Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2019

Doktorat Departement Geistes-, Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften Information
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Lehrangebot Doktorat und Postdoktorat
851-0111-09LScience in Context Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
This course is open to PhD students and postdocs of all departments.
The course is part of the Critical Thinking Initiative CTETH
W3 KP2VB. Rubin Lucht, M. Reinhart
KurzbeschreibungScience consists of more than just doing lab work and writing publications. Science is also about what type of research gets funded, who makes a career, and which scientific results attract public attention. In this course we discuss the wider context in which science takes place from different perspectives: philosophical, historical, sociological, economic, political, and societal.
LernzielStudents learn to consider research in the context of science and society at large, but also in view of their own professional interests. Familiarity with the different modes used to reflect on the role of scientists will facilitate the transition from studies to professional work as scientists.
InhaltThe course will consist of lectures covering the topics listed below. The lectures will be followed by extensive discussions of the particular topics based on reading of key publications in Science Studies. Experts will be invited to provide direct insight into the topics and to discuss questions and problems (e.g. media professional, patent lawyer).
Major topics that students will be introduced to:
- The historical and philosophical framework of the sciences with a particular emphasis on processes of innovation.
- The processes of publishing scientific work and obtaining funding for research
- The intersection between academia and industry, in particular the technology transfer process and the diversified roles of the different actors in the innovation processes.
- The public perception and evaluation of scientific progress with a particular focus on the role of applied ethics.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesWe very much appreciate research expertise by members of different disciplines, as this renders the presentations and common discussions more interesting for all participants. If you have any questions concerning the form or the content of the course do not hesitate to inquire by email.
851-0587-00LCIS Colloquium Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
This seminar is open for staff members based at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, CIS.
W2 KP1KF. Schimmelfennig
KurzbeschreibungIn diesem Seminar präsentieren und diskutieren Mitarbeiter des Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) und externe Gäste ihre Forschungen.
LernzielIn diesem Seminar präsentieren und diskutieren Mitarbeiter des Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) und externe Gäste ihre Forschungen.
InhaltPräsentation und Diskussion aktueller Forschungen.
SkriptWird elektronisch zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteraturWird elektronisch zur Verfügung gestellt.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDaten der Veranstaltung siehe:
851-0624-00LResearch for Development (R4D) PhD Seminar Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 15.
W1 KP1KI. Günther, C. Humphrey
KurzbeschreibungDoctoral candidates from all ETH departments, whose research is related to development issues, are invited to give a presentation about their on-going work and discuss their doctoral project with a multidisciplinary audience.
LernzielDoctoral students are able to present their doctoral project to an interdisciplinary audience and to respond to questions within a wider development context.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBlockseminar an zwei Tagen im Frühjahrsemester: 10. und 17. Mai 2019.
853-0726-00LGeschichte II: Global (Anti-Imperialismus und Dekolonisation, 1919-1975)W3 KP2VH. Fischer-Tiné
KurzbeschreibungIn der Vorlesung soll ein Einblick in die verschiedenen Wege zur Unabhängigkeit ehemaliger Kolonien in Asien und Afrika seit dem Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts präsentiert werden.
LernzielDen Studierenden soll in dieser Vorlesung ein Einblick in die Geschichte der aussereuropäischen Welt gewährt werden, wobei sowohl deren politische, wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Transformation auf dem Hintergrund kolonialer Durchdringungsstrategien sowie des Widerstandes antikolonialer Bewegungen erläutert werden soll. Damit soll sichtbar werden, dass Gesellschaften in Asien, Afrika und dem Pazifik nicht einfach Produkte kolonialer Durchdringung oder antikolonialen Widerstands sind, sondern dass beides in jweils unterschiedlichem Mass die heutige politsche, wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Eigen- und Fremdwahrnehmung dieser Weltteile in erheblichem Ausmass bestimmt. Eine differenzierte Kenntnis des langen und schwierigen Dekolonisationprozesses ist daher wichtige Voraussetzung für ein Verständnis der heutigen weltpolitischen Lage, die noch immer von dem Streben nach einer gerechteren post-imperialen Weltordnung gekennzeichnet ist.
LiteraturJansen, J.C. und Osterhammel, J., Dekolonisation: Das Ende der Imperien, München 2013.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEin ausführlicher Sitzungsplan wird rechtzeitig aufgeschaltet unter Link
851-0732-03LIntellectual Property: An Introduction Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 150

