Learn from the two world-leading universities to boost your rigorous analytical skills in Beijing this summer. 

Immerse yourself with top minds from PKU and UChicago to conduct evidence-based policy analysis in four weeks.


  • Rigorous interactive academic training from Peking University and University of Chicago faculty at the PKU campus in Beijing, China
  • Policy capstone project with UChicago faculty supervision
  • Field trip and visits to international organizations to expand your career knowledge and industry network
  • Shareable certification of completion to showcase your academic rigor

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Course Overview

Applied Econometrics, Programming in Stata, Faculty-led Capstone Project


Beginner, Intermediate


4 weeks, approximately 20-25 hours per week


July 17 - August 11, 2023




In-person at the Peking University campus in Beijing, China

Austin Wright, Assistant Professor

Faculty Director for the International Policy Action Lab (IPAL), ensuring the holistic curriculum is designed and taught to meet student needs...

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Applied Econometrics, Stata, coding and policy research


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Bruno Xie

"Before IPAL I thought I wouldn’t be able to code, but during the program I became much more confident as we applied coding to real world issues."

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Giulia Interesse

"Both institutions offered high quality content, and the lectures were brilliant and amazing in conveying knowledge."

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Serena Huang

"They made coding understandable and enjoyable. By the time it came to finalizing the capstone project, I was using R to create data visualizations and everything. The program gave me excellent tools to assess policy."

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Jazmin Juarez

"The IPAL program was truly a unique learning opportunity that enhanced my research skills and deepened my understanding of critical international policy issues. Because of IPAL, I now have a clearer idea of what master's program I would like to pursue."

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Xintong Wu

"IPAL successfully provided me with the perspective of public policy. I learned a lot about Excel and R—cleaning, searching, and conducting statistical analysis on data. But perhaps even more valuable to me was learning the process of writing an academic essay."

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