University of Bonn

16-22 August, 2021

Theme: Household decision making and human capital in life-cycle models

Important dates:

  • March 31 Summer school application deadline
  • March 31 Conference paper submission deadline
  • April 30 Acceptance decisions
  • May 31 Commitment day for the conference format (in personal, hybrid or virtual)
  • August 16-22 DSE 2021 summer school
  • August 19-20 DSE 2021 conference

We are pleased to announce the next event in the sequence of Econometric Society summer schools in Dynamic Structural Econometrics. The primary audience of DSE 2021 summer school is advanced PhD students who will benefit from interacting with the top researchers in dynamic structural econometrics.

The DSE summer school provides students with tools and hands-on computational instruction to carry out research in applied microeconometrics, emphasizing the close integration of economic and econometric theory in empirical work. We will discuss the state of the art methods for solving and simulating dynamic programming models and estimating them. Numerous empirical applications illustrate how these tools and techniques are used in practice.

Besides the core components, including single-agent models, equilibrium models, and dynamic games, the course will also feature applications that follow the special theme of this year’s conference, household decision making, and human capital in life-cycle models.

At DSE2021 students will have a chance to present their research and have ample chance to discuss it with colleagues and lecturers.

The 2021 CRC/TR 224 & Econometric Society DSE summer school consists of 5 days of lectures held in conjunction with the Dynamic Structural Econometrics Conference 2021 (August 19-20, 2021). The local partner is the CRC 224 “Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges” financed by the German Research Foundation.

In 2021 DSE school is focusing on the PhD students that have advanced at least somewhat in their research. To apply you will need to submit:

  1. Your CV
  2. Draft of your research paper, or slides, with a clear description of the model and some results
  3. At least one, and no more than two recommenders who might be contacted for references

Application submission deadline: March 30, 2021

DSE 2021 lecturers and invited speakers

Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell
University College London

Monica Costa Dias

Monica Costa Dias
Institute for Fiscal Studies

Mariacristina De Nardi

Mariacristina De Nardi
University of Minnesota

Eric French

Eric French
University of Cambridge

Michael Keane

Michael Keane
University of New South Wales

Karen Kopecky

Karen Kopecky
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Robert A. Miller

Robert A. Miller
Carnegie Mellon University

2021 organizers

Core organizers

Fedor Iskhakov

Fedor Iskhakov
Australian National University

John Rust

John Rust
Georgetown University

Bertel Schjerning

Bertel Schjerning
University of Copenhagen

We hope to see you in Bonn in August 2021!

However, due to the current uncertainty of the CoViD-19 situation and potential travel restrictions, we might need to change the setting to a hybrid event or even hold it in an entirely virtual fashion. We make this decision closer to the date of the event.