The Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences of the University of Oxford organizes the First International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences (IMEBESS), with Jordi Brandts (Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) and Barcelona GSE), Raymond Duch (Nuffield College Oxford University), Enrique Fatás (University of East Anglia) and Diego Gambetta (European University Institute).

General info

IMEBESS is a succession of the International Meeting series on Experimental and Behavioral Economics (IMEBE). IMEBESS intends to bring together researchers in all areas of the social sciences who are interested in experimental methods. We believe that behavioural economics is increasingly informed by a very diverse range of research traditions. Hence, we are particularly interested in the participation of all the diverse social science disciplines with an interest in experimental research. The program will consist of a number of invited and contributed talks.

The invited speakers are:

  • Prof. Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School
  • Prof. Kosuke Imai, Professor of Political Science, Princeton University
  • Prof. George Loewenstein, Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Prof. Arnout van de Rijt, Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University
  • Prof. Paul A. M. Van Lange, Professor of Social Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Proposals for contributed papers should be sent, in the form of an extended abstract or a full paper, to the organizers through the registration form at IMEBESS-website.

Both theoretical and empirical papers on the topics in all areas of the social sciences, such as experimental and behavioural economics, sociology, political science, psychology are encouraged. The deadline for submitting papers is February 15, 2014. Authors will receive notification of acceptance by March 1, 2014.

The conference venue is Nuffield College, University of Oxford

There will be a registration fee and additional information about the meeting will be posted on the IMEBESS-webpage as it comes up.

Important dates:

  • Extended deadline for submissions: February 22, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2014 March 3, 2014
  • Deadline for registration: early registration (March 15, 2014), late registration (April 1, 2014)
  • Conference dates: April 10-12th, 2014

Conference Affiliations:
Nuffield College
Network for Integrated Behavioural Science

For more information:

Conference venue

The conference will be held at Nuffield College, Oxford, UK. Located in the centre of Oