Cognitive Economics Workshop

08 Nov 2019 12:00AM - 09 Nov 2019 12:00AM
Third party events

The 21st century is pushing us towards an ever more digital, information-driven, persuasion-based global economy - just as a new set of tools are emerging in neuroscience and psychology that offer the power to understand these phenomena in a new way. Cognitive economics is an emerging field that provides tools of analysis, and experimental methods, to explore the new economy. When the scarcest resource is attention rather than money, how does economic analysis change?

Cognitive economics is a relatively new field linked to behavioural economics and focused on the value that people place on their mental states and beliefs. This phenomenon is important for a variety of topics including marketing, culture, identity economics, citizens’ participation in symbolic narratives such as politics, and the information economy.

They will be using a variety of formats throughout the sessions to encourage debate and interaction. As well as submitting papers, they are interested in finding ideas for interactive sessions such as roundtable discussion(s), panel debate(s) and idea generation session(s) etc.

Suggestions are invited for 20-minute presentations or topics for interactive sessions (panel discussion(s) etc) on the topics relating to theoretical, empirical and applied cognitive economics. For instance, such as belief-based utility, valuation of symbolic goods, happiness, motivated reasoning, and the development of experimental methods, public policy and marketing applications. This is a cross-disciplinary topic and contributions are welcome relating to one or more of the following overlapping strands:

  • Economics (especially the economics of information, attention, and happiness, or behavioural economics)
  • Psychology (especially relating to mental simulation, non-standard preferences and narrative)
  • Neuroscience (especially relating to attention, valuation and mental simulation)
  • Marketing (especially of narratives and intangible goods)
  • Talks from other disciplines including sociology, politics, complex systems, or AI are very welcome – provided the topic is examined through a cognitive economics lens

Submission deadline: midnight in any time zone on Monday 19 August.