Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences 2018is the 2nd edition of the only periodical conference focused on behavioral sciences in the region of Central Europe and aims to address the lack in the development and application of new trends in behavioral sciences in this region by igniting the discussion about behavioral approaches to public policy and by creating a platform and a network for like-minded scholars, consultants, professors, and policy-makers across the region to gather annually and discuss new findings, present research, and connect with the rest of the behavioral sciences world.
#PCBS2018 is organized by Center for Behavioral Experiments under the auspices of the city of Prague in cooperation with CEVRO Institute college and Jan Evangelista Purkyně Univesity.
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School, United States of America
London School of Economics, United Kingdom
University of Mannheim, Germany
Call For Abstracts/Papers
We accept abstracts/papers which belong to one of the following categories and are written in English:
Behavioral Public Policy
Evolutionary Roots of Decision Making / Evolutionary Psychology
Behavioral Law and Economics
If your abstract/paper do not fall into these categories but you think that your topic is relevant to the conference’s agenda, please feel free to submit your entry anyway.
Submitting a final paper is not necessary for the submission process, however, in case of capacity constraints, registrations with a submitted papers might be preferred over these with abstracts only.
The deadline for an abstract/paper submission is April 1st, 2018. If you do not receive any message from us within 14 days from an abstract/paper submission, please consider your entry as ACCEPTED.
Publishing in Behavioural Public Policy (BPP):
All submissions meeting the following criteria will be considered for a special conference issue of Behavioural Public Policy (Cambridge University Press; Print ISSN: 2398-063X, Online ISSN: 2398-0648), an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to behavioral research and its relevance to public policy:
Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, including tables and figures, with an accompanying abstract not exceeding 200 words plus 4- 6 keywords.
Manuscripts should initially be submitted in MS Word, typed in double spacing and should have a left-hand margin of at least 25 mm/1 inch and a right-hand margin of at least 40mm/1.5 inches. Type size should be no smaller than 12 points. All pages should be numbered.
Any footnotes should be kept to a minimum. If footnotes are used, they should be numbered consecutively (in superscript) within the text and listed in a separate section at the end of the article before the References.
Authors must use the Harvard System of Referencing.
All submissions must be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than May 6th, 2018.
For detailed instructions for authors please open/download this PDF.
Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences
Maurice Allais was a French economist, the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources. He was responsible for early work in Behavioral economics, which in the US is generally attributed to Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. As such, he is perceived as one of the first pioneers of the field.
Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences, with the kind permission of and in coperation with Fondation Maurice Allais (France), awards an annual Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences. This prize is being awarded for a contribution to the field of behavioral science.
Cass R. Sunstein (Harvard University, USA)
Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Mr. Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in a number of nations. Prof. Sunstein is author of many articles and books, including Republic.com (2001), Risk and Reason (2002), Why Societies Need Dissent (2003), The Second Bill of Rights (2004), Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (2005), Worst-Case Scenarios (2001), Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), Simpler: The Future of Government (2013) and most recently Why Nudge? (2014) and Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas (2014). He is now working on group decisionmaking and various projects on the idea of liberty.
Bart J. Wilson (Chapman University, USA)
Dr. Bart Wilson has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. His broad fields of specialty are industrial organization and experimental economics. He is currently pursuing research on the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origins of property right systems in laboratory economies. His other research programs apply the experimental method to topics in gasoline markets, e-commerce, electric power deregulation, and antitrust. Dr. Wilson is part of a team, lead by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith, that will create and run the new Economic Science Institute at Chapman.
Preliminary Program is subject to change. The final program will be published one month before the conference.
3:00 pm – 5:45 pm
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Opening (Center for Behavioral Experiments, CZE)
6:15 pm – 6:20 pm
Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences Award Ceremony
6:20 pm – 6:55 pm
Maurice Allais Memorial Lecture (Keynote Speaker)
7:00 pm – 7:55 pm
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
8:45 am – 9:45 am
10:00 am – 12:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
2:00 pm – 5:45 pm
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Keynote Closing Lecture
6:45 pm – 7:55 pm
#PCBS2017 took place in Prague between April 28 and April 29, 2017. The keynote speaker and laureate of the Allais Memorial Prize in Behavioral Sciences was experimental economist Bart J. Wilson from Chapman University. Among other speakers were for example Hannah Behrendt from the Behavioural Insights Team or Sam Tatam from OgilvyChange.
Friday program had been attended by more than 100 people. Saturday Program welcomed presenters from 7 different countries who were presenting papers on and discussing the topic of Modern Policy Making.