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH, D-BIOL, D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MAVT, D- MATL, D-MTEC.
W2 KP2VS. Bechtold, M. Schonger
KurzbeschreibungThe course introduces students to the basics of the intellectual property system and of innovation policy. Areas covered include patent, copyright, trademark, design, know-how protection, open source, and technology transfer. The course looks at Swiss, European, U.S. and international law and uses examples from a broad range of technologies. Insights can be used in academia, industry or start-ups.
LernzielIntellectual property issues become more and more important in our society. In order to prepare students for their future challenges in research, industry or start-ups, this course introduces them to the foundations of the intellectual property system. The course covers patent, copyright, trademark, design, know-how protection, open source, and technology transfer law. It explains links to contract, antitrust, Internet, privacy and communications law where appropriate. While the introduction to these areas of the law is designed at a general level, examples and case studies come from various jurisdictions, including Switzerland, the European Union, the United States, and international law.

In addition, the course introduces students to the fundamentals of innovation policy. After exposing students to the economics of intellectual property protection, the course asks questions such as: Why do states grant property rights in inventions? Has the protection of intellectual property gone too far? How do advances in biotechnology and the Internet affect the intellectual property system? What is the relationship between open source, open access and intellectual property? What alternatives to intellectual property protection exist?

Knowing how the intellectual property system works and what kind of protection is available is useful for all students who are interested in working in academia, industry or in starting their own company. Exposing students to the advantages and disadvantages of the intellectual property system enables them to participate in the current policy discussions on intellectual property, innovation and technology law. The course will include practical examples and case studies as well as guest speakers from industry and private practice.
851-0587-01LCIS Doctoral Colloquium Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Nur für CIS-Doktoranden!
W2 KP3KUni-Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungIn this internal colloquium doctoral students present their work after about 12 months of research.
LernzielThe aim of this colloquium is that the presenters receive feedback on their research at an important stage (a stage at which significant changes of direction, methodology, etc, may still be undertaken) in the PhD process.
InhaltPresentation of doctoral research.
SkriptDistributed electronically.
LiteraturDistributed electronically.
851-0252-04LBehavioral Studies Colloquium Information W0 KP2KU. Brandes, V. Amati, H.‑D. Daniel, D. Helbing, C. Hölscher, M. Kapur, R. Schubert, C. Stadtfeld, E. Stern
KurzbeschreibungThis colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their research ideas in relation to behavioral science. The colloquium also features invited research talks.
LernzielStudents know and can apply autonomously up-to-date investigation methods and techniques in the behavioral sciences. They achieve the ability to develop their own ideas in the field and to communicate their ideas in oral presentations and in written papers. The credits will be obtained by a written report of approximately 10 pages.
InhaltThis colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their ideas in so far as they have some relation to behavioral science. The possible research areas are wide and may include theoretical as well as empirical approaches in Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, Sociology, Modeling and Simulation in Sociology, Decision Theory and Behavioral Game Theory, Economics, Research on Learning and Instruction, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science. Ideally the students (from Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. and Post-Doc programs) have started to start work on their thesis or on any other term paper.
Course credit can be obtained either based on a talk in the colloquium plus a written essay, or by writing an essay about a topic related to one of the other talks in the course. Students interested in giving a talk should contact the course organizers (Ziegler, Kapur) before the first session of the semester. Priority will be given to advanced / doctoral students for oral presentations. The course credits will be obtained by a written report of approximately 10 pages. The colloquium also serves as a venue for invited talks by researchers from other universities and institutions related to behavioral and social sciences.
851-0252-01LHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40

