This conference aims to take stock of recent evidence on individual and collective behavior in the light of repeated shocks (pandemics, conflicts, natural disasters,…) and the anticipation of future shocks. Contributions should also focus on consequences and implications for democratic rules, environmental transitions, social and health systems, etc., for social scientists to be able to assist decision-makers in designing more equitable, efficient and widely supported policies.
Contributions in various domains of economics (or quantitative social psychology and political sciences) are welcome, and in particular on (but not restricted to):
- How shocks change behavior, trust or values – and consequences for the sustainability of welfare systems
- Social media, the diffusion and manipulation of information, and life with populism
- New forms of poverty, adaptation and the limits of resilience
- Perception of changing inequalities (of income, health, exposure to environmental shocks, etc.) and the relation with well-being, political orientation, social unrest and radicalization
- Negative emotions and the tradeoff between security, freedom & democratic support
- Health and mental well-being consequences of (repeated) shocks, suitable policy responses and the role of health systems
- Labor as a social activity vs nonmarket time uses and alternative professional fulfilment in times of Great Resignation
- Perception of global warming, green policies and behavioral changes vs. inertia
- Normative work on policy/political transformations aimed at promoting peace, democracy and stability
- The ability of tax-benefit systems to reduce inequality (across people or generations), quickly respond to shocks (e.g. during lockdown), adapt to new inequalities (such as those engendered by climate change or forced migration).
Keynote speakers: Conchita d’Ambrosio (Luxemburg University) & Yann Algan (HEC, Paris)
Scientific Committee: Alpaslan Akay (Gothenburg Univ.), Olivier Bargain (Bordeaux School of Economics), Tanguy Bernard (Bordeaux School of Economics), Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics), Mathieu Couttenier (ENS Lyon), Olivier Donni (Cergy-Pontoise Univ.), Koen Decancq (Antwerp Univ.), Marc Fleurbaey (Paris School of Economics), Xavier H. Jara (London School of Economics), Florence Jusot (Dauphine Univ.), Patricia Justino (UNU-WIDER), Michał Myck (CenEA, Szczecin), Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics), Erik Schokkaert (Leuven Univ.), Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics), Sandy Tubeuf (Louvain Univ.), Jérôme Wittwer (Bordeaux Univ.), Frederic Vermeulen (Leuven Univ.), Roberta Ziparo (Aix-Marseille Univ.).
Submission guideline: Full papers or long-abstract to be sent before February 28, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org (the name of the pdf file should begin with the author last name). Submission of complete sessions (4 papers) are also possible, indicating the name of the corresponding chairman.
Decisions will be communicated by March 3rd and registrations will be opened until April 14th.
Campus Victoire, 3ter Place de la Victoire
33000 Bordeaux , France