Summer Schools Summer Schools

Summer Schools are a great way to gain an insight into frontier research through short intensive courses. All Summer Schools are free of charge for UEA registered PGR students and for PGR students from our potential DTP partners.  The prices for each course are listed alongside the course details.

PGR Summer Schools 2020 PGR Summer Schools 2020

Our Summer Schools in 2020 will be:


Experimetrics

Prof Peter Moffatt

11/12 June | Due to Covid-19 this will now be taking place ONLINE (platform TBA)

Closing Date for Applications: 30 April

This course is worth 1 PPD Credit
PGR Rate: £60
Early Career Researcher Rate: £120

 

This course is divided into three parts:

 

In the first part, non-parametric and parametric tests of experimental treatments will be covered.  There will be a focus on the use of power analysis,  with the principal objective of finding the required sample size for a planned experiment.  The power command in STATA will be used heavily.  The Monte Carlo method will also be taught, and applied to situations in which the power command cannot be used. 

 

The second part of the course will be concerned with the problem of estimating preference parameters using fully structural models.  This will be done in two contexts: estimation of risk attutude using data on lottery choices; and estimation of social preference parameters using distribution experiments. 

 

The final part of the course considers estimation of finite mixture models, with applications to levels-of-reasoning models and public goods games.

 

For more information or to register your interest contact: Julianne.wright@uea.ac.uk



Industrial Organisation:

Contracting and Competition in Platform Markets

Prof Kai-Uwe Kuhn

29/30 June & 1 July  

Due to Covid-19 this will now be taking place ONLINE (platform TBA)

Closing Date for Applications: 30 April

This course is worth 2 PPD Credits
PGR Rate: £60
Early Career Researcher Rate: £120 

Industry Rate: £180                                                                              

 

This course is divided into three parts:

The first one develops the theory of vertically related markets. Many of the competition issues that arise in platform markets naturally require an understanding of the theory of vertically related markets.

The second part deals with models of competition between marketplaces and develops the topics using both case material and theoretical exposition. This deals with the impact of externalities between sellers on market places and their impact on competition and vertical contracting.

The third part develops the theory of multi-sided markets, where the issue of externalities between the different sides of the market are added to the analysis. The lectures close with a discussion of how these theories can be applied to the various cases of best price clauses.

The lectures are complemented on each day by an afternoon session organised by the Centre for Competition Policy, in which an economist and a lawyer discuss in detail one case on each of the three lecture topics. Students are strongly encouraged to also attend these sessions.

For more information or to register your interest contact: Julianne.wright@uea.ac.uk 


Behavioural Game Theory 

Prof David Cooper

29/30 June / 1 July

Due to Covid-19 this will now be taking place ONLINE via ZOOM

Closing Date for Applications: 18 May

This course is worth 2 PPD Credits
PGR Rate: £60
Early Career Researcher Rate: £120

Game theory, one of the most widely used mathematical tools in economics and the social sciences, builds on a foundation of strong assumptions about agent’s preferences and how agents make decisions.  Two decades of work by experimental economists has cast serious doubts on these assumptions.  Theorists and experimenters have responded by developing new theories that incorporate behavioural elements. The goal of this course is to familiarize you with research related to some of the most important topics of current research in behavioural game theory and to help you start thinking about potential research projects in this area.

Topics we will cover include lie and guilt aversion, bounded rationality, infinitely repeated games, and coordination games. We will stress understanding how the various papers, both old and new, relate to current topics of research.  The main emphasis of the course will be on experiments related to behavioural game theory.  We will also go through some theory, but only to the degree that understanding the theory is necessary to understanding the experimental literature.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the course will be held online via Zoom, and we will attempt to make it as interactive as possible. The class will feature a mixture of live lectures and group discussion.  You will be working in groups to develop and present a research idea.

For more information or to register your interest contact: Julianne.wright@uea.ac.uk