Welcome to the SFB Winter School


The SFB (Special Research Unit) “Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior” at the University of Innsbruck is delighted to offer the first edition of the Innsbruck Winter School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior. The course will focus on theoretical, experimental and behavioral approaches towards analyzing the economic implications of credence goods and will be taught by Prof. Loukas Balafoutas, Prof. Rudolf Kerschbamer. In addition, special sessions on selected topics in Behavioral Economics and Finance by Prof. Jürgen Huber, Prof. Michael Kirchler, and Prof. Markus Walzl will be provided.

The purpose of this course is to provide PhD students and PostDocs with the tools needed to analyze key determinants of individual behavior and market performance in credence goods markets (with a wide definition of credence goods), such as markets for health care, repair and legal services, as well as markets for financial advice and fund management.

With the University of Innsbruck being located in the middle of the Alps, the Winter School will be held a 40 minutes’ drive away in Kühtai, a small town located 2020 meters above sea level in a picturesque ski area. It offers the perfect combination of learning from outstanding experts in the field, networking opportunities among young researchers and a wide range of winter sport activities.


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