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Royal Economic Society Easter School

The University of Birmingham
Research, Social Sciences, Teaching
Sunday 14th (00:00) - Thursday 18th April 2013 (00:00)
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Funded by the ESRC

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The Royal Economic Society Easter School will be held at The University of Birmingham from Sunday 14 April – Thursday 18  April 2013, inclusive.

This year’s subject will be:

DSGE Modelling and Financial Frictions

Professor Paul Levine (University of Surrey), with
Dr Cristiano Cantore (University of Surrey) and
Professor Joe Pearlman (City University)

Professor Mike Wickens (Cardiff University, University of York and CEPR)

Topics to be covered include:

  • Financial Frictions and Banks in New Keynesian DSGE Models
  • Bayesian Estimation
  • Perfect and Imperfect Information 
  • Optimal Monetary and Macro-Prudential Policy

The School is intended primarily for people doing doctorates.  It is also open to recently appointed members of teaching and research staff.  The purpose is to enable participants to become acquainted with the latest developments in the selected field of economics, to have the opportunity for study and discussion with leading authorities in this field, and to meet other young researchers specialising in the area.

Places are available for twenty-five university participants.  Accommodation and meals will be provided for the duration of the course.  Nominations must be made through the Head of Department and should be supported by a resumé, a short reference, and a note on the applicant’s research.

Nominations should be submitted no later than Friday 11th January, 2013 by email to 

Successful applicants will be informed in February 2013.

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