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December 2023 - Africa Training Workshop in Computational Macroeconomics 

Theme:    Solving dynamic equilibrium models

Date:       December 13 - 15, 2023

Purpose:  The workshop will present methods used to solve macroeconomic models. The lecture will

focus on dynamic programming, the value function iteration and the perturbation method, with applications to a variety of topics, from the consumption-saving choice to the open-economy dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. The workshop will cover also essential numerical tools (such as optimization and root-finding algorithms) and coding best practices. The lectures will feature many examples of codes in Julia (free computational software). 

This is a graduate-level course for PhD students, scholars, and professionals (with at least a master’s degree).

Organizers:     Sophie Osotimehin (University du Quebec a Montreal)

                        Prosper Dovonon (Concordia University)


Format:           Fully remote

Registration fees:  100 USD

Instructors and Topics

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde (University of Pennsylvania)

Solving dynamic equilibrium models

Pablo Winant (ESCP Business School) 

Essential numerical tools and perturbation analysis


For more information click here

Important dates:

Deadline for application: October 15, 2023

Admission decision: October 30, 2023

Registration open: October 30, 2023

Registration deadline: November 30, 2023

How to apply?

(*)  All applicants must have active membership to the Econometric Society at the time of application. Africa-based students and young scholars who do not have financial support are eligible for a sponsored membership. To become member or to renew your membership, click here.

(*)  Applicants shall provide a detailed CV and a cover letter (in pdf format), click here to apply.


Note: Financial support for the workshop for is available for underfunded Africa-based graduate students and junior researchers. You may apply by providing a letter of request and an ID proof of affiliation.

How to register?

For registration click here (will open soon)

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