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 with particular attention to the evaluation of development policy.

The courses at the BSE Development Economics Summer School will provide students with specific knowledge of a wide set of tools for policy evaluation such as the design and implementation of Randomized Control Trials (RCTs), Geospatial Data and Inference, and Complex Network Analysis.

In all courses, students will learn through case studies relevant to development policy (i.e. assessing development policies previously conducted in the literature). Further, students will also learn by doing in afternoon practical sessions in which students will put into practice the tools taught in the morning lectures.

The set of courses at the BSE Development Summer School is largely complementary in the sense that each course is geared to provide students with knowledge of a specific and different set of tools of the same level of complexity. At the same time, all courses share that they are designed to address questions regarding development topics and the evaluation of development policy.

Course list for 2023

Week of June 19-23, 2023 (Online)

  • Geospatial Tools for Development: Data and Inference
    Instructor: Andre Groeger (UAB and BSE)

Week of July 10 - July 14, 2023 (Face-to-face)

  • Randomized Control Trial (RCTs) in Development Economics: Design and Data Analysis
    Instructor: Pamela Jakiela (Williams College) and Owen Ozier (Williams College)
  • Complex Network Analysis: Tools for Economic Development
    Instructor: Pau Milán (MOVE, UAB and BSE)

Program director


Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis

PhD, University of Pennsylvania


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

Last day to apply: June 1, 2023

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