This two-week workshop — a boot camp of sorts — on economic methods for historians. The format of the workshop is loosely based on an executive MBA program. Faculty and graduate students from across the country participate in two weeks of intense lectures and labs in core technical areas so as to give them confidence in applying quantitative methods and economic theory to historical research.
Participants receive instruction from statisticians, economists, and accountants on the basics of their fields, giving them the capacity and vocabulary to further develop their interests in economic techniques. By the end of the two weeks, participants are able to run basic regressions, conduct statistical tests, understand basic micro- and macroeconomic theory, and evaluate financial statements.