About the Summer School

This virtual event is organized by the Departments of Economics of the University of Cyprus, Lancaster University and University of Padova.

The aim of the Summer School is to provide an overview of cutting-edge research and methodologies in applied microeconomics, and to offer opportunities to PhD students for interactions and exchange of ideas via virtual poster presentations and a limited number of regular presentations.

The keynote talk of the event is delivered by:

The two main speakers of the event, each delivering three lectures on distinct research methodologies are:

Ruben Durante (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and LUMS) will provide an introduction to text analysis and its applications in economics. The class will cover standard text to data methods and notions including supervised and unsupervised learning. Several statistical methods and empirical models useful for applied work will be discussed.

Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University) will discuss recent GIS applications, leveraging census data to measure mobility and intergenerational changes across space, and text analysis in the context of cultural economics.