UNSW Computational Economics Workshop

QuantEcon will be running a half-day workshop in computational economics at UNSW on August 11, 2017. The workshop will provide a quick start introduction to programming in Python and Julia for economists.

Our target audience is current PhD students who are curious about Python and Julia, and how they might be useful for research in quantitative economics. Faculty are also welcome to attend. Content will be loosely based on the material in Lectures in Quantitative Economics.

Time: August 11, 1pm - 5pm

Location: K-G6-G15 – Blockhouse G15,UNSW

Registration: Please register here

Cost: Free


  • Introduction to Python and Julia for scientific computing
  • Jupyter notebooks, scientific workflow
  • Python for data handling, analysis, and visualisation


Be sure to bring your laptop to the workshop.  If possible, before coming, please

All languages and computing platforms we use are free and open source.  Troubleshooting of installations and other software issues will be available in the first session.


The following resources will be useful during and after:


Matthew McKay, John Stachurski, Natasha Watkins


For requests or feedback, please email contact@quantecon.org.