Call for Papers & Sessions: SABE Sessions at WEAI Annual Conference, June 29-July 3, 2022

Dear SABE members,

Last year the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) organized 12 virtual sessions at the Western Economics Association International (WEAI) annual conference. The sessions included behavioral, experimental, and happiness research. The sessions were well received and attended.

This year we will again be organizing SABE sessions for the WEAI 2022 annual conference.

The WEAI is planning to hold the 2022 annual conference in-person in Portland, Oregon. See (though given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic it is of course possible that the conference will be virtual).

If you would like to present a paper, please complete the following submission form by Friday, January 21, 2022: click this link for submission form.

If you would like to propose a session, please email by FRIDAY, 1/21/22, with the following:

  • session title,
  • paper titles,
  • abstracts,
  • and lists of all authors (with affiliations & email addresses).

Please do NOT send your paper or session directly to WEAI if you submit a paper or session for a SABE session at the WEAI annual conference through me.

Thank you!

John Ifcher
Associate Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University

Call for Papers: SABE Conference, August 8-11, 2022

After two years of meeting remotely, the SABE conference 2022 will take place as a conference in person at Lake Tahoe (USA) in August 8-11, 2022. The conference under the theme “Sharing Behavioral Economics in Person” will include a pre-conference workshop for early career researchers, general thematic sessions and keynote lectures.

Abstract/full paper submissions

The deadline for extended abstract/full paper submission is March 31, 2022.

Accepted submissions are allocated to the limited slots on a first come, first served basis.

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

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SABE-TFI Impact Essay Award 2020

The SABE-TFI Impact Essay 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 2020:

FIRST PLACE (€ 1000):
Karen Arulsamy (University College Dublin), for “Closing the Mental Health Gap in Pension Participation in the UK with Automatic Enrollment

Michele Garagnani (University of Zurich), for “Part-Time Bayesian: Behavioral Heterogeneity in Financial Decisions

Congratulations to award recipients from the evaluation committee,
Gerrit Antonides, Pete Lunn, and Shabnam Mousavi.

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