Applications are now being accepted for a summer school on Experimental Auctions that is organized by organized by Maurizio Carnavari and co-taught with Rudy Nayga and Andreas Drichoutis. This will be our 5th installment. In the past we've had the summer school near Bologna Italy, but last year we venturing out to Crete, Greece with great success. This year's course is scheduled from July 5 to July 12, 2016 in Catania, Sicily.
Experimental auctions are a technique used to measure consumer willingness-to-pay for new food products, which in turn is used to project demand, market share, and benefits/costs of public policies. Two weeks ago, I got to meet with a company in Amsterdam, Veylinx (see my previous mention of them here), who is using the method in an online format at a commercial level for marketing research. The content of the course is mainly targeted toward graduate students or early career professionals (or marketing researchers interested in learning about a new technique). You can find out more and register here.
Here's last year's class in Crete.
And, of course, one shouldn't forget what is perhaps the most valuable part - the after-class networking and brainstorming sessions!