Learning, decisions and bounded rationality, January 23-29, 2014 in Israel
Dear researchers and students:
We write to invite you to attend three related workshops, a field
trip, and a winter school that will be held in Israel in January
The three workshops will present different approaches to the study of
decision making, learning, and bounded rationality.
In addition, graduate students and post doc fellows are invited to
apply to a winter school that will be based on the three workshops
with the option of getting academic credit for participation. The
formal teachers of the course will be Ido Erev (Technion), Eyal Ert
(Hebrew University), Doron Kliger (Haifa University), Arnon Lotem (Tel
Aviv University). The school requirements include the attendance of
the three workshops (the session on Saturday is optional), and one
additional session (on Jan 29). The students’ main task is to build
on the research presented in the workshops to propose new research
projects. The proposed projects will be presented on the last
session, and the final papers will submitted after two weeks.
Workshop 1: The Math Psych approach and Decision Field Theory
January 23, Room 527 Bloomfield bldg., Technion (9:30- 17:30):
Organizers: Rachel Barkan and Kinneret Teodorescu.
Speakers: Rachel Barkan, Jerome Busemeyer, James Townsend, Tim
Pleskac, Adele Diederich, Amnon Rapoport, Jörg Rieskamp, Tom Wallsten,
and Eldad Yechiam.
Workshop 2: Learning and bounded rationality
January 24-25, Dan Panorama, Haifa (9:30 to 17:30):
Organizers: Ido Erev, Reinhard Selten, Martin Hohnisch and Sabine Pittnauer.
The first day will include reviews of distinct approaches to learning
and bounded rationality, and the second day will focus on experimental
study of decisions from experience.
Speakers: Jerome Busemeyer, Jerker Denrell, Eyal Ert, Klaus Fiedler,
Drew Fudenberg, Coty Gonzalez, Liat Hadar, Elad Hazan, Ralph Hertwig,
Robin Hogarth, Yaakov Kareev, Howard Kunreuther, Ben Newell, Mark
Pauly, Sabine Pittnauer, Amnon Rapoport, Jörg Rieskamp, Zur Shapira,
Avi Shmida, Reinhard Selten and John Sterman.
Field trip to the Dead Sea via Rehovot and Rahat
January 26, leaving Dan Panorama Haifa at 9:00
A visit to Sharoni Shafir’s Bee laboratory in Rehovot, lunch and a
discussion of the Israeli law and the Beduin culture in Rahat, hike in
nature around the dead sea.
Workshop 3: Decisions, risk and ambiguity
January 27-29, the Dead Sea
Organizers: Peter Wakker, Han Bleichrodt and Ido Erev.
The first two days will include short talks on decision theory,
prospect theory, and the effect of experience. Speakers (partial
list): Han Bleichrodt, Kinneret Teodorescu, Ori Plonsky, Peter Wakker,
Tomás Lejarraga,, Tim Rakow, Nathan Ashby, Tilmann Betsch, Renato
Frey, Doron Kliger, Idan Zelikovich. The last day (Jan 29,
9:00-12:00) will be devoted to presentations by the students of the
Our program is supported by a grant from the North-Rhine-Westphalian
Academy of Sciences Humanities and the Arts, and by the Max Wertheimer
Minerva center, the I-CORE center for empirical law (ISF), the
Microsoft-Technion e-commerce research center, and the
Erasmus-Technion fund. Some of the students accepted to the winter
school will be offered free accommodation in the conference hotel in
the Dead Sea.
To apply to the winter school please send a short email that explains
your background, and why you want to attend, to the school’s TA
Michael Sobolev <sobolevmic(at)gmail.com> by December 1, 2013. Adding
your CV to the letter can help.
The registration to the workshops will be opened on December 2nd, 2013.
You are invited to attend part or all events.
The organization committee
Ido Erev, Reinhard Selten, Martin Hohnisch and Sabine Pittnauer