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
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)