Netherlands, Groningen

Culture and Economics

when 22 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 850

The summer school on Culture and Economics consists of master classes (lectures) each morning and workshops in the afternoon.

The objective of the master classes is to provide an overview and assessment of the current state of affairs of scientific research in the field of culture and economics. During afternoon workshops participating students are invited to present their own research projects or ideas. Workshops are aimed at providing students with useful feedback by leading scholars in the field, in order to help them with their scientific work. The course covers both theory and empirics and focuses on the impact of cultural values, norms, and beliefs on economic behaviour and outcomes.

Master classes and feedback during workshops are provided by leading experts in the field (Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, University of Groningen; Mariko Klasing, University of Groningen; Robbert Maseland, University of Groningen; André van Hoorn, University of Groningen) and cover topics such as family structures and economic performance, religion and economic behaviour, measuring value differences, the relation between culture and institutions, and cultural and institutional evolution.

Course leader

Dr. Robbert Maseland

Target group

The summer school is intended for graduate and post-graduate students interested in culture and economics.

Course aim

The objective of the summer school is to provide an overview and assessment of the current state of affairs of scientific research in the field of culture and economics.

Credits info

3 ECTS
A certificate of attendance will be awarded

Fee info

EUR 850: The fee (€ 850) includes:
•housing
• Lunches
• City tour and welcome reception on Sunday 21 August
• Farewell dinner
EUR 600: The fee (€ 600) includes:
• Lunches
• City tour and welcome reception on Sunday 21 August
• Farewell dinner

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