Monday, August 16, 2010

IZA Workshop: Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills

From the workshop website:

Organizers: Steffen Altmann (IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
Place: IZA, Bonn
Date: January 25 - January 27, 2011

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2010
Complete Papers Due: December 31, 2010

The workshop will bring together leading scholars and young researchers pursuing research at the intersection of economics, psychology, and biology. Acknowledging the importance of interdisciplinary research for understanding the foundations and development of cognitive and non-cognitive skills, we invite contributions from various methodological backgrounds: theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using field data, experiments, or neuroeconomic methods.

# Topics of the workshop will include (but are not limited to): Measurement of cognitive and non-cognitive skills
# Skill formation during the life-cycle
# Economic and social consequences of (non-) cognitive skills
# Economic, biological, psychological and environmental determinants of skills
# Policy interventions to enhance skill formation, particularly during early childhood

A highlight of the meeting is the Keynote Lecture which will be held by James J. Heckman (University of Chicago and IZA).

The conference and lodging will be free of charge for presenters, and travel expenses will be reimbursed according to IZA travel guidelines.

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