A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
10th Jena Summer Academy

The Graduate College DFG-RTG 1411 'The Economics of Innovative Change' (GSBC-EIC) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the International Max Planck School on Uncertainty jointly organize the 10th Summer Academy on 'Innovation and Uncertainty'. The Academy will last from July 24th to August 6th 2016 in Jena and will be hosted by the Friedrich Schiller University and the International Max Planck School on Uncertainty. During the past editions, the Summer Academy on ‘Innovation and Uncertainty’ has proved to be one of the most inspiring gathering worldwide for what concerns the novel fields of economic research related to innovation, evolution, uncertainty and experimental analysis. Over the years, the most important scholars provided the participants with outstanding lectures at the very frontier of scientific research.

The aim of the Summer Academy is to create an environment that brings senior researchers and PhD students closer together, supporting and promoting the start of new projects, studies and unique collaborations. Therefore, it represents the best occasion for young researchers to experience a fascinating “guided tour” to high quality research.

The Summer Academy consists of two parallel Summer Schools, one organized by the GSBC-EIC and one by the IMPRS-Uncertainty.The GSBC-EIC Summer School will last for 2 weeks. All lectures and courses of invited speakers are planned Monday through Friday. The weekends are reserved for social events and keynote speakers. The enrolled students are expected to attend the full programme in both weeks. The IMPRS Uncertainty Summer School will take place in parallel to the GSBC-EIC Summer School. This gives the students an opportunity to sometimes choose between the courses of the two schools (also attending courses devoted to behavioral economics and experimental design). Just like in the past eight years, the IMPRS Summer School will continue in the second and third week of August to cover a number of specific topics related to how subjects behave under fundamental uncertainty.
Confirmed speakers are:

- Uwe Cantner
- Urs Fischbacher
- Michael Fritsch
- Holger Graf
- Kai Hüschelrath
- Oliver Kirchkamp
- Jens Krüger
- André Lorentz
- Pierre Mohnen

Confirmed courses are:

- Workflow of Statistical Data Analysis
- Social Network Analysis
- Social Preferences
- Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
- Macroeconomics (Growth Theory)
- Innovation and Development
- Industrial Dynamics
- Competition Law and Economics
- Nonparametric Regression with R

The programme is now online:

Program 1st week

Program 2nd week

Course Material
Uwe Cantner
Professor of Economics
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Department of Economics
Carl-Zeiss Strasse 3
D-07743 Jena

In 2016, we offer addition to the PhD Summer Academy a special track for students of the Tashkent Financial Institute. Klick for more information