The Price Theory Summer Camp, led by UChicago economist Kevin Murphy, was created to introduce PhD students from outside the University of Chicago to price theory, which emphasizes the application of basic economic tools to problems.
During this intensive one-week program, students hear lectures from UChicago and visiting faculty and experience a series of “Chicago-style” seminars where faculty present their research in progress. Participants also work on problem sets in workshops and have opportunities to discuss their own work with some of the world’s leading economists.
The program is geared toward PhD students in Economics who have completed their third or fourth year of study, but applications are accepted from doctoral candidates of all levels. Funding is provided to all accepted applicants to cover travel, accommodations, and meals.
Now in its fourteenth year, PTSC boasts 378 alumni, approximately 300 of whom have completed their PhDs and entered the workforce. 82% of alumni pursued careers in academia, while others work in the government or private sector. The forthcoming 2024 cohort will join a robust network of working economists steeped in price theory.
Since its formation, the PTSC has been generously supported by MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend.
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The following materials are required for a complete application for the Price Theory Summer Camp:
– A Completed Online Application
– Unofficial Transcript
– One Letter of Recommendation, to be sent separately by your recommender through the application portal
Application Deadline: February 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM Central Time
2023 PRICE THEORY FACULTY
Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
The 2024 Price Theory Cohort is not yet available.
2023 Price Theory Summer Camp
Click here for more information on last year’s Price Theory Summer Camp.
Generous support for this program has been provided by MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend. For more on Price Theory, visit the Price Theory Initiative webpage.