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1st Virtual Workshop - Part 1


February 2021

Lang English
Responsable de l'activité

Christian Zehnder


Prof. Christian Zehnder, University of Lausanne

Prof. Holger Herz, University of Fribourg


Prof. Daniel J. Benjamin, Anderson School of Management and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles




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

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

Prof. Benjamin's current research topics include understanding errors people make in statistical reasoning; exploring how best to use survey measures of subjective well-being (such as happiness and life satisfaction) to track national well-being and evaluate policies; and identifying genetic variants associated with outcomes such as educational attainment and subjective well-being. Other ongoing work addresses how economic behavior relates to cognitive ability and social identity (ethnicity, race, gender, and religion).




February 8, 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00

February 10, 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00



Errors in Statistical Reasoning




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 no later than January 15, 2021.


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 this session of the workshop, please sign up for the workshop here no later that February 1.

If you want to attend the session and make a presentation, please sign up for the workshop here no later than February 1 and send a title and abstract to the coordinator of the program Bénédicte Moreira: behavioural-research(at)cuso(dot)ch no later than January 15. Acceptance decisions will be sent on January 20.



Deadline for registration 01.02.2021

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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