Advances in economic research has benefited from the emergence of behavioral economics and experimental economics over the past decades and the incorporation of biological considerations involving neuroscience and genomics more recently. The latter development has enabled researchers to peek into the "black box" of how the human brain makes decisions, and to address questions about how biological factors such as genes and hormones can lead to individual differences, making economic science more "hard-core". In this regard, the China Center for Behavioral Economics and Finance of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu will hold an inaugural Behavioral, Biological and Experimental Economics Conference with decision making as the common thread linking behavioral economists, experimental economists and economic researchers engaged in neuroscience and genetics.
Venue: Hong Yuan Building, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu
Dates: July 22 – 24, 2019
Theme: Decision theory, experiment, and application with research leveraging biology appearing more on Jul 22 (first day) while Jul 24 (last day) is oriented more towards talks focusing on decision theory.
Format: About ten 30-minute talks each day, no parallel sessions.
Organizers: Chew Soo Hong and Richard Ebstein
Sponsors: Office of Research and Technology, School of Economics, and the China Center for Behavioral Economics and Finance at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Registration: There is no registration fee. Participants are requested to register for F&B during the conference.
Should you be interested in being considered for presentation of your work, please send your paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31 for the first round of paper acceptance and by June 10 for the second and final round (acceptances are expected within 10 days of each deadline). We can provide transportation and accommodation support for presenters of selected papers.