Spain, Barcelona


when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 1250

Macroeconometrics is an important area of research in economics. Time series methods for empirical macroeconomics have become very popular and widely used in the academia as well as in public and private institutions.

In general, the courses will have an empirical orientation. Although econometric theory will have a central role, special attention will be paid to the applications and data. The level of the courses should be comparable to those taught in the Barcelona GSE master programs.

Seven courses will be offered in the Macroeconometrics Summer School:

Week 1 (July 1-5, 2019)

Bayesian Time Series Methods: Introductory
Instructor: Gary Coop (University of Strathclyde)

Bayesian Methods for DSGE Models
Instructor: Kristoffer Nimark (Cornell University)

Modeling Non-stationary and Non-linear Time Series
Instructor: Laura Mayoral (IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE) and Gabriel Pérez-Quirós (Bank of Spain)

Week 2 (July 8-12, 2019)

Bayesian Time Series Methods: Advanced
Instructor: Dimitris Korobilis (University of Essex)

Time Series Methods for Macroeconomic Analysis: Part 1

Instructor: Luca Gambetti (UAB and Barcelona GSE)

Time Series Methods for Financial Time Series
Instructor: Christian Brownlees (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Week 3 (July 15-19, 2019)

Time Series Methods for Macroeconomic Analysis: Part 2
Instructors: Luca Gambetti (UAB and Barcelona GSE) and Luca Sala (Bocconi University)

Course leader

It is directed by Luca Gambetti, Professor of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor.

Target group

Who will benefit from this program?

Researchers and practitioners working at central banks as well as other private and public institutions whose work would benefit from a course focused on the latest advances in macroeconometrics.
Masters and PhD students who want to extend their knowledge in macroeconometrics and learn more about frontier research topics.

Course aim

The goal of the Barcelona GSE Macroeconometrics Summer School is to offer courses covering a wide range of topics in macroeconometrics. The courses have the following objectives:

To provide students with knowledge of a set of modern time series methods necessary for empirical research in macroeconomics.
To present a variety of empirical applications in macroeconomics.
To survey some of the recent developments in macroeconometrics.

Credits info

At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see how these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 1250: Regular Fee
EUR 700: Reduced Fee


Reduced Fee applies to PhD/Masters students, including Barcelona GSE students and Alumni.
Multiple course selection, groups and partner discounts are available.
EARLY BIRD discount if confirming by April 1, 2019.