Besonders geeignet für Studierende D-ITET
W3 KP2SC. Hölscher, I. Barisic, H. Zhao
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar introduces theory and methods in human-computer interaction and usability. Cognitive Science provides a theoretical framework for designing user interfaces as well as a range of methods for assessing usability (user testing, cognitive walkthrough, GOMS). The seminar will provide an opportunity to experience some of the methods in applied group projects.
LernzielThis seminar will introduce key topics, theories and methodology in human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability. Presentations will cover the basics of human-computer interaction and selected topics like mobile interaction, adaptive systems, human error and attention. A focus of the seminar will be on getting to know evaluation techniques in HCI. Students will work in groups and will first familiarize themselves with a select usability evaluation method (e.g. user testing, GOMS, task analysis, heuristic evaluation, questionnaires or Cognitive Walkthrough). They will then apply the methods to a human-computer interaction setting (e.g. an existing software or hardware interface) and present the method as well as their procedure and results to the plenary. Active participation is vital for the success of the seminar, and students are expected to contribute to presentations of foundational themes, methods and results of their chosen group project. In order to obtain course credit a written essay / report will be required (details to be specified in the introductory session of the course).
851-0252-03LDesign Studio in Spatial Cognition Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH
W3 KP2SV. Schinazi, C. Hölscher, Y. Park
KurzbeschreibungHow can Behavioral and Cognitive Science inform architecture? This project-oriented seminar investigates contributions of cognition to architectural design, with an emphasis on evaluating how urban spaces are used. Existing theories are introduced and complemented with hands-on sessions. The course is tailored for students studying architecture.
LernzielTaking the perspectives of the building users (occupants and visitors) is vital for a human-centered design approach. Students will learn about relevant theory and methods in cognitive science and environmental psychology that can be used to address human cognitive and behavioral needs in built environments. The foundations of environmental psychology and human spatial cognition will be introduced. A focus of the seminar will be on how people perceive their surroundings,. Students will learn about a range of methods including real-world observation and methods of architectural analysis such as space syntax. Students will reflect the roles of designers and other stakeholders with respect to human-centered design as well as an evidence-based design perspective. The seminar is geared towards a mix of students from architecture / planning, engineering, computer science and behavioral science as well as anybody interested in the relation between design and cognition. Architecture students can obtain course credit in Vertiefungsfach" or "Wahlfach".
851-0252-05LResearch Seminar Cognitive Science Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Prerequisite: Participants should be involved in research in the cognitive science group.
W1 KP2SC. Hölscher, V. Schinazi, T. Thrash
KurzbeschreibungThe colloquium provides a forum for researchers and graduate students in cognitive science to present/discuss their ongoing projects as well as jointly discuss current publications in cognitive science and related fields. A subset of the sessions will include invited external visitors presenting their research. Participants of this colloquium are expected to be involved in active research group.
LernzielGraduate student train and improve their presentation skills based on their own project ideas, all participants stay informed on current trends in the field and have the opportunity for networking with invited scholars.
862-0096-00LSeminar zur theoretischen Philosophie: Besprechung aktueller Forschungsarbeiten Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Nur für MSc Geschichte und Philosophie des Wissens und DGESS Doktorierende.
W3 KP1SNoch nicht bekannt
KurzbeschreibungIm Seminar werden Themen aus der theoretischen Philosophie diskutiert, die direkt an aktuelle Arbeiten der Studierenden des MAGPW anknüpfen. Dies schliesst sowohl die gemeinsame Lektüre einschlägiger Texte ein wie auch die Präsentation und Diskussion eigener Arbeiten (vertiefende Seminararbeiten, Lektüreessays, Masterarbeiten).
LernzielMit diesem Seminar soll denjenigen Studierenden des MAPGW, die sich insbesondere für theoretische Philosophie interessieren, die Gelegenheit geboten werden, ihre eigenen Forschungen zu vertiefen und zu präsentieren.
Die Teilnehmer des Seminars lernen, sich mit Quellentexten aus der theoretischen Philosophie intensiv und kritisch auseinanderzusetzen. Ausserdem erwerben sie Fähigkeiten in der Präsentation und Diskussion eigener Forschungsergebnisse und -vorhaben.
851-0252-06LIntroduction to Social Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications
This course is intended for students interested in data analysis and with basic knowledge of inferential statistics.
W3 KP2GC. Stadtfeld, T. Elmer, A. Vörös
KurzbeschreibungHumans are connected by various social relations. When aggregated, we speak of social networks. This course discusses how social networks are structured, how they change over time and how they affect the individuals that they connect. It integrates social theory with practical knowledge of cutting-edge statistical methods and applications from a number of scientific disciplines.
LernzielThe aim is to enable students to contribute to social networks research and to be discriminating consumers of modern literature on social networks. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of social networks theory (1), practical skills in cutting-edge statistical methods (2) and their applications in a number of scientific fields (3).
In particular, at the end of the course students will
- Know the fundamental theories in social networks research (1)
- Understand core concepts of social networks and their relevance in different contexts (1, 3)
- Be able to describe and visualize networks data in the R environment (2)
- Understand differences regarding analysis and collection of network data and other type of survey data (2)
- Know state-of-the-art inferential statistical methods and how they are used in R (2)
- Be familiar with the core empirical studies in social networks research (2, 3)
- Know how network methods can be employed in a variety of scientific disciplines (3)
860-0017-00LArgumentation and Science Communication Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 10.

