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CEEL Summer school Summer School in Psychological Economics and Economic Psychology

Summer School in Psychological Economics and Economic Psychology

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Summer School in Psychological Economics and Economic Psychology
22 June – 2 July 2009

IAREP - International Association for Research in Economic Psychology


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Directors of the School:
Luigi Mittone, University of Trento
Paul Webley, SOAS, University of London

Guest speakers:
Giorgio Coricelli, CNRS, Université Lyon I and CIMeC, University of Trento
Simon Gächter, CeDEx, University of Nottingham
Werner Güth, Max Planck Institute of Economics
William T. Harbaugh, Eugene, Oregon
Paul Slovic, Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon

The summer school at Trento is simultaneously a school, teaching contemporary theories and methods, and a workshop, wherein participants, both faculty and students, develop research and ideas to advance this frontier. The school is a call to the community of present and future researchers interested in pursuing this objective.
The summer school is intended primarily for Ph.D. students, but also for post-docs and beginning faculty in Economics, Psychology, and related disciplines
The general aim of the Summer School is to provide participants with an interdisciplinary and open-minded view of the study of economic decision-making.

The first part of the schedule includes overview lectures, which cover topics such as heuristics and biases, preferences over risky and uncertain outcomes, reference-dependent preferences, decision utility and experienced utility, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, happiness, procedural justice, and social interactions. Part of the lectures will focus on the methodology, with particular attention to experimental methods, and on data analysis.

The second part of the schedule includes seminars in which invited speakers present their recent research.

In addition to overview lectures, seminars, and group work, the school will feature seminar-style discussions of participants’ research. Applicants therefore need to include statements about their current or projected research, along with relevant research papers, if any.


People interested in participating in the Summer School are encouraged to apply by submitting a curriculum vitae, a two-page essay describing their interest in Psychological Economics and Economic Psychology, a course transcript from their PhD program, including advanced examinations passed, one or two letters of recommendation, statements about their current or projected research, along with relevant research papers, if any.
The Summer School is intended for Ph.D students and post-doctoral scholars.
Applications are due by 31 March 2009. We encourage electronic submissions (PDF format): psyecon-iarep-school@economia.unitn.it. Admissions decisions will be made and announced by 8 April 2009. All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.
The registration fee, that includes participation in the summer school, accommodation, food and beverage (please note that meals during the weekend and travel expenses are due to the participants), are as follows: € 450 (in double room) and € 600 (in single room) that you will pay once accepted. In order to participate to the school you have to be a IAREP Member (the application form can be downloaded at http://www.iarep.org/howtobecomeamember.htm Students who are not full-time employees € 40).
The sessions will be held in a beautiful resort close to Trento, Italy. All participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the event. Please direct logistical questions to the Summer School Secretary (psyecon-iarep-school@economia.unitn.it).


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Department of Economics via Inama, 5 I-38100 Trento tel. +39 461 282201