THEEM 2017


Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, 10-12 Apr 2017; Deadline 24 Jan

8th Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting (theem)

*Cognitive Limitations and Preferences over Beliefs*

10th-12th April, 2017, in Kreuzlingen (CH)

Keynote speakers: Nicholas Epley and Georg Weizsäcker

People often fail to update beliefs accurately. Inaccurate belief updating may be driven by cognitive limitations or a preference for having certain beliefs, or both. Cognitive limitations typically lead to miscalculation or heuristic shortcuts which might explain phenomena like social projection or correlation neglect. Preferences over beliefs may affect information search, the interpretation of information, and memory retrieval. This includes wishful thinking or the neglect of unpleasant information – all in order to hold the beliefs we like. We invite theoretical and empirical contributions addressing issues from this spectrum of topics and look forward to your submissions.

Submission of extended abstract (max. 300 words) in .txt format to 24th January, 2017

Notification of acceptance: 7th February, 2017

Conference fee: EUR 200 (includes coffee breaks & conference dinner)

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