STP Students have priority.
W6 KP3GA. Wenger, C. J. Baumberger, M. Dunn Cavelty, C. Elhardt
KurzbeschreibungAnalyzing and communicating the aims and ethical implications of scientific research is an essential element at the intersection of science, technology and policy making. This course is split into two modules which focus (1) on arguing about ethical aspects and scientific uncertainties of policies, and (2) on communicating scientific results to policy-makers and the wider public.
LernzielStudents learn to consider uncertainties in inferences from computer simulation results to real-world policy problems and acquire an understanding of ethical positions and arguments concerning values, justice and risks related to policies. They learn how to analyze the particular prerequisites for the successful dissemination of scientific results to policy-makers and the wider public.
InhaltAnalyzing and communicating the aims and ethical implications of scientific research is an essential element at the intersection of science, technology and policy making. In the first module of this course, we will introduce and discuss ethical positions and arguments concerning values, justice and risks related to policies. Subsequently, we will learn how to clarify concepts as well as how to identify, reconstruct and evaluate arguments and complex argumentations.
In the second module, we will analyze the particular prerequisites for the successful dissemination of scientific results to policy-makers and the wider public. To get a better understanding of the expectations and needs of different target groups we will invite guest speakers and professionals from both the media and the policy world to share their experiences and discuss common problems. The final part of this course consists of practical applications and exercises. Proceeding in a 'draft/revise/submit'-manner, students will have to present a scientific project (possibly linked to a case study) in two different formats (e.g. newspaper contribution and policy brief). Faculty will supervise the writing process and provide reviews and comments on drafts.

Part I:

W1: Introduction: Why is argumentation needed in policy analysis?
W2: Concepts and arguments I: Clarification of ambiguous and vague concepts, identification and reconstruction of arguments, types of theoretical and practical arguments
W3: Concepts and arguments II: Criteria for good arguments, typical fallacies, use of arguments in discussions
W4: Justice: What are the ethical arguments for and against different conceptions of intra- and intergenerational justice, such as egalitarianism, grandfathering, polluter or beneficiary pays principle, and capability approaches?

