Prague, Czech Republic

Behavioral Development Economics

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

Behavioral Development 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.


Behavioral Development Economics represents a step forward from mainstream development economics. It gives a more psychologically realistic view of human behavior and acknowledges the critical role of social and psychological factors. This allows the approach to the major problems in developing countries to be more effective, as highlighted by policy-making and research focus in international development institutions and academia. Behavioral development economics is what development economics lacked to be more effective.


- The Way to BDE
- Poverty and Its Biases
- The Psychological Lives of the Poor
- Poverty and Cognitive Function
- Biases and Under Investment
- Selected Papers
- Introduction to Experimental Studies
- Randomization
- Designing RCTs
- Carrying out RCTs
- RCTs: Case Studies
- Introduction to Nudge Theory
- Behavioral Development Economics Insights
- Case Studies and Selected Papers


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).