Welcome to the 2020 IAREP-conference in Kristiansand, Norway
We are pleased to announce that the 45th IAREP-conference will be hosted by The School of Business and Law at the University of Agder (UiA). The annual IAREP-conference is an interdisciplinary meeting point of scholars who are interested in the intersection of economics and psychology, as well as sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, and biology. The 2020 IAREP conference on Economic Psychology will take place in Kristiansand, Norway.
NOTE: The University of Agder is closely monitoring the spread of the Corona virus. For updated information on the virus in relation to our conferences, please click this link.
Important information for early career researchers/PhD-students
We are happy to announce three opportunities for PhD-students and early career researchers attending the IAREP 2020 conference. You find more information about each of them below.
The IAREP Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop June 11th 2020 (Deadlines: Submission of abstract: March 13th 2020, Paper: May 1st)
The Ph.D Student Best Paper Award (Deadline for submission of full paper: August 15th 2020)
Ph.D. Student Conference Fee Waiver Award (Dead line for application: March 1st 2020)
1) The IAREP Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop
Following the success of the SABE ERC Workshop that preceded the 2019 IAREP-SABE conference in Dublin, IAREP would like to offer young researchers a similar opportunity to present their research, and receive feedback, in a meeting with experienced economic psychology researchers.
The workshop will be held on Thursday September 24th 2020 at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, on the first day of the main conference prior to the beginning of its official programme.
Who is eligible? PhD students, postdocs, tenure-track researchers in the early stages of their career, and any other early career researchers who plan to attend the IAREP 2020 conference. We welcome a broad range of submissions from across the intersection of economics, psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, and related areas.
How to apply? By Friday, March 13th 2020, via the following link: https://tinyurl.com/wzzldjl
You will need to submit an abstract (up to 300 words) of your paper, which may be the paper submitted to the main conference, whether accepted or rejected, or any other work you would like to present and receive feedback on. Acceptance to the ECR workshop is not related to acceptance to the main conference.
Authors accepted for ECR workshop will be notified via email by Wednesday, 1st April, and should prepare a short version of their paper (up to 7,000 words, excluding appendices) for mentor’s review by Friday, August 1st 2020.
Workshop Workshop participants are expected to arrive at the workshop venue by the morning of Thursday September 24th 2020, and give a short presentation of their work, followed by a discussion with a mentor (a senior academic from IAREP conference participants and guest speakers) and peers. Coffee and lunch will be arranged on site. The workshop will close in time for participants to join the main conference reception and first keynote address.
There is no separate fee for the workshop over the main IAREP conference fee.
We encourage you to participate in the Best PhD Student Paper Competition 2020! The Best PhD Student Paper Competition is a highlight of each IAREP conference. Elsevier, the publisher of the Journal of Economic Psychology and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, sponsors the competition.
--The winner of the Elsevier/IAREP Best PhD Student Paper Competition 2020 receives 1,000 Euro and a year's electronic subscription to either the Journal of Economic Psychology or the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.
--The second and third place will receive a year's electronic subscription to either journal.
--The three winners will be honored at the conference, will receive a certificate, and will be listed in the associations’ newsletters.
A committee of IAREP members will evaluate the submitted papers. The criteria are:
(a) interest of paper topic for economic psychology and/or behavioral economics;
(b) quality of research; and (c) quality of writing.
The following rules apply for this competition:
The conference submission has to be accepted as an oral presentation.
The PhD student has to be the presenting author of that submission.
The PhD student is asked to apply for the competition by sending a complete manuscript of the conference submission by August 15, 2020 to the IAREP treasurer Agata Gąsiorowska (email@example.com)
To allow for blinded review, author information should only be provided on a separate title-page file and not included in the manuscript file.
On the title page, the PhD student should provide a statement about each author’s contribution to the manuscript. The applicant is expected to be the first author and main contributor.
PhD students are only eligible for the competition if they participate in the 2020 IAREP conference in Kristiansand.
3) Ph.D. Student Conference Fee Waiver Award
Purpose: To enable five Ph.D. students with limited travel funds to connect with researchers in the field of economic psychology and become familiar with IAREP.