Part II:

W5: The science of science communication: Basic insights from communication theory
W6: Different Audiences, Different Formats: What are the particular prerequisites for the successful dissemination of scientific results to policy-makers? What are the writing and presentation skills needed?
W7: What are the particular prerequisites for communicating with the wider public? The dos and don'ts of media interaction. What are the benefits and challenges of social media?
W8: Interviews for Radio and TV (with examples / exercises)
W9: Examples of Science Communication in the Media and at Universities
W10: Study week: Students work on their two 'praxis projects' and submit two drafts.
W11: Supervision and Revision
W12: Supervision and Revision
W13: Wrap-up: Effectively communicating science-related topics and their political and ethical implications to a non-expert audience.
SkriptPapers are made available for the participants of this course through Moodle. The book used for the 2nd part of the course "Escape from the Ivory Tower" can be bought from the instructors
LiteraturPapers are made available for the participants of this course through Moodle. The book used for the 2nd part of the course "Escape from the Ivory Tower" can be bought from the instructors
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe total number of students is 10. MSc students, PhD students and postdocs with a science and technology background have priority; weekly meetings of 3 hours during FS (Spring Semester) 2017, 6 ETCS (39 contact hours + 141 hours for preparations and exercises); grading based on the exercises on a 1-6 point scale, the parts contribute in the following way: argumentation 50%, science communication 50%.
151-0906-00LFrontiers in Energy Research Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
This course is only for doctoral students.
W2 KP2SC. Schaffner
KurzbeschreibungDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, their advisors and the scientific community. Each week a different student gives a 50-60 min presentation of their research (a full introduction, background & findings) followed by discussion with the audience.
LernzielThe key objectives of the course are:
(1) participants will gain knowledge of advanced research in the area of energy;
(2) participants will actively participate in discussion after each presentation;
(3) participants gain experience of different presentation styles;
(4) to create a network amongst the energy research doctoral student community.
InhaltDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community. There will be one presentation a week during the semester, each structured as follows: 20 min introduction to the research topic, 30 min presentation of the results, 30 min discussion with the audience.
SkriptSlides will be available on the Energy Science Center pages(Link).
851-0735-16LStart-Ups und SteuernW2 KP2SP. Pamini
KurzbeschreibungDer Erfolg oder Misserfolg von Start-Ups hängt nicht nur von einer Erfindung ab. Die Gründer müssen auch eine Vielzahl organisatorischer und juristischer Hürden überwinden. Anhand Theorie und Fallbeispielen lernen Studierende in diesem Seminar die Relevanz steuerrechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen bei Unternehmensgründungen kennen, inklusive wie der Gesetzgeber innovative Unternehmungen fördern kann.
LernzielWissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und die daraus stammenden technischen Innovationen verbreiten sich ausserhalb der akademischen Welt meistens über die Tätigkeiten von Unternehmen, namentlich durch die Entwicklung neuer oder Verbesserung bestehender Produkte und Prozesse. Zur Unterstützung dieses Innovationsprozesses hat der Gesetzgeber ein ausdifferenziertes zivil- und steuerrechtliches System geschaffen, dessen Vor- und Nachteilen Sie als ETH-Abgänger und Abgängerin kennen sollten, wenn Sie Ihr theoretisches Wissen in der Praxis implementieren möchten.

In diesem Seminar wird die steuerliche Dimension neuer Unternehmen diskutiert. Start-Ups unterscheiden sich von normalen Unternehmen in unterschiedlicher Hinsicht. Das Eigentum kann sich zuerst in wenigen Händen konzentrieren und dann auf mehrere Investoren ausdehnen (z.B. im Zusammenhang mit Private Equity). Die Corporate Governance kann besonders komplex sein (z.B. im Falle unterschiedlicher Aktienkategorien und einer Entkopplung zwischen der finanziellen Beteiligung und den Stimmrechten). Die Wirtschaftsbranche, in der die Unternehmung lanciert wird, kann besonders volatil sein; sinnvolle Vergleiche zwecks der Unternehmensbewertung fehlen oft, und es ist schwierig, einen zuverlässigen Business Plan zu entwerfen.

