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.
Welcome to Kristiansand and the IAREP-conference!
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.
A reception (and registration) at the afternoon of Thursday 11th (follwed by a keynote address and discussion of the future of economic psychology)
A boat trip with an informal dinner on Friday June 12th
The Galla Dinner at Saturday June 13th
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 Vy.
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) :