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Economics and education at the Third Summer School in Public Economics

The school focused on the economics of education and fiscal federalism and attracted internationally acknowledged speakers

Once again the Barcelona Economics Institute (IEB) has held its summer school  in Barcelona from 28 June to 9 July, under the title “Economics of Education & Fiscal Federalism”. 

Like its predecessors, this third Summer School was divided into two courses. The first course focused on education funding and the effects of education policies, and was taught by professors Hessel Oosterbeek (University of Amsterdam) and Richard E. Romano (University of Florida). This course was attended by more than forty doctoral students and young researchers from universities and research centres in the US, Canada, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Cyprus, UK and Spain. 

The second course focused on fiscal federalism and the redistribution of governmental incomes, and was taught by professors Steven G. Craig (University of Houston) and William Hoyt (University of Kentucky). The course was attended by more than thirty participants from universities and research centres in the US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Holland, UK and Spain. 

Participants at the summer school enjoyed an intensive training program of excellence, and had the opportunity to discuss their own ongoing research with internationally acknowledged experts, including the guest lecturers and members of the IEB. 

The scientific committee of the Third Summer School in Public Economics was made up by University of Barcelona and IEB professors Albert Solé-Ollé, Pilar Sorribas-Navarro, Jorge Calero, Alejandro Esteller-Moré and Toni Mora, as well as professors Elena del Rey (Universitat de Girona), Matz Dahlberg (Uppsala University & IFAU) and Maria Racionero (Australian National University). 

For more information, please visit our website: SUMMER SCHOOL WEBSITE

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