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CESifo Conference on Social Economics

Posted on: 
Dec 12, 2012
Conference Dates: 
Mar 21, 2014 to Mar 22, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: 
Oct 31, 2013

Location of Conference

Poschingerstr. 5
81679 Munich


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On March 21-22, 2014 CESifo will organise a conference on Social Economics in Munich. The purpose of the conference is to bring together international scholars working in this field and to stimulate research on this theme.


The conference welcomes contributions to new developments in social economics, a growing area of study that breaches economics with social science. Specifically, the key questions that we will touch upon include the role culture, identity, altruism, altruism esteem and status as competing with traditional tangible and monetary motivation for behaviour. We welcome theoretical contributions as well as applications to any area of social policy including health, education, social care, and labour markets. The ultimate goal of the conference is to examine the limits of social motivations as well as how they interact with other tangible motivations. However, broader contributions to the discipline of social economics will be considered, too. We welcome both empirical and theoretical papers that address policy-relevant questions.


The keynote lectures will be given by:


Professor Frank Cowell from the London School of Economics and


Professor Luigi Guiso from the European University Institute and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance.


Deadline for submission of complete papers, or an extended abstract, is 31 October 2013. Preference will be given to complete papers.


For submission, please visit Go to the “Conferences”- page, click on the link “Academic Conferences”, then on the link “Forthcoming Conferences”, then on the conference name and finally on the “Submit a paper”- link below the conference description. Only online submissions are accepted. Should you have any (technical) difficulties with the online submission procedure, please contact for assistance.


A selection of the conference papers will be published in a Conference Volume by MIT Press. It is understood that all submissions to the conference imply submission to the publication outlet. The papers presented at the workshop can be revised after the workshop to include comments. This revised version will then be submitted to the conference volume. Final publication decisions are based on a standard refereeing process.


Authors of submitted papers will be notified no later than 1 December 2013 as to whether their paper has been accepted for the workshop. CESifo will provide accommodation, and will reimburse economy travel costs, for all participants with accepted papers. Other researchers are invited to participate, but are expected to provide their own funding for travel and accommodation and to pay a conference fee.


Further questions regarding the organisation and scientific content of the conference should be addressed to the conference organisers, Joan Costa i Font, London School of Economics ( and Mario Macis, Johns Hopkins University (


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