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11th 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 11th Summer Academy on 'Innovation and Uncertainty'. The Academy will last from 'July 23th to August 5th 2017' 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:

Confirmed speakers are:

- Elliot Ash
- Andreas Chai
- Russel Gray
- Marco Guerzoni
- Benjamin Hampf
- Oliver Kirchkamp
- Joel Sobel
- Silke Übelmesser

Confirmed courses are:

- Bayesian Methods
- Migration Economics
- Introduction to the Analysis of Big Data
- Productivity and Efficiency Analysis
- Text Analysis and Machine Learning in Social Science

The programme is now online:

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