In der Veranstaltung lernen Sie einerseits die Regelungsoptionen kennen, die dem Gesetzgeber zur Verfügung stehen, um innovative Start-Ups zu fördern. Dabei wird auch auf Grundlagen der Finanztheorie, der Wirtschaftspolitik, der Innovationsförderung und der Unternehmensstrategie eingegangen. Andererseits wird Ihnen das Fachwissen im schweizerischen Steuerrecht vermittelt, das Sie für eine spätere mögliche Unternehmensgründung benötigen. Obwohl Vorkenntnisse in Rechts- oder Betriebswissenschaften von Vorteil sein können, stellen diese keine notwendige Bedingung für eine Teilnahme dar.

In den ersten Sitzungen vermittelt der Dozent theoretische Grundlagen sowie einen Grundriss des schweizerischen Steuersystems, sowohl betreffend direkte Steuern (Einkommen-, Vermögens-, Gewinn- und Kapitalsteuern) als auch indirekte Steuern (Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer, Stempelabgaben). Sowohl natürliche als auch juristische Personen werden berücksichtigt, wobei der Unterricht auf das Umfeld von Start-Ups und ihren Investoren fokussiert. Die Seminarteilnehmer und -teilnehmerinnen bestreiten den zweiten Seminarteil, in dem sie anhand von Fallbeispielen typische Probleme im Zusammenhang mit der Besteuerung von Start-Ups gemeinsam diskutieren.
851-0252-10LProject in Behavioural Finance Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40

Besonders geeignet für Studierende D-MTEC
W3 KP2SS. Andraszewicz, C. Hölscher, D. Kaszás
KurzbeschreibungThis interactive practical course provides and overview of the key topics in behavioral finance. Along studying information about investor's behavior, decision-making, cognitive, biological and personality markers of risk taking and measuring risk appetite, students train critical thinking, argumentation and presentation. The learning process is based on interactive discussions and presentations.
LernzielThis course provides an overview of the key topics in behavioural finance and gives the opportunity for a first hands-on experience in designing, analysing and presenting a behavioural study. In the first half of the semester, students present papers from different topics within behavioural finance, including Judgment and Decision Making, psychometrics and individual differences, and risk perception and eliciting people’s propensity to take risk, biological markers of risk taking and investment behavior and trading games. The paper presentations are informal, require no power-point presentations and are followed by a discussion with the rest of the students in the class. The goal of these presentations is three-fold: in an interactive and engaging way, to provide an overview of the topics contained in the area of behavioural finance, to teach students to extract the most relevant information from scientific papers and be able to communicate them to their peers and to enhance critical thinking during the discussion.
In the middle of the semester, the students pick a topic in which they want to conduct a small study. Some topics will be offered by the lecturers, but students are free to choose a topic of their own.
This is followed by fine-tuning their research questions given found literature, data collection and analysis. At the end of the semester students receive feedback and advice on the data analysis and present the results in a formal presentation with slides. The final assignment is a written report from their study. Active participation in the meetings is mandatory to pass the course. This course does not involve learning by heart.

Key skills after the course completion:
- Overview of topics in behavioural finance
- Communication of research output in an a formal and informal way, in an oral and written form
- Critical thinking
- Argumentation and study design
Inhalt- Giving presentations
- How to quickly "read" a paper
- Judgment and Decision Making, Heuristics and Biases
- Biology on the trading floor
- Psychometrics and individual differences
- Eliciting people's propensity to take risks
- Experimental design in behavioural studies
- Experimental Asset Markets
SkriptAll learning materials will be available to students over eDoz platform.
LiteraturTversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1992). Advance in prospect theory: Cumulative representation of uncertainty. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 5(4), 297-323

Rieskamp, J. (2008). The probabilistic nature of preferential choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, memory and Cognition, 34(6), 1446-1465

