Summer School announcement

Heuristics for the Management of Uncertainty and Complexity; Nudging, Boosting & Behavioral Insights

June 21 – 24, 2022, Villa del Grumello, Como Lake (CO), Italy.
See the Programme here

organized by the University of Milano-Bicocca in collaboration with the Como Lake School of Advanced Studies and the Fondazione Volta.
Intended Participants:
About 30-40 students (graduate and undergraduate MA students, Ph.D. students, post-docs, young faculty)
K. Katsikopoulos (University of Southampton)
L. Macchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
J. N. Marewski (HEC Lausanne)
L. Martignon (Ludwigsburg University of Education)
S. Mousavi (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin)
L. Vagharchakian (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)
R. Viale (University of Milano-Bicocca)

The Summer School aims at providing an overview and a toolkit about Risk Literacy, Heuristics for decision making processes and Behavioral insights, and Communication heuristics. On mornings lessons will be held, while the afternoon will be dedicated to teamwork and questions. On the last day, there will be presentations of group works with Prize-giving.

Course contents:

  • Risk and Uncertainty from an Epistemological perspective: introduction to heuristics and risk literacy

  • Which heuristics, in which decision-making environments?

  • Nudge, Boosting & Behavioral Insights

  • Communication heuristics and decision making

To apply for the summer school, please send to the following materials:

1.     CV
2.     A short letter describing your research interests and reasons for attending the summer school.

Please send the material by April 8, 2022

Acceptance decisions will be communicated by April 18, 2022

Participation fee:
350€ (includes coffee breaks + lunches + welcome drinks and closing aperitifs) 
Four scholarships covering 40% of the participation fee will be awarded

affordable accommodation will be available at the Villa del Grumello.

Laura Macchi & Riccardo Viale
Co-directors, Summer School
University of Milano-Bicocca
Behavioral Insights Bicocca Research Group