ECBE 2018

By Vilde Bomhoff Pedersen

20 June 2018 14:23

ECBE 2018

On the 20-21 of June, FAIR is hosting the 4th Early-Career Behavioral Economics Conference. Professor Alexander Cappelen and Professor Bertil Tungodden are the keynote speakers.

Participants of ECBE 2018 outside the Norwegian School of Economics
Participants of ECBE 2018 outside the Norwegian School of Economics

The first ECBE Conference took place in Chicago in 2015, the second took place in Bonn in 2016 at the briq Institute, and the third Conference took place in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). This year, it is hosted and sponsored by FAIR, and were happy to welcome over 40 participants from a wide variety of institutions, centres and universities, for two full days.

Professors Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen attended the ECBE 2018 and held the keynote lectures.
Professors Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen attended the ECBE 2018 and held the keynote lectures.

The first day of the conference was packed with interesting presentations on topics ranging from behavioral economics and politics, evidence from lab experiments, and racial attitudes and discrimination. The day ended with the conference dinner at Fløyen Folkerestaurant.

Anastasia Danilov (University of Cologne) presenting at ECBE 2018.
Anastasia Danilov (University of Cologne) presenting at ECBE 2018.

On thursday the day started off with presentations on the topics of consumer finance and credit behavior. Other topics were bargaining, stereotypes and social recognition, and beliefs and information.

One of the keynote speakers at ECBE 2018 was Alexander Tungodden from FAIR.
One of the keynote speakers at ECBE 2018 was Alexander Tungodden from FAIR.

To round off the two days, we climbed the 900 steps up the Stoltzen-hike.

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