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Programme

A full schedule is forthcoming. Below are the abstracts for the sessions.

Recent developments in the field of social norms by Pavitra Govindan

Economists have recently gotten interested in social norms and their potential role in policy-making. This recent interest has led to the development of innovative ways to measure norms and to study their impact on behavior. In this workshop, you will learn about the different definitions of social norms including prescriptive norms, descriptive norms and social conventions. You will learn how these norms are measured in the lab and in the field. You will be exposed to recent behavioral economics literature that has (1) incorporated social norms in preference models, (2) estimated these models using experimental data, and (3) explored norm-based interventions in the field to initiate behavioral change.

An Introduction to the Diffusion Decision Model for Modelling Binary Responses and Associated Response Times by Henrik Singmann

This session consists of two parts. The first part will be a lecture introducing the goal of cognitive modelling in the behavioural sciences. Then I will introduce the diffusion model as one of the most prominent model which allows to describe binary decisions and the associated response time distribution. The second part will provide some hands-on experience in fitting the diffusion model using R.

Well-being by Redzo Mujcic

This session will cover the topic of human wellbeing or happiness. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it will focus on new ideas and research findings on the causes and consequences of improved wellbeing. The session will draw on empirical evidence from both the social and hard sciences. How public policymakers and private citizens can use such findings to regulate and improve overall happiness levels will also be discussed.

How biases and beliefs shape financial decision-making by Theresa Kuchler

Abstract to follow