Participants (Post-Doc and PhD students) at the Summer School and Workshop in Experimetrics & Behavioral Economics in Soleto (July 17-23 2023) are offered the opportunity to submit a paper to a Special Issue of the Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy dedicated to Experimetrics and Behavioral Economics.

Guest Editors of the Special Issue:
Simona Cicognani (Leiden University), Luca Panaccione, Valeria Patella, Valentina Peruzzi (Sapienza University of Rome) and Stefano Papa (Tor Vergata University of Rome)

The submissions will be peer-reviewed as per JBEP policy.

The deadline for submitting a paper to the Special Issue is March 31st, 2024.

Authors of submitted papers will receive a decision within 30 days from the submission. If the article is invited to be resubmitted for publication in the JBEP, an additional 30 days will be given to the authors to perform the revision. All published articles should be online by the last week of July 2024, i.e., before the next edition of the Summer School and Workshop in Soleto (which is expected to start on July 22, 2024).

The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) will fully cover the publication fees of all accepted papers.



This is the second time that the Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy (JBEP) hosts a special issue as a follow-up of a summer school. This has already occurred in 2022 for the special issue on “Recent Applications and Developments in Behavioral Economics and Finance”, which was the follow-up of the 2nd ECMCRC Summer School on Behavioral and Neuroscientific research for Economics, Finance and Accounting, hosted by Dublin City University (DCU) Business School from July 6 to July 10, 2020:

That special issue included nine articles first elaborated and/or presented at the summer school by young researchers in behavioral economics and finance. One of the main constraint to publication of an article in the special issue was its positioning at the research frontier in behavioral economics. The published articles were quite heterogenous in terms of topic with a high level of interdisciplinarity, both in the topic and in the methodology.

We will use the same procedure and standards of judgement as for the reviewing process of the July 2024 special issue of the JBEP that will be the follow-up of the July 2023 Summer School and Workshop in Experimetrics & Behavioral Economics in Soleto.



Behavioral economics is the integration of economic theory and other related disciplines including but not limited to psychology, neuro-science, finance, biology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and law. Behavioral economics is inherently interdisciplinary. The purpose of this interdisciplinary research is to better understand human behavior. The unique focus of the Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy (JBEP) is the implications of behavioral economics for public policy, and a framework for policy makers. Every aspect of behavioral economics and all aspects of public policy are within JBEP’s purview. JBEP welcomes contributions to all fields of knowledge listed above, and beyond, provided they show the public policy implications of behavioral economics.

JBEP is open to a wide range of methodological approaches, provided they lead to scientifically grounded conclusions. Experiments, surveys, meta-analyses, case studies, simulation-based analyses, economic and social theory, randomized control trials, and literature reviews (to name but a few common approaches) are all welcome. Arguments may be based on a variety of theoretical frameworks, including those which do not assume fully rational behavior.

Empirical results should be both theoretically grounded and both economically and statistically significant. However, the math and the tables and graphs showing statistical results should be placed in an appendix. JBEP welcomes replications of existing papers, and is particularly open to “non-results”, which may be of great practical and scientific value yet are less likely to reach the audience of most academic journals.