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SABE 2014 Lake Tahoe, USA: "Stretching Behavioral Economics"

Pre Conference Workshop

YOUNG RESEARCHER SABE 2014 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
University of Nevada, Reno Campus
July 21, 2014

UNR Campus

Sorry, the workshop is now full.  However...:

If you have interest, please email Professor Mark Pingle pingle@unr.edu to express your interest.  There is a waiting list for the workshop that is not long.  Some who have been accepted may not attend and you can be added.  Also, we do not want to turn away interesting young scholars, so we are working on a special conference session for young researchers that can replicate some of the workshop activities.

You can still read the workshop description below.

Description: This workshop is designed to both enhance the research and presentation skills of young researchers and provide exposure to neuroeconomics.
Cost: No Cost. Plus, those attending will be offered a reduced Conference Fee for the SABE 2014 Lake Tahoe Conference July 21-24.
Workshop Location:  University of Nevada, Reno Campus
Number of Participants Accepted:  22
Requirements to Qualify:  Those accepted must be a PhD student, or a recent PhD with junior faculty standing.  Those accepted must also have a paper to present and must attend the SABE 2014 Lake Tahoe Conference.  Those accepted for the workshop will automatically be accepted for the Conference.    The Conference Fee for workshop participants will be $225 for PhD students and $325 for recent PhDs with junior faculty standing, a discount of $50.
Lodging: At no charge, workshop participants will be provided a room at Harrah's Hotel in Downtown Reno will for the evening of July 20. 
To Apply:  Email Professor Mark Pingle pingle@unr.edu.  Indicate, in 400 words or less, why you would like to attend the workshop and SABE Lake Tahoe 2014 Conference.
Acceptance Criteria:  Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come first accepted basis. 

Tentative Workshop Program

8:00-8:30         Continental breakfast and introductions at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
8:30-9:45         Workshop 1:  Young Researcher Development I:  Five pre-selected young researchers will participate in the following development process, with 15 minutes being allocated for each young researcher.  First the young researcher presents their research paper in five minutes or less.  Second, an experienced researcher, who has read the paper in advance, will use up to five minutes to provide a constructive critique of both the research and the exposition.   Third, the remainder of the 15 minute time interval will be used to allow those present at the workshop to raise and discuss any issues related to the presentation and critique.  This third interval will begin by allowing any of the experienced journal editors at the workshop to briefly comment on any relevant issues related to the publication process.   
9:45-10:00       Break
10:00-11:15     Workshop 2:  Young Researcher Development II:  Another five pre-selected young researchers will participate in the following development process, with 15 minutes being allocated for each young researcher.  First the young researcher presents their research paper in five minutes or less.  Second, an experienced researcher, who has read the paper in advance, will use up to five minutes to provide a constructive critique of both the research and the exposition.   Third, the remainder of the 15 minute time interval will be used to allow those present at the workshop to raise and discuss any issues related to the presentation and critique.  This third interval will begin by allowing any of the experienced journal editors at the workshop to briefly comment on any relevant issues related to the publication process.   
11:15-11:30       Travel to Harrahs Automobile Museum from UNR
11:30-1:15       Harrahs Automobile Museum Visit and Lunch Lecture (Speaker and topic to be announced)
1:15-1:30         Travel to UNR from Harrahs Automobile Museum
1:30-3:45         Workshop 3:  Demonstrating Neuroscience:  The University of Nevada Reno Cognitive and Brain Sciences group will provide participants with small-group demonstrations and training in the use and application of neuroscience techniques for economics research.  Exposure will be provided to a range of neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques, including (a) high-density electroencephalography (EEG) - a procedure in which electrical activity is recorded from the surface of the scalp, (b) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) - a technique used to map neural activity in the brain by measuring changes in cerebral blood flow, (c) functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) - in which physiological changes in the optical properties of cerebral tissue are measured using light in the near-infrared range, and (d) transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) - a form of neurostimulation in which a constant low current is applied to the surface of the skull via small electrodes.   The sessions will include demonstrations of research studies in the field of economics in which these techniques have been applied successfully.
3:45-4:00         Break
4:00-5:15         Workshop 4:  Improving Neuroscience and Economics (Organized by Paul Zak) Participants will interact with Paul Zak, as he uses videos of some of his experiments, to understand what can be learned by combining neuroscience and economics.  By combining the two, both disciplines can be improved.
5:15-6:00         Pizza, Wings, Sub Sandwich Feed
6:00-7:30         Travel to South Tahoe (Travel to South Tahoe will be provided to workshop participants)
7:30-9:00         Conference Check-In, Reception at Harvey's South Lake Tahoe

Workshop Leaders

Paul Zak Paul J. Zak: Professor of Economics and the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University


Jacqueline Snow Jacqueline Snow:
Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences Group, University of Nevada, Reno.


Ofer Azar Ofer Azar: Professor of Economics,  Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Editor, Journal of Socioeconomics

Morris Altman Morris Altman: Professor of Behavioral and Institutional Economics
Victoria University of Wellington
Editor, Review of Behavioral Economics (ROBE)

Mark Pingle Mark Pingle:  Professor of Economics and Charles N. Mathewson Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nevada, Reno.  Book Editor, Journal of Socioeconomics


Alison Harris Alison Harris: Professor of Psychology,  Claremont McKenna College


Workshop Sponsors

The International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP)
Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics
International Association for Research in Economic Psycology (IAREP)
Cognitive and Brain Sciences Group, University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno

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