Contests: Theory and Evidence Contests: Theory and Evidence


Contests: Theory and Evidence

27 - 28 June 2019


Conference Programme


  • The fifth annual edition of “Contests: Theory and Evidence” conference was held in June 27-28, 2019 at the King’s Centre in Norwich. This conference series has established itself as the leading event internationally in this active field of research, which studies the behaviour of social agents who expend costly resources in order to try to win rewards in competitions. 

    The conference brought together 50 leading researchers to the Fine City of Norwich from 40 different institutions around the globe, presenting their work on studying applications in war, sports, competitions for promotion, and rent-seeking behaviour in politics.   This year the conference celebrated the 70th birthday of Prof Luis Corchon (UC3, Madrid), a leading researcher in this field.  The conference also included special sessions on the investigation of environmental issues with the tools of contests. The keynote presentation was given by Prof Carmen Bevia from the University of Alicante.

    Planning is underway for the sixth edition of this conference series, to be held in Norwich in summer 2020.