The Royal Economic Society has granted funds to the University of Birmingham to provide an Easter Training School for over twenty years. This financial support combined with success in obtaining funding from the ESRC’s Researcher Development Initiative, has enabled the University of Birmingham to now run two schools since 2010. One school is devoted to some aspect(s) of macroeconomics, and the other to subjects of a microeconomic character.
These schools are intended primarily for advanced postgraduate students doing doctoral research but are also open to members of the teaching and research staff. The purpose is to enable participants to become acquainted with the latest developments in the selected fields of economics, to have the opportunity for study and discussion with two internationally renowned experts in the topics covered, and to meet other young researchers.
Places are usually available for 25 resident participants. Accommodation and meals are provided for the duration of the course. Nominations are made through the applicant’s Head of Department and should be supported by a short CV, a reference, and a note on the applicant’s research interests.
Application dates are provided on this website, the RES newsletter and emailed to University Heads of Economics Departments via CHUDE.
RES Easter Training School 2013 - The twenty-third Easter School organised by the Royal Economic Society, with financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council, will be held at The University of Birmingham from Sunday 14th April, 2013 – Thursday 18th April, 2013.
The subject of the school will be DSGE Modelling and Financial Frictions. The lecturers will be Professor Mike Wickens (Cardiff University, University of York and CEPR) and Professor Paul Levine (University of Surrey), with Dr Cristiano Cantore (University of Surrey) and Professor Joe Pearlman (City University).
Places are available for 25 resident participants. Accommodation and meals will be provided for the duration of the course. Nominations must be made through the applicant’s Head of Department and should be supported by a short CV, a reference, and a note on the applicant’s research interests. Applications should be submitted no later than Friday 11th January 2013 by post to the Royal Economic Society Easter School Secretary, Department of Economics, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be informed in February 2013.
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