Second PhD Summer School on Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics

Erasmus Bridge

Rotterdam, 1-3 July 2019

Time: 1 July (8.45 am) till 3 July 2019, 12 pm
Location: Seminar room 7th floor Bayle Building, J7-55, Erasmus University, Woudestein Campus, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The BEHnet Summer School aims to cover the state-of-the-art applications of behavioral and experimental economics to health. PhD students will learn how to apply methods such as field, lab, and online experiments to health economic issues to discover how individuals actually behave, and how to use economics and behavioral economics insights in order to rigorously test and evaluate how to change health-related behaviors. Topics comprise, for example, incentives in health care markets and in health behaviors, and risk, time, and social preferences in health.


The course is relevant for PhD candidates and advanced Master students who draw on experimental methods, theoretical modeling, and quantitative methods in their research. First, students will familiarize with the state-of-the-art applications of behavioral and experimental economics methods and insights to health. Second, based on the lectures and the papers from the reading list, students in groups will formulate their own research ideas, develop experimental designs, and give presentations on their research designs.


The course is for PhD students. However, a limited number of spaces are available to Master students in transition to a PhD. Some background in game theory, experimental economics, and econometrics will be useful.

Grading (optional)

Students’ performance is assessed based on presentation and participation in class, and a written study design.


Lectures’ slides will be presented in class and a reading list will be made available online.