The course is organized by The Choice Lab group at FAIR and will take place at NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen. The course consists of ten lectures over four days. Students will also have the opportunity to present their own research.
This course will explore some of the ways that insights from psychology can be translated into formal economic analysis. The emphasis is on how economists might incorporate these insights to answer important economic questions using the rigorous techniques of traditional economics. The material will be presented in terms of simple formal models. Topics include ways that we can be more realistic about people's preferences (for instance by understanding that people care not just about absolute outcomes, but how those outcomes compare to expectations and other reference points), as well as ways we can be more realistic about imperfections in human reasoning and choices, such as allowing for people's biases in predicting future tastes, the overly narrow focus people bring to important choices, self-control problems, biases in probabilistic judgment, and errors people make in learning from each other.
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Following the PhD course The Choice Lab group at FAIR together with BITSS is organizing a workshop on Research Transparency and Reproducibility, August 18-19.
How to apply
Application deadline: 23 June, 2017
Application for NHH PhD students: Please send an email to email@example.com.
Application for non-NHH PhD students: Please send the completed application form, found below, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION FORM FOR NON-NHH STUDENTS
Students who are interested in presenting their own research during the course should send an abstract to Janina Fetzer within July 1.
If you have any questions concerning participation or other administrative issues, please also contact Janina Fetzer.