Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Conference: Bridging Economics and Evolutionary Biology

From EvolDir
*Conference on Social Decision Making: Bridging Economics and Evolutionary



17 April-20 April 2011


Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland.


As we have limited capacity, we ask participants to pre-register at


At this stage pre-registration is non-binding. We will inform participants
by the 20th December. After this, we will invite participants to register
and payment must be received promptly to confirm attendance.


The fields of evolutionary biology and economics have similar foundations,
both attempting to explain individual decisions based on the costs and
benefits of particular actions. However, the two fields also rely upon very
different working assumptions about how and why individuals take the actions
that they do. Our conference sets out to create an environment that is
conducive to dialogue, mutual learning, and the development of new
collaborations between the two fields by focusing on an area of mutual
interest: decision-making in social interactions. Sessions will pair leading
economists and evolutionary biologists to discuss specific topic so as to
explore the common interests between the fields.

*Invited Speakers*

Professor Ken Binmore, University College London

Professor Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology

Professor Alan Grafen, Oxford University

Professor Arnon Lotem, Tel Aviv University.

Professor John McNamara, University of Bristol

Professor Paul Seabright, Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse

Professor David W. Stephens, University of Minnesota

Professor Stuart A. West, Oxford University

Professor Peyton Young, Oxford University


We are inviting abstracts for posters or contributed talks. When
registering, please indicate whether you wish to present, and include a
title and abstract.

*Conference fees*

Conference fees include registration, welcome drink, accommodation for three
nights in Monte Verità and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). We are
trying to obtain funding to help with these fees, and so it is likely they
may be reduced. We will confirm the final amount by the end of December.

Students: 720CHF for twin room, 760CHF for single room.

Post-docs/Researchers: 770CHF for twin room, 820CHF for a single room.

Professors: 830CHF for twin room, 890CHF for a single room.


At present we have small funds to help junior scientists attend. We are
trying to solicit extra funding. Please indicate when registering whether
you would like to be considered for extra funding.

*Further information*

Web: http://www.evolvingeconomics.com/

E-mail: info@evolvingeconomics.com

*Organising Committee*

Claire El Mouden, Oxford University

Lorenz Goette, University of Lausanne

Laurent Lehmann, University of Neuchâtel

Daniel J. Rankin, University of Zürich

Stuart A. West, Oxford University

Dr Daniel J. Rankin
Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Building Y27, Office J-46
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland


e-mail: d.rankin@bioc.uzh.ch

Office: +41 (0)44 63 56148

Fax: +41 (0)44 63 56862

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