We welcome all applications by graduate students and junior faculty interested in formal theory and empirical analysis. Applications which fulfil the requirements will be considered first.The program is primarily directed towards political scientists but we very much welcome applications from other fields of social sciences. Prior training in both game theory and statistics is necessary to follow the courses. Ideally, applicants should have completed courses in these areas before participation. In addition, applicants should be willing to do prepare quite extensive readings before coming to Torino. Knowledge in R is also required and applicants are expected to have obtained basic knowledge before the beginning of the courses.

Who benefits most...

The program targets particularly graduate students who have some training in both formal methodology and quantitative analysis, with advanced training in at least one of those. Ideally, he or she has passed all exams, and would be well along in the dissertation project but still able to incorporate improvements enabled by the program. Likewise, applications from junior faculty looking to improve the dissertation for publication in a direction that incorporates EITM advances are welcome. These describe the ideal applicants; interested students or junior faculty should not refrain from applying due to some perceived shortfall on any of these dimensions.

Selection Procedure

The Summer Institute on the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) is designed for both graduate students and junior faculty. Participants are selected through a competitive selection process. As a formal requirement, applicants must hold at least a Master degree.

For further information about the application procedure, please follow this link.