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Event: Summer School: Economic Behaviors: Models, Measurements, and Policies

Event date June 30, 2019 - July 05, 2019
Submission deadline March 31, 2019
Location Italy
Host(s) Como
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Summer School on “Economic Behaviours: Models, Measurements, and Policies”


The school is intended to foster reflection on economic models of rational as well as bounded or irrational decision, focusing on their explanatory power as well as normative/policy implications. More on the school’s topic at


The summer school is co-organized by the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, the International Network of Economic Method (INEM), the University of Insubria, and the University of Milan.


The school will take place at Villa del Grumello, in Como, Italy, from June 30 (welcome drinks and registration, from 6.30 pm) to July 5 (end of school at 2.30 pm), 2019.


Lectures: Invited speakers lecture on the school’s topic (two lectures per day; 90 minutes each).

Presentations: Students present their papers (five presentations per day; 35 minutes each); each paper is discussed by another student, two invited speakers, and the floor.

Tutorials: An invited speaker discusses with a student her/his paper in a one-to-one 45-minute discussion; each student/paper has two tutorials.

Social activities: visits to Como, Torno (a village on the Lake of Como), plus various drinks and dinners.


Monday 1 July

Erik ANGNER, Stockholm University: Behavioural economics and the Nudge agenda

Till GRÜNE-YANOFF, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm: The normative relevance of bounded rationality

Tuesday 2 July

Catherine HERFELD, University of Zurich: Rational choice explanations

Richard BRADLEY, London School of Economics: Models of risk and risk attitudes

Wednesday 3 July

Conrad HEILMANN, Erasmus University Rotterdam: Modelling and measuring fairness

Anna ALEXANDROVA, University of Cambridge: Keeping an eye on happiness economics

Thursday 4 July

Raffaello SERI, Insubria University: Econometrics, prediction and explanation

Robert NORTHCOTT, Birkbeck College, London: Causation, prediction and explanation

Friday 5 July

Jaakko KUORIKOSKI, University of Tampere and TINT, Helsinki: Growth diagnostics and evidential reasoning


The fees amount to Euros 240 and include: accommodation (with breakfast) for five nights at Villa del Grumello or in a hotel in Como, drinks, dinners and all other social activities.


PhD students and young scholars (PhD degree obtained after January 2018) who wish to attend the school should submit an extended abstract proposal in English of 750 to 1,000 words, or a full-paper proposal of up to 7,500 words.

Papers can address any topic in the philosophy, methodology, or history of economics, also a topic different from the summer school’s main theme.

Abstract or full-papers should be sent, together with a CV, and a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, to or

The DEADLINE for submissions is MARCH 31, 2019. Decisions about applications will be communicated by April 15, 2019.


Francesco Guala (University of Milan).

Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki, INEM President).

Ivan Moscati (University of Insubria).

Raffaello Seri (University of Insubria).

For more information about the school, see

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