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1st PODER Summer School on "Behavioural and Experimental Economics in Development"

on Wed, 30/04/2014 - 16:09

Call for participation

Deadline: 7 May 2014

1st PODER Summer School on "Behavioural and Experimental Economics in Development"

7-10 July 2014, University of Cape Town

Main Speakers: Lori Beaman, Northwestern University and CEPR; Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University; Rick Wilson, Rice University

General Description:

The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of the application of insights from behavioural and experimental economics to development issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback.


The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants’ presentations. Lecture topics include the role of experimentation in development; calibrating policy with lab experiments; development through the lens of psychology; trust, social preferences and exchange.

Selected projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day. We encourage all participants to submit either complete papers or detailed proposals that present empirical evidence on a development question.


It is expected that PODER Researchers who have an ITN contract at the time of the Summer School should pay for their travel directly and send the reimbursement claim to their host institution. For these researchers, accommodation will be covered by the network coordinator, Bocconi University. Other students will be considered for full or partial funding, although neither can be guaranteed in advance. Please indicate in your application form whether you would require full, partial, or no funding in order to participate.

All participants are asked to stay for the entire duration of the Summer School.

Applications and deadlines

A completed application form (attached) should be submitted together with:

a) A short CV

b) An academic reference letter

c) An empirical research project or a completed paper (only in pdf)


All applications should be sent no later than 7 May 2014 to Nadine Clarke: [email protected]. Admission decisions will be announced by 19 May 2014. All applicants will be informed by email about the results.