CREI Macroeconomics Summer School

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

The courses are taught by leading experts in their fields. They 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 is jointly organized by the Barcelona School of Economics 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 list for 2022

Week of June 27 - July 1, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • The Economics of Immigration: Card vs. Borjas, time horizons, and spatial equilibrium CLOSED
    Instructor: Joan Monràs
  • Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy
    Instructor: Luca Fornaro
  • Numerical Methods for Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis
    Instructor: Davide Debortoli

Week of July 4-8, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • The Rise of Dominant Firms in the Digital Age
    Instructor: Jan Eeckhout
  • Spatial Equilibrium and the Economics of Cities CLOSED
    Instructor: Giacomo Ponzetto
  • Firm Dynamics in Macro-Finance: Tools and Applications
    Instructor: Andrea Caggese

Week of July 11-15, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • The Macroeconomics of Credit and Asset Bubbles
    Instructor: Alberto Martin
  • Sovereign Debt Crises: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
    Instructor: Fernando Broner
  • Asset Pricing and Investors' Expectations
    Instructor: Albert Marcet

Program director


Alberto Martin

PhD, Columbia University


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Apply to Summer School courses

Early-bird registration deadline: April 4, 2022

Last day to apply: June 16, 2022

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by course. You may be eligible for one or more available Summer School discounts. Our staff can provide a personalized quote for you.

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