2016

  • Dates.  August 6-10, 2016
  • Venue.  KIER (Kyoto Institute of Economic Research), University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Local Organizers.  Atsushi Kajii (Kyoto University), Takehito Masuda (Kyoto University) and Akihiko Matsui (University of Tokyo)
  • Lecturers. (Alphabetical order)   
    • In-Koo Cho (University of Illinois)
    • Atsushi Kajii (University of Kyoto)
    • Efe A. Ok (New York University)
    • Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University and New York University)
    • Jorgen W. Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)
  • Format
    • The program of the summer school consists of at least ten 90 minutes lectures and student presentations. Each of the 5 lecturers will talk about topics of his choice in economics. A few additional sessions will be allocated for short student presentations of their own research. In addition, students will have opportunities to interact informally with the lecturers. 
    •  To have a better idea of the format of the summer school, please check the program of the Summer School in 2015.

  • Application
    • Only electronic submission will be accepted from January 1, 2016, until February 28, 2016.
    • Before pointing the web browser to the application site, please go over the checklist.
    • The application site is here.
  • Cost and Travel Support
    • Registration fee for the summer school is US$450, which is not refundable.   We plan to use the fee to cover a part of the local expenses of students such as lodging.
    • The travel support, if any, will be announced in due course.
  • Tentative Timeline
    • An applicant will be notified the admission decision sometime around March 31, 2016. 
    • An admitted student will be asked to register by April 15, 2016.
    • A registered student will be asked (again) whether he/she would like to present a paper at the Summer School, around the end of April to organize the student presentations.
    • We plan to announce the program for the Summer School around early June, 2016.


  • Questions
    • If you have questions regarding applications or any other academic matters, please contact Professor In-Koo Cho (University of Illinois) with "esSummer2016" in the subject line.
    • If you have questions about lodging, travel arrangement or other logistic matters, please contact Dr. Takehito Matsuda (University of Kyoto) with "esSummer2016" in the subject line. 
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