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  • Locations: Bogota, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Program Overview

Bogota skyline
This program is offered as an international capstone option for graduate students in the MS Applied Economics program. 
Learn about Networks: Overview and Applications to Cities, including theory and application of economic techniques.  Read more in detail about the program at

It has been recognized for a long time that non-market interactions, i.e., interactions between agents that are not mediated by the market, are crucial to explain different economic phenomena such as stock market crashes, growth, education, religion, crime, etc. (for recent surveys, see Glaeser and Scheinkman, 2002, and Durlauf, 2004). In these models, the marginal utility to one person of undertaking an action is a function of the average amount of the action taken by her peers. Peer effects are an intragroup externality, homogeneous across group members, that captures the average influence that members exert on each other.
We would like to go further by explicitly providing the particular structure of this dependence on group behaviour. In particular, if one considers a network of links between agents, then the peer influence varies across agents in the network, and the intragroup externality we obtain is heterogeneous across agents. This heterogeneity reflects asymmetries in network locations across group members. Networks and peer effects are in the heart of most non-market relationships.
This course will be divided into two parts. Using graph theory, we will first present some of the main theoretical and empirical results of the network literature. We will then apply these results to urban economics and show how the social space affects the geographical space.

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Bogota is the largest city in Colombia, and over 8 million people reside in the city.  This hub of finance and economics in the region is a vibrant city with a growing tourism industry. 

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Who Can Participate?

 Economics Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students will be participate in morning and afternoon sessions on July 4, 5, 8, and 9 with Professor Yves Zenou, Professor of Economics at Monash University in Australia. 
A full syllabus is available here.

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Living Arrangements

Students arrange their own accomodation for this program.  Please consult Lindner International Programs for housing suggestions. 
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Getting There

Students will arrange their own transportation to and from Bogota.
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Program Costs

  Estimated 2019 Costs:
Costs to UC  
MLTI6000 Course Fee $200
UC International Scholarship ($200)
LCB Scholarship ($200)
Economics Department Scholarship ($300)
Total to UC ($500)
Costs on your own  
Flight (estimate) $1000
Program Fee (Tuition to Javeriana) $730
Accommodation in France (estimate) $550
CISI Insurance $10.75
Personal spending money $300
Total cost $2590

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.Return to top

UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.
UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.
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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department’s passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.
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Contacts for More Information

LCB International Programs Dr. Michael Jones
203 Carl Lindner Hall 324 Carl Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-2968 tel: 513-556-2491
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This program is currently not accepting applications.