The topic of the 8th Advanced Summer School was on "Treatment Effects and Panel Data Estimation".
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, University Distinguished Professor of Economics, Michigan State University, was the Distinguished Guest Professor.
The course covered some advanced topics in time series econometrics and forecasting. Theory, methods, and applications were covered. The primary emphasis was on methods, with theory presented as an aid to understanding the methods. All methods were carefully illustrated in full detail by applications to macroeconomic aggregates including quarterly GDP and monthly unemployment rates.