Hertwig, R., & Herzog, S. (2009). Fast and frugal heuristics: Tools of social rationality. Social Cognition, 27(5), 661-698

Coates, J.M., Gurnell, M., & Sarnyai, Z. (2010). From molecule to market: steroid hormones and financial risk taking. Philosophical Transacations of the Royal Society B, 365, 331-343

Cueva, C., Roberts, R.E., Spencer, T., Rani, N., Tempest, M., Tobler, P.N., Herbert, J., & Rustichini (2015). Cortisol and testosterone increase financial risk taking and may destabilize markets. Nature, 5(11206), 1-16

Conlin, A., Kyröläinen, P., Kaakinen, M., Järvelin, M-R., Perttunen, J., & Svento, R. (2015). Personality traits and stock market participation. Journal of Empirical Finance, 33, 34-50

Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., & Graepel, T. (2013). Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior. Proceedings in National Academy of Sciences, 110, 5802-5805

Oehler, A., Wedlich, F., Wendt, S., & Horn, M. (July 9, 2016). Available at SSRN: Link

Fenton-O'Creevy, M., Nicholson, N., Soane, E., & Willman, P. (2003). Trading on illusions: Unrealistic perceptions of control and trading performance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76, 53-68

Frey, R., Pedroni, A., Mata, R., Rieskamp, J., & Hertwig, R. (2017). Risk preference shares the psychometric structure of major psychological traits. Science Advances, 3, 1-13

Schürmann, O., Andraszewicz, S., & Rieskamp, J. (2017). The importance of losses when eliciting risk preferences. Under review

Andraszewicz, S., Kaszas, D., Zeisberger, S., Murphy, R.O., & Hölscher, C. (2017). Simulating historical market crashes in the laboratory. Manuscript in preparation.

Allenbach, M., Kaszas, D., Andraszewicz, S., & Hölscher, C. (2017). Skin conductance response as marker or risk undertaken by investors. Manuscript in preparation.

Simic, M., Kaszas, D., Andraszewicz, S., & Hölscher, C. (2017). Incentive structure compatibility in a principal agent problem. Manuscript in preparation.

Sornette, D., Andraszewicz, S., Wu, K., Murphy, R.O., Rindlerm P., & Sanadgol, D. (2017). Overpricing persistance in experimental asset markets with intrinsic uncertainty. Under review.

Andraszewicz, S., Wu, K., & Sornette, D. (2017). Behavioural effects and market dynamics in field and laboratory experimental asset markets. Under review.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesGrading is based the active participation in the class and the final project. There is no exam.
851-0588-00LIntroduction to Game Theory Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Number of participants limited to 400

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MATH
W3 KP2VH. Nax, D. Helbing
KurzbeschreibungThis course introduces the foundations of game theory with a focus on its basic mathematical principles. It treats models of social interaction, conflict and cooperation, the origin of cooperation, and concepts of strategic decision making behavior. Examples, applications, theory, and the contrast between theory and empirical results are particularly emphasized.
LernzielLearn the fundamentals, models, and logic of thinking about game theory. Learn basic mathematical principles. Apply formal game theory models to strategic interaction situations and critically assess game theory's capabilities through a wide array of applications and experimental results.
InhaltGame theory provides a unified mathematical language to study interactions amongst different types of individuals (e.g. humans, firms, nations, animals, etc.). It is often used to analyze situations involving conflict and/or cooperation. The course introduces the basic concepts of both non-cooperative and cooperative game theory (players, strategies, coalitions, rules of games, utilities, etc.) and explains the most prominent game-theoretic solution concepts (Nash equilibrium, sub-game perfection, Core, Shapley Value, etc.). We will also discuss standard extensions (repeated games, incomplete information, evolutionary game theory, signal games, etc.).

In each part of the course, we focus on examples and on selected applications of the theory in different areas. These include analyses of cooperation, social interaction, of institutions and norms, social dilemmas and reciprocity as well as applications on strategic behavior in politics and between countries and companies, the impact of reciprocity, in the labor market, and some applications from biology. Game theory is also applied to control-theoretic problems of transport planning and computer science.

