Behavorial Economics


Workshop on Behavioral Economics: New Risks and Loss Aversion, Rotterdam, 5-6 Nov 2009, Chaired by Lia van Staveren and Peter Wakker; Deadline 12 Sep

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Call for papers

WORKSHOP: “Behavioral Economics” (on New Risks and Loss Aversion)

Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
November 5 & 6, 2009


TOPIC: The strongest, but also most volatile, factor affecting risk attitudes is loss aversion (“losses loom larger than gains”). It was given its proper place in decision theory by Daniel Kahneman. Most risks we face are new, with no past statistics available (ambiguity). This two-day conference concerns risky decisions with a central place for loss aversion and ambiguity. These concepts are central in economics and psychology, Kahneman’s areas of expertise, but also in any other field where decision theory is applied, including health, game theory, business, politics, insurance, environment, and neuroscience. We invite presentations related to Kahneman’s work on risk and ambiguity in a welcoming scholarly environment.

DEADLINE for lecture submission: September 12.
Acceptance decision made by: September 22.
(Later submissions accepted only if other submissions are cancelled.)

WEBSITE with instructions for submissions:


We look forward to seeing you in Rotterdam coming November!

Scientific committee:
Han Bleichrodt & Peter Wakker