With the success of the Spring BootCamp, we are happy to announce that a Summer BootCamp is also available this Summer. This Camp includes Qualitative Research, Mathematics II, and Econometrics.
DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2023 (Monday)
Course site: https://github.com/thanhqtran/tohoku_bootcamp
Class Venue: to be informed via registered email (partially ONLINE if necessary)
1. Qualitative Camp II (August 14 – August 25, 2023)
In this course, you will learn how to conduct a thematic analysis, from start to finish using multiple qualitative software like ATLAS.ti 22. We will cover the theoretical foundations of thematic analysis, as well as the practical steps involved in conducting a thematic analysis, including developing a research question, selecting and collecting data, coding and organizing the data, and interpreting and reporting the results. We will also discuss the strengths and limitations of thematic analysis, as well as ethical considerations in conducting qualitative research.
By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to conduct a thematic analysis of your own, and to critically evaluate the use of thematic analysis in published research.
It is not necessary to join Qualitative Camp I in order to enjoy this course.
2. Mathematics Camp II (August 28 – Sept. 15, 2023)
August 28 – Sept. 15, 2023 | 10:30 ~ 15:00 weekdays
This course provides essential mathematic foundations for economic analysis.
The course is divided into 3 weeks.
– Week 1: Review Static Optimization (studied in Camp I), learning the techniques for Dynamic Optimization in Discrete and Continuous Time, Difference and Differential Equations, and Stability Analysis.
– Week 2: Learning some typical workhouse models used in modern macroeconomics such as RCK (Ramsey-Cass-Koopsman), RBC (Real Business Cycle), and DSGE (Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium) with practical programming of those models in MATLAB and Python. If time allows, we will study some time series Empirical Models.
– Week 3: Learning the mathematics foundation behind some econometric techniques such as DiD, IVs, etc.
It is not necessary to join Math Camp I in order to enjoy this course, but a foundation in calculus (such as differentiation and integration) is needed.
3. Econometrics Camp (September 18 – Sept. 29, 2023)
In this course, you will learn about statistics, visualization, and data management in STATA.
We will also study more practical regression analysis topics such as:
– OLS, GMM, IV, ML
– Probit, Logit
– DiD, PSM
– Spatial Analysis