PSE Summer School 2019

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The PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. During 2 weeks, from June 17th to June 28th, the 2019 edition will propose numerous programs in ParisConducted entirely in English , it is aimed at professionals, researchers, and graduate students (Masters and PhD) notably in Economics, in Social Sciences and Finance. Undergraduate students in Economics will be considered if their profile is exceptionally strong. You can follow only one programme per week, but can apply to two consecutive ones.

  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply? 
  • The complete 2019 brochure is available in pdf and each programme has its own page and brochure (see links below)
  • You’ve made your choice for 1 or more programme(s), go directly to the application website: Application
  • You’ve been accepted into the PSE Summer School 2018 and you wish to proceed to the fees payment: follow this link
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The following courses are offered:

From 17th of June to 21h of June 2019


CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, adaptation and political constraints

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Climate change impacts on the economy (on agriculture, income, migration) and appropriate regulation of « the greatest externality the world has ever seen », as the Stern Review puts it, are increasingly at the center of the policy and scientific debate. This PSE summer school program aims at teaching participants the cutting-edge research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods to analyze the issue (econometric analysis, dynamic modelling).

    • Instructors: Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Katrin Millock, Hélène Ollivier, Wolfram Schlenker and Katheline Schubert


    INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION - Applied platform economics

    Industrial Organization

    In a two-sided market, two groups interact through an intermediary, or platform, that accounts for the externalities between the groups. Two-sided networks can be found in many industries, including search engines or communication networks such as the media and the internet. This program will focus on these industries, and propose a discussion on two important issues: Media platforms and advertising; Search: Platform design.

      • Instructors: Bernard Caillaud, Philippe Gagnepain et Angelo Secchi

      MACROECONOMICS - Analysis and Policy

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      This program tackles topics at the frontier of policy-relevant research: recessions and liquidity traps; financial crises; bubbles; heterogeneity and financial frictions; labor markets and unemployment; and international linkages.

      • Instructors: Florin Bilbiie, Jean-Olivier Hairault, Jean Imbs, Romain Rancière and Gilles Saint-Paul. Kjetil Storesletten will also give a special lecture on China’s Economic Transformation (Thursday).

      MICROECONOMETRICS and Policy Evaluation

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      The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation, with courses taught by experts in their fields. 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. The programme therefore proposes a comprehensive approach of policy analysis

      • Instructors: Luc Behaghel, Margherita Comola, David Margolis and Liam Wren Lewis



        From 24th of June to 28th of June 2019


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        Standard economics has been the subject of much criticism. Mainstream economic models and analysis rely on a level of sophistication that is hard to justify from an introspective viewpoint but also considering the large body of experimental evidence. Recent years have witnessed a flurry of alternative approaches. The program proposes reviewing a large body of these approaches, with the goal of stimulating new research, both theoretical and applied.

        • Instructors: Olivier Compte, Philippe Jehiel and Jean-Marc Tallon


        DEVELOPMENT - Inequality, social interactions, and institutional dynamics

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        Institutions and social frictions - associated with inequalities, political conflicts, corruption, and cultural polarization - have emerged as central themes in development economics. Based on both formal theory and rigorous empirical research, this course takes stock of existing research and moves on to draw the outline of the current research frontier. 

        • Instructors: François Bourguignon, Denis Cogneau, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Thierry Verdier and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

        EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS - Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

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        The objective of this program is to offer a crash course in experimental methods and techniques aimed at understanding economic behavior: how to design, implement and analyze an experiment so to answer a research question. The Professors will discuss the following topics: general methodology (theory, validity, lab and field, replication, and purposes), tools (incentives, risk and time, design and instructions, software, physiological measures, experimetrics,etc.) and applications (case study and participants’ projects).

        • Instructors: Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, Fabrice Etilé, Nicolas Jacquemet, Olivier L’Haridon and Angelo Secchi

        HEALTH & HAPPINESS - From income and inequality to health and happiness

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        This program is centered around health, happiness, income, and income inequality. Instructors will provide an overview of health and happiness measures, focusing on subjective data and on Big Data, and a discussion of the effect of income and income inequality on health and happiness, at the frontier of economic research.

          • Instructors: Bénédicte Apouey, Clément Bellet, Sarah Fleche, Pierre-Yves, Geoffard Carine Milcent, Claudia Senik and Daniel Waldenström


          MIGRATION ECONOMICS - Development impacts of migration and challenges in global labor markets

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          Migration is a major aspect of globalization and is increasingly at the centre of the public and policy debate. This program aims to analyze topics such as the effects of migration on other dimensions of globalization (trade, FDI, technology diffusion, socio-cultural norms), poverty, inequality and natives's labor market outcomes. It also investigates the barriers to immigrants’ assimilation. The program combines the analysis of the main theoretical models in the migration literature with the most recent and rigorous empirical evidence.

          • Instructors: Hippolyte d’Albis, David McKenzie, Hillel Rapoport and Biagio Speciale

          TRADE - Globalization, firms and trade policies

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          This programme addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field: globalization, the distributive effects of trade, the role of large firms in the global economy, advances in methods to analyze firm level export data and finally the revival of trade policies.

          • Instructors: Maria Bas, Anne-Célia Disdier, Mathieu Parenti and Ariell Reshef


          Profile of Applicants

          It is aimed at professionals, researchers, and graduate students (Masters and PhD) notably in Economics, in Social Sciences and Finance. Undergraduate students in Economics will be considered if their profile is exceptionally strong.

          On, candidates are invited to submit their applications on a rolling-basis. You can start the process whenever you want, create and save your profile step by step. Once we get your final submission, your applications file will be evaluated within 10 days until May 31, 2019 based on availability of spots in the relevant programs.

          Once accepted, you will be requested to pay the total fees within 30 days*. Your participation will then be confirmed, and you will receive detailed information about the courses, workshops, and social events, as well as suggestions for accommodation.

          * For those applying after May 10, 2019, the payment deadline is in any case June 10, 2019.

          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.

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