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2016 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Inst, Berlin

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The 2016 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality will take place on June 27 – July 5, 2016, at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.

The 15th Summer Institute brings together renowned scientists, talented young researchers and early career practitioners whose aim is to understand and improve decision-making. They should be receptive to crossing disciplinary boundaries and be willing to critically evaluate reigning assumptions in their fields.

The aim is to foster understanding the process and quality of decisionmaking and to apply this knowledge to the real world, enabling people to make better choices for themselves. To this end, it offers a unique forum for decision-making scholars and practitioners from various disciplines to share their approaches, discuss their research and applications, and to inspire each other.

This year’s Summer Institute focuses on how we can understand decision-making in individuals and groups for better environmental, economic, government policy-making, and health choices.

The keynote address will be given by Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

The directors of the Summer Institute, Gerd Gigerenzer and Ralph Hertwig, encourage scholars and young practitioners from all fields to apply.

Participation will be free, accommodation will be provided, and travel expenses will be partly reimbursed.

Further information (incl. contact details and application procedure):


Deadline for applications: 27 March 2016


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