Fully Funded Conference on Behavioural Economics and Development


The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Mind and Behaviour Research Group at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, are announcing a Conference on Behavioural Economics and Development that will be hosted at the University of Oxford from February 5-6, 2020. Travel and accommodation will be provided for one presenter per paper. The deadline is on 20 September 2019.

Opportunity for economists, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.

The BREAD conference will be followed on February 7, by a one-day conference organized by the Mind & Behaviour Research Group, co-hosted by Stefan Dercon, Kate Orkin, and Alan Stein. This conference focuses specifically on the role of cognitive functions and mental health in economic decisions.

The conference aims to facilitate new cross-disciplinary collaborations and will include invited presentations of experimental design and work in progress from economists, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists. All participants to the BREAD Conference are warmly invited to attend.

They will fund the travel and accommodation of one presenter per seleсted paper.

Main criteria

  • Submission of papers on under-studied applications of behavioural economics to development issues are encouraged;
  • Example of possible topics include: preferences, cognition, and productivity under conditions of scarcity; formation of beliefs in low-information environments and their effects on behaviour; intra-household allocation in production and consumption; redistributive preferences and economic outcomes; behaviour in matching processes; culture, norms and trust;
  • Only full-length paper submissions will be considered. Make sure your submission email includes the following information: the title of the paper being submitted, the full name, address, email, and affiliation of the submitting author, the name and affiliation of the other authors, an abstract of the paper.

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