EF2020 Summer School, University of Innsbruck

We are sorry to inform you that due to the Covid-19 situation, we have to cancel this year's Experimental Finance Summer School and postpone it to June 14-15 2021 in Innsbruck. However, we are very happy that all of our speakers, i.e. Mark DeSantis, Felix Holzmeister, Stefan Nagel, and Sebastien Pouget, have agreed to give their lecturs at the summer school next year. We hope to welcome you in Innsbruck in 2021!

The University of Innsbruck’s Department of Banking and Finance and the Society for Experimental Finance (SEF) would like you to invite you to the Experimental Finance Summer School 2020. The summer school will be held at Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck (Austria) on the two days preceeding the Experimental Finance conference.

The goal of the summer school is to deepen students’ understanding and knowledge of the field of experimental finance. Students are also invited to attend the Experimental Finance Conference from June 10-12 at the same venue.

While all are welcome, the summer school targets the following groups:

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

- Young scholars from finance and economics departments that 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.




The summer school is scheduled for the two days preceding the conference. It will start on Monday morning and conclude on Tuesday evening. There will be lectures on both days, a dinner, and attendees will have the opportunity to connect and take part in social activities.

Monday, 08.06.2020

Felix Holzmeister (University of Innsbruck): Software Applications in Experimental Finance: A primer in oTree

Sébastien Pouget (Toulouse School of Economics): Experiments on Socially Responsible Investments

Tuesday, 09.06.2020

Mark DeSantis (Chapman University): Cognitive Finance

Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago Booth School of Business): Subjective Beliefs in Asset Pricing


March 15: Registration deadline

March 31: Notification of acceptance

June 8-9, 2020: Summer school


Registration form


Summer School only: 300€

Summer School + Conference: 400€

Payments are due upon acceptance into the summer school and can then be made via our payment page.

Cancellation policy: We will refund 50% in case of cancellations up to two weeks prior to the summer school. In case of cancellations less than two weeks before the beginning of the summer school we will not be able to provide a refund.

Venue and Accommodation

The summer school venue is Trend Hotel Austria Congress Innsbruck, which is located in walking distance to Innsbruck’s beautiful old town. We believe the summer school venue to offer an inspiring atmosphere for the exchange of ideas and are very much looking forward to welcoming you there.

Please note: We are able to offer discounted hotel room rates at 110€/night for PhD Students when booking before 22 April 2020. For more information please refer to the accommodation and travel page.


Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah)

Jürgen Huber (University of Innsbruck)

Zwetelina Iliewa (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

Christian König gen. Kersting (University of Innsbruck)

Matthias Stefan (University of Innsbruck)