Advances in Decision Making Theory and Applications (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: July, 15 - 31
Head, Professor: Faculty of Economic Sciences / Department of Mathematics
We make decisions every day and every hour: which summer school to choose, which pullover to buy, where to go on vacation. The course presents the core concepts of rational and efficient individual and social decisions, including political decisions.
Topics to be covered include:
- Decision making: why, when and under which circumstances?
- Aggregation models
- Applied models
- Political decision making
- Voting manipulation
- Organizational power distribution
Challenges to EU–Russia Economic Links (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: August, 10 - 20
Politics and Economics of Energy (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: July, 27 - August, 07
Behavioral Economics (3 ECTS credits, 24 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: August, 03 - 20
Senior Lecturer: Faculty of Economic Sciences / Department of Theoretical Economics
A frequently heard complaint from students of economic theory goes something like this: 'But it doesn't work like this in real life!' Unfortunately, it takes a long time of studying general cases to arrive at the realization that life itself is a special case of a general rule. During this course we will attempt to reconcile theory and practice: we will see how mental and emotional filters shape the choices people make individually and in groups. We will also try to understand what rational choice is, and you will conclude for yourself which rational patterns to follow (or not follow) in real life whenever you have to make a decision as a consumer or as a producer or even as a policymaker.