Early Career Behavioral Economics Conference


The Early Career Behavioral Economics (ECBE) conference aims to provide a platform for researchers at the early stages of their career to present their work and receive feedback from both peers and junior faculty members. The conference also promotes the development of a strong community of junior behavioral economics researchers.

The first conference, sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation and the University of Chicago Center for Decision Research, took place on July 8-9, 2015 in Chicago. The second ECBE conference was held on June 24-25, 2016 in Bonn, Germany and funded by the newly founded Behavior and Inequality Research Institute (briq). In 2017, the third ECBE Conference took place in Pittsburgh sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The fourth ECBE was held at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway) on June 20-21, 2018.

The fifth ECBE, sponsored by RSF, will take place in San Diego on August 16-17, 2019. Applications are now being accepted until February 15, 2019. Please refer to the call for papers and the conference website below for more information.

The conference is organized by Kai Barron (University College London), Teodora Boneva (University College London), Stephanie Heger (University of Sydney), Paolina Medina-Palma (Northwestern University), and Silvia Saccardo (Carnegie Mellon University). The members of the organizing committee are former attendees of the RSF Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics

Additional Resouces:


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


The Russell Sage Foundation offers grants and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research.


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