Frequently Asked Questions

This is the first Summer School ever organized by the Journal of International Economics, the flagship journal in the area of International Economics. Further, the Summer School will feature a series of lectures by leading faculty in this area.

Simply click on the Apply tab on the School’s webpage,, and fill in the form provided.

We abide by the American Economic Association Code of Conduct
as it is adopted on April 20, 2018, which states the following.

"The American Economic Association holds that principles of professional conduct should guide economists in academia, government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.

The AEA's founding purpose of "the encouragement of economic research" requires intellectual and professional integrity. Integrity demands honesty, care, and transparency in conducting and presenting research; disinterested assessment of ideas; acknowledgment of limits of expertise; and disclosure of real and perceived conflicts of interest.

The AEA encourages the "perfect freedom of economic discussion."  This goal requires an environment where all can freely participate and where each idea is considered on its own merits. Economists have a professional obligation to conduct civil and respectful discourse in all forums, including those that allow confidential or anonymous participation.

The AEA seeks to create a professional environment with equal opportunity and fair treatment for all economists, regardless of age, sex, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, health condition, marital status, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, professional status, or personal connections.

Economists have both an individual responsibility for their own conduct, and a collective responsibility to promote professional conduct. These responsibilities include developing institutional arrangements and a professional environment that promote free expression concerning economics. These responsibilities also include supporting participation and advancement in the economics profession by individuals from all backgrounds, including particularly those that have been historically underrepresented."

We strive to promote these principles through this activity.

 The island of Crete has two international airports: (i) the “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” airport at Chania (west Crete) with IATA code CHQ, and (ii) the “Nikos Kazantzakis” airport at Heraklion (east Crete) with IATA code HER. The city of Rethymno lies somewhere between these two airports, so you could choose any of them. You could get a bus, or taxi, or rent a car to Rethymno from either of these airports.

Yes. Take the Metro from Athens airport (“Eleftherios Venizelos” airport with IATA code ATH) down to Piraeus harbor, and from there get a ship to either Chania seaport or Heraklion seaport. You could get a bus, or taxi, or rent a car to Rethymno from either of these seaports.

The fee of $150 covers the following: (i) coffee breaks, (ii) lunches, and (iii) the cost of lecture notes or other any material distributed to the participants. It does not cover any lodging or travel expenses.

We expect the accommodation cost for 3-star hotels and studios in the city of Rethymno to be approximately 35-50€ per person per night, while hostels could be cheaper, around 20-25€ per person per night. Please book early. You can find more detailed information on the Summer School’s website

In your cover letter (filetype: pdf, max length: 1 page A4 format, and max size: 10MB) you should explicitly state that you apply for a fee waiver and the reasons why.

June is a great time to visit Crete. The sun is hot but not blazingly hot like July or August, the water is warm, everything is open, the days are long, the evenings are warm enough to spend time outside, tourists are around but it’s not as crowded as in July or August. June is also a great time to go hiking in the Cretan gorges or to take a road trip around Crete and enjoy some of the best beaches in the world (e.g. Elafonissi beach, Balos beach and many many more), the stunning scenery, the archaeological sites and the hundreds of caves scattered around the island. Discover more on

Rethymno is one of the most beautiful towns in Crete and in Greece altogether. Rethymno has one of the best-preserved old districts on Crete with aristocratic buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries. Narrow streets, a small Venetian harbor, and an impressive Venetian Fortress are some of the must-sees. The nightlife in Rethymno is particularly vivid with a great variety of cafe-bars open long after midnight. A wide range of restaurants, including tavernas with authentic Cretan cuisine, as well as the long sandy beach within a walking distance from the city center, make Rethymno an ideal destination. Find out more about Rethymno on