CREI Macroeconomics Summer School

The Barcelona CREI Macroeconomics Summer School offers an overview of the current state of research in key areas of macroeconomics.

The courses, which are taught by leading experts in their fields, cover recent developments in different areas of macroeconomics, including growth, international finance and trade, asset bubbles, political reform, financial intermediation, fiscal and monetary policy and forecasting. The courses are aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as more senior researchers and practitioners willing to brush up their knowledge and expose themselves to the latest advances in academic research. During the summer school, faculty are available for discussion of participants’ research ideas, as well as the lectures’ contents.

CREIThis Summer School is jointly organized by the Barcelona GSE and the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), a research institute sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in fulfilment of its aim to promote the dissemination of research in macroeconomics and related areas.

Course list for 2020

Week 1 (June 29-July 3, 2020)

  • Numerical Methods for Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis
    Instructor: Davide Debortoli

    • Companion course: Numerical Methods: Computer Lab Practicals*
  • Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy
    Instructor: Luca Fornaro
  • Spatial Equilibrium and the Economics of Cities
    Instructor: Giacomo Ponzetto

Week 2 (July 6-10, 2020)

  • Firm Dynamics in Macro-Finance: Tools and Applications
    Instructor: Andrea Caggese

    • Companion course: Firm Dynamics: Computer Lab Practicals*

​Week 3 (July 13-17, 2020)

  • Macro-prudential Policy in Theory and Practice
    Instructor: Alberto Martín
  • Sovereign Debt Crises: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
    Instructor: Fernando Broner

Program director


Alberto Martín

PhD, Columbia University

CREI, UPF, and Barcelona GSE - on leave

Summer School 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus health crisis.

Summer School will return June 28 - July 16, 2021.

Cancelation procedures for 2020 edition