Participation and enrollment
Who can participate in the program?
Activities of the Doctoral Program in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research are open to all PhD students enrolled in one of the universities of Western Switzerland (Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel). Students can join at any time during their Ph.D thesis.
Interested faculty from one of the universities of Western Switzerland (Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel) can participate in the organization and teaching in the program’s activities.
How and when can I enroll in the program?
The Doctoral Program in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research has open enrollment: Ph.D students and professors can enroll at any time. There is an enrollment form online.
Please note: there is currently only one online-form. As Professor, please specify your position and give a short summary of your research activities.
Can Ph.D students already enrolled in another doctoral program participate?
Yes, Ph.D. students enrolled in other programs can participate in all activities of the Doctoral Program in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research.
Can post-doctoral fellows participate in the program?
Yes, post-doctoral fellows are welcome to participate in our activities depending on availability, but are not eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel and accommodation expenses. Registration to each activity is mandatory.
What activities does the program offer?
The Doctoral Program in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research offers a wide range of activities, including a Winter school, a Summer school and an annual conference.
Where is the program located?
The Doctoral Program in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research is an overarching activity of the partner Universities and activities will take place in each location. Please see the specific descriptions of activities for further information here.
Who is eligible for reimbursement?
Only the participants from the Universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel are eligible for reimbursement.
What does the program cover?
Travel expenses: Up to the equivalent of a half-fare train ticket, 2nd class, between the home university and the activity site.
There is currently no reimbursement for private cars and taxi services.
Meals and accommodation: the program covers meals and accommodation in the context of activities for participants (Ph.D students) and organizers.
Reimbursement: Please send a Reimbursement Form to the coordinator of the Doctoral Program. See details and specific conditions here.
Program evaluation and participation
How can I give feedback to the program?
The Doctoral Program in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research is a novel program and feedback from participants is highly appreciated. In order to improve the quality of the program, participants are asked to fill out evaluation sheets that will be distributed during the activities. Individual feedback, suggestions, and ideas are very welcome and can be addressed to the Program Coordinator and the members of the Scientific Committee.
Can Ph.D students participate in organizing activities?
Yes, and this is strongly encouraged. If you would like to participate in the organization of an activity or have own ideas about interesting activities, please contact the Program Coordinator and/or the members of the Scientific Committee.