Initiative for Computational Economics (ICE)

July 18–29, 2011

The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics cosponsored the 2011 Initiative for Computational Economics (ICE) summer program.

For promising scholars and graduate students in economics, computer science, and applied mathematics, ICE offers hands-on opportunities to explore state-of-the-art computational methods for use in the solution and empirical estimation of economic models.

During the two-week program, leading experts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, model building, estimating and testing, statistical methods, algorithm development, numerical analysis, and other fields provide tutorials on computational topics. Participants learn to use advanced software, and choose a problem or question to solve with their new skills and tools in group projects. About 45 participants attend the sessions held at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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