Call for Proposals to Organize SABE Session at the ASSA 2021 in Boston and/or SEA 2020 in Houston

Dear colleagues,

The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) is inviting proposals to organize the SABE session at the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) meeting in 2022 and/or the Southern Economic Association (SEA) meeting in 2021.

The ASSA is a three-day meeting organized by the American Economic Association (AEA) in conjunction with 58 associations from related disciplines. In 2022 the meeting will take place in Boston, MA (January 7-9, Sheraton Boston). The ASSA meeting is very prestigious and therefore of significant importance to SABE. Previous SABE sessions at the ASSA can be found here: 2019, 2020, 2021.

The 91st Annual Meeting of the SEA will be held in Houston, TX, at the Marriott Marquis Houston, November 20-22, 2020. The Southern Economic Association is one of the oldest economics associations in the United States, dating back to a conference held in Atlanta in November 1928.

If you are interested in organizing the SABE Session with the focus on Behavioral Economics at the ASSA and/or the SEA meeting, please fill out the Session Proposal Application (ASSA SEA 2021-2022) and send it along with a PDF version of your CV to by May 1, 2021.

Download the Session Proposal Application

Please note that priority for organizing the ASSA session of SABE will be given to applicants who have not done so in the past 3 years.

In addition, while a tentative proposal is generally acceptable, a detailed, confirmed, and well thought-out proposal is appreciated, and will be preferred over a more tentative proposal, all things equal.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than May 10, 2021 (SEA Proposal) and June 1, 2021 (ASSA proposal).

Please forward this email to scholars who might be interested in this call for proposals.

Looking forward to your application,

Michelle Baddeley
SABE President

Call for Papers: IAREP-SABE Virtual Conference, June 10-13, 2021

Due to the continuing challenges of COVID-19 and the associated uncertainties regarding traveling and quarantine restrictions, the joint IAREP-SABE 2021 will take place as a virtual conference in June 10-13, 2021.

Keynote speakers:

Daniel Kahneman Lecture: John A. List (The University of Chicago)
Herbert Simon Lecture: Shyam Sunder (Yale School of Management)

The deadline for extended abstract/full paper submission is April 8, 2021.

For more information about the conference as well as submission instructions, please visit the official conference website:

SABE 2020 Board Membership Election – Announcement of Results

Dear SABE Member,

the results of the 2020 SABE Board Election are as follows:

President-Elect (2020-2022):
Alexis Belianin was elected for President-Elect

SABE Advisory Board (2020-2024):
Based on the number of votes the following nine candidates were elected to start/continue serving as Board members for the next four years (in alphabetical order):

  • Chad Baum
  • Michele Belot
  • Michela Chessa
  • Antonio Espin
  • Christina Gravert
  • Lionel Page
  • Abhijit Ramalingam
  • Tobias Rötheli
  • Jie Zheng

On behalf of SABE, congratulations to Alexis Belianin as new President-Elect, and congratulations to the winning candidates of the election to serve on the SABE Advisory Board for the next four years.

We are grateful to all candidates for their nomination in this year’s Board membership election.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

Best Regards,

Behnud on behalf of the Executive Committee

SABE Session at the ASSA/AEA Virtual Annual Meeting

Dear SABE member,

this announcement is to bring to your attention our upcoming SABE Session at this year’s ASSA/AEA virtual annual meeting:

Sunday 03.01.2021 (3:45pm-5:45pm (EST))

Gahye Jeon (Georgia State University) and her allies put up an impressive paper session on the timely topic of Gender Identity, Expectations, and Labor Market Outcomes.

Hopefully many of you who participate at this event will join the virtual session.

Please find below and on the websites of the ASSA/AEA all further information.

Happy new year to everyone

Best Regards, Behnud

Gender Identity, Expectations, and Labor Market Outcomes

Paper Session

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Hosted By:
Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics

Gahye Jeon, Georgia State University


Is Female Competitiveness in the Labor and Marriage Markets Influenced by Gender Identity?

Gahye Jeon,Georgia State University
David Ong, Jinan University


Marriage, Children, and Labor Supply: Beliefs and Outcomes

Yifan Gong, University of Western Ontario
Todd Stinebrickner, University of Western Ontario
Ralph Stinebrickner, Berea College

Biased Wage Expectations and Female Labor Supply

Boryana Ilieva, Humboldt University of Berlin
Philipp Eisenhauer, University of Bonn
Peter Haan, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
Annekatrin Schrenker, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
Georg Weizsäcker, Humboldt University of Berlin

Information and Social Norms: Experimental Evidence on the Labor Market Aspirations of Saudi Women

Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Basit Zafar, Arizona State University
Monira Essa Aloud, King Saud University
Sara Al-Rashood, King Saud University


Ernesto Reuben, New York University-Abu Dhabi
Brenden Timpe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Christopher Taber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

JEL Classifications
  • J1 – Demographic Economics
  • D8 – Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

Board Elections 2020 – Call for Nominations open until December 1, 2020

Dear SABE members,

We are pleased to announce the call for nominees to serve on the SABE Advisory Board (henceforth the Board) for the 2020-2024 term.

SABE is a member-driven organization that relies on the participation of its members to fulfill the organization’s mission. Together with the Executive Committee, the Board is responsible for guiding and directing the affairs of the Society. By serving as a Board member, you provide valuable help in advising, discussing and approving major organizational decisions. The according debates over all proposals that ask the opinion and/or the approval of the Board usually take place online via email.

Board Membership and Terms:

  • 9 positions for Board membership open for the term 2020-2024
  • Board members’ term of service is four years, commencing on Dec 20, 2020
  • Board members are expected to be active SABE members by the time of appointment and committed to SABE’s mission, vision and values (which are documented in the SABE Bylaws)

Nomination Process:

As a SABE member, you are encouraged to submit a nomination for a colleague or for yourself.

  • Please send
    • an updated copy of your/the nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV),
    • a short biography,
    • a short paragraph of motivation of your/the nominee’s vision to serve SABE and
    • a photo to
  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • The Nomination Process closes on December 1, 2020 (UTC-8, Pacific Standard Time, 23:59h)

Review Process:

Nominated candidates will be announced on SABE’s website, and copies of the nominee’s biographies, vision statement and photo posted online.

Voting Process:

SABE Members are encouraged to cast their vote from December 3 through December 17, 2020 (UTC-8, Pacific Standard Time, 23:59h) on SABE’s website. A separate email with detailed instructions will be sent through SABE’s communication channels in due course. SABE Members who paid the regular membership fee in this or the former year, or participated at the IAREP/SABE conference in Dublin (2019) and/or the SABE online conference in Moscow (2020) are eligible to vote. The new Board will be formally announced via email no later than December 20, 2020.

The Board plays a key role in the governance of the Society, so thank you for considering a self-nomination or a nomination for a colleague. If you have any queries regarding the Board Membership and/or the nomination process please contact