Spain, Barcelona

CREI Macroeconomics

when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 1150

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

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 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

Eight courses will be offered in the CREI-Macroeconomics 2019 Summer School:

Week 1 (July 1-5, 2019)

An Introduction to the New Keynesian Framework and its Monetary Policy Applications
Instructor: Jordi Galí

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

Companion course: Numerical Methods: Computer Lab Practicals*

Spatial Equilibrium and the Economics of Cities
Instructor: Giacomo Ponzetto

Week 2 (July 8-12, 2019)

Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy
Instructor: Gino Gancia

Finance, Firm Dynamics and Aggregate Outcomes
Instructor: Davide Debortoli
​Week 3 (July 15-19, 2019)

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

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

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 1150: Regular Fee for each 10h course
EUR 675: 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.