School of Economics

Conference on Behavioural Economics and the Economics of Inequality

The School of Economics is pleased to announce the Conference on Behavioural Economics and the Economics of Inequality, to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 7-8, 2019. The conference is being organized by Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh) and Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University).

50 George square

The perspectives of behavioural economics can inform and enrich the measurement and analysis of inequality, and poverty. At the same time, the questions asked in inequality analysis, including on policy intervention, have the potential to challenge behavioural economics. With this background, we feel the time is right to take stock and look ahead to the theoretical, empirical and policy research agenda at the intersection of behavioural economic and the economics of inequality.

Conference venue is the Project Room located on the 1st floor in 50 George Square.

Details of the final programme including speakers and time table are now available, as follows:

If you have any questions with regards to this event please e-mail Gina Reddie (, Research Support Officer, in the first instance.

Please note that attendance for this event is by invitation only.