Development Economics Summer School

The BSE Development Economics Summer School explores some of the most recent and exciting work in the field of economic development. Both theoretical and empirical aspects will be covered, with a precise focus on policy that improves economic well-being in poor and developing countries.

The courses should be of interest to graduate students or young academics who want to expand their knowledge and to acquire solid and practical tools for field work and large-scale interventions. During the course, faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with program participants.

Course list for 2022

Week of June 20-24, 2022 (Online)

  • Geospatial Tools for Development: Data and Inference
    Instructor: Andre Groeger (UAB and BSE)
  • Randomized Control Trial (RCTs) in Development Economics: Design and Data Analysis
    Instructors: Pamela Jakiela (Williams College) and Owen Ozier (Williams College and The World Bank)

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

  • Complex Network Analysis: Tools for Economic Development
    Instructor: Pau Milán (MOVE, UAB and BSE)

Program director


Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

PhD, University of Pennsylvania


Apply to Summer School 2022

There is no fee to apply. Submit your application online in a few easy steps!

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.

Applications will open soon!

Very soon you'll be able to apply to the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Schools.

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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