SABE-TFI Impact Essay Award 2019

This award is established to promote socially applicable results emanating from students’ research. We are grateful to all students who took the time to translate their findings into an accessible essay for this purpose, a trend that this award aims at expanding early on along the academic career path.

It is with pleasure that we announce those submissions that are chosen to be recognized for 2019:

HONORABLE MENTION for laudable conduct of research:
Mesfin G. Genie, To wait or not to wait: Preference heterogeneity in kidney transplantation

SECOND PLACE for tackling sensitive large-scale topics:
Domenica Romeo, Assessing relational coordination in the health sector: an experimental approach
Feidhlim McGowan, “Why accumulation bias matters for financial decision making?

FIRST PLACE for relatable focus on financial wellbeing
Rolando Gonzalez Martinez, Enhancing well-being at the bottom-of-the-pyramid with Nano-finance plus

Congratulations to award recipients from the evaluation committee,

Gerrit Antonides, Ian Bright, Pete Lunn, and Shabnam Mousavi.

In Memory of John Tomer (1942-2019)

Dear SABE community,

It is with a heavy heart that we write to share with you the sad news that John Tomer the founding father of SABE has passed away and was cremated last week.

John made huge personal sacrifices for SABE and for behavioral economic research. SABE recognized his services in Dublin last September at our IAREP -SABE conference with a lifetime dedication award.

He played tennis until the end and was working on a new book. His humility, persistence and engaging spirit will stay on with us as we move our society forward to achieve what John envisioned and pursued over the past four decades.

Shabnam Mousavi
SABE President

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Funding for Workshops 2020

Dear SABE Members,

The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) is happy to announce that we will devote 7,500 USD to fund workshops on Behavioral Economics, to be held in 2020.

Proposals (2-3 pages) should include:

  • Organizers and host institution
  • Tentative guest speakers
  • Dates, venue, etc.
  • The link to the offical website of the workshop (if available)
  • Amount of money requested and rationale (SABE will fund no more than USD 3,000 per workshop)
  • Specify the activities that will benefit PhD students

Timeline of the call:

  • Proposals should be submitted to workshops@sabeconomics.org no later than December 15
  • Successful applicants will be contacted no later than January 15

Further Information:

  • All information can be retrieved in the attached file
  • For informal inquiries, please also use the above email

Also, please forward the call to everyone who might be interested.

Looking forward to your proposals

Shabnam Mousavi
SABE President

Alexis Belianin
SABE Executive Director

Behnud Mir Djawadi
SABE Secretary

Axel Sonntag
SABE workshop coordinator

Impact essay award for students: a joint SABE-TFI initiative

In line with the mission and vision of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) and in collaboration with the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) a student essay award is initiated to promote the engagement of advanced students in societal enhancement activities, and to disseminate their relevant research at its early stages to the society. This SABE-TFI award intends to encourage junior researchers to write a short IMPACT ESSAY of 1,000-1,200 words based on their academic research that is accessible to general public, and to help them promote their work beyond academia.

Call for Interest in Organizing SABE Session at the ASSA 2020 in San Diego

Dear colleagues,

the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) seeks for a researcher to organize the SABE session at the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) meeting in 2020. The ASSA is a three-day meeting organized by the American Economic Association (AEA) in conjunction with 58 associations in related disciplines that takes place each January to present papers on general economics topics. In 2020 the meeting will take place in San Diego, CA (January 3-5, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina).

The ASSA meeting is very prestigious and therefore of significant importance to SABE. The SABE sessions organized by our members Shoshana Grossbard in 2018 and by Hernán Bejarano/Mariana Blanco in 2019 can be found here and here.

If you are interested in organizing the SABE Session with the focus on Behavioral Economics please send your CV and a short letter of motivation to assa@sabeconomics.org by March 30, 2019. In your letter of motivation you should state your ideas about the topic you would like to cover, about possible contributors, and which studies you are aiming to include in the according SABE Session. Responses to applicants will be sent no later than April 15, 2019.

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

Looking forward to your application.

Shabnam Mousavi
SABE President

Alexis Belianin
SABE Executive Director

SABE Session at the ASSA conference in Atlanta

Dear Colleagues,

The following SABE session at the ASSA meeting features different aspects and experimental research on social preferences of not WEIRD (Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democracies) populations.  Please see the program below or click the link below to access more information.  Hope to see you!

https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019/preliminary/846

Best wishes and happy holidays,

Mariana and Hernan

Call For Applications: Funding for workshops 2019

The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral
 Economics (SABE) is happy to announce that 
we will devote USD 5,000 to fund workshops 
on behavioral economics, to be held in 2019.

Proposals (2-3 pages) should include:

  • Organizers and host institution
  • Tentative guest speakers
  • Dates, venue, etc.
  • The link to the official website of the workshop
  • Amount of money requested and rationale (SABE will fund no more than USD 3,000 per workshop)
  • Specify the activities that will benefit PhD students

Timeline of the call:

Proposals should be submitted to workshops@sabeconomics.org no later than November 15
Successful applicants will be contacted no later than November 30

For informal inquiries, please also use the above email.

Shabnam Mousavi
SABE President

Alexis Belianin
Exec. Director

Behnud Mir Djawadi
SABE Secretary

Axel Sonntag
Workshop Coordinator