2nd briq Summer School in Behavioral Economics

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08-07-19 to 12-07-19
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The purpose of the school is to introduce Ph.D. students in economics to various cutting-edge research topics in behavioral economics. The co-organizers are Armin Falk, Botond Kőszegi, and Florian Zimmermann, who will lecture along with George Loewenstein, Douglas Bernheim (tbc), and Muriel Niederle (tbc). Each faculty member will cover and discuss open questions in one broad recent research agenda in behavioral economics. The schedule will also include plenty of opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with faculty and fellow students, and for socializing.

The focus of the summer school will not be on the foundations of behavioral economics, but on familiarizing students with recent developments. Hence, some familiarity with the main phenomena and models of behavioral economics — or a willingness to catch up beforehand by studying background readings — is expected.    

About 25 participants will be invited and there is no program fee for admitted students. To apply, please upload your curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose (maximum two pages), an (unofficial) course/grade transcript, as well as two letters of recommendation from faculty advisors describing your standing in the program, research potential, and interest in behavioral economics. All application materials must be received by March 15. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 15.

                             Please use only briq’s online application portal.   

The Summer School will be hosted and fully financed by briq. Funding is covered conditional on attending the whole Summer School. Economy class airfares and six nights of lodging including breakfast and meals in the program will be covered for invitees according to the briq reimbursement guidelines.

Kindly note that tax regulations prohibit briq from fully reimbursing the travel expenses of conference participants who combine their trip with other destinations or extend their stay beyond the 7-day-window surrounding the event.


Preliminary list of speakers:

  • Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University (tbc)
  • Armin Falk, briq and University of Bonn
  • Botond Kőszegi, Central European University
  • George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Muriel Niederle, Stanford University (tbc)
  • Florian Zimmermann, briq and University of Bonn
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