Contests: Theory and Evidence Conference 2017 Contests: Theory and Evidence Conference 2017

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Sponsored by the British Academy's BARSEA Award. A further conference will be held January 2018 on this same grant.


Contests: Theory and Evidence

22 - 23 June 2017

This conference is held in honour of the 60th Birthday of  Professor Dan Kovenock


The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science at the University of East Anglia, UK is organising, for the third consecutive year, the conference  “Contests: Theory and Evidence”. The 2017 edition will be held on June 22 and June 23, at The King's Centre, Norwich.
In the previous two years this conference has brought together over 100 leading researchers from 45 different institutions around the globe. This year we intend to build on this success, providing a world leading event in this field.

We invite theoretical, experimental, and empirical work on any aspect of contests: including but not limited to economics, sports, psychology, management, biology, computer science. Please submit your paper, or an extended abstract (2 pages) along with a short abstract within 50 words to Thomas Cushan ( by 28/02/2017.


Keynote Speaker;

Stergios Skaperdas (University of California, Irvine)

Confirmed Speakers;

Luis Corchon (University Carlos III de Madrid)

Kai Konrad (Max Planck Institute)

Dan Kovenock  (Chapman University)

Stefan Szymanski (University of Michigan)

Key dates:

Call for paper out: 06 Feb 2017
Submission deadline: 28 Feb 2017
Acceptance decision: 14 Mar 2017
Registration deadline: 04 April 2017
Conference: 22 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017


Travel / Accommodations / Registration fee:

Unfortunately, we cannot cover travel or accommodations, but will be happy to help regarding these. There will be a nominal registration fee of GBP 25 that will be charged online along with the registration. This fee will cover the conference materials, lunches, refreshments, and dinners. 

Please watch this webpage for further information, or contact Subhasish Modak Chowdhury at with any queries.