University of Innsbruck

Summer School 
Spring School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior / Summit (Un)Ethical Behavior

The course will focus on theoretical, experimental and behavioral approaches towards analyzing the economic implications of credence goods. The topics covered include theoretical analyses, lab and field evidence, metasciences approaches, and nudging. Guest lecturers: Cass Sunstein (Harvard University), Jeannette Brosig-Koch (University of Magdeburg).

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from the University of Innsbruck

5 days


600 EUR
(subject to changes)


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The purpose of this course is to provide students 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. In addition, science as a credence good, metasciences approaches, and nudging are subjects of the course.

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Target group

We welcome PhD students and PostDocs in economics, finance, and other related social sciences that apply theoretical and/or experimental methods in their respective fields.

Seegrube Station


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Tobias Haller, PhD

SFB Credence Goods,
Incentives and Behavior

Universitätsstraße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck

+43 512 507 70301

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Kirchler
Department of Banking and Finance

Spring School:

Rudolf Kerschbamer
University of Innsbruck

Loukas Balafoutas
University of Exeter / University of Innsbruck

Cass Sunstein
Harvard University

Jeannette Brosig-Koch
University of Magdeburg

Michael Kirchler
University of Innsbruck


Cass Sunstein
Harvard University

Susann Fiedler
Vienna University of Economics and Business



University of Innsbruck and
Seegrube Restaurant Innsbruck


The Spring School will be held from Monday, May 8 until Friday, May 12 (all day) and will cover the following topics:

  • Theoretical foundations of credence goods
  • The method of running laboratory and field experiments in the social sciences
  • Credence goods and laboratory/field experiments
  • Experiments in finance
  • Experiments in health
  • Nudging
  • Metasciences approaches

Part of the program will be the two-day workshop Innsbruck Spring Summit – (Un)Ethical Behavior in Markets which will take place at the Seegrube Restaurant, located at 1,900 meters above sea level with stunning views of the city of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountain ranges. Keynotes will be given by Cass Sunstein (Harvard University) and Susann Fiedler (Vienna University of Economics and Business).


Registration is currently not yet open.

General Information for Course Registration.

The participants have to take care of their insurances
(health, accident and liability insurance) themselves.