Easter School - Introduction to DSGE Modelling, 13-15 April 2016, UK

Publish Date: Feb 08, 2016

Deadline: Mar 25, 2016

Event Dates: from Apr 13, 2016 12:00 to Apr 15, 2016 12:00

When? Wednesday 13 April 2016 to Friday 15 April 2016

Where? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU 2 7XH

Open to: Public, Staff, Students

Following highly successful summer schools in previous years, the Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies (CIMS) in the School of Economics, University of Surrey will hold a three-day Easter School from 13-15 April, 2016.  The deadline for application is 25th March 2016.

The Course provides a beginners’ introduction to DSGE modelling. It is Dynare-based and is aimed at early researchers with no experience of this software package. It will provide an excellent preparation for the “Foundations of DSGE Modelling” course held at the University of Surrey in the Summer.

The course will be taught by Prof. Paul Levine and Dr Vasco Gabriel.


The Course will start with an introduction to Dynare programming. It will then proceed to the construction and simulation of the Real Business Cycle and New Keynesian models.  Bayesian estimation and model comparisons will then complete the course.  The course material will cover the underlying theory and the practicalities of using Dynare.


  • PhD students  and academics and who want to learn about DSGE modelling
  • Researchers and practitioners working at central banks, as well as at other private and public institutions who intend to construct or use DSGE models


The fees for academics and PhD students are: £400 for the 3-day course. For participants from central banks, ministries or the private sector the fees are £1000. Lunch, coffee, a course dinner on day 2, course notes and model software is included in this cost.  


The practical sessions will take place in computer labs with Dynare installed and set up to run in a Matlab platform.  For those wishing to use their own computers outside the sessions, it should be noted that Dynare is free software, but Matlab must be purchased.


To be considered for admission to the course applicants must have:

  • A background in macroeconomics with some knowledge of modelling and dynamic optimization
  • A working knowledge of English

The deadline for application is the 25 March 2016, but we do encourage interested people to apply as soon as possible as the places will be allocated using a rolling selection process. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email offering you a place and applicants will have 2 weeks to pay the full fees balance to secure their place.

CIMS Easter Application Form 2016(25.11KB - Requires Adobe Reader)


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