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The 10th annual conference “Contests: Theory and Evidence”

The Centre for Economic Institutions and Business History and the Department of Economics at the University of Reading, UK, and the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University, USA are pleased to host the 10th annual conference “Contests: Theory and Evidence” on Thursday 27 June and Friday 28 June 2024 in an in-person format. The conference is associated with a special issue on contest from the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

We cordially invite theoretical, experimental, and empirical work on any aspect of contests including but not limited to economics, management, politics, psychology, sports, biology, neuroscience, computer science, etc.

This year the keynote speaker is Prof. Aner Sela from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


Please find the details of the programme.

Submission: Please submit your paper or extended abstract here by 15 April 2024.

Registration: Please register here by 15 May (Presenters) / 27 May (Attendees)


Key dates:

Submission deadline: 15 April, 2024
Acceptance decision: 30 April, 2024
Registration deadline: 15 May, 2024 (Presenters) / 27 May, 2024 (Attendees)
Conference: 27 – 28 June 2024


Travel, accommodation, and things to do:

The beautiful town of Reading (of Berkshire county) is located very close to London. It takes about 25 minutes by taxi to arrive from London Heathrow airport, and about 50 minutes by bus. There also are frequent direct trains connecting London Gatwick airport that takes about 90 minutes. Arriving from Central London is also easy, since there are direct trains every 15 minutes from London Paddington station to Reading that can take about 25 minutes. Reading station is also connected with fast trains with other big cities of England with airport such as Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester etc.

There are many accommodation options available in Reading. The usual hotel websites would help.

Very many tourist attractions such as the Windsor Castle, Lego Land, Ascot Racecourse, the city of Oxford, Winchester, South Downs National Park, are also within half an hour commute from Reading.

Useful links: Visit University of ReadingUniversity of Reading MapTaxi company in ReadingAnother taxi company in ReadingGreat Western RailwaysBus from Heathrowthings to do in Berkshire.


Further information:

In the case of any other questions or if you need to apply for a visa and would like to learn about the acceptance decision earlier, please contact Joo Young Jeon (j.jeon@reading.ac.uk) or Subhasish M. Chowdhury (subhasish.chowdhury@sheffield.ac.uk).

The conference organisers are Joo Young Jeon (University of Reading), Subhasish M. Chowdhury (University of Sheffield), Steven Bosworth (University of Reading), Anwesha Mukherjee (University of Reading).


June 27
June 28
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