Czech Republic, Prague

Evolutionary Behavioral Economics

online course
when 27 July 2020 - 30 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 290

Evolutionary Behavioral Economics is one of six online courses of the CEBEX Summer School on Behavioral Sciences 2020 which is held from 20 to 30 July.

Have you ever wondered why one cannot resist eating sweets at midnight, why do 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 course uses insights from evolutionary biology and neurosciences to provide a critical perspective on theories of human decision making, which have been in last decades dominated by the heuristics and biases research program.

Topics: Basic principles of evolution; Basic framework for evolutionary analysis of decision-making; Role of culture and gender on our decision-making; Evolutionary behavioral economics and public policy; How to run experiments online

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

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All online courses of the CEBEX Summer School on Behavioral Sciences 2020:

Crash courses (20-22 July, 2 ECTS)
• Introduction to R
• Standard Behavioral Economics

Advanced courses (27-30 July, 4 ECTS)
• Behavioral Data Analysis in R
• Behavioral Development Economics
• Behavioral Public Policy
• Evolutionary Behavioral Economics


Find more information on our website.

Target group

The course is designed for people with basic knowledge of behavioral economics.

Fee info

EUR 290: CEBEX Summer School fees:

Until May 17
• Complete courses (advanced + crash) - 390€
• Advanced courses only - 290€
• Crash courses only - 190€

Until June 14
• Complete courses (advanced + crash) - 440€
• Advanced courses only - 340€
• Crash courses only - 240€

Until July 12
• Complete courses (advanced + crash) - 490€
• Advanced courses only - 390€
• Crash courses only - 290€