A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Summerschool 2011

5th Jena Summer Academy on ”Innovation and Uncertainty”

24th July - 7th August 2011, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

From the 24th of July until the 7th of August 2011, the 5th Jena Summer Academy on ”Innovation and Uncertainty” will be jointly hosted by the DFG Research Training Group “The Economics of Innovative Change” (GSBC-EIC) and the International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS-Uncertainty). The Summer Academy consists of two parallel Summer Schools, one designed by the GSBC-EIC and one by the IMPRS-Uncertainty. This website primarily informs you about the GSBC-EIC Summer School. Please visit IMPRS for information on the IMPRS-Uncertainty Summer School.

This year’s topics include: foundations of innovative behaviour, entrepreneurship, measurement of innovation, innovation in finance, empirical methods and modelling, experimental economics, development economics, network analysis, and climate economics. Just like in the last four years, the IMPRS Summer School will continue in the second and the third week of August to cover a number of specific topics related to how subjects behave under fundamental uncertainty. Read more

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Course materials

List of participants

Social events and meals

Meal plan

Bank account details for external participants


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First week

Second week