Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS | Applications due December 15, 2020

Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference (ECBE) Princeton University, June 3-4th 2021

We are happy to announce that the 7th Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference will take place at Princeton University on the 3-4 June 2021. The conference will be sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation and will be hosted by The Department of Economics at Princeton University. We are also pleased to announce that Roland Benabou will serve as the plenary speaker.

The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences and was an early force in the development of behavioral economics. For more information, visit www.russellsage.org.

Note: We are optimistically planning to hold ECBE 2021 in-person. However, as the date of the conference approaches, we will monitor the current health guidelines. In case it is not feasible to hold an in-person workshop, we will reassess and may hold a virtual version of the conference instead.

The goal of this conference is to provide a platform for researchers who are early- or mid-career to present their research and receive feedback on their work. The conference seeks to promote the development of a community of behavioral economics researchers.

There is no strict eligibility rule to apply.
Any early- or mid-career behavioral economist is invited to apply. This includes graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and assistant or associate professors.

There is no conference fee. Conference meals will be covered for invited participants. In cases where financial assistance is not available from a researcher’s university, hotel and economy class travel expenses will be reimbursed (up to $1200 for travel from outside North America and up to $350 for travel from North America except from the New York/New Jersey metro area). Please note that participants are not eligible for financial assistance from the RSF if: (1) they received financial assistance from RSF for participating in the 2015, 2017 or 2019 ECBE, or (2) they received their PhD in 2015 or earlier (including 2015).

How to Apply
To apply, please follow this link and complete the application by December 15, 2020. In the online form, you will be asked to upload a pdf document of the paper you wish to present. Extended abstracts will not be considered. Please submit a single pdf that does not exceed 16 MB with your name as the file name (LastName_FirstName). Selected participants will be notified by the beginning of March.

For more information, please contact ecbe2021@gmail.com or visit the conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/ecbeconference. We look forward to receiving your applications.

The Organizing Committee
Kai Barron, Teodora Boneva, Stephanie Heger, Paolina Medina-Palma, Silvia Saccardo


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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