Barcelona, Spain

CREI Macroeconomics

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1150

The Barcelona CREI Macroeconomics Summer School offers an overview of the current state of research in key areas of macroeconomics.

The courses, which are taught by leading experts in their fields, cover recent developments in different areas of macroeconomics, including growth, international finance and trade, asset bubbles, political reform, financial intermediation, fiscal and monetary policy and forecasting. During the summer school, faculty are available for discussion of participants’ research ideas, as well as the lectures’ contents.

This Summer School program is jointly organized by the Barcelona GSE and the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), a research institute sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in fulfilment of its aim to promote the dissemination of research in macroeconomics and related areas.

Course leader

It is directed by Alberto Martin (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Target group

The courses are aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as more senior researchers and practitioners willing to brush up their knowledge and expose themselves to the latest advances in academic research.

Course aim

Course list for 2020

Week 1 (June 29-July 3, 2020)

Numerical Methods for Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis
Instructor: Davide Debortoli

Companion course: Numerical Methods: Computer Lab Practicals*

Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy
Instructor: Luca Fornaro

Spatial Equilibrium and the Economics of Cities
Instructor: Giacomo Ponzetto

Week 2 (July 6-10, 2020)

Firm Dynamics in Macro-Finance: Tools and Applications
Instructor: Andrea Caggese

Companion course: Firm Dynamics: Computer Lab Practicals*

​Week 3 (July 13-17, 2020)

Macro-prudential Policy in Theory and Practice
Instructor: Alberto Martín

Sovereign Debt Crises: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
Instructor: Fernando Broner

Credits info

3 EC
At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. Starting in the 2020 edition, the Barcelona GSE Summer School will offer participants the possibility of being assessed for the purpose of requesting official credit transfers (ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 1150: Regular Fee - Reduced Fee for full courses
EUR 625: Regular Fee - Reduced Fee for companion courses


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 March 10, 2020.