• Innovative Training and Research

    The Innovative Training Network ExSIDE combines an interdisciplinary research agenda with an interdisciplinary doctoral training program. Doctoral fellows acquire a broad range of expertise and skills needed for a thorough analysis of expectation formation…

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  • An International Consortium

    Overall 27 faculty members at the 8 partner universities are actively involved in ExSIDE as (co-)supervisors and researchers. The 15 ExSIDE doctoral fellows are the main pillar of the program. Research and…

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  • Bielefeld University (Coordinator)

    Founded in 1969 Bielefeld University is a medium sized university with approximately 24.000 students and a dedicated focus on research. It is renowned for its long-standing culture of interdisciplinarity and pursues several core research…

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  • Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

    Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has a nationally and internationally outstanding reputation for academic excellence in the fields of teaching and research; in 2010,…

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  • Université catholique de Louvain

    CORE is an interdisciplinary research centre of the Université catholique de Louvain and it is nowadays recognized as a leading interdisciplinary research institute in the fields of economic theory,…

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  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano

    UCSC is the only university in Italy operating on a national scale with 4 campuses. It operates both in humanities and sciences. Research activity is aimed towards the study and understanding of crucial issues…

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  • Universiteit van Amsterdam

    The University of Amsterdam is one of the most prestigious universities in the Netherlands and a leading research university in Europe. The Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF) is a…

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  • University of Surrey

    The University of Surrey has excellent academics whose mission is to lead pioneering research and innovation to create new thinking around, and to provide practical solutions for, some of the world’s main technological and…

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  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Paris 1 University is a descendant of both the Sorbonne and the Panthéon Faculty of law and economics. Nearly 40,000 students are enrolled in its 14 teaching and research departments and…

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ExSIDE

Innovative Training Network ‘Expectations and Social Influence Dynamics in Economics’ (ExSIDE)

Expectations play a crucial role in Economics…

How will the stock market develop? Will I get a pay rise next year? When will the Central Bank change its interest rate policies? Expectations influence the behavior of many economic decision makers. The recent financial and economic crisis has highlighted again the importance of expectation dynamics for economic development as well as for the success of firm strategies and public policies. However, many aspects of the formation and implication expectations in Economics are still not well understood. The Innovative Training Network ExSIDE aims at improving our understanding of the role of expectation formation and social influence for economic dynamics and for the optimal design of economic policy.

We need new skills to study the formation and the impact of expectations…

ExSIDE combines an interdisciplinary research agenda with an innovative European joint doctoral training program, which provides doctoral fellows with a broad range of expertise and skills needed for a thorough analysis of expectation formation processes and their role in Economics. Both the research projects and the training activities will combine work in Behavioral Economics, Psychoanalysis, Opinion Formation, Network Theory, Agent-based Simulation and Economic Modelling in different areas. The academic training will be complemented by extensive Transferable Skills Training Measures, intersectoral Training Measures, provided by non-academic partners, and Career Development Training. Interaction with stakeholders, policy makers and the general public will play an important role in pursuing the ExSIDE agenda and disseminating the results.

Combining academic and non-academic excellence throughout Europe…

The ExSIDE consortium consists of eight leading European universities and nine non-academic partners. Each of the 15 ExSIDE doctoral fellows is hosted by two universities, has a secondment with a non-academic partner and will graduate with a joint or double degree. The research and training in ExSIDE ensures world-wide employability of the ExSIDE graduates inside and outside academia and also contributes to the ability of European institutions and companies to develop efficient policies and strategies. ExSIDE is the largest European consortium offering a structured joint doctoral program awarding joint degrees in Economics.