XIII Summer School in Public Economics, June 26 – 30, 2017

The International Center for Public Policy is pleased to announce the XIII Summer School in Public Economics, details forthcoming. The program is sponsored by the “Fundación Rafael del Pino”, Spain and the “Instituto de Estudios Fiscales”, Spain, and the International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA. The International Center for Public Policy is grateful to Vicente Montes, director of the “Fundación Rafael del Pino”, and José Alberto Plaza Tejera, director of the Spanish “Instituto de Estudios Fiscales” for their support for this activity. We also acknowledge the contribution of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos for the efforts and assistance provided.


The tuition for the Course is 360 Euros. This amount must be paid by all participants upon final registration and is not refundable even in the case of non-attendance. Remember you will not be officially registered for the course until the tuition payment is received. All payments must be in Euros (€) and made payable to “Fundación Rafael del Pino”. Remember to state participant's “Name” and “XIII Program in Public Economics”.

Payment must be remitted as follows: Fax or mail registration can be paid by bank transfer to: “Fundación Rafael del Pino” at: Banco Bankinter, Account No. 0128/0010/99/0100123901.
Please indicate “free of charges for the receiver account”. A copy of the bank transfer must be sent by e-mail or fax to Pilar Sainz de Aja, Fundación Rafael del Pino, C/Rafael Calvo 39, 28010 Madrid , Fax + 34 91 396 8619.
E-mail to: psainzdeaja@frdelpino.es


Participants may be able to obtain financial help in the form of a scholarship. We can reimburse up to 850 Euros for airfare and cover the full cost of lodging (room rate only, no incidentals, with direct payment to the hotel) for a double or triple room for a maximum of 6 nights and up to 3 nights of expense for a single room as long as the rate does not exceed what we have included in the details below. We will reimburse you for the airfare and share the need for necessary documentation via email.


Please contact Shereen Bhan at sbhan@gsu.edu for reservations, by May 20th.

You are of course, welcome to stay in a hotel of your own choice but the scholarship and special rates are only available for the Embassy Suites. Also all airport pick up and drop offs as well as site visit pick ups and drop offs will be made from this hotel as well.

We have a special arrangement with the Embassy Suites hotel for 2017. We encourage you to apply for the program and confirm reservations as soon as possible:

1. Single Room Scholarship - If you apply for a scholarship and it is granted we will be able to cover a maximum of 3 nights for a single room beyond which you will have to cover your own stay ($148 per night)

2. Double Room Scholarship - If you apply for a scholarship and it is granted, we will be able to cover a maximum of 6 nights (room rate only, no incidentals) $74 ($148/2)per person, per night – Please note that the double room rate of $74 per person, per night is available only for the nights during which two people are staying in the room. If a person arrives earlier than their roommate or leaves later than their roommate, they have to cover the full cost of the room ($148 per night) for those extra days during which there is only 1 person in the room as opposed to 2.

3. Triple Room Scholarship -   If you apply for a scholarship and it is granted, we will be able to cover a maximum of 6 nights (room rate only, no incidentals) $49.3 ($148/3) per person, per night -  Please note that the triple room rate of $49.3 per person, per night is available only for the nights during which there are three people staying in the room. If people arrive earlier than their roommates or leave later than their roommates, the people staying in the room, be it 1 or 2 have to cover the full cost of the room $148 per night for those extra nights during which there are less than 3 people in the room.

3. No Scholarship rate - The cost of the hotel without scholarship is $148 per night for a single room. If two people are sharing the room, the rate remains at $148 per night to be split in half for each person ($74 per person per night) as long as there are two people in the room. As is the case above, if  1 person arrives earlier or later than their roommate, they have to cover the full room rate for those additional nights during which there are less than 2 people in the room.  If three people are sharing the room, the rate is still $148 per night, to be split in thirds for each person ($49.3 per person per night). Similar to the double room situation, if 1 or 2 people arrive earlier or leave later than their roommates, those 1 or 2 people have to cover the full room rate for the additional nights during which there are less than 3 people in the room.

