Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics

Since 1994, the Russell Sage Foundation sponsors the Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics every other year. In recent years, the summer institute has been organized by David Laibson and Matthew Rabin (Harvard University) and held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

The purpose of this program is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics and related disciplines to the findings and methods of behavioral economics—the application of psychological theory and research to economics. The program includes topics on psychological foundations such as decision-making under risk and uncertainty, intertemporal choice, biases in judgment, mental accounting, and social preferences, as well as the implications of these foundations for savings behavior, labor markets, development economics, finance, public policy, and other economic topics.

Most participant costs during the workshop, including housing and most meals, are covered, and travel expenses are reimbursed up to a set cap. The program accepts about thirty participants.

Click here to apply for the 2018 Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics on June 25 - July 7, 2018

Previous BE Summer Institutes information can be found here.



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