11th Thurgau Experimental Economics Meeting, "Information and Behaviour"

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07-04-20 to 09-04-20
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Information is crucial for every decision, but how people deal with information is often far from perfect. We would like to discuss questions related to the role of information for behaviour, in particular questions related to (i) the acquisition of information (e.g. information cost, attention, information neglect), (ii) the use of information (e.g. beliefs updating, motivated reasoning), and (iii) the transmission of information (e.g. signalling, strategic communication, impression management). These topics are central not only for economics but for all behavioural and social sciences. For this reason, this conference brings together researchers from different fields studying the role of information for behaviour – and how behaviour conveys information. We welcome contributions on these questions from economics as well as from other disciplines, such as psychology, political science, sociology, or management.

Keynote Speakers:

Marina Agranov and Andrew Caplin

Marina Agranov is Full Professor of Economics at the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech. She is a very accomplished researcher, who both rigorously tests hypotheses derived from microeconomic and behavioral models in the lab and derives important new insights from her empirical observations for the development of psychologically more realistic models of human behavior. Her work is exemplary for fostering the dialogue between theory and empirics. Topics covered in her work include bargaining, voting, stochastic choice, beliefs, and communication. Before moving to California, Marina started her academic career with undergraduate studies at St. Petersburg State Technical University, Russia, obtained a Master’s degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 2004, and went on to obtain a PhD at New York University in 2010.



Andrew Caplin is the Silver Professor of Economics at the New York University. He studies a whole variety of topics, among them rational inattention – why even smart people may not pay attention to all information that could potentially help them in certain decisions – to understand why they often make suboptimal decisions, e.g., in adjusting to changes in market conditions. His research has been published in all the leading economics journals. Amongst other appointments, he is a leader of the Sloan-Nomis Program on the Attentional and Perceptual Foundations of Economic Behavior and co-director of the NBER Behavioral Macro Group.


If you would like to present your research, please submit an extended abstract (max. 2000 characters, or max. 300 words) below. The conference fee is EUR 200 (including coffee breaks and the conference dinner).


Important Dates

January 22, 2020: Submission deadline
February 7, 2020: Notification of acceptance
February 28, 2020: Registration deadline for presenters
March 29, 2020: Registration deadline for non-presenting participants
April 7, 2020, noon: theem starts
April 9, 2020, 2:30pm: theem ends (times are preliminary)
Please forward this call for papers to other researchers who might be interested in the topic. For further questions please contact us via info@theem.ch.
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