Strength of student’s written description of why it is important for the applicant to attend
Strength of the letter of reference from faculty member supporting student’s application
Students are required have a paper or poster accepted at the 2020 IAREP conference
Application email from the student sent to Cäzilia Loibl (firstname.lastname@example.org, IAREP Secretary), providing reasons for why this funding is requested and other funding is not available. Please list contact information (email, phone, postal address), program of study, university and department, name of the advisor, title of paper submitted to the IAREP conference in Kristiansand.
Reference letter from advisor or other faculty member stating why it is important for the student to attend the IAREP conference in Kristiansand and confirming that funding from the department (or the project in which the student is employed) is insufficient to cover all of the conference expenses of the PhD student.
Deadline for submission is: March 1, 2020.
Conference schedule to be announced
The conference programme will consist of parallel sessions, a poster session, and keynote lectures. The IAREP conference is the host of the annual Kahneman lecture. In 2020, this lecture will be given by professor Barbara Mellers (homepage) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Parallel sessions on Friday and Saturday (September 25th and 26th) will last for 90 minutes and are planned to include four presenters. Parallel sessions on Sunday (September 27th) last for 120 minutes and are planned to include 5-6 presenters. The total time allotted to each presenter? is 22 minutes including time for questions and discussion with the audience. Each presenter should leave 3-5 minutes for questions.
The presentation language is English
All presenters must respect the time limit and pay attention to the signals from the session chair.
You should bring your presentation on a USB flash drive and copy your presentation onto the computer in good time before the session. There are computers with MS Windows available in each room. Only PDFs or MS PowerPoint (*.ppt or *.pptx) presentations will be accepted.
If there are more of fewer presenters than planned, the available time should be divided equally between the presenters. The last presenter is kindly asked to chair the session.
Poster presentation guidelines
The poster session will take place on Saturday 26th of September 12:30 – 14:00. Poster presenters are required to bring their printed poster to the conference. All posters should be mounted well in advance in the room of the poster session. Pins/needles will be provided.
A short and precise 2-3 minutes presentation is required per poster. The presenters must be available to present their poster during the poster session.
The poster/presentation language is English
The poster should be size A0 and in vertical format.
Posters must be collected before closure (lunch Sunday the 27th of September).
University of Agder (UiA)
The conference will take place at the University of Agder's campus in Kristiansand. The campus is easy to reach from the city center of Kristiansand.
UiA has 11 000 students and 1100 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines.
The School of Business and Law is one of UiA's six faculties and host for this years IAREP conference. The school was AACSB accredited in 2019.
Travel and accommodation
Kristiansand is known as the 'capital of southern Norway'. The city has beautiful nature close by, being the rough seaside and isles to the south and the wide forest surrounding the rest of the city. Kristiansand has also a variety of museums, galleries, and Norway's largest zoo and amusement park.
More information about activities and attractions in and around Kristiansand can be found on the Visit Norway website.
Kristiansand airport is called Kjevik (KRS). There are direct flights to Kjevik from Copenhagen, Amsterdam and London. There are also frequent domestic flights to Kjevik from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim.
Kristiansand lies right beside the sea and is therefore also accessible by boat. Ferries go between Kristiansand and Hirtshals (Denmark) and various cruiseships call on Kristiansand harbour every year. For more info about the harbour, ferries, and cruises see: Kristiansand harbour
The Norwegian railway company operates all lines in Norway. Trains run directly between Kristiansand and Oslo (about 4.5 hours), and between Kristiansand and Stavanger (about 3 hours). Tickets can be bought online and more information can be found on the website of Go-Ahead.
Outside Kristiansand: There are various buscompanies catering for travellers who travel longer distances departing from or arriving in Kristiansand. Information can be found on the following websites:
In Kristiansand: Timetables and information on travelling by buss within the area of Kristiansand can be found at the website of Agder Kollektivtrafikk AS. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes by buss from the city centre to the university campus.
Participants of the conference can stay at a reduced price at the hotels mentioned below. All hotels are in the city center. Note that there are a limited number of rooms available to the reduced price (all prices include breakfast) :
Please note: It is importent that you write your full name and phone number in your booking to the Hotel.