Innsbruck Winter School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior, 14-21 March 2020, Austria

Publish Date: Sep 15, 2019

Deadline: Nov 30, 2019

Event Dates: from Mar 14, 2020 12:00 to Mar 17, 2020 12:00

Innsbruck Winter School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior

The SFB (Special Research Unit) “Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior” at the University of Innsbruck is delighted to announce the third edition of the Innsbruck Winter School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior. The Winter School will focus on theoretical, experimental and behavioral approaches towards analyzing the economic implications of credence goods and will be taught by Loukas Balafoutas and Rudolf Kerschbamer (both from University of Innsbruck). In addition, special sessions on selected topics in Behavioral Economics/Finance will be held by Martin Dufwenberg (University of Arizona), Brit Grosskopf (University of Exeter), and Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck and University of Göteborg). 


The Winter School will be held from Saturday, March 14 until Saturday, March 21. Apart from the opening and closing days, activities will run from 09:00 – 18:30 every day, with generous time slots in between for social activities and for participants to enjoy the surrounding attractions and winter sport activities.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Theoretical foundations of credence goods
  • The method of running laboratory and field experiments in the social sciences
  • Credence goods and laboratory/field experiments
  • Psychological game theory
  • Experiments in finance

The detailed program will be available at least one month before the start of the course.


Accommodation in shared rooms (with separate beds), breakfast and dinner are included in the tuition fee and provided at the Hotel Jagdschloss in Kühtai. Located 2020 meters above sea level at the center of the picturesque ski area and equipped with various wellness facilities, you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the natural surroundings and relax in between the scientific sessions. 


The tuition fee for the Winter School is 650 Euros for the 7-day course and includes half-board and accommodation (shared double room with separate beds) at the Hotel Jagdschloss, attendance at the Innsbruck Winter Summit, and transportation between Innsbruck and Kühtai. Any additional expenses are to be covered by the participants. 

The Winter School reaches out to PhD students and PostDocs in economics, finance, and other related social sciences that apply theoretical and/or experimental methods in their respective fields.  

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019. You will receive the decision on your application no later than December 15, 2019. The tuition fee will have to be paid in full within two weeks after you receive the confirmation via Bank Transfer. Further details will be given via email. 

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