects are currently at the core of the liveliest debates among academics and practitioners in Industrial Organization. Professors will present the most recent developments of the empirical and theoretical academic literature.
    > Professors: Bernard Caillaud, Philippe Gagnepain, Régis Renault and David Spector
    > Programme supervisors: Philippe Gagnepain and Jean-Philippe Tropéano
  • MACROECONOMICS - “Macroeconomics useful for Policy”.
    This program tackles topics at the frontier of policy-relevant research: recessions and liquidity traps; crises and bubbles; heterogeneity, financial frictions and unemployment; and international linkages. It includes a quantitative module, consisting of hands-on applications of state-of-the-art techniques relevant for solving the models discussed in class.
    > Professors: Florin Bilbiie, Jean Imbs, Xavier Ragot, Romain Rancière and Gilles Saint-Paul
    > Programme supervisor: Florin Bilbiie
  • MICROECONOMETRICS - “Policy Evaluation”.
    This programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation. Providing a credible estimation of a causal effect has become a standard in economic analysis, both in research papers and policy reports. But it is also equally important to integrate the estimated effects into economic models, in order to improve the design of policies. Professors will propose a comprehensive approach of policy analysis.
    > Professors: Luc Behaghel, Margherita Comola and David Margolis
    > Programme supervisor: Gabrielle Fack

The participants

PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by experts in their fields. It seeks to gather current and recent Master students, PhD students, Post-doctoral students, Academics, as well as Professionals. Applications will be reviewed by the programme supervisor(s).