The BGPE course program provides doctoral students with a sound knowledge of advanced economic methods and supports them in their own research.

We annually offer three core courses:

  • Advanced Econometrics (i.e. Causal Inference, Linear Panel Data Model, Non-Linear Models)
  • Advanced Macroeconomics (i.e. New Growth Theory, Dynamic Models in Macroeconomics)
  • Advanced Microeconomics (i.e. Contract Theory, Information Economics, Game Theory)

They are complemented by courses on varying selected topics from the field of economics such as Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, Health Economics, or International Trade.

The courses are taught by leading international researchers. Each course lasts one week, with lectures in the morning and the afternoon, and is completed by an exam. Including preparation time courses are equivalent to 5 ECTS.

In the following you find information about upcoming courses as well as an overview of previous courses.

Please check the categories on the right for information on participation conditions, and the application process, as well as for detailed information on the single courses.

Preliminary Courses 2024

Date Topic Lecturer (Probable) application period (Probable) exam date
23.09. – 27.09.2024 Advanced Macroeconomics Anton Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 15.07. – 11.08.2024 11.10.2024
02.09. – 06.09.2024 Economic Geography and Urban Economics Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics 01.07. – 28.07.2024 20.09.2024
19.08. – 23.08.2024 Machine Learning Martin Huber, University of Fribourg 17.06. – 14.07.2024 13.09.2024
05.08. – 09.08.2024 Advanced Econometrics Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Michigan State University 03.06. – 30.06.2024 30.08.2024
04.03. – 08.03.2024 Advanced Microeconomics Christoph Kuzmics, Universität Graz 02.01. – 31.01.2024 22.03.2024
26.02. – 01.03.2024 Advanced Econometrics Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Michigan State University 22.12.2023 – 21.01.2024 15.03.2024
14.02. – 16.02.2024 Academic Writing Theo Best, Köln 11.12.2023 – 07.01.2024 No Exam