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    We are now accepting applications for our Summer School Programs 2016
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    Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology (BEHAVE): July 2-9, 2016
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    Early Bird Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
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    Final Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology

Make the most of your Summer!

Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology 2016

2 - 9 July, Prague


"I really want to thank you for all the work you did this summer; this one week was the shortest, but really unforgettable for me. I met so many amazing people from all over the world. And the program  and all the lecturers were so interesting.  Thanks to all the staff for being so generous and also for the perfect organization. I’m very grateful for such an amazing experience. Keep going, best wishes to you."

Ekaterine Arabidze, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia


The Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology brings to students of various backgrounds the state-of-art research on behavioral aspects of decision-making and experimental psychology.

The program will also provide students with a unique opportunity to learn about the implications of behavioral research for policy making and creation of public institutional settings as well as its practical application for the realm of organizational management and helping us to cope with flood of information in the current world.
Understand the role of emotions in our “rational” decision-making

The professors together with the students will address the following questions:

What is the role of emotions in our “rational” decision-making

How to stay honest under any circumstances

Why do people consider certain behavior fair today and why almost identical one will cause a lynch tomorrow

How to make your employer love you from the day one

Why should you read newspapers you don’t like

Why your Google account makes you dumber

Take part in experiments and find out how much you are prone to biases in decision-making compared to other participants.

Readings for BEHAVE 2016

1. Kahneman, D. (2003). Maps of bounded rationality: Psychology for behavioral economics. American economic review, 1449-1475.

2. Gigerenzer, G. (2008). Why heuristics work. Perspectives on psychological science, 3(1), 20-29.

3. DellaVigna, S. (2009). Psychology and Economics: Evidence from the Field. Journal of Economic Literature, 47(2), 315-372.

4. Jolls, C., Sunstein, C. R., & Thaler, R. (1998). A behavioral approach to law and economics. Stanford Law Review, 1471-1550.

5. Levitt, S. D., & List, J. A. (2007). What do laboratory experiments measuring social preferences reveal about the real world?. The journal of economic perspectives, 153-174.

6. Fehr, E., & Gächter, S. (2000). Fairness and retaliation: The economics of reciprocity. The journal of economic perspectives, 159-181.

7. Kahneman, D., Knetsch, J. L., & Thaler, R. (1986). Fairness as a constraint on profit seeking: Entitlements in the market. The American economic review, 728-741.

8. Sunstein, C. R. (2005). Moral heuristics. Behavioral and brain sciences, 28(4), 531-541.

9. Mazar, N. & Ariely, D. (2006). Dishonesty in everyday life and its policy implications. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 25(1), 117–126.

10. Yap, A. J., Wazlawek, A. S., Lucas, B. J., Cuddy, A. J. & Carney, D. R. (2013). The Ergonomics of Dishonesty The Effect of Incidental Posture on Stealing, Cheating, and Traffic Violations. Psychological science, 24(11), 2281–2289.

11. Gino, F. & Wiltermuth, S. S. (2014). Evil Genius? How Dishonesty Can Lead to Greater Creativity. Psychological science

12. Ariely, D., & Wertenbroch, K. (2002). Procrastination, deadlines, and performance: Self-control by precommitment. Psychological Science, 13(3), 219-224.

13. Steel, P. (2007). The nature of procrastination: a meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure. Psychological bulletin, 133(1), 65.

14. Thaler, R. H. & Sunstein, C. R. (2003). Libertarian paternalism. The American Economic Review, 93(2), 175–179.

15. Benartzi, S., & Thaler, R. H. (2007). Heuristics and biases in retirement savings behavior. The journal of economic perspectives, 81-104.

16. Wilkinson, W. (2007): In pursuit of happiness research: Is it reliable? What does it imply for policy? Policy Analysis, 590, 1-41.