The Second Wuhan Cherry Blossom Workshop in Experimental Economics, China



  • Call for Papers

    We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Second Annual Wuhan Cherry Blossom Workshop in Experimental Economics. The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Research (CBER) of Wuhan University (WHU), China, is planning to hold its second annual workshop in experimental economics this March 22-24, 2019. We welcome submissions that incorporate or analyze controlled experiments - using human participants and material incentives - in studies of decision theory, economics, finance, game theory, management science, marketing, operations management or political science.

    It is our honor to have the following distinguished keynote speakers this year:

    • Prof. Syngjoo Choi (Seoul National University)
    • Prof. Stefan Trautmann (University of Heidelberg)
    • Prof. Daniel Zizzo (Queensland University)


    Researchers who would like to present their work at the conference are invited to complete a submission form at http://www.cberworkshop.net/submission. A submission must include a title, a 150-300 word abstract, a complete list of authors with their affiliations and e-mail addresses, and indication of whom is the presenting author. Please note that all submissions should be in English; however, conditional on sufficient interest, we will offer sessions where presentations will be in Chinese. Please indicate so in your submission if you prefer to present in Chinese. Researchers will be limited to presenting one paper. The submission deadline is January 5th, 2019. Decisions of acceptance will be communicated by e-mail shortly after January 15th, 2019.


    The registration fee for general faculty/professionals is 100 USD (or 700 CNY). The registration fee for students is 50 USD (or 350 CNY). The registration fee can only be paid online after the decisions of acceptance. The registration fee includes lunches and dinner banquets for two days of the conference, and all coffee break refreshments. The registration deadline is February 28th, 2019. We will cancel accepted presentations and remove them from the program if the registration fee is not paid by this deadline. Registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.


    We encourage participants who wish to participate without presenting, but do require such participants to adhere to the same deadlines and fees. Note we only provide visa invitation letters for those who are presenting.


    In addition to the workshop, we will offer a crash course for tools for conducting experimental research on March 22 (Friday), 2019. OTree is an open-source platform for behavioral research, which is gaining popularity in the experimental research community. The course is free to attend for all participants of the conference.

    Further Information

    CBER and its laboratory were established in 2016. In 2017, Wuhan University selected CBER as one of its priority institutions in the field of social science. We also receive strong support from the Economics and Management School of WHU: CBER and its laboratory are located in the school. CBER now has seven full time faculty who are interested in experimental methods, and is actively recruiting capable faculty members to further our efforts to build a leading experimental research group in China.


    For the past century, Wuhan University has built an elegant palatial architectural complex of primitive simplicity which blends perfectly the eastern architectural style with that of the west. It is honored as the "Most Beautiful University in China." The season of the cherry blossoms within the Wuhan University campus is famous in China. We have chosen the conference timing to hopefully coincide with the peak of the blossoms. There are many excellent cultural, outdoor, and entertainment opportunities for you to take advantage of during your visit. We look forward to seeing you in March. See last year workshop photos at http://www.cberworkshop.net/2018-workshop.


    For further enquiries or information please contact Prof. Lijia Wei ljwei@whu.edu.cn.


    Tao Wang

    Lijia Wei

    Jason Shachat

    Xiang Sun

    Xun Li

    Shuo Yang

    Lian Xue