Call for Papers

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International Conference
Experiments in Economic Sciences:

New Approaches to Solving Real-world Problems


Okayama and Kyoto, Japan
14-17 December 2004

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Vernon Smith (2002 Nobel Laureate, George Mason University)

Guest Speaker:
Tatsuyoshi Saijo (Osaka University, Japan)

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Paul Bourgine (Ecole Polytechnique)
Prof. James Cox (University of Arizona)
Prof. Ido Erev (Israel Institute of Technology)
Prof. Daniel Friedman (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Prof. Robin Hogarth (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Prof. Shyam Sunder (Yale University)

The organising committee is calling for papers in areas of experimental studies in economic sciences, which include but are not necessarily limited to economics, accounting, management theories, and social engineering. Papers are welcome also in the fields of economics education.


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (4-8 pages) in Adobe PDF format to the Hayashibara Foundation by the end of August 2004 (other file formats may be acceptable; please contact us).

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the authors no later than the 30th September 2004. Final versions of accepted papers must be received by the end of October 2004.

The post-proceedings of the conference, which include a dozen of the selected papers as well as Dr Smith's speeches and the guest and invited speakers' papers, will be published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.

Full or Partial financial support is available for those researchers and graduate students who present papers at the conference. The following is our tentative scheme:

Overseas researchers and graduate students:
Twelve persons will be selected on a competitive basis. We will provide 100,000 yen for travelling costs to Kyoto and Okayama; in addition, if you visit the conference both in Kyoto and Okayama, traveling costs between the two cities will be supported. Though the selection will be conducted fairly and competitively, the organising committee will give priority to graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and those researchers from developing or distant countries. Other forms of financial support may be available for established researchers.
Graduate students from Japan:
We will support traveling costs to Kyoto and/or Okayama on a competitive basis. No more than one person can receive financial support for each presentation. Part-time researchers and researchers who have no research expense may also be able to get financial support.


Okayama, 14-15 December 2004
The invited speakers' speeches and the Symposium

Kyoto, 16-17 December 2004
The keynote speaker's speech, the guest speaker's speech and parallel sessions