Information for participants
- Travelling to Mannheim:
- By plane:
Airport is the nearest Airport. Here is a timetable for trains
and buses to Mannheim. The price for the train varies between 16 and
20 Euro. Buses are normally more expensive unless they are included in your Lufthansa ticket to Mannheim.
- Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is 105 km away from Frankfurt Airport.
There are buses from Hahn to Mannheim. Alternatively you can rent a car in Hahn (follow the B50 to Rheinböllen where you take the A61 (south), then follow signs to Mannheim (124 km, 1:30h)).
- Stuttgart (1:20 by train)
- Strasbourg (3 hours by taxi and train).
- By train: Mannheim main station (Hauptbahnhof) is within walking
distance (200 meters) to the SFB 504. Here is a map. For
connections see the timetable of the Deutsche Bahn.
- Once you arrived at Mannheim main station (Hauptbahnhof), first locate the tram
station. Then find the pharmacy next to it, cross the little bridge
and look for the red door. In the fifth floor of this building we have our summer school.
- If you arrive late in the evening, please, go directly to 'Hotel Am Bismarck' which is in about 5 minutes walking distance: Leave the Mannheim Central Station in direction to the city center (not Lindenhof), then, turn right. In front of the Post Office turn left and follow 'Tattersallstraße'. Soon, you will find 'Hotel Am Bismarck' at Bismarckplatz 9-11.
- After 8 p.m. (on Sunday, 5 July 2009) we will meet at the beer garden 'Zentrale': Please, go to SFB-Building, L 13, 17, as described above. Pass it and walk for about further 300 m. Then, having the ZEW (Center of European Economic Research) to your right, go up-stairs and cross the little road, then turn right and go on for about 500 m (thereby passing the 'quadrate' (blocks) L 4, M 4a, M 4, N 4 (left) and L 6, M 5, N 5 (right)). Finally, you will find a little square to the left. This beer garden partly belongs to the restaurant 'Zentrale' (address: N 4, 15).
- Accommodation: Participants will have single rooms in the Hotel Am Bismarck.
- Additional expenses: We try to keep cost for participants
low. Accomodation and breakfast will be included (i.e. paid by us). We
may even be able to support part of your lunch. Dinner, however, will
always be paid by the participants.
During the summerschool you will have access to computers in our lab and in
our computer pool. If you bring your own computer, please do not forget
your wifi-card. We have hotspots in our seminar room, in the computer pool
and at many other places in the university, so you will be able to connect
and to exchange files for your coursework easily.
Please note that we expect all participants to contribute to the
summerschool by attending all lectures and workshops.
- Urs Fischbacher Topics
Note: Vassilis' notes are not meant to be lecture notes but more like
background+advanced material related to the lectures.
Students can skim through them to get a flavour of some of the issues we'll
be discussing, but they shouldn't be discouraged if they find them way too
- David Laibson's slides (Intertemporal Choice/Neuroeconomics)
- Arthur van Soest's materials
- Julian Rode's workshop materials
List of participants + proposals
For a list of participants please fill in your email address and your
key. (If you do not remember your key leave it empty - we will send
you an email with your key)
MERSS is a joint enterprise by members of the Faculties of Economics and
Business Administration at
Local organisation: Carsten Schmidt and Julian Rode
at Mannheim Research
Institute for the Economics of Aging