The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) was established in 2007 by the Faculty of Social Science at University of East Anglia.  The Centre's mission is to further the long tradition at UEA of using controlled laboratory and field experiments to study key questions in the social sciences, from foundational and methodological issues to applied research.

Together with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham and University of Warwick, we are founding members of the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science.

Researchers in CBESS are currently pursuing three main themes of research. The Preferences and Cognition cluster ask fundamental questions about how humans form judgments about uncertainty and values.  The Competition and Strategic Reasoning cluster investigate how individuals anticipate and react to actions of others, and solve tensions between competitive and cooperative incentives.  The Behaviour and Institutions cluster study how culture, society, and identity come together to influence how groups interact.

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Contests: Theory and Evidence 2018

Contests: Theory and Evidence

25 - 26 June 2018


  • The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science at the University of East Anglia, UK, is pleased to announce the fourth annual conference “Contests: Theory and Evidence” will be held Monday 25 June and Tuesday 26 June 2018, in Norwich.
In the previous three years this conference has brought together leading researchers from over 50 different institutions around the globe.
For further details, watch this page, or contact Subhasish M. Chowdhury (subhasish.mc@gmail.com) or Theodore Turocy (t.turocy@uea.ac.uk) with any queries.
We look forward to welcoming you to Norwich (whether for the first time, or again) next June. 

Contact Contact

For enquiries regarding the Centre, please contact the Director:

Dr Anders Poulsen
Director, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science
School of Economics
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

Email: A.Poulsen@uea.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1603 591066


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