Prague, Czech Republic

Evolutionary Behavioral Economics

when 9 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 540

Evolutionary Behavioral Economics is one of the courses of the CEBEX Summer School on Behavioral Sciences 2021. You can attend face-to-face in Prague or online. The course takes place from 9 to 13 August.


You can choose if you attend in face-to-face or online form. In case you have paid face-to-face form, and the coronavirus situation will not allow us to run the summer school in this form, or if the restrictions will not allow you to come, you attend the summer school online and we refund the amount you paid extra for the face-to-face form.


This course is aimed at people with little to no knowledge of programming in R language and little to no experience with programming. We will introduce basic concepts such as variables and functions, how to use command line, how to write and share scripts and how and where to look for help. Later, we will learn about various data types and data operations, and we will finish with basic exploration and visualisation of datasets. After finishing this crash course, you should be able to load, access, explore and visualize your data. You should also understand basic programming terminology and online help and be able work on projects in R on your own.


- The (Ir)ristible Rise of BPP
- (De)Motivating Good Behaviour
- Guides for Choice Architects
- BPP Design Workshop, Presentations & Conclusion
- Introduction into BPP in Making
- BPP: when theory meets practice
- Project presentation: Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy
- Reading a call for proposals, understanding clients’ needs and preparing a research design
- Ethics in behavioural economics applications
- Developing and Running an Experiment in Lioness Lab
- What Do Heuristics Have to Do with Policymaking?
- Behavioral Policymaking with Bounded Rationality
- EBE & Public Policy: Introduction
- Rationality in Economics vs. Rationality in Public Policies
- Rationality and Values in Public Policies
- Evolutionary Critique of Nudge Theory in Public Policy
- Do We Have a Free Will and What Does It Mean For Public Policies?


Credits info

4 EC

After successful completion of the course, you get 4 ECTS. Students have to get in total at least 60% of all available points which are being awarded for the following activities:
- attend all lectures (20 hrs. of WL / 1 pt. per hour, 20 in total)
- submit 4 homeworks (8 hrs. of WL / 2 pts. per homework, 8 in total)
- final exam (21 hrs. of WL / 22 pts.)
- final project (55 hrs. of WL / 50 pts.)

Fee info

EUR 540: Students
EUR 590: Regular
These are face-to-face participation fees. Online participation fees are 440€ (students) and 490€ (regular).