The block is scheduled on days 5–7 of the summer school and consists of 18 hours of lectures (6 each day). Each lecture lasts 60 minutes. Morning lectures start at 9:00 and finish at 12:40. Afternoon lectures start at 14:00 and finish at 17:40. The break after each lecture lasts 30 minutes. All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).
Day 5 – Evolution and brain
- Evolution of human decision-making
- Introduction to the brain
- Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
Day 6 – Behavioral economics
- Decision-making and money
- Decision-making and time
- Decision-making and society
Day 7 – Behavioral public policy
- Introduction to behavioral public policy
- (De)motivating good behaviour
- Guides for choice architects
- Ethics in behavioural economics applications
To obtain 2 ECTS, you need to attend the lectures and take a final exam based on lectures and selected chapters of mandatory literature (Wilkinson & Klaes, 2017). The exam will be in the form of an online test and will take place after the end of the program.
- Wilkinson, N., & Klaes, M. (2017). An introduction to behavioral economics. Macmillan International Higher Education.
- Dhami, S. (2016). The foundations of behavioral economic analysis. Oxford University Press.
- Halpern, D. (2015). Inside the nudge unit: How small changes can make a big difference. Random House.
- Thaler, R., & Sunstein, C. (2009). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. Penguin.
- Thaler, R., & Sunstein, C. (2003). Libertarian paternalism. American economic review, 93(2), 175–179.