Tools for Macroeconomists Course Structure

Course format:


Each morning, a 3 hour lecture will introduce participants to the topic of the day. The focus is not on a single technique, but on state-of-the-art alternatives understanding when their use is appropriate. The key aim is to understand the techniques, not just being able to run programs and generate output.


Every afternoon, participants will implement the techniques discussed in lectures. Carefully designed assignments are solved in groups with the help of the instructor and teaching assistants. This is a crucial part of the course as it forces participants to truly understand the inner workings of the computational methods.


The assignments are based on pre-prepared Matlab code which includes the structure necessary for solving the assignment. However, the code leaves out the key computing steps. This way students do not waste effort on setting up the computer code, while at the same time being forced to put together the key elements necessary for implementing the computational method.

At the end of the course, answers to all assignments are made available. Therefore, participants walk away with a portfolio of Matlab codes implementing all the discussed computational techniques.

How to Apply:

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You will then receive an email notification to confirm whether or not you have been accepted onto the course. 

For those that have been offered a place, you will receive the link to pay the tuition fee via a secure portal. Please note we require payment to secure your place, and all payments must be received at least two weeks before the course start date. 

Once payment has been received, you will receive confirmation of your place on the course(s), and further information so you have everything you need.