Experimental Finance Summer School, June 8-9

We are sorry to inform you that due to the Covid-19 situation, we have to cancel this year’s Experimental Finance Summer School and postpone it to June 14-15 2021 in Innsbruck. However, we are very happy that all of our speakers, i.e. Mark DeSantis, Felix Holzmeister, Stefan Nagel, and Sebastien Pouget, have agreed to give their lecturs at the summer school next year. We hope to welcome you in Innsbruck in 2021!

The University of Innsbruck’s Department of Banking and Finance and the Society for Experimental Finance (SEF) would like you to attend the Experimental Finance Summer School 2020. The summer school will be held in Innsbruck on the two days preceeding the Experimental Finance conference.

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 10-12 at the same venue.

The Summer school particularly aims for students from the following target groups:

  • Young scholars from finance and economics departments that do not benefit from a research group at their University, but are interested in pursuing 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 Summer School Invitation.


Summer School Program

The summer school is scheduled for the two days preceding the conference. It will start on Monday morning and conclude on Tuesday evening. There will be lectures on both days and attendees will have the opportunity to connect and take part in social activities. The tentative schedule is:

Monday, June 8:
Software Applications in Experimental Finance: A primer in oTree
Felix Holzmeister (University of Innsbruck)

Cognitive Finance
Mark DeSantis (Chapman University)

Tuesday, June 9:
Experiments on Socially Responsible Investments
Sébastien Pouget (Toulouse School of Economics)

Subjective Beliefs in Asset Pricing
Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)


Registration and Fees

Registration is now open. Head over to our conference management system.
(Note that manuscript submission is not required for participation in the summer school. To sign up for the summer school, simply create an account and register for the summer school.)

Deadline for registration: 15 March 2020
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2020

Summer School only: 300€
Summer School + Conference: 400€

Payments are due upon acceptance into the summer school and can then be made from the conference management site.


Venue and Accommodation

The summer school venue is Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck which is located in walking distance to Innsbruck’s beautiful old town. We believe the summer school venue to offer an inspiring atmosphere for the exchange of ideas and are very much looking forward to welcoming you there.

We are able to offer discounted hotel room rates at 110€/night for PhD Students when booking before 22 April 2020. For more information please refer to the accommodation and travel page.



Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah)
Jürgen Huber (University of Innsbruck)
Zwetelina Iliewa (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
Christian König gen. Kersting (University of Innsbruck)
Matthias Stefan (University of Innsbruck)