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  Experimental Finance
  World Meetings



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  the charm that
  beautiful Sofia
  has to offer

Society for Experimental Finance World Meetings 2023
June 19-22, Grand Hotel Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Society for Experimental Finance, the University of Utah Laboratory for Experimental Economics and Finance, and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Sofia University...

...Invite you to a three day conference (starting in the afternoon of June 19 and concluding in the afternoon of June 22) in experimental finance in beautiful Sofia. The event will take place in Grand Hotel Sofia. The SEF conference immediately follows the SEF Summer School that takes place June 17-19 in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Sofia University.

March 12: Deadline for paper submissions
April 16: Notification of paper acceptance
May 28: Deadline for registration

  • Non-students: EUR 390
  • Students: EUR 205
  • May 8: Hotel block rate deadline
    June 19: Conference start
    June 22: Conference end

        Keynote Speakers    

    Agnieszka Tymula


    Professor Tymula is Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, co-Director of the Neuroeconomics Summer School, Director of the University of Sydney Experimental Economics laboratory, elected Board Member of the Society for Neuroeconomics, and elected Executive Committee member of the Economic Science Association.

    Professor Tymula’s research is at the forefront of cross-disciplinary scholarship on decision-making. Her research combines theory and methodology from economics, psychology, and neuroscience for a better understanding of how people decide, why they sometimes make seemingly wrong decisions, and how to make them better choosers. Since arriving in Australia in 2013, Professor Tymula has been awarded over 33 million in nationally competitive grants as a Chief Investigator, including Centre of Excellence, DECRA, Discovery, Linkage grants.

    In 2017 Professor Tymula became the first Australian researcher to receive the Society for Neuroeconomics Award for contributions towards the understanding of decision-making. In 2019-2021, she is the board member of the Society for Neuroeconomics.

    Professor Tymula has consistently published in top 1% journals including Nature Communications, American Journal of Political Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 30% of her papers are in the top 10% cited worldwide. She regularly presents her research to domestic and international peers through keynotes, seminars, and workshops and delivered over 90 scientific presentations over her career, including six keynotes.

    Alex Imas


    Alex Imas is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics and a Vasilou Faculty Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has taught Negotiations and Behavioral Economics. He is an NBER Faculty Research Fellow and a CESifo Research Network Fellow. Previously, he was the William S. Dietrich II Assistant Professor of Behavioral Economics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught Behavioral Economics and Human Judgment and Decision Making.

    Imas’ research spans a variety of topics across economics and psychology. He has explored the role of systemic factors and incorrect beliefs in discrimination, the prevalence of behavioral biases amongst expert and non-expert investors, and how to better motivate performance by incorporating psychology into incentives. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Management Science, among others.

    Imas is the recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Behavioral Science and Policy Association, the Hillel Einhorn New Investigator Award from the Society of Judgment and Decision Making, the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award, and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

    Imas was born in Bender, Moldova. He did his PhD in economics at the University of California, San Diego and earned a BA from Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school, Imas helped found a startup and co-authored several patents as part of its intellectual property strategy.