Special Topics: Behavioral Economics

The special topic calls for papers on Behavioral Economics and such papers will appear in Management Science and Engineering as a special column.


Over the past decade, behavioral finance has become a household name in the finance industry. Behavioral economics increases the explanatory power of economics by providing it with more realistic psychological foundations. In this special topic, articles broadly related to behavioral economics and finance and their applications in related fields including marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior focus on. We welcome experimental (both standard and brain-imaging), empirical, and theoretical papers that investigate individual decision making, interactive decision making in games, and behavior of participants in markets. Participant is broadly defined but includes producers, customers, investors, fund managers, analysts, and corporate managers. Market is also broadly defined but includes commodity, stock, fixed-income, retail, business-to-business, and auction markets. We particularly welcome research that investigates the impact of participants’ behavior on the current financial crisis and recession, meta-analysis that combines results from multiple studies and disciplines, and field experiments that point to clear conclusions.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Behavioral Economics for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Behavioral Economics” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Behavioral Economics.


Related Conferences:

September 17-20, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA, Fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics-2013

June 17-21, 2013, ESMT Campus Berlin, European Behavioral Economics Meeting

June 17 - 18, 2013, Beijing, 2013 Tsinghua Conference on Theoretical and Behavioral Economics


Related Journals (Special issue):

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (special issue: Empirical Behavioral Finance)

Management Science (special issue: Behavioral Economics and Finance)

Related Articles:

Acquisti, A. (2009). Nudging privacy: The behavioral economics of personal information. Security & Privacy, IEEE, 7(6), 82-85.

Bertrand, M., Mullainathan, S., & Shafir, E. (2004). A behavioral-economics view of poverty. The American Economic Review, 94(2), 419-423.

Camerer, C. F., Loewenstein, G., & Rabin, M. (Eds.). (2011). Advances in behavioral economics. Princeton University Press.

Camerer, C. F., & Loewenstein, G. (2004). Behavioral economics: Past, present, future. Advances in behavioral economics, 3.

Cooper, J. C., & Kovacic, W. E. (2012). Behavioral economics: implications for regulatory behavior. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 41(1), 41-58.

Gowdy, J. M. (2008). Behavioral economics and climate change policy. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 68(3), 632-644.

Kahneman, D. (2003). Maps of bounded rationality: Psychology for behavioral economics. The American economic review, 93(5), 1449-1475.