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Geneva Summer Schools 2019

Geneva Summer Schools at the University of Geneva foster exchange and collaboration on topics of global significance and connect people of all backgrounds in an international city at the heart of Europe.

This year, two courses will be given by GSEM Professors:

  • Policy Evaluation: Impact and Treatment Effect Estimation

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Measuring and understanding the effect of policies is now more important than ever in any field, from development to labour, from finance to education and beyond. The Geneva Summer School in “Policy Evaluation” offers students a comprehensive understanding of the most advanced techniques of policy evaluation through a powerful combination of theoretical classes and applied examples.

June 24-28, 2019
Course director: Prof. Stefan Sperlich



  • R-programming for Data Science

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The statistical software R has come into prominence due to its flexibility as an efficient language that builds a bridge between software development and data analysis. For example, one strength of R is the facility to develop and quickly adapt to the different needs coming from the data management and analysis community while at the same time making use of other languages in order to deliver computationally efficient solutions. The main goals of the course are to introduce tools and workflow for reproducible research (R/RStudio, Git/GitHub, etc.), to introduce principles of tidy data and tools for data wrangling, to exploit data structures to appropriately manage data, computer memory and computations…

July 1-5, 2019
Director: Prof. Maria-Pia Victoria Feser
Principal teacher: Prof. Stéphane Guerrier



Application deadline: April 30, 2019
For more information, please visit the Geneva Summer Schools website

April 10, 2019
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