The WEHIA-COST PhD School on "Agent-based modeling and policy design for financial crises" will be held before the WEHIA 2013 workshop, from June 17th to June 19th.The School is particularly suited for PhD students, Post-docs and young researchers.

The final program can be downloaded here.

Slides for Prof. Namatame's presentation [part1] [part2]

Slides for Dr. Wäckerle's presentation can be downloaded [here].


  • "Introduction to Evolutionary Finance",
    Lecturer: Giulio Bottazzi
    Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
  • "Financial Fragility and Macroprudential regulation in Agent-Based Macroeconomics",
  • Lecturer: Silvano Cincotti, University of Genova, Italy
  • "An Introduction to ABM Validation",
  • Lecturer: Pasquale Cirillo, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • "Economic models in which crises are endogenous and not acts of God",
  • Lecturer: Alan Kirman, Université d'Aix-Marseille III, France
  • "Simulation Models on Systemic Risks",
  • Lecturer: Akira Namatame, National Defence Academy, Japan
  • "An Introduction to Evolutionary Economic Programs",
  • Lecturer: Manuel Wäckerle, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • "The ICEACE project*: Financial instability, credit rationing and business cycles in an agent- based model: The case of Iceland",
  • Lecturers: The project research group,
*The ICEACE project is funded by the Icelandic Research Center (Rannis).

The PhD School will be free of charge for the registered participants of the WEHIA 2013 workshop. The number of seats available is however limited. Furthermore, a maximum of 10 grants of 320 Euro each will be awarded to selected PhD students and Post-docs to contribute to their accommodation expenses.  

How to apply:
Grants will be awarded and participants will be admitted on the basis of a CV and a research statement (max 2 pages). 
The documents must be sent to wehia2013@ru.is 

Application deadline: March 25th 2013.   ( CLOSED )

Notification of admission and grants will be sent by April 15th, 2013


Independence Day Celebrations
Participants of the PhD School will have a chance to celebrate the independence of Iceland, along with thousands of Icelanders who flock to the center of Reykjavik to celebrate Independence day on June 17th. The highlight of the celebrations is an outdoor concert in the heart of Reykjavik, featuring some of Iceland´s biggest stars in music.