Training

Second AMID Summer School
"Empirical methods for development research"
London, June 23-26, 2010

Call for participation - Deadline May 1, 2010

Organizer: Oriana Bandiera
(o.bandiera@lse.ac.uk)

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and AMID announce the second Summer School to be held at the London School of Economics in June 2010.  Key speakers will be Esther Duflo (MIT and CEPR), Greg Fischer (LSE), Radha Iyengar (LSE) and Eliana La Ferrara (Universit Bocconi and CEPR)

General Description
The school is intended for PhD students, post-docs, and junior faculty members.  The aim is to provide young researchers with a detailed overview of the main methods used in empirical development research.  Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

Structure
The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants' presentations.

Lecture topics will include difference in difference estimators, event studies, instrumental variables, randomized control trials, and regression discontinuity approaches.

Selected projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day.  We encourage all participants to submit either complete papers that present empirical evidence on a development question or detailed proposals, raising the conceptual and methodological problems that they face and that they would like to discuss.

Logistics
It is expected that AMID Researchers who have an ITN contract at the time of the Summer School should pay for their travel directly and send the reimbursement claim to their institution; accommodation will be covered by LSE.  Other students will be considered for partial or full funding, although neither can be guaranteed in advance.

Applications and deadlines
A completed application form (attached) and should be submitted together with:
a) A short CV
b) An academic reference letter
c) An empirical research project or a completed paper addressing an empirical question in development (only in pdf)

All applications should be sent no later than 1 May 2010 to Caroline Daniels cdaniels@cepr.org.

Admissions decisions will be announced by May 15, 2010.  All applicants will be informed by email about the results.

 


 

AMID Summer School
June 15-18, 2009

Namur, Belgium

Call for participation - Deadline May 1, 2009

First AMID Summer School 'An Introduction to Field Surveys in LDCs'. Organized by CRED, Department of Economics, University of Namur, Belgium with the support of the BREAD, CEPR and EUDN.

The school is intended for PhD students and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with a detailed overview of the different techniques and tools available to launch a field survey. The emphasis is therefore on how to design an original data collection. The themes of the lectures involve: the design of household questionnaires; an introduction to sampling and stratification issues; the design of a natural experiment; the design of field experiments and games.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects and field surveys with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

Enrollment is limited to 20 Phd students, all of whom will be in residence.

All applications should be sent no later than May 1, 2009 to: psekeris@fundp.ac.be. Admissions decision will be announced by May 15, 2009. All applicants will be informed by email about the results.

For more information, please visit http://www.fundp.ac.be/eco/recherche/cred/SUMMERSCHOOL/index.html


BREAD/CEPR/University of Verona Summer School in Development Economics
June 30-July 4, 2008

Hosted by University of Verona, Alba Di Canazei, Italy

Call for applications - Deadline April 30, 2008

BREAD, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and the University of Verona are organizing a week-long Summer School in Development Economics to be held in Italy in July, 2008.

The School will be held at the summer campus of the University of Verona in Alba Di Canazei in the spectacular Italian Dolomites from June 30 through July 4, 2008. It is intended for PhD students with a small number of spaces available for people who completed their PhDs within the last two years. The program will be taught by Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University), Nava Ashraf (Harvard), Erica Field (Harvard), Imran Rasul (University College, London), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), and Dean Yang (Michigan).

The application deadline is April 30, 2008 and the cost is 500 Euros, including lodging.
For more information, please visit http://dse.univr.it/ssef


2005 Summer School in Development Economics

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), in conjunction with the

Banff International Research Station, offered a summer school in development economics for Ph.D. students, post-docs, and recent graduates. The summer school was held June 25 - July 1, 2005 in Alberta, Canada and introduced students to the main concepts in analytical development economics—methodological, theoretical, and empirical—as well as to a variety of statistical and modeling tools.

View more information about topics and how to apply Download the conference program (PDF)
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