As we present theory and applications, we will also discuss how experimental and other empirical studies have shown that human behavior in the real world often does not meet the strict requirements of rationality from "standard theory", leading us to models of "behavioural" and "experimental" game theory.

By the end of the course, students should be able to apply game-theoretic in diverse areas of analysis including > controlling turbines in a wind park, > nations negotiating international agreements, > firms competing in markets, > humans sharing a common resource, etc.
SkriptSee literature below. In addition we will provide additional literature readings and publish the lecture slides directly after each lecture.
LiteraturK Binmore, Fun and games, a text on game theory, 1994, Great Source Education

SR Chakravarty, M Mitra and P Sarkar, A Course on Cooperative Game Theory, 2015, Cambridge University Press

A Diekmann, Spieltheorie: Einführung, Beispiele, Experimente, 2009, Rowolth

MJ Osborne, An Introduction to Game Theory, 2004, Oxford University Press New York

J Nash, Non-Cooperative Games, 1951, Annals of Mathematics

JW Weibull, Evolutionary game theory, 1997, MIT Press

HP Young, Strategic Learning and Its Limits, 2004, Oxford University Press
851-0105-01LInterkulturelle Kompetenzen arabische Welt Information W3 KP2VE. Youssef-Grob
KurzbeschreibungBeleuchtung wichtiger Bereiche der arabischen Kultur, unterschiedlicher Werteorientierungen, Weltanschauungen und Erklärungsmuster; Aufzeigen mögliche Konfliktbereiche im interkulturellen Kontext und deren Lösungsansätze.
LernzielEinblick in wichtige Bereiche der arabischen Kultur im interkulturellen Kontext wie Geschlechterrollen, Stellenwert der Familie und der Ehe, Ehrendenken und Hierarchisierung, Stellenwert der Religion im Alltag, Konzept des "bösen Blicks", zu Gast ein/Gastgeber sein, familiäre und gesellschaftliche Verpflichtungen, u.a. mit dem Ziel verschiedene Werteorientierungen, Weltanschauungen und Erklärungsmuster zu verstehen und mögliche Konfliktbereiche im interkulturellen Kontext und deren Lösungsansätze aufzuzeigen. Obwohl viele gewisse Themen den gesamten arabischen Raum betreffen, so liegt der Fokus der Veranstaltung auf dem arabischen Osten (nicht dem Maghreb), insbesondere Ägypten, Syrien und den Golfstaaten.
860-0022-00LComplexity and Global Systems Science Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 64.

Prerequisites: solid mathematical skills.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-MAVT and ISTP
W3 KP2VD. Helbing, N. Antulov-Fantulin
KurzbeschreibungThis course discusses complex techno-socio-economic systems, their counter-intuitive behaviors, and how their theoretical understanding empowers us to solve some long-standing problems that are currently bothering the world.
LernzielParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop models for open problems, to analyze them, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to think scientifically about complex dynamical systems.
InhaltThis course starts with a discussion of the typical and often counter-intuitive features of complex dynamical systems such as self-organization, emergence, (sudden) phase transitions at "tipping points", multi-stability, systemic instability, deterministic chaos, and turbulence. It then discusses phenomena in networked systems such as feedback, side and cascade effects, and the problem of radical uncertainty. The course progresses by demonstrating the relevance of these properties for understanding societal and, at times, global-scale problems such as traffic jams, crowd disasters, breakdowns of cooperation, crime, conflict, social unrests, political revolutions, bubbles and crashes in financial markets, epidemic spreading, and/or "tragedies of the commons" such as environmental exploitation, overfishing, or climate change. Based on this understanding, the course points to possible ways of mitigating techno-socio-economic-environmental problems, and what data science may contribute to their solution.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesMathematical skills can be helpful
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