Mega-Trends in Economics Summer School

Several economic mega-trends shape modern societies. Examples of these trends include the ongoing demographic change processes, climate change, inequality, digitalization, and increasing cyber risk. This summer school will focus on two of these mega-trends: demographic change and inequality. We will look at the forces behind them and their economic implications.

We will provide an overview of the tools employed to develop, implement and simulate macroeconomic models for the long-run economic evaluation of these trends and for the evaluation of the economic consequences of existing and counterfactual government policies. 

This summer school will be hands-on and involve developing simple models using pen and paper as well as more complex models using Matlab and Python. It will also equip participants with the tools to analyze the macroeconomic and distributional implications in long-term economic Mega-Trends.

Course list for 2023

Week of July 3 - July 7, 2023 (Face-to-face)

  • Demographic Change
    Instructor: Alexander Ludwig

  • Trends in Inequality
    Instructor: Alexander Monge-Naranjo

Program director

Alexander Ludwig

Alexander Ludwig

PhD, University of Mannheim

Goethe University

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Early-bird registration deadline: April 14, 2023

Last day to apply: June 1, 2023

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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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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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