PhD Course with Shachar Kariv

22 February 2023 10:01

PhD Course with Shachar Kariv

We invite you to a Ph.D. Course in Behavioral Economics with Shachar Kariv titled "Confronting Decision Theory with Experimental Data and Vice Versa". The course is organized by Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden.


The goal of the course is to review the intersection of theoretical and experimental research on preferences for personal and social consumption and attitudes toward risk, time, and inequality.

These preferences and attitudes are important inputs into any broader measure of social welfare and enter virtually every realm of individual decision-making. This research's fundamental contributions to understanding these preferences and attitudes will therefore have broad-reaching implications for human interactions.

Developing appropriate methods for appropriately confronting the basic theory of choice with empirical or experimental evidence has implications in many areas of economic theory and policy. This knowledge is obviously important for the formulation of economic policy, but it has implications for a host of applications beyond economics.

Finally, the entire apparatus that will be discussed -- theory, experimental methodology, and econometric methods for linking theory to data -- can provide useful tools in a range of fields interested in examining individual choices.

Application deadline: April 14

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