Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior


Spring School, Universität Innsbruck, 8-12 May 2023; Deadline 23 Mar


Author: Michael Hannes Kirchler

The SFB (Special Research Unit) “Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior” at the University of Innsbruck is delighted to announce the sixth edition of the Innsbruck Spring School on Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior

Purpose and Speakers

The Spring School will focus on theoretical, experimental and behavioral approaches towards analyzing the economic implications of credence goods and will be taught by Loukas Balafoutas and Rudolf Kerschbamer (both from the University of Innsbruck). In addition, special sessions on selected topics will be held by Jeannette Brosig-Koch (University of Magdeburg), Cass Sunstein (Harvard University) and Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck).

The purpose of this Spring School 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.

Part of the program will be the two-day workshop “Innsbruck Spring Summit – (Un)Ethical Behavior in Markets”


Keynotes will be given by Susann Fiedler (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Cass Sunstein (Harvard University).


The deadline for applications is March 23, 2023. The tuition fee is 600 Euro for the 5-day course and includes two dinners, two lunches, coffee breaks, and attendance at the Innsbruck Spring Summit.

If you have any questions, please contact Tobias Haller ( Further details can be found here:

Please apply using the following form: