From July 23-27, 2018, members of EURIBEB will host an exciting interdisciplinary summer school in the new field of genoeconomics entitled: ‘Introduction in Genome-wide data analysis’. The course will take place at the Tinbergen Institutie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The summer school provides students with a structured overview of key concepts and an introduction to state-of-the-art methods in genome-wide data analysis. The course will discusses typical pitfalls in genetic association studies and outline possibilities for applying genetic insights to research questions in the social and medical sciences. It will emphasize methodological issues such as study design, multiple testing, power analyses, calculation of effect sizes, accuracy of polygenic scores, and identification strategies to isolate causal effects.
Lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Philipp Koellinger, and tutorials by Dr. Niels Rietveld. Koellinger holds the chair in genoeconomics at VU University Amsterdam. Rietveld is associate professor in economics at the Erasmus School of Economics. Koellinger and Rietveld have published several articles together in journals such as Science, PNAS, and Psychological Science, applying genome-wide data analysis to study social-scientific and medical outcomes. Koellinger recently received an ERC Consolidator grant, and Rietveld is a recent recipient of an NWO Veni grant.
More information about the contents of the course, course fee, registration procedure, and admission requirements can be found on the website of the Tinbergen Institute.
In Block 2 of the academic year 2018-2019, a new course "Economics and Genetics" (FEB13089) will be given by EURIBEB members at Erasmus School of Economics (Bachelor 3 level).
2016 and 2017: Summer school "Genome-wide data analysis", Tinbergen Institute (PhD level).
2015: "Genoeconomics", Tinbergen Institute PhD course.