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4th Summer School: Behavioral Research in Law and Economics


June 12-17 2016

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Responsable de l'activité

Christian Zehnder


Prof. Lorenz Goette, University of Bonn and University of Lausanne

Prof. Christian Zehnder, UNIL

Prof. Holger Herz, UNIFR


Prof. Daniel Chen, ETH Zurich, long-term visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study (Toulouse)

Prof. Lorenz Goette, University of Bonn and University of Lausanne


The summer school 2016 will focus on Behavioral Research in the domain of Law and Economics.

With Daniel Chen we have a leading expert in the field. Daniel is one of the rare interdisciplinary scholars who has a strong background in both disciplines touched by his research (he has doctoral degrees in both economics and law). Daniel's research covers a wide variety of topics and includes fascinating work on the role of the gambler's fallacy in the field or dissenting judges. Daniel also happens to be part of a team who is developing a novel, browser-based software to collect experimental data (oTree). He will therefore also give an introduction lecture showing some of the new features that the software offers to researchers.



The second part of the summer school will concentrate on new developments in Behavioral Research on Resources Conservation. This part will be taught by Lorenz Goette.

Lorenz Goette is a leading expert in field experiments and empirical methods. He has conducted creative experiments with a wide variety of non-standard participants including bike messengers, truck drivers, blood donors and newspaper distributors. In some of his recent research he has started to investigate novel interventions that aim at helping people to conserve natural resources. His lectures will focus on this fascinating work.





For students of the CUSO universities (Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Fribourg) and from the university of Bern, accommodation and meals will be covered by the CUSO. Travel expenses will be reimbursed based on half-fare train ticket (2nd class) from the student's university to the place of the activity.

Students coming from universities outside the CUSO network are required to cover their expenses for accommodation, meals and travels themselves.

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The summer school is open to all Ph.D. students in economics, management, psychology and the neurosciences.

Application deadline: May 6th, 2016

Detailed program to be announced.



Deadline for registration 20.05.2016
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