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 international macroeconomics, asset and credit bubbles, sovereign debt crises, numerical methods, firms and finance, and econometrics for policy evaluation.

A key benefit of attending this summer school is that courses provide both technical tools and “big picture” ideas on macroeconomics and finance so that they can be useful for advanced students and practitioners alike. Moreover, faculty are accessible to summer school participants for lively discussions on research and – more generally – on course 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 2024

Week of June 25-29, 2024 (Face-to-face)

  • The Macroeconomics of Credit and Asset Bubbles
    Instructor: Alberto Martin (CREI, UPF and BSE)
  • Sovereign Debt Crises: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
    Instructor: Fernando Broner (CREI, UPF and BSE)
  • Numerical Methods for Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis
    Instructor: Davide Debortoli (ICREA-UPF, CREI and BSE)

Week of July 1-5, 2024 (Face-to-face)

  • The Data Economy: Tools and Applications
    Instructor: Isaac Baley (UPF and BSE)
  • POLICYMETRICS: Econometrics for Macroeconomic Policy Making
    Instructor: Geert Mesters (UPF and BSE)

Program director


Alberto Martin

PhD, Columbia University


Apply to Summer School 2024

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Apply to Summer School courses

10% Early-bird discount deadline: April 14, 2023

Last day to apply: June 1, 2023

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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See you in Summer 2023!

Courses for the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Schools will be announced later this year. We look forward to meeting you here in Barcelona!

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