Call For Papers
September 21-23, 2014, Marbach Castle, Germany
International Conference on "The Economics of Study Choices"
The joint conference of the Jacobs Foundation and the Swiss Leading
House on the Economics of Education at the Universities of Zurich and
Berne will take place on September 21-23, 2014, at the Jacobs
Foundation's conference center at Marbach Castle (Lake Constance), Germany.
The keynote speakers of the conference will be Peter Arcidiacono
(Duke University) Tuomas Pekkarinen (Aalto University) and invited speakers.
OVERVIEW: The question of how students choose their field of study is
researched by scholars of different disciplines. These decisions are
important, especially since dysfunctions like over-education or skill
shortages like in the STEM subjects affect not only the individuals
but the economy at large. Economists' research has provided a rich
set of novel results and methodologies that help to a better
understanding of these choices. Economists today not only look at how
monetary benefits, labor markets and institutions affect the choices,
but also at non-monetary returns as well as the influence of
individual preferences and personality traits. All this can or has
been applied to the choice of study fields. Recent research has
studied individual risk- and time preferences, competitiveness and
other personal traits or gender in their impact on study choices. In
addition there is a growing number of research studying the effects
of organizational determinants such as school composition, gender
mix, and many others.
This international conference aims to bring together innovative
papers from the field of economics that research the choice of study
fields in a very broad sense, i.e. on all levels of education, as
well as in all types of education (e.g. general vs. vocational
education). We also welcome papers on new theoretical and empirical
approaches to better analyze the choice of study fields.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Abstracts and papers must be submitted
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions must include an abstract and, if possible, the complete
paper in pdf format (one single file, including tables and figures).
Preference in the selection of papers is given to full papers and
participation is restricted to a selected number of applicants. Full
participation in the conference is expected by paper presenters.
The submission deadline is March 1, 2014. Acceptance decisions will
be announced by end of March, 2014. Accommodation and travel costs
from Zurich will be covered by the organizers. A limited number of
travel grants is available upon request. No conference fees are charged.
Conference location: http://www.schlossmarbach.de/en/
Submission deadline: March 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: End of March, 2014
Conference date: September 21-23, 2014
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