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
- Designing RCTs
- Carrying out RCTs
- RCTs: Case Studies
- Introduction to Nudge Theory
- Behavioral Development Economics Insights
- Case Studies and Selected Papers
Each lecture lasts 60 minutes. Morning lectures start at 9:30 and finish at 12:00. Afternoon lectures start at 13:30 and finish 17:30. If not set otherwise, the break after each lecture lasts 30 minutes. All times are in Central European Time (CET).
For students who participate face-to-face, there will be some icebreakers on August 8. Therefore for those who only have an advanced course (no crash course), the summer school starts on August 8.
To obtain the ECTS, a student has 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 (10 hrs. of WL / 2.5 pts. per homework, 10 in total)
- final exam (30 hrs. of WL / 30 pts.)
- final project (40 hrs. of WL / 40 pts.)