CALL FOR PAPERS: Thresholds, Tipping Points and Random Events in Dynamic Economic Systems
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy (http://bakercenter.utk.edu/) and the Department of Economics (http://econ.bus.utk.edu/) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a workshop on Thresholds, Tipping Points, and Random Events in Dynamic Economic Systems on Monday and Tuesday, July 27-28, 2015.
The purpose of the workshop is to promote research that uses state of the art techniques and applications whereby discrete events (e.g., thresholds, tipping points, catastrophes) are empirically identified and incorporated into dynamic economic models. Possible examples include, but are not limited to: tipping points in bioeconomic systems, climate change, market entry and exit, technology adoption, species extinction, investment thresholds, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, poverty traps, and informational cascades. Empirical papers with strong theoretical frameworks are especially encouraged, as are papers that combine discrete events in an economic system with discrete events in a physical or natural system.
Workshop papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO) under an expedited review schedule and subject to the Journal’s usual high standards for quality. Accepted papers will be published as part of a special issue tied exclusively to the workshop. The workshop organizers welcome submissions of full papers or long abstracts, though full papers are preferred. Long abstracts should provide evidence that a full paper will be available prior to the workshop.
Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 15, 2015. Authors of accepted papers will be notified via email by March 31, 2015. Funding for travel, accommodations, and an honorarium will be provided for workshop presenters and discussants. Please watch http://tinyurl.com/ECON2015 for papers and additional information about the workshop as it becomes available.
The workshop organizers and JEBO guest editors are:
- David Finnoff, University of Wyoming
- Chuck Mason, University of Wyoming
- Charles Sims, University of Tennessee