Experimental Finance Virtual Summer School, June 14-15

The Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Innsbruck and the Society for Experimental Finance (SEF) would like to invite you to the virtual Experimental Finance Summer School 2021. The goal of the summer school is to deepen students’ understanding and knowledge of the field of experimental finance. Students are also invited to attend the Experimental Finance Conference from June 16-18.

While all students are welcome, the summer school targets the following groups:

  • Young scholars from finance and economics departments who belong to a non-experimental group at their university, but are interested in research in Experimental Finance.
  • Young scholars from finance and economics departments that are embedded in an experimental group but want to improve their experimental skills and get an overview over some of the main fields in a systematic way.

Download the Call for Applications here.



In addition to the lectures students will select one of the lecture topics as their major and will participate in a group assignment designed by the lecturer of this topic (e.g. writing and critical review, designing an experiment etc). 

Monday, 14 June 2021
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT)
Felix Holzmeister (University of Innsbruck): Software Applications in Experimental Finance. A primer in oTree

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. CEST (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT)
Mark DeSantis (Chapman University): Cognitive Finance

Tuesday, 15 June 2021
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT)
Sébastien Pouget (Toulouse School of Economics): Experiments on Socially Responsible Investments

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. CEST (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT)
Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago Booth School of Business): Subjective Beliefs in Asset Pricing



Please note that for this year’s online Summer School there are no registration fees. However, you have to make an application upon registration handing in your CV as well as a motivation letter and selecting your preferred major.

We no longer accept applications for the summer school.
If you have applied, you can manage your application at: https://conftool.org/ef2021/

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2021



Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah)
Zwetelina Iliewa (University of Bonn)