Innsbruck Winter School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior

The SFB (Special Research Unit) “Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior” at the University of Innsbruck is delighted to offer the second edition of the Innsbruck Winter School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior. The course will focus on theoretical, experimental and behavioral approaches towards analyzing the economic implications of credence goods and will be taught by Loukas Balafoutas and Rudolf Kerschbamer. In addition, special sessions on selected topics in Behavioral Economics/Finance by Matthias Sutter, Jürgen Huber, Michael Kirchler, and Markus Walzl will be provided.

The purpose of this Winter School is to provide students with the tools needed to analyze key determinants of individual behavior and market performance in credence goods markets (with a wide definition of credence goods), such as markets for health care, repair and legal services, as well as markets for financial advice and fund management.

Part of the program will be the two-day workshop Innsbruck Winter Summit – (Un)Ethical Behavior in Markets. Keynotes will be given by Anna Dreber-Almenberg (Stockholm School of Economics and University of Innsbruck), Martin Dufwenberg (University of Arizona and University of Gothenburg), George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon University), and Matthias Sutter (Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn, University of Cologne and University of Innsbruck).

With the University of Innsbruck being located in the middle of the Alps, the Winter School will be held a 40 minutes’ drive away in Kühtai, a small town located 2020 meters above sea level in a picturesque ski area. It offers the perfect combination of learning from outstanding experts in the field, networking opportunities among young researchers and a wide range of winter sport activities.

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