United Kingdom, Coventry

Behavioural Economics

when 17 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1995

The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its 2016 Summer School. We have a really exciting offer combining top quality teaching with a programme of eminent guest speakers and an inclusive cultural and social programme.

Warwick Economics Summer School

The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its next Warwick Economics Summer School, a three week programme which will run from July 17th – August 6th 2016. Our specialist course, Behavioural Economics is aimed at current undergraduates and postgraduates studying Economics, as well as professionals.

Alongside the teaching and learning, we have an inspirational programme of evening speakers with Nobel Prize winner Professor George Akerlof, Nick Crafts, CBE, world-renowned Economic historian and Julie Meyer, award winning American entrepreneur, Chief Executive and business commentator delivering talks and sharing their insights with students in previous years. It is an excellent opportunity for students to further enhance their skills and knowledge in Economics through studying and debating at one of the leading Economics departments in Europe.

Our Behavioural Economics course is taught by our world-leading academics and will provide a thorough grounding in many exciting areas of economics.

Great Discounts: apply early for discounts, offers also available for groups of 5+ students including free teacher places.

Over the past two years, 100% of our student cohort would recommend our programme to a friend. It is a great opportunity to integrate with students from across the globe with 150 students from over 37 different countries attending last year's programme.

We look forward to receiving your application and aim to get back to you with a decision within one week.

To apply or for further details go to our website: www.warwick.ac.uk/wess

Course leader

Professor Andrew Oswald
Dr Eugenio Proto

Target group

Economics undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals.
Students must be aged 18+ at the time of the Summer School.

Course aim

Behavioural economics is one of the fastest growing branches of economics and relaxes many of the assumptions of traditional economic theory.

The course will expose students to several major topics in Behavioural Economics and will link theory with empirical applications. The course will focus on departures from neoclassical preferences and from rational expectations. Topics to be covered include Reference Dependent Preferences and Loss Aversion, Social Preferences, Hyperbolic Discounting, Naiveté and Self-Control, Happiness and Adaptation, Nudging and Framing and Behavioural Welfare Analysis.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Credits or certification after course completion:
15 CATS/7.5 ECTS/3 US Credits

Fee info

GBP 1995: Tuition Fee - includes full Social and Evening Programme
GBP 440: Accommodation Fee - various packages to suit a variety of budgets.


Great discounts for early bookings, groups of 5+ including free teacher places