Online Winter School on the Macroeconomics of Public Finance
- Start date:
- 11 December 2023
- Attendance dates:
11, 12 December 2023
- Time commitment:
- 2 days
- Distance learning
- Contact details:
- Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Winter School presents courses on the Macroeconomics of Public Finance, focusing on Inequality, Heterogeneous Agents model, and Optimal Taxation.
The course will be conducted using Microsoft Team Meeting platform. The University and the lecturers have extensive experience with online teaching and have state-of-the-art systems to do so as well as being able to deliver highly interactive lectures. All sessions will be recorded, though it is expected that participants attend them live, to enable interactions with the lecturers.
These courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced masters students, and junior faculties with a focus on public finance and macroeconomics. It is also suitable to practitioners and policymakers working on public finance and macroeconomics.
Participants should have some prior experience with macroeconomic models and a basic knowledge of Matlab.
The lectures will take place via Microsoft Team Meeting, and participants will need to have installed Matlab in their computers for some of the practical sessions (download a 30-day free trial).
- Facts on inequality
- Introduction to models with heterogeneous agents
- An analytical Aiyagari model with labor supply
- Welfare cost of inequality
- Optimal Ramsey Tax Policies: how should taxes respond to inequality?
- Introduction to Mirrlees Taxation
- Solution of the fully non-linear tax systems
- Comparison of Ramsey and Mirrlees Policies.
Learning and teaching methods
You will be sent computer codes, lecture notes, and slides ahead of the course and will also receive direct assistance before the Winter School starts in order to set up all the systems ahead of the online events. There will be opportunities to discuss your projects and research ideas during virtual coffee breaks.
Applicants must have:
- A background in macroeconomics with some knowledge of macro-modelling and dynamic optimisation
- A basic knowledge of Matlab programming (see an overview of the Matlab features our participants are expected to know)
- A working knowledge of English.
Fees and funding
Price per person:
- 10% for those who have previously attended courses with CIMS
- 20% for students from institutions in developing countries
- These discounts can be combined for a discount of 30%.
How to apply
Applications are now open. Please complete the application form via the link below.
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