Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Europe Summer Institute 2018, June 23 - July 07

The EITM Europe 2018 summer institute on Text as Data: New Developments in Machine Learning and Social Media Research provides an introduction to the most recent developments in quantitative textual analysis and applications to social media. These topics receive increasing scholarly attention in the social sciences, econometrics, computer sciences, and linguistics, promising new insights from Big Data. However, the application of textual analysis to social media imposes specific challenges to research design and the usage of statistical tools to draw inferences.

This year's summer institute offers scholarly insights into the most recent developments in textual analysis, including statistics, theories, and applications, taught by leading scholars in four modules (plus a refresher course) from 23th June until 7th July 2018 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino. EITM Europe 2018 is directed by Thomas König (University of Mannheim) in collaboration with Fabio Franchino (University of Milan). 

The first module on statistics from June 25th until June 27th (and the math refresher from June 23th until June 24th) will be taught by James Lo (University of Southern California), the theoretical module from June 28th until June 30 by Thomas Bräuninger (University of Mannheim), the module on machine learning from July 2nd until July 4th by Nicole Baerg (University of Essex), and the module on social media from July 5th until July 7th by Pablo Barberá (London School of Economics and Political Science). For more details, see our program.

The tuition for the whole summer institute from 23th of June until 7th of July is 1000 €.  If participants want to join only a shorter period, the tuition is 300 € per module.

To apply for the EITM Europe summer school, please use the online application form of the Essex Summer School which can be found on the following website. The application period will start in December. 

Information on financial support for attending the summer school will be advertised in due time.


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