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The 9th annual conference “Contests: Theory and Evidence”

The Centre for Economic Institutions and Business History, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading are pleased to host the 9th annual conference “Contests: Theory and Evidence” on Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June 2023 in an in-person format.

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 Shmuel Nitzan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Shmuel Nitzan


Please find the details of the programme.

Submission: Please submit your paper or extended abstract here by Monday 10 April, 2023.

Registration: Please register here by 1 May 2023 (Presenters) / 22 May 2022 (Attendees)


Key dates:

Submission deadline: 10 April 2023
Acceptance decision: 17 April 2023
Registration deadline: 1 May 2023 (Presenters) / 22 May 2023 (Attendees)
Conference: 22 – 23 June 2022


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 Reading, University of Reading Map, Taxi company in Reading, Another taxi company in Reading, Great Western Railways, Bus from Heathrow, things to do in Berkshire.


Further information:

In the case of any other questions, 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), Yiquan Gu (University of Reading), Steven Bosworth (University of Reading), Anwesha Mukherjee (University of Reading).



22nd June 2023
23rd June 2023
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Joo Young Jeon
Subhasish M. Chowdhury
Yiquan Gu
Steven Bosworth
Anwesha Mukherjee