ESA-announce Final reminder: Sixth Barcelona LeeX Experimental Economics Summer School in Macroeconomics
Final reminder: Applications are still being accepted for the
Sixth Barcelona LeeX Experimental Economics Summer School in Macroeconomics (BLESS-M-2013)
to be held:
June 13-18, 2013
at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.
The extended deadline for applications is: 22 April 2013.
The aim of the summer school is to introduce macroeconomists to experimental methods and to further promote the use of experiments in the evaluation of macroeconomic models. While macroeconomic theories have traditionally been tested using non-experimental “field” data, many modern, micro-founded macroeconomic models can also be tested in the laboratory and researchers have begun to pursue such experimental tests. Graduate students specializing in macroeconomics or experimental economics, as well as junior faculty members and other
macroeconomic researchers who have an interest in experimental or behavioral approaches are encouraged to apply.
During the intensive 5-day summer school students will be taught experimental methods and exposed to a number of macroeconomic applications that have been tested experimentally. Students will be asked to participate in experiments and to develop their own experimental macroeconomic projects. Faculty will assist with and critique these projects. Past summer schools have resulted in the production of a number of high quality collaborative experimental projects.
Guest lectures by:
Shyam Sunder, Yale University
Aldo Rustichini, University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Summer school instructors/organizers are:
John Duffy, University of Pittsburgh
Frank Heinemann, Technische Universität Berlin
Rosemarie Nagel, ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
For a detailed outline of the program, lectures and application procedures, please visit the summer school website at:
Summer school applicants are requested to complete an application form (including a cv) and to submit a letter of reference by a faculty advisor or colleague detailing their suitability for the summer school.
Final acceptance decisions will be made by 30 April 2013. For accepted students, the registration fee is 350 Euros, which does not include lodging or meals.
Prior to the summer school will be the 4th Leex International Conference on Theoretical and Experimental Macroeconomics, June 11-12, 2013 also at UPF. Registered summer school students will be invited to attend that workshop as well. Details on this conference are available at:
Please forward this announcement to interested colleagues.