The course will be conducted using the Zoom platform. Applicants are advised to book earlier as there will be a limit on the number enrolled.
The University and the lecturers have extensive experience with online teaching and have state-of-the-art systems to do so as well as being able to deliver highly interactive lectures.
This Course is Matlab-Dynare based and provides instructions on the construction and calibration of an epidemiology SIR-type model integrated with a standard Real Business Cycle macroeconomic model.
It will cover the theoretical aspects of the techniques; in addition, it is very hands-on and you will have carefully constructed exercises where you need to modify parts of the codes.
This will be done in the lectures, both in groups and with the help of the instructors. You will be provided with computer codes that you may then use in your own research and you’ll receive solutions to all exercises.
The Course instruction brings together experts in epidemiology modelling, health economics and macroeconomic modelling.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at PhD students, postgraduate students aiming to proceed to a PhD, early researchers and research staff from central banks, ministries and the private sector.
They should have some experience of mathematical dynamic modelling in either epidemiology or macroeconomics.
The lectures will take place via Zoom, and participants will need to have installed Matlab and the latest Dynare in their computers for some of the practical sessions
Price per person:
- Academic and Non-academic participants: £200
- Students: £100
- Review of Existing Epidemiology Models
- An Extended SIR Model of Covid-19
- No-Disease and Endemic Steady State Equilibria
- Stability and Complexity
- Quantitative Analysis
- The Macroeconomic Model
- Quantitative Analysis of the health-economic traded-off from lock-down
- Exercises and Solutions
For more information please email Mohamed Zahran.
How to apply
Applicants are advised to book earlier as there will be a limit on the number enrolled. To register, please follow the link at the top of the page.
Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the course tutors.
Please ensure that you provide all the necessary information to help us process your application as quickly as possible.
You will then receive an email notification to confirm whether or not you have been accepted onto the course.
For those that have been offered a place, you will receive the link to pay the tuition fee via a secure portal.
Please note we require payment to secure your place, and you will have two weeks to pay the full fees balance to secure this.