Update 19 Feb 2023: applications are now closed. If you would like to be notified in the event that applications open for 2024, or in the event that an online course or lecture series on this content is made available, please register your interest here.
Background: I'm an economics DPhil student at Oxford and research associate at GPI.
Last summer, I organized a course on “Topics in Economic Theory and Global Prioritization”. It aimed to provide a rigorous introduction to a selection of topics in economic theory that appear especially relevant to the project of doing the most good. It was designed primarily for economics graduate students, and strong, late-stage undergraduate students, considering careers in global priorities research.
A summary of how it went, including links to the 2022 syllabus, can be found here.
Applications are now open for summer 2023! It will probably be run similarly to how it was run in 2022, with minor changes summarized in the post linked above.
A provisional syllabus and program outline for 2023 can be found here.
Application deadline: February 18 (11:59pm GMT)
When you will hear back: March 4 or earlier
Location: Oxford, UK
Course dates: August 12–25 (+optional unstructured week to September 2)
The course is sponsored by the Forethought Foundation. If accepted, your transportation to and from Oxford, and accommodation in Oxford for the duration of the course, will be provided.
Please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment below, if you have any comments or questions.