Queensland Winter School in Behavioural Economics


From: Wednesday July 20, 2016, 2:00 pm

To: Friday July 22, 2016, 3:00 pm

2016 Queensland Economics Winter School in Behavioural Economics, Binna Burra Lodge, 20-22 July 2016

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University, and The University of Queensland invite you to participate in the 2016 Queensland Economics Winter School at Binna Burra Lodge in the Gold Coast hinterland from 20 July to 22 July 2016.

About the Winter School

The Winter School will provide an opportunity for PhD economics students, early career academics and professional economists to learn about Behavioural Economics. It is also an opportunity to connect and share research ideas and gain new insights.

The Winter School will explore how cognitive biases affect decision making by economic agents and what are the consequences for policy recommendations and policy evaluations from these insights.  Topics covered will assist PhD students, early career academics as well as public policy practitioners with an interest in the research in this area to understand better how to undertake research in behavioural economics and how to design and test public policy interventions.

The Winter School will be led by a leading practitioner in the field, will be taught in an interactive style and rely on examples taken from academic research as well as practical applications of behavioural economics.

Lead presenter: Professor Michael Hiscox and Co-Presenter Professor Uwe Dulleck

Professor Michael Hiscox is Clarence Dillon Professor International Affairs, Harvard University, and Head of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA). He was also director of the STAR Lab at the US Studies Centre until October 2015. Additional content will be delivered by Professor Uwe Dulleck, founding Director of the Queensland Behavioural Economics Group at QUT.

Date:      Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 July, 2016

Time:     2pm for 3pm start on Wednesday, to conclude by 3pm Friday

Venue:   Binna Burra Lodge, 1069 Binna Burra Road, Beechmont 4211

Dress:    Smart casual


The conference registration fees (which are being subsided by the four host institutions) are:

HDR students $390 – please note that twin-share bedrooms are only available to this group.  You will be asked to nominate a “room buddy” at the time of registration.  Alternatively Binna Burra will allocate a buddy to you.

Academic staff $690 – single-room bedrooms, own ensuite

Non-academic $950 – single-room bedrooms, own ensuite

The registration fee will cover accommodation for 2-nights, all meals for the duration of the Winter School and a guided 2-hour walk.  If you are wishing to extend your stay, please contact Binna Burra Lodge directly to ascertain availability, and then register as per normal.

The registration fee does not include transportation to/from Binna Burra.  Participants will need to make their own way to the venue. Please speak with your home institution about car share options.

Registration is now open and closes 4 July.

Before booking, please ensure you read the information about the Winter School including the terms and conditions of registration and how to receive the appropriate registration fee here - Winter School detailed information and terms and conditions

Numbers are limited due to capacity restrictions at Binna Burra Lodge.  If you are unable to pay for a booking immediately, please let the Winter School’s administrative organiser, Angela Fletcher, a.fletcher@qut.edu.au  know that you wish to take part in this event so we can reserve a place for a limited time pending payment being made.






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Binna Burra Lodge

1069 Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont QLD 4211

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