11th BESLab Experimental Economics Summer School in Macroeconomics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, July 1-7, 2018: 

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BLEESS 2018 - Introduction

The aim of this summer school is to introduce young macroeconomists to experimental approaches of research. Macroeconomic theories have traditionally been tested using non-experimental "field" data.  However, modern, micro-founded macroeconomic models can also be tested in the laboratory, and researchers have begun to pursue such experimental tests. Graduate students and young faculty specializing in macroeconomics or experimental economics are invited to attend this intensive 5-day summer school. 

The  summer school will be held from July 1 to 7, 2018 at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Students will be taught experimental methods and are introduced to various topics of experimental research relevant for macroeconomics, such as growth, labor, monetary exchange, financial crises, equilibrium selection and stability. Students will be asked to participate in experiments and to develop their own experimental macroeconomic projects in groups of 3 or 4 students. Faculty will assist with and critique these projects. The different links on the top of this page will give you access to details regarding the particulars of the summer school in experimental macroeconomics.

The summer school consists of 5 days of teaching with 9-10 lectures á 90 minutes by the faculty, 4-5 experiments, 5 group sessions of 90 minutes each, and a final session in which student groups present their proposals and get comments from the faculty. Faculty members will also help during the group sessions for counseling students. Students can also submit research proposals as part of their summer school application, though this is not a requirement for participation in the summer school. Indeed, one purpose of the summer school is to start new research projects and think of macroeconomic topics and models that can be implemented in the laboratory or in field experiments in a way that advances our knowledge of behavior and our understanding of macroeconomics. Past participants have published articles based on their summer school projects in high-ranked journals.

Summer school students are expected to attend the 2-day 9th BESLab International Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Macroeconomics  from July 2-3, 2018 that will also take place in Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

If you want to apply to the Summer School, click on the link. The deadline for applications is Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Participants will have the option to book single rooms in a low-cost hotel nearby university and city center. Due to the generous funding by Joachim Herz Foundation, we require only a small participation fee of 100 Euros. We also provide some scholarships covering travel costs for students who need financial assistance.

Summer school in experimental macroeconomics faculty:

Lecturers and Organizers

The workshop is funded by the Joachim Herz Stiftung and by the CRC TRR 190 Rationality and Competition.

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