Please visit the hotel website for more information - http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/embassy-suites-by-hilton-atlanta-at-centennial-olympic-park-ATLESES/index.html


Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are also served in the seminar room. Lunch is provided during the afternoon break in the seminar room and light snacks as well as tea and coffee are available throughout the day.A fair estimate for three meals a day would be between $40 - $50. This estimate is based on the prices of restaurants in the downtown Atlanta area, located in close proximity to the hotel as well as Georgia State and our center. There is a good variety of restaurants in the downtown area, offering different types of cuisines and a nice atmosphere as well.


City of Atlanta
The campus of Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta. Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia, is located in the northern part of the state. The city itself is relatively small in land area at 340.8 sq km (131.6 sq mi) and population (around 416,474; only the 40th largest city in the U.S.), but the metropolitan region is one of the largest in the southeastern United States (population: 4,112,198), encompassing 15,867 sq km (6126 sq mi), occupying 20 counties, and containing a number of smaller established municipalities such as Decatur, Marietta, Douglasville, and Roswell. The Atlanta region's recent growth in population has been matched by rapid economic growth. The undisputed business capital of the Southeast, Atlanta houses the headquarters of some of the largest and best-known companies in the United States, including Coca-Cola, United Parcel Service (UPS), Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Turner Broadcasting System, CNN, and Delta Air Lines, Inc. In addition, more than four-fifths of the nation’s largest businesses maintain branch offices in the metropolitan area. The city is also gaining a reputation as an international business center.

You can learn more details about Atlanta online at http://www.accessatlanta.com/ and at http://atlanta.citysearch.com/

Georgia State University

Georgia State University (http://www.gsu.edu/), a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is the second largest among 78 accredited institutions of higher learning in the state of Georgia. The university is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, within walking distance of the state capital, city and county administrative headquarters, the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank and the international corporate headquarters of CNN, Coca-Cola and Georgia-Pacific.

Georgia State University houses six colleges. These are the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Law and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The university serves over 30,000 students through 50 degree programs and 217 majors. Approximately 8,000 students are enrolled in the University’s graduate degree programs.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (aysps.gsu.edu), named after Ambassador Andrew Young, was established at Georgia State University in 1996 with the objective of promoting excellence in the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy. Following the reorganization of Georgia State University’s College of Business Administration and the College of Public Administration and Urban Studies (PAUS), the Department of Economics and the departments of the former College of Public Administration and Urban Studies were incorporated into the new School. The Andrew Young School also houses several of the University’s most prominent research centers and programs, including the International Studies Program, Fiscal Research Program, Domestic Studies Program, Georgia Health Policy Center, Applied Research Center, Environmental Policy Program, and Research Atlanta, Inc.

As a result of the Andrew Young School’s contributions to real-world economic and policy reform programs in the United States and around the world, the School is recognized worldwide as a global knowledge center in the fields of economic policy and public administration. In addition, the School’s academic programs in public finance and urban management are ranked among the ten best graduate programs in the United States by US News & World Report.

The International Center for Public Policy

The International Center for Public Policy (/ICePP/) was established in 1996 within the newly formed Andrew Young School of Policy Studies with the objective of providing academic and technical training, research and technical assistance in support of sound public policy and sustainable economic growth in transition and developing economies. The International Center for Public Policy supports the School’s mission of promoting excellence in the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy by making our policy expertise and international experience available to policy makers and government officials in developing and transitional countries through technical assistance projects, consultancies, and training programs.

The International Center for Public Policy brings together the strengths of cutting-edge technical expertise, extensive real-world policy experience, and solid project management capabilities. Unlike many consulting firms, the success of the International Studies Program reflects the breadth and depth of the technical expertise that the International Studies Program can draw upon. The Andrew Young School's faculty is leading experts in economics and public policy and has authored books, published in major academic and technical journals, and has extensive experience in designing and implementing technical assistance and training programs. In contrast to many academic researchers, the International Studies Program’s faculty has extensive experience in resolving real-world policy challenges, with combined work experience in over 40 developing and transition economies around the world.

At the same time, the International Center for Public Policy's international technical assistance and training efforts uniquely complement the academic research and the educational mission of the Andrew Young School. The exposure to international policy challenges that the ICPP brings to the School, as well as the interaction with government leaders and policy makers from around the world enriches the School’s academic environment and deepens the Andrew Young School’s commitment to resolving international policy challenges.

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