Microeconometrics Summer School


The BSE Microeconometrics Summer School specializes in the application of econometric techniques and is taught by experts in the field.

The increasing availability of individual data from surveys has led not only to a significant growth in the number of academic jobs of an empirical nature using this type of information, but also to a greater number of studies commissioned by public and private institutions in which this type of data is used.

The characteristics of this type of data are such that statistical and econometric techniques appropriate for their treatment have a specific nature, generally differentiated from those appropriate for time series data. The qualitative nature of most of the information, the representativity of the samples used and the censoring issues associated to the dependent variables are, among others, some of the aspects that distinguish these techniques from an econometric perspective.

Furthermore, the growing importance of this type of information has also meant that a significant number of official surveys from different countries have a panel data structure. That is, one individual (person, household, firm) is observed for several time periods. This type of data has some econometric advantages and also requires the use of specific techniques.

Finally, it is becoming a usual practice to evaluate public policies by comparing the results of a given treatment in a group of individuals with those of another group with similar characteristics that haven’t been the object of the treatment. To do this, information from surveys is also used, this being a specific framework for the application of econometric techniques for individual data.

Course list for 2021

Week 1 (June 28 - July 2, 2021)

  • Econometrics of Cross-section Data with Applications
    Instructor: Jaume Garcia-Villar (UPF and BSE)
  • The Impacts of Policies on Health Outcomes
    Instructors: Judit Vall (Universitat de Barcelona, IEB and CRES-UPF) and Miquel Serra-Burriel (Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich)

Week 2 (July 5-9, 2021)

  • Dynamic and Non-linear Panel Data Models
    Instructor: Sergi Jiménez-Martín (UPF and BSE)
  • Dynamic Structural Models for Policy Evaluation
    Instructor: Joan Llull (MOVE, UAB and BSE)
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation
    Instructor: Stephan Litschig (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan)

Program director

Sergi Jiménez-Martín

PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Do you want us to deliver these courses in-company to your institution?

Please send an email to inquire about the possibilities and we will be glad to help.

Course dates for Summer School 2022 to be announced!

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