Summer School in the social and behavioral sciences

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2023 Summer School

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3 ECTS credits per part

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Regular fees: 275 EUR

International Fees : 275 EUR

All students will be provided with university accommodation on site throughout the length of the program they are registered for. PhD students in other disciplines than economics will further have their registration fees waived and their travel expenses funded.

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fees waiver and travel expenses funded for PhD students in other disciplines than economics

Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) offers an interdisciplinary program in the social and behavioral sciences. The summer school is open to PhD students in economics and other disciplines.
Applicants should provide a CV, a copy of their most advanced degree, a proof of student status, a short cover letter and a recommendation letter (optional) on the online application form. Applicants should specify if they will attend part 1, part 2, or both.
Credits: 3 ECTS credits per part.
Fees: 275€ for the whole program.
Waiver and funding: All students will be provided with university accommodation on site throughout the length of the program they are registered for. PhD students in other disciplines than economics will further have their registration fees waived and their travel expenses funded.
Application deadlines: February 10, 2023

Evolutionary theory provides a powerful organizing conceptual framework for understanding human social behavior that spans academic disciplines (e.g., anthropology, biology, economics and psychology), levels of explanation (e.g., proximate, ultimate, developmental, and phylogenetic) and levels of social organization (dyads, families, communities, and beyond). In so doing, this framework helps explain variation in human sociality across space and time.

This first part of the summer school will provide an overview of evolutionary approaches to understanding human sociality from an interdisciplinary perspective, incorporating the most recent theoretical and empirical advances.
The first week comprises a course by Dr. Jonathan Stieglitz on human social evolution from an evolutionary anthropological perspective; during this week students will also have the opportunity to attend the 10th Toulouse Economics and Biology Workshop held on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2 (theme: “Inertia in biological and cultural systems”).

During the second week, Dr. Stieglitz will complete his course on human social evolution; the second week will also consist of courses offered by Dr. Péter Bayer on mathematical models of social evolution; by Dr. Zoe Purcell on reasoning in a modern world, with artificial intelligence and rapidly changing information landscapes; by Dr. Maxime Derex on the effect of human sociality on cumulative cultural evolution; and by Dr. Paul Seabright on the evolution and function of religion. For both weeks, the daily format will consist of lectures (mornings) and student presentations (afternoons).

The second part of the Summer School will introduce students to a wide range of topics and issues in political economy. In particular, we will discuss the roots of electoral
preferences and behavior, of protests and social mobilization, and of political prejudice and polarization. We will also provide theoretical tools to students to think about elections, the origin of democracy, and the political economy of the mass media. Finally, we will also discuss the roots and solutions to the problem of corruption and development.

 

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Start Date

End Date

Application Deadline

Type

Summer schools

Reference Number

2023 Summer School

Certifications & Titles

3 ECTS credits per part

Fees

Regular fees: 275 EUR

International Fees : 275 EUR

All students will be provided with university accommodation on site throughout the length of the program they are registered for. PhD students in other disciplines than economics will further have their registration fees waived and their travel expenses funded.

Funding Options

fees waiver and travel expenses funded for PhD students in other disciplines than economics

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