Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality

Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality

Science of Boosting: How to Empower Citizens | June 13–21, 2023 | MPIB, Berlin, Germany

The Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality brings together talented young researchers and renowned scientists from around the globe and aims to spark a dialogue about decision making under the real-world constraints of limited time, information, and computational power. The Summer Institute offers a forum for young scholars from various disciplines to share their approaches, discuss their research, and inspire each other. The program will cover the fundamentals, methodology, and recent findings on bounded rationality.

We are delighted to announce that the 20th Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality will take place June 13—21, 2023, at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. This year’s Summer Institute will approach the topic ‘Science of Boosting: How to Empower Citizens’ through the lens of bounded rationality and interdisciplinary research on human decision making.


Applications for this year’s Summer Institute are now open. To apply, please fill in the application form. Participants will be notified of the outcome of their application before the end of April.
You can find the application form here.


Gerd Gigerenzer & Ralph Hertwig


Organizers | Mubashir Sultan and Marlene Hecht
Assistance | Amanda Fink

Design | Aljoscha Seuss 
IT | Servicedesk


The Summer Institute is supported by the Joachim Herz Stiftung.


There is no fee thanks to the generous support of Joachim Herz Stiftung. Participants' travel costs are partially reimbursed. For more info view our FAQ. For further questions email us at

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