On March 21 – 22, 2014 CESifo will organise a conference on Social Economics in Munich, Germany. The purpose of the conference is to bring together international scholars working in this field and to stimulate research on this theme.
The conference welcomes contributions to new developments in social economics, a growing area of study that breaches economics with social science. Specifically, the key questions that we will touch upon include the role culture, identity, altruism, altruism esteem and status as competing with traditional tangible and monetary motivation for behaviour. We welcome theoretical contributions as well as applications to any area of social policy including health, education, social care, and labour markets.
The ultimate goal of the conference is to examine the limits of social motivations as well as how they interact with other tangible motivations. However, broader contributions to the discipline of social economics will be considered, too. We welcome both empirical and theoretical papers that address policy-relevant questions. Authors of submitted papers will be notified no later than 1 December 2013 as to whether their paper has been accepted for the workshop.
- Professor Frank Cowell – London School of Economics (LSE)
- Professor Luigi Guiso – European University Institute and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
A selection of the conference papers will be published in a Conference Volume by MIT Press. It is understood that all submissions to the conference imply submission to the publication outlet. The papers presented at the workshop can be revised after the workshop to include comments. This revised version will then be submitted to the conference volume. Final publication decisions are based on a standard refereeing process.
Accommodation and Costs
CESifo will provide accommodation, and will reimburse economy travel costs, for all participants with accepted papers. Other researchers are invited to participate, but are expected to provide their own funding for travel and accommodation and to pay a conference fee.