7th Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting (theem) on "Cognitive Processes of Economic Decisions"

Country: Switzerland

City: Kreuzlingen

Abstr. due: 24.01.2016

Dates: 06.04.16 — 08.04.16

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

Organizing comittee e-mail: info@theem.ch.

Organizers: Thurgau Institute of Economics at the University of Konstanz


How do we make decisions? Traditionally, economists have focused on "black box" models of decision-making, neglecting how people actually come to their decisions. This is gradually changing, not only because advanced psychological and neuroscientific methods allow for a better understanding of human decision-making, but also because economists have realized that such knowledge can inform economic theory.
This conference focuses on how cognitive processes relate to economic preferences such as risk, time, or social preferences. We invite contributions that make use of methods for tracing cognitive processes (e.g., response times, cognitive load, eye-tracking, or brain imaging) as well as studies that try to understand economic decision-making through the lens of cognitive models such as evidence-accumulation models or dual-process theories. We welcome experimental, theoretical and empirical research from economics, psychology, neuroscience and other related disciplines.

Submission of extended abstract on www.theem.ch: 24th January, 2016
Notification of acceptance: 8th February, 2016
Conference fee: CHF 200 (includes coffee breaks & conference dinner)

Conference Web-Site: http://www.theem.uni-konstanz.de/