JDM Summer School


Judgment and Decision Making Summer School for PhD Students, 11-16 Jul 2016; Deadline 8 Apr

The European Association for Decision Making (EADM) is pleased to announce its 3rd Judgment and Decision Making (JDM) Summer School for PhD Students. It will take place between 11-16 July 2016 at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Summer School will consist of a weeklong program of courses covering issues of methodology in JDM research including theory building (Martijn van Zomeren, Groningen), cognitive modeling (Ido Erev, Technion), Bayesian statistics and open science (Daniel Lakens, Eindhoven; Susann Fiedler, MPI Bonn), panel data analysis (Andreas Glöckner and Marc Jekel, Göttingen), games (Ori Weisel, Nottingham), and process tracing (Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Bern; Martijn Willemsen, Eindhoven).

Invited talks by leading JDM experts who are (current or previous) associate editors of some of the main outlets for JDM research (JDM, OBHDP; JESP; J of Risk and Uncertainty; Management Science; Theory and Decision; J of Mathematical Psychology; Emotion; and more). Those include EADM president Barbara Summers (Leeds), Astrid Homan (Amsterdam), Marcel Zeelenberg (Tilburg), Michel Handgraaf (Wageningen), Bernard Nijstad (Groningen), Peter Wakker (Erasmus), Susann Fiedler (MPI Bonn), Ilana Ritov (Hebrew Jerusalem), Wilco van Dijk (Leiden), and Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam). Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with the speakers and teaching staff.

Applications are invited from PhD students working on any area of JDM research or related field (e.g., social cognition, behavioral economics) from both inside and outside Europe. Applications are also accepted from researchers who have recently completed their PhD or from graduate students who are about to start the PhD. Participants will be selected by an academic board and preference will be given to applicants who are (or want to become) EADM members, and those in early years of their PhD research.

Accepted participants take part at the Summer School free of charge due to the generous funding by the EADM as well as the Research Priority Area: Behavioral Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Accommodation, food and travel costs are not covered. The organizing committee seeks to assist participants with finding affordable accommodation. Places will only be offered to applicants who will attend the entire Summer School. English is the language of tuition for the Summer School. The summer school follows two other events taking place in The Netherlands the week before, namely IAREP/SABE (international association for research in economic psychology) Annual meeting in Wageningen (8-10 July 2016), and the University of Amsterdam Experimental Economics Summer School (4-9 July 2016).

Application: To apply for the Summer School the following materials are required: (a) 2-page CV that gives details of your academic achievements, (b) 2-page (max) summary of PhD research, (c) 1-page letter of recommendation from an academic with knowledge of your research (e.g., supervisor). Please email these documents as attachments in pdf format to: summerschool2016@eadm.eu by April 8th, 2016 with “EADM Summer School Application” in the subject line. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by the end of April.

EADMers are encouraged to forward this call to PhD students who may be interested to apply!

Best regards on behalf of the organizing team,

Shaul Shalvi, Andreas Glöckner, Susann Fiedler, and Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck