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Conference
Trust, Reciprocity and Social Capital The 2006 Ratio Colloquium for Young Social Scientists

 


 

Presentation

The aim of this conference is to bring together research and researchers in different fields dealing with trust, reciprocity and social capital. In this quickly growing area of research, there is big need for interdisciplinary communication. We therefore invite young scholars, including graduate students, in political science, economics, economic history, sociology, law, psychology, business administration and related disciplines to submit proposals for a two-day colloquium/workshop to be held in Stockholm. In addition to ordinary sessions, there will be two plenary sessions and a dinner.

Call for Papers

Papers dealing with the following areas are particularly welcome:

• The measurement of trust and social capital.
• The determinants of trust and social capital.
• Consequences of trust, reciprocity and social capital.
• The evolution of cooperation.
• Experimental research in these fields, including approaches from behavioral economics and psychology.
• Work comparing market institutions with political institutions with regard to how they affect the formation of trust and social capital.

The papers submitted are expected to be work in progress – more than ideas, but still unpublished.

The number of papers that will be accepted is limited to 18. The conference and lodging will be free of charge, and we will reimburse travel expenses. To apply for the conference, send a one-page abstract of your paper, a one-page summary of your research interests and a CV to andreas.bergh@ratio.se and niclas.berggren@ratio.se

Deadline for submitting proposals is February 15, 2006.

Conference's Organization

The conference is arranged by The Ratio Institute, an independent research institute in Stockholm, within the research project Markets, Morality, Trust and Growth, financed by Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond.

Please visit the Conference's official web site to learn further and updated details.

Organizzazione

Ratio Institute

Ratio combines a high-quality research environment with societal relevance. The Ratio Institute is an independent research institute in Stockholm, Sweden. It is our mission to develop and distribute new knowledge about: The conditions for enterprise - laws, rules and values...

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