We would like to bring to your attention a call for papers for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of the Economic Science Association (JESA) on “Choice-Process Data”.

The Guest Editors for the special issue will be: 

– Ian Krajbich (Ohio State University; krajbich.1@osu.edu)

– Charles Noussair (University of Arizona; cnoussair@email.arizona.edu)

– David Cooper (Florida State University; djcooper@fsu.edu)

Experimental economists have traditionally measured and analyzed data from choices that participants make. However, choices are not the only data generated from a decision. Decision makers move their eyes around to collect information, take time to consider their options, and use their hands to make a selection. Physiological arousal, specific facial expressions, and neural activation patterns are also associated with specific choice patterns. With recent technological and methodological advances, process measures such as response times, eye movements, mouse movements, skin conductance, and emotional states can be readily gathered and analyzed. But what can we learn from this data?

In this special issue of JESA, we aim to publish studies that utilize choice-process data to address economic questions. We invite submissions that advance choice-process data collection or analysis methods, or apply existing methods to shed new light on decision-making or current theory.

Choice-process data include (but are not limited to):

– Response times
– Eye tracking / Pupillometry
– Mouse tracking
– Neural recordings (e.g. fMRI, EEG)
– Face reading
– Skin conductance
– Communication / Chat windows
– Think-aloud protocols
– Multi-response method

Anyone with an interest in the issues discussed above is invited to submit a manuscript for the special issue. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submitted papers should contain original and unpublished work, and should not exceed 5000 words (all inclusive, each normal-sized table and figure counts for 200 words).  Please use the JESA Manuscript Central site for your submission, making sure to indicate the manuscript should be considered for the special issue on Choice-Process Data both in your cover letter, but also by selecting the appropriate option in the submission menu.

The deadline for submission of papers is December 5, 2018. It is envisioned that the issue will be available by the Summer of 2019. All submitted papers will be refereed according to their originality, methodological soundness, clarity of the presented results and conclusions, and the relevance of the submission for the special issue.