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7th Winter School in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research


January 6-11, 2019

Responsable de l'activité

Christian Zehnder


Prof. Holger Herz, UNIFR

Prof. Christian Zehnder, UNIL


Prof. David Cooper, Florida State University and University of East Anglia

Prof. Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford


David Cooper's research focuses on experimental economics with applications to game theory, managerial decision making, and entrepreneurship. He has written papers on learning in strategic settings, decision making by teams in strategic settings, overcoming coordination failure within organizations, and the role of communication in fostering collusion.

Johannes Abeler applies insights from behavioural and experimental economics to questions in public and labour economics. His research has studied the economic effects of honesty, disappointment, fairness, complexity, and fungibility.


The winter school will start on Monday, January 7 (arrival on Sunday evening) and will end on Friday, January 11 (around noon). There will be lectures on Monday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Thursday morning, and Thursday afternoon. Parts of Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon and parts of Thursday afternoon will be dedicated to group work and projects. During the afternoons the lecturers and organizers are always available for discussions and office hours. There will also be dedicated slots for discussion of personal projects (e.g. dissertation papers) with the speakers. Friday will be reserved for the presentation of group projects developed during the week. On Wednesday the participants have the possibility to benefit from the fantastic winter sport environment in Champéry (Champéry provides direct access to the "Portes du Soleil" ski resort). All participants are strongly encouraged to bring their winter sport equipment with them for this purpose.




Participants will be hosted at:

Hôtel National Resort & Spa

Rue du village 47 - 1874 Champéry

Tel +41 (0) 24.479.11.30

Arrangements will be made by the program coordinator for all the participants.


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.

For students coming from universities outside the CUSO network the fees amount to CHF 1'814 (including five nights in a double-room, breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks). Participants are responsible for their travel expenses.

Detailed information on the management directives can be found here.


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

The application deadline is December 10, 2018.



Deadline for registration 10.12.2018

Program coordinator:

Bénédicte Moreira:

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