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Behavior, Economics, and Evolution Lecture Series

  • Teacher(s):   L.Lehmann   L.Santos Pinto  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2021-2022, 2.0h. course (weekly average)
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The purpose of this course is to expose master students from MScBEC (FBM), MScM (HEC), and MScE (HEC) to interdisciplinary work, research, and ideas in behavior, economics, and evolution. This course is part of the BEE program ("Behavior, Economics, and Evolution") and is composed of lecture series where students will have the opportunity to interact with invited speakers and with each other.


The course is composed of up to 10 lecture series.The first two lectures consist of two broad introductions to the main ideas of evolutionary biology and economics. Each subsequent lecture (8 in total) is given by an international renowned invited speaker and be composed of two parts. The first part will consist of one hour of seminar where the invited speaker will give an interdisciplinary and broad introduction to a research topic, which can be followed by students from both economics and biology. This introduction will then be followed by a presentation of a research, published or ongoing. The second part of a session will consist of a discussion of the research topic of the lecture between the invited speaker, the students of the BEE program (from HEC and FBM), and will be moderated by the instructors of the course.


First attempt

Without exam (cf. terms)  


Your grade will be determined on the basis of (i) prepared and asked individual questions during the discussion session of the seminar (20%), (ii) a maximum of 3 group reports (50%), and (iii) one individual report (30%).

-The individual questions consist of submitting (via Moodle) for each seminar given by an invited speaker a question that you will have prepared on the basis of the readings associated to the seminar. You can then ask this question (or any other one) to the speaker during the discussion session of the seminar.

-Each group report is teamwork of 2 students that is based on one presentation of an invited speaker and the follow up discussion. The report will involve describing the research question, the motivation behind it, summarizing the results, and delineating strengths and weaknesses.

-The individual report will consists of the writing of a sketch of an original research project and motivating it, and that builds on what you have learned by writing the group reports.

More details about these points are to be found on the detailed syllabus of the course that is on the Moodle of the course.


Without exam (cf. terms)  

Re-write the inadequate reports.

Examens organisés par HEC

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