This year the Dynare Summer School will take place from July 6-10, 2020.
It will be hosted by the Banque de France in Paris, France. The courses will focus on the simulation and estimation of DSGE models with Dynare. The invited speaker will be Edward Herbst of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
There is no preferential rate based on the country of origin.
We will indeed select among candidates. The main criterion is whether the candidate has the necessary prerequisites for benefiting from the Summer school. In particular, some experience with macro-modelling is required.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we decided to cancel the Dynare summer school this year. As you probably know, France, as most of Europe, is still in lockdown. It has been announced this week that the lockdown will be partially relieved mid May, but it may be that the restaurants and hotels will not open before mid-July. It is also most likely that the borders will remain closed for the summer. Under these circumstances, it is not possible to organize the summer school. We do not plan to setup an online summer school, because it would be difficult to make it truly interactive, and also this would imply additional work that we cannot supply given the current situation.
We are really sorry for this, and wish you all a safe and healthy summer.