The 13th Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics will be from July 15th to July 22th, 2018, at the University Campus in Rethymno, Crete. The topic of the School is on "Nonparametric Methods for Practitioners: Theory with Applications in R".

Jeffrey S. Racine

Jeffrey S. Racine, Professor in the Department of Economics, McMaster University, Canada, will be the Distinguished Guest Professor.

Up to 30 students will be accepted to the program.

Since 2006 the Department of Economics of the University of Crete is successfully running its Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics. The broader objective of this series of events is to provide advanced training for young researchers from all over Europe and beyond on important disciplines of economics and econometrics. The Summer School follow a traditional structure: lectures in the morning and computer practical sessions in the afternoon. The specialized topic varies from year to year and reflects issues that are currently lively areas of new research and policy interest. The faculty is comprised of leaders in the field, and offers an overall coverage of the specialist area.

Magdalena Erdem, ASSEE 2014

The course justified my expectations completely! 

The organization of the course was excellent and I do not hesitate to recommend ASSEE to anyone who wants to learn some theory of interest as well as practical aspects of econometrics.


Through systematic interaction participants will be encouraged to compare their approaches and examine their research work. A unique opportunity will be given to advanced doctoral students to present their own work and to discuss it with the Distinguished Guest Professor. The Advanced Summer School Series on Economics and Econometrics facilitates the establishment of contacts between young researchers coming from various universities and research institutions throughout Europe.


Jeffrey S. Racine is currently a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Professor in the Graduate Program in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. He occupies the Senator William McMaster Chair in Econometrics and is a Fellow of Journal of Econometrics.

His research interests include nonparametric estimation and inference, cross-validatory model selection, frequentist model averaging, nonparametric instrumental methods, and entropy-based measures of dependence and their statistical underpinnings. He is also interested in parallel distributed computing paradigms and their application to computationally intensive nonparametric estimators.

He is currently serving as the Associate Editor for Econometric Reviews and the Journal of Econometric Methods and as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Econometrics.

He is the co-author of Nonparametric Econometrics: Theory and Practice (Princeton University Press, 2007, Chinese translation (2015)), author of Nonparametric Econometrics: A Primer (Foundations and Trends in Econometrics, 2008), and has published over 85 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

He has written five R ( packages. The np, npRmpi, and crs packages are available from the Comprehensive R Archive Network ( The ma and hr packages can be found at along with the development versions of the np, npRmpi, and crs packages.