Summer course in Economic Policy

Top Summer Courses in Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Students enrolling in a summer course should expect a condensed format. These courses are typically offered over the period of two to 14 weeks.

What is a summer course in economic policy? There are various concerns in the realm of economic policy that might be encountered as the focus of such a course. Chief among these are policy development and management. Economic policy development tends to be analytical: This focus is characterized by discussions of quantitative analysis methods, developing economies and advanced mathematics. Policy management courses typically focus on macroeconomics, ethics, social investment and finance. One might encounter a general discussion of all of these topics or a focused class on a single aspect of economic policy, depending on the learning goals of the summer course in question. 

Students should expect to leave one of these courses with the policy-making skills necessary to affect global markets. The demanding schedule of summer classes might also help refine study skills and personal organization, leading to success in many aspects of life.

Economic policy courses in condensed formats offered in the summer term often carry a similar cost to classes during the school year, but they can vary between schools. Inquire with your institution as to the tuition per credit hour.

Economic policy might be of particular interest to individuals intending to enter the public sector. Government offices or divisions that deal with trade often employ economists, compliance officers, regulatory analysts and research scientists to perform analytical and advisory tasks. These positions typically require a functional knowledge of international trade environments, research skills, competence in mathematical analysis techniques and the ability to communicate effectively. The primary responsibility of this position is often to assist in the development of policy positions.

Education is often the first step toward better understanding the forces moving the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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TRADE - Globalization, firms and trade policies

Paris School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 France Paris

This class addresses recent debates at the frontier of the field: the unbundling of production processes, the distributive effects of trade, the role of large firms in the global economy and finally Ricardo revisited. [+]

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:

- Recent Developments in Trade Policy Analysis (Anne-Célia Disdier, PSE) - 6 h- Advanced Methods for Firm Level Trade Data (Maria Bas, Université Paris 1) - 6 h- Large Firms in the Global Economy (Mathieu Parenti, ULB) - 9 h- Trade and Income Distribution (Ariell Reshef, PSE) - 9 h

Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to submit a paper to be presented within this program. Selected papers will be presented in front of participants and faculty in daily one-hour slots.... [-]


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

Paris School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 France Paris

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. Health and well-being are closely related concepts. Indeed, economists often use self-reported measures of well-being as a proxy for utility. [+]

“… I have begun to be somewhat merry because I have been told that that is good for one’s health.” (Voltaire, Letter to the Abbé Trublet, 1761)

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. Health and well-being are closely related concepts. Indeed, economists often use self-reported measures of well-being as a proxy for utility. In this approach, well-being is considered as an aggregate of satisfactions in several domains, including mental and physical health, but also income, social life, housing, and leisure, in particular. Interestingly, among these domains, people give a disproportionate weight to health and income in well-being. For this reason, health and well-being need to be studied together.... [-]


MICROECONOMETRICS and Policy Evaluation

Paris School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 France Paris

The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation, with two courses taught by experts in their fields. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Economic Policy 2019.

The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation, with two courses taught by experts in their fields.

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 programme therefore proposes a comprehensive approach of policy analysis.

The first course, Methods of policy evaluation introduces the main methods currently used for program evaluation, with practical classes guiding students through the implementation of the different techniques in Stata. Going one step further, the second course, Linking program evaluation to economic theory, presents recent advances in applied microeconomics that fully integrate impact evaluation into economic analysis.... [-]


MACROECONOMICS - Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

Paris School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 days June 2019 France Paris

The Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy module is made of courses dealing with topics at the frontier of policy-relevant research: monetary and fiscal policy; heterogeneous households, inequality and redistribution (“HANK” models); financial crises; bubbles; labor markets and unemployment; and international linkages. [+]

The Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy module is made of courses dealing with topics at the frontier of policy-relevant research: monetary and fiscal policy; heterogeneous households, inequality and redistribution (“HANK” models); financial crises; bubbles; labor markets and unemployment; and international linkages.

The courses are taught by leading research and teaching figures in their respective fields. Emphasis is put on introducing tools and developing intuition. All courses review core, standard models useful for understanding crises and recessions, and the role of policy therein. Each course contains at least one part that deals with recent research at the frontier... [-]