PSE Summer School 2018

The PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. During 2 weeks, from June 18th to June 29th, the 2018 edition will propose numerous programs in ParisIt is aimed at professionals, researchers, as well as graduate students in Economics and Finance (Masters and PhD). 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 first deadline is now over: candidates are invited to submit their applications on a rolling-basis; they will be evaluated within 10 days until May 31, 2018 based on availability of spots in the relevant programs
  • The complete 2018 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
  • 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 18th of June to 22th of June 2018


CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, modeling and regulation

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The impact of climate change on the economy and its appropriate regulation have emerged as central themes in public economics. This program aims to teach participants the latest progress in research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods used to analyze the issues.

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

MACROECONOMICSAnalysis 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

MICROECONOMETRICS and Policy Evaluation

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The Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation through two courses. 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 Professors here will propose a comprehensive approach of policy analysis.

  • Instructors: Luc Behaghel, Margherita Comola and David Margolis

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, Biagio Speciale and Grégory Verdugo

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

From 25th of June to 29th of June 2018


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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 program draws the outlines 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, Nicolas Jacquemet, Olivier L’Haridon, Angelo Secchi and Franck Zenasni

HEALTH - Economic analysis of health policy: Equity and efficiency issues

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This program is designed to provide an overview of facts, questions, and models at the frontier of research in health economics and economics of well-being. Instructors will develop the following topics: the measurement of health and well-being, the relationship between economic circumstances, health, and well-being, and policies promoting health and well-being.

  • Instructors: Bénédicte Apouey, Andrew Clark, Fabrice Etilé, Pierre-Yves Geoffard and Daniel Herrera-Araujo


Profile of Applicants

It is aimed at professionals, researchers, as well as graduate students in Economics and Finance (Masters and PhD). 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, 2018 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, 2018, the payment deadline is in any case June 10, 2018.

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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