Czech Republic, Prague

Evolutionary Behavioral Economics

when 19 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

The third edition of CEBEX Summer School on Behavioral Sciences will be held in Prague from July 19 to July 27, 2019.
The program will be divided into two blocks Crash Course (3 days) and Tracks (5 days). You can choose whether to attend both or just one of them.
Applicants can choose one of 4 different tracks: Behavioral Public Policy, Evidence-Based Management, Evolutionary Behavioral Economics, and Data Analysis in Behavioral Research.
All courses are thought by an international faculty.
Participants might gain 6 ECTS for attending CEBEX Summer School.

Each track consists of 2 days of crash courses on behavioral economics, 2 days of seminars focused on the selected topic and 1 day of workshops in an experimental laboratory. In total, the academic program of each track contains 28 hours of lectures.


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Crash Course (July 19 – 21, 2019):

Crash Course is an intensive introductory course designed for people who have no or little experiences with behavioral sciences. During 15 hours of lectures, we will explain you the basic concepts, like Heuristics & Biases, Mental Accounting, Intertemporal Choice, Game Theory or Social Preferences.

If completed successfully, this course is awarded by 2 ECTS credits.


Study Tracks (July 22 – 27, 2019):

In 2019 we offer you four different tracks from which you can choose. Each track consists of 20 hours of lectures and 1 free day. The lecture hours are divided between theoretical background and practical workshops. If possible, we will let you spend some time in the experimental laboratory to let you try how the behavioral research is being done.

If completed successfully, this course is awarded by 4 ECTS credits.


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The ‘Evolutionary Behavioral Economics’ track:

Have you ever wondered why one cannot resist eating sweets at midnight, why people fear snakes, or why are our choices heavily influenced by what other people do? Answering these – at first sight silly – questions reveals that what may seem like a ‘bias’ or ‘error’, can be actually a feature tricking us into maximizing behavior.

The track uses insights from the evolutionary biology and neurosciences to go under the hood of heuristics and cognitive biases to provide a deeper understanding of human behavior that cannot be explained by behavioral economics alone.

Target group

The ‘Evolutionary Behavioral Economics‘ track is designed for newbies as well as for advanced students who want to explore new perspectives and connect the dots between seemingly ad-hoc results of behavioral research.

Course aim

The primary goal of the #CSS is to bring together people from around the globe and international experts in the field to interactively explore recent developments in the cutting-edge research in behavioral sciences. And indeed, over the past two years, #CSS welcomed 70 students from 25 different countries. The program had been taught by lecturers and practitioners from the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Romania, and the USA.

But hey, it’s going to be in summer! So apart from the stimulating day program you might as well expect energizing evening programs.

Because we care about the program quality, interactivity, and your overall experience, a capacity of each track is limited to 15 students.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Students:


Crash Course:

Until April 30, 2019: 350 EUR
Until June 16, 2019: 400 EUR


Track:

Until April 30, 2019: 1000 EUR
Until June 16, 2019: 1200 EUR


Crash Course + Track:

Until April 30, 2019: 1200 EUR
Until June 16, 2019: 1400 EUR


#CSS fee covers:

accommodation in double rooms in 4* hotel in Prague city center
access to all lectures (in your free time, you can attend also the other tracks) and experimental laboratory
breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and coffee breaks with a delicious espresso & refreshments
welcome package & study materials
evening program (i.e. boat trip, beach volleyball, geolocation game, etc.)

In short, we take care of everything so that you can focus on your study.
EUR 1100: Regular:


Crash Course:

Until April 30, 2019: 400 EUR
Until June 16, 2019: 450 EUR


Track:

Until April 30, 2019: 1100 EUR
Until June 16, 2019: 1300 EUR


Crash Course + Track:

Until April 30, 2019: 1300 EUR
Until June 16, 2019: 1500 EUR


#CSS fee covers:

accommodation in double rooms in 4* hotel in Prague city center
access to all lectures (in your free time, you can attend also the other tracks) and experimental laboratory
breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and coffee breaks with a delicious espresso & refreshments
welcome package & study materials
evening program (i.e. boat trip, beach volleyball, geolocation game, etc.)

In short, we take care of everything so that you can focus on your study.