Workshop proposals: Selected events

In response to the call for workshop proposals, SABE received 16 very strong proposals, all outlining plans for high quality workshops in line with the aims of SABE, making the selection process a very competitive and tough one.

Following an objective assessment of each proposal by SABE’s workshop panel (along the criteria outlined in the call for proposals), SABE is very pleased to announce the winners, all of which SABE can devote – at least some – funding to.

In total SABE is able to grant a total of $8000 to the following successful proposals:

  • “Workshop on Behavioural and Experimental Economics”, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai, India
  • “Winter Experimental Social Science Institute Workshop”, New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • “TAPMI-MPIB-SOTON Winter School on Bounded Rationality”, Manipal, India
  • “Promoting​​ ​​Behavioral​​ ​​and​​ ​​Experimental Economics​​ ​​in​​ ​​Latin​​ ​​America”, Bogota, Colombia
  • “Workshop on Psychological Game Theory: Emotions and Economic Theory”, Otranto, Italy

Despite not being able to fund all high quality proposals, we would like to thank all applicants for their submissions and would like to strongly encourage them to apply to future SABE calls.

IAREP/SABE Summer School Funding: Call for applications

Call for organizing a IAREP/SABE Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology

IAREP and SABE dedicate up to 6,000 Euro to sponsor a joint Summer School, to take place in 2018. Instructors in the Summer School should strike a fair balance between economists and psychologists. The Summer School typically hosts about 20 PhD students and early-career faculty, also about equally divided between the two disciplines. The Summer School is expected to cover one week of instruction and to be scheduled during summer months. We encourage applicants to apply for matching funding from other sources.

IAREP or SABE members who are interested in organizing a Summer School are requested to submit their proposal to Behnud Mir Djawadi ( and Cäzilia Loibl ( by December 20, 2017. Both organizations will then evaluate any proposals received.

Please include in your proposal:
* Title of Summer School
* Names of organizers
* Location and dates of Summer School
* Target audience and how it will be recruited
* Learning objectives and outline of content to be taught
* Names of presenters
* Amount requested
* Sources and amounts of matching funds

SABE-IAREP 2018, London July 19-22

Keep the dates: July 19 to 22, 2018

Venue: Middlesex University London (getting to Hendon Campus)

  • Website: coming soon
  • Call for papers will be released in October
  • Boat (Friday 20): Thames Leasure
  • Hotels: Hendon Hall (about £120), Holiday in at Brent Cross (about £120), Hall of Resident (low price), more coming.

Confirmed guest speakers:


Call for Applications: Funding for Workshops

Dear colleagues,

The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) is happy to announce that we will devote 5,000 USD to fund workshops on behavioral economics, to be held in 2018.

Proposals (2-3 pages) should include:

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

Timeline of the call:

  • Proposals should be submitted to no later than September 30
  • Successful applicants will be contacted no later than November 15

For informal inquiries, please also use the above email.

Please forward the call to everyone who might be interested.

Looking forward to your proposals.


Pablo Branas-Garza
SABE President

Behnud Mir Djawadi
SABE Secretary

Alexis Belianin, Shabnam Mousavi, Axel Sonntag
SABE workshop coordinators

CfP JBEP Special Issue on “Nudging and Heuristics”

Traditionally economics has assumed that individuals are (perfectly) rational, consciously calculating benefits and costs before making a decision. Behavioral economics research has called this assumption into question, replacing the perfectly rational assumption with bounded, selective, quasi, and near rationality. If we are not calculating costs and benefits before deciding then how do we decide? One way of making decisions is the use of heuristics, short cuts, often the product of unconscious mental processes. Research by Gerd Gigerenzer and others has shown that heuristic can be as effective if not more effective then decision making as the result of conscious cost and benefit calculations.

Simplifications of insights around heuristics and bias have been developed into new policy instruments in the form of “nudges”. Nudging has become a lucrative and influential industry for changing decision making, and nudges are now widely used by private and public institutions. Thaler and Sunstein in Nudge define a nudge as anything which “alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives .” Can individuals be “nudged” by government and commercial organizations towards different decisions, which are not necessarily better from the individual’s perspective? Or are nudges ultimately a more effective and efficient way for government to achieve key policy goals?

This Special Issue will explore heuristics and nudges and the connections between them. Some of the issues we would like to address include the history of the concepts of nudging or heuristics in economics; which economic questions and problems can nudging and heuristics explain; and what is the empirical evidence for the value of nudging and heuristics? All papers or any topic concerning nudges and/or heuristics are welcome.

Guest editors, Michelle Baddeley (Institute for Choice, University of South Australia), and Shabnam Mousavi (Sabnam Mousavi, Johns Hopkins University, and Max Planck Institute, Berlin).

For papers about nudging, please send an abstract of 500 words or less to Michelle Baddeley, and for papers about heuristics, please send an abstract to Shabnam Mousavi at

Abstract (500 words or less) submission deadline: August 1, 2017.