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1st Virtual Workshop - Part 2


March 2021

Lang English
Responsable de l'activité

Christian Zehnder


Prof. Christian Zehnder, University of Lausanne

Prof. Holger Herz, University of Fribourg


Prof. Alex Imas, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business





This is the second of a three-part virtual workshop that will be held on Zoom. Students can participate remotely and each part can be taken separately.

Each session consists of two blocks of two hours. Each two hour-block will be divided into a lecture by our speaker as well as a presentation by one of our workshop participants.

Prof. Imas' research studies behavioral economics with a focus on dynamic decision-making. He explores questions related to how prior outcomes affect risk-taking, learning and social interactions, how behavioral economics can be applied to incentive design and how visceral states impact decision-making. His work utilizes a variety of methods, including lab experiments, field experiments, analysis of observational data and theoretical modeling, and includes applications to mental accounting, discrimination and finance.

For his work on the dynamics of discrimination (AER, 2019), Alex recently received the Exeter Price for the best paper published in 2019 in a peer-reviewed journal in the fields of Experimental Economics, Behavioural Economics and Decision Theory.



March 9, 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00

March 12, 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00



Lecture 1: Dynamics of Judgement and Decision Making

Lecture 2: Dynamics of Discrimination




Participants can apply for presentations by sending a title and abstract of the paper/project that is to be presented to Bénédicte Moreira: behavioural-research(at)cuso(dot)ch. Submission deadline: February 20.

There are two types of presentations:

- Research presentations: in these sessions, participants can present current research projects.

- Project presentation: in these sessions, participants can present project ideas and get feedback from the audience.

One criterion for presentation will be the fit with our external speakers and topic.


The virtual workshop is open to all PhD students in economics, management, psychology and the neuro-sciences.

Participation is free of charge

Detailed information on the management directives can be found here.


If you want to attend the session, please sign up for the workshop here no later that February 20.

If you want to attend the session and make a presentation, please send a title and abstract to the coordinator of the program Bénédicte Moreira: behavioural-research(at)cuso(dot)ch no later than February 20. Acceptance decisions will be sent on February 25.



Deadline for registration 20.02.2021

The website of our program is found here

If you have any questions about the virtual workshop, please feel free to contact the coordinator of the program: Bénédicte Moreira at behavioural-research(at)cuso(dot)ch

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