Toulouse Summer School in Quantitative Social Sciences

Toulouse Summer School in Quantitative Social Sciences

back in May June 2023!

The summer school will be in-presence only and located in the new TSE building at 1 Esplanade de l’Université, 31000, Toulouse, France.


The Toulouse Summer School in Quantitative Social Sciences at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) offers an interdisciplinary program in economics and the social sciences. The summer school is open to PhD students in economics and other disciplines.

Scholars from TSE and IAST will lead a program offering a variety courses, lectures, and interactive sessions in the following topics:

The evolution of human sociality

Economic and political institutions

Students will be able to claim 3 ECTS credits per part. Students may attend part 1 only, part 2 only, or both parts.

Students will also benefit from the opportunity to attend conferences,

Organizers: Victor Gay and Jorge Peña


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The Toulouse Summer School in Quantitative Social Sciences offers a variety of courses taught by recognized experts in their fields. Further details can be found in the summer school brochure.

Part 1 (May 30 – June 10, 2022)
The evolution of human sociality

Jorge Peña, Jonathan Stieglitz, and Péter Bayer

Week 1 (Jorge Peña and Péter Bayer):

  • Day 1: Methods.
  • Day 2 : Indirect reciprocity.
  • Day 3: Institutional sanctioning.
  • Days 4–5: Toulouse Economics and Biology Workshop.

Week 2 (Jonathan Stieglitz):

  • Day 1: Pentecost holiday.
  • Day 2 : Social contract theory in light of human evolutionary social science ; Inequality, competition, and reproduction.
  • Day 3 : Life history theory ; Evolution of human cooperation.
  • Day 4 : Complementarity in human families ; Sexual conflict.
  • Day 5 : Cumulative culture : Pedagogy ; Norm enforcement.

Part 2 (June 13 – June 24, 2022)
Economic and political institutions

Horacio Larreguy and Mohamed Saleh

Week 1 :

  • Day 1: Institutions and economic development (M. Saleh).
  • Day 2 : Methods and data (M. Saleh).
  • Day 3: Migration (M. Saleh).
  • Day 4: Intergenerational mobility and big data (M. Saleh).
  • Day 5 : Democracy and inequality (H. Larreguy).

Week 2 :

  • Day 1: Methods and data ; Political selection (H. Larreguy).
  • Day 2 : Political selection ; Social media and politics (H. Larreguy).
  • Days 3–4 : Political Economy Workshop.
  • Day 5 : Final presentations.


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275 euros for the whole program. 

Waiver and funding: All students will be provided with university accommodation on site throughout the length of the program they are registered for. PhD students in other disciplines than economics will further have their registration fees waived and their travel expenses funded.



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Application deadline

Early applications are encouraged and will be given priority in the event of excess demand.

  • Early application deadline: February 4, 2022
  • Regular application deadline: March 18, 2022

The following documents are required to apply:

  • CV
  • Copy of most advanced degree
  • Proof of of student status
  • Short cover letter
  • Recommendation letter (optional), to be sent to summerschool.application[a]

Applicants should specify if they will attend part 1, part 2, or both.

Applications are to be made on the TSE platform : click here to apply


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