Date: Friday 8 – Saturday 9 November 2019
Location: King’s College London, London, UK

Overview of workshop:

The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative Behavior & Society Working Group, Cognitive Economics Society, and the London Behavioural Economics Network are organising a two-day workshop on the emerging field of cognitive economics.

As the workshop’s primary aim is the exchange of ideas and knowledge about cognitive economics, we will be using a variety of formats throughout the sessions to encourage debate and interaction. As well as submitting papers, we are interested in finding ideas for interactive sessions such as roundtable discussion(s), panel debate(s) and idea generation session(s) etc.

Call for papers:

We invite suggestions for 20-minute presentations or topics for interaction sessions (panel discussion(s) etc) on the topics relating to theoretical, empirical and applied cognitive economics. For instance, such as belief-based utility, valuation of symbolic goods, happiness, motivated reasoning, and the development of experimental methods, public policy and marketing applications. This is a cross-disciplinary topic and we welcome contributions relating to one or more of the following overlapping strands:

  • Economics (especially the economics of information, attention, and happiness, or behavioural economics)
  • Psychology (especially relating to mental simulation, non-standard preferences and narrative)
  • Neuroscience (especially relating to attention, valuation and mental simulation)
  • Marketing (especially of narratives and intangible goods)
  • Talks from other disciplines including sociology, politics, complex systems, or AI are very welcome – provided the topic is examined through a cognitive economics lens

As this is a newly emerging field with fluid boundaries, we expect to take an open-minded view about what is within the scope of the workshop. If you have an idea for a panel or round table topic, or another creative format, please feel free to include that with your submission.

For your presentation or interactive session idea, please send an abstract of up to 300 words, along with your contact details and a brief biographical note by midnight in any time zone on Monday 19 August.

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