Easter schools

We have been holding an Easter school on Stag Hill campus every year since April 2015.


The Course is aimed at MSc, MRes and PhD students, early researchers, and research staff from central banks, ministries and the private sector, all with some prior experience of macroeconomic modelling. Its contents differ from the CIMS summer school's, which is usually held in September. The Easter school is focused on a shorter list of themes, some of which not commonly found in summer schools offered by most Economics departments.

A basic prior knowledge of Matlab will help.

This year the Easter school will cover inequality in incomplete markets (taught by K. Storesletten), collateral and repo markets (taught by M. Pascoa), optimal fiscal policy (taught by R. Oikonomou) and DSGE modelling for emerging economies (taught by P.Levine and M. Mirfatah).

We have had participants at our Easter Schools (PDF) representing over 350 institutions from all over the world, including leading central banks and leading universities.

Further information

Should you require any further information or for enquiries please contact the CIMS team.

The courses have been taught by the following instructors over the years:


Years taught

Cristiano Cantore

2017, 2018

Vasco Gabriel

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Paul Levine

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Maryam Mirfatah

2019, 2021

Rigas Oikonomou


Mario Pascoa


Kjetil Storesletten


Jonathan Swarbrick


The table below contains links to the detailed programme of each year's Easter School:

Easter SchoolDatesProgramme
CIMS Easter School 20206-9 AprilTo be added
CIMS Easter School 20199-12 AprilView full programme (PDF)
CIMS Easter School 201816-18 AprilView full programme (PDF)
CIMS Easter School 201724-26 AprilView full programme (PDF)
CIMS Easter School 201613-15 AprilView full programme (PDF)
CIMS Easter School 201520-22 AprilView full programme (PDF)

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