Behavioral and Experimental Economics Summer School

Behavioral and Experimental Economics Summer School

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Summer School at the UB School of Economics is accredited in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System and will be recognized by the University of Barcelona with ECTS credits.

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 475 - 710 EUR

General fee: 710 euros*
Student fee: 475 euros

*25% discount on the general fee for early career researchers (within five years of the award of their PhD)

Fees cover: coffee breaks, the welcome dinner, the farewell cocktail, unlimited access to the UB Sports Centre and any material required for the course. They do not cover accommodation, transportation or any other services.

Scholarships

Master and PhD students seeking financial aid may apply for one of the five scholarships available. Each scholarship covers the course tuition fees. Applicants should add (i) a cover letter and (ii) a support letter from their supervisor or professor to the online application form. Please note that candidates already graduated will not be eligible to apply for scholarships.

Deadline for registration including scholarship application is April 30th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Summer School academic coordinator. Priority will be given to those working on a clearly related topic. The list of awarded participants will be published by May 15th, 2022.

Tuition fees already paid by participants awarded with one of the scholarships will be reimbursed as soon as possible.

The Summer School on Experimental and Behavioral Economics organized by the UB School of Economics combines both a theorical and practial approach. Participants will gain academic knowledge in the basic principles of experimental econonomics, how to design economic experiments, the most relevant research and results in the field and how to deviate from Standard economic theory. In addition to it, they will also gain practical experience by designing and running their own experiments.

Scholarships available for outstanding profiles! 

 

Experimental Economics has become an important tool of economic research and policy analysis. For instance, some experimental studies have focused on the procrastination that arises in consumption and savings behavior, while others have shown that self-interest is not the only driving force shaping behavior in bargaining games and that considerations of fairness play an important role.

The field was pioneered by Vernon Smith, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002, for developing a methodology that allows researchers to examine the effects of policy changes before they are implemented, and help policymakers make better decisions.

Together, with behavioral economics—which has established that people are a lot less rational than traditional economics had assumed—experimental economics is also being used to investigate how markets fail, and experimental evidence has helped spark an interest in theories of learning and adaptation.

The course will combine theory and practice. It is well known that microeconomic theories usually depend on individual preferences, which cannot be observed in natural environments. To overcome this drawback, it will be shown that experiments in the laboratory help to check whether the assumptions made about individuals are descriptive of their behavior. Such experiments involve both studies of individual choice and of the interactive behavior that is the concern of the theory of games. Also, following the recent trends, the implementation of field experiments and natural experiments, which take place outside the lab, will be considered.

Session 1 Introduction to Experimental Economics I. Pol Campos-Mercade

Session 2 Introduction to Experimental Economics II. Friederike Mengel

Lab 1 Participate in “Typical Experiments”. Pol Campos-Mercade

Session 3 Eliciting (Social) Preferences in Lab I. Friederike Mengel

Session 4 Eliciting (Social) Preferences in Lab II. Friederike Mengel

Lab 2 What are your preferences? Data Analysis. Pol Campos-Mercade

Session 5 Experimental Economics: Data Analysis. Friederike Mengel

Session 6 Learning and Opinion Dynamics in Networks. Friederike Mengel

Session 7 RCT’s and Field Experiments. Friederike Mengel

Session 8 Learning in Networks in the Field. Friederike Mengel

Session 9 Threshold Incentives in the Field. Pol Campos-Mercade

Session 10 Current Trends in Experimental Economics. Pol Campos-Mercade

This Summer School includes also a session where advanced students can present their works and receive feedback.

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Start Date

End Date

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Type

Summer Schools

Certifications & Titles

Summer School at the UB School of Economics is accredited in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System and will be recognized by the University of Barcelona with ECTS credits.

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 475 - 710 EUR

General fee: 710 euros*
Student fee: 475 euros

*25% discount on the general fee for early career researchers (within five years of the award of their PhD)

Fees cover: coffee breaks, the welcome dinner, the farewell cocktail, unlimited access to the UB Sports Centre and any material required for the course. They do not cover accommodation, transportation or any other services.

Scholarships

Master and PhD students seeking financial aid may apply for one of the five scholarships available. Each scholarship covers the course tuition fees. Applicants should add (i) a cover letter and (ii) a support letter from their supervisor or professor to the online application form. Please note that candidates already graduated will not be eligible to apply for scholarships.

Deadline for registration including scholarship application is April 30th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Summer School academic coordinator. Priority will be given to those working on a clearly related topic. The list of awarded participants will be published by May 15th, 2022.

Tuition fees already paid by participants awarded with one of the scholarships will be reimbursed as soon as possible.

John M. Keynes 1-11

08034 Spain