EF2018 Summer School, Heidelberg University



The goal of this summer school is to support PhD-students and PostDocs in their first steps in this field. The Experimental Finance Summer School is run the days before the Experimental Finance 2018 conference, at the same venue. This Summer School aims particularly for people from the following target groups:

    • Young scholars from finance and economics departments who belong to a nonexperimental research group at their University, but are interested in pursuing research in Experimental Finance.

    • Young scholars from finance and economics departments who are embedded in an experimental group but want to improve their experimental skills and get an overview over some of the main fields in a systematic way.


March 17, 2018: Registration deadline

March 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance

June 18-19, 2018: Summer school

Call for participation

View our call for participation

Content and program

June 17, 2018 (Sunday)


Informal get-together

June 18, 2018 (Monday)



Dynamic-Stochastic Choice Experiments; Ryan Oprea (University of California, Santa Barbara)

The Efficient Markets Hypothesis: Overview of Experimental Evidence and Hands-on Design with Flex-E-Markets; Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah)

June 19, 2018 (Tuesday)



Neuroeconomics: What is it and Why should you care?; Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne)

Description vs. experience – How to educate people about distributions; Martin Weber (University of Mannheim)

Social networks

Summer school participants can interact in the closed Facebook group EFSS 2018.


Note that no formal credits (e.g., ECTS) can be awarded for the summer school.


Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah)

Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne)

Stefan Trautmann (Heidelberg University)

Christian König-Kersting (Heidelberg University)

Matthias Stefan (University of Innsbruck)