7th Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting (theem): Cognitive Processes of Economic Decisions

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06-04-16 to 08-04-16
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How do we make decisions? Traditionally, economists have focused on “black box” models of decision-making, neglecting how people actually come to their decisions. This is gradually changing, not only because advanced psychological and neuroscientific methods allow for a better understanding of human decision-making, but also because economists have realized that such knowledge can inform economic theory.

This conference focuses on how cognitive processes relate to economic preferences such as risk, time, or social preferences. We invite contributions that make use of methods for tracing cognitive processes (e.g., response times, cognitive load, eye-tracking, or brain imaging) as well as studies that try to understand economic decision-making through the lens of cognitive models such as evidence-accumulation models or dual-process theories. We welcome experimental, theoretical and empirical research from economics, psychology, neuroscience and other related disciplines.

Keynote speakers at the workshop:

Colin F. Camerer


Colin Camerer is Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics at the California Institute of Technology, where he teaches cognitive psychology and economics. He was president of the Society for Neuroeconomics and president of the Economic Science Association. Colin is a pioneer in behavioral economics and in neuroeconomics. He is interested in how psychological forces and their deeper neuroscientific foundations influence economic decisions.

Carlos Alós Ferrer

Carlos Alós is Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne and Speaker of the DFG Research Group "Psychoeconomics". He studies decision and game theory on all levels, from its axiomatic foundations to its behavioural manifestations. In recent years, he has published extensively on the psychologic aspects of decision- making in games, with a focus on the dual-process perspective.

If you would like to present your research at this meeting, submit an extended abstract here (text in .txt format). The conference fee is CHF 200 (including coffee breaks and the conference dinner).

Please note that our hotel contingents expire on February 23rd, so you may want to book before that!

January 24, 2016 Submission deadline
February 08, 2016 Notification of acceptance
February 23, 2016 Expiration date of hotel contingents
February 28, 2016 Registration deadline for presenters
March 16, 2016

Registration deadline for non-presenting participants

 For any further question please contact us via info@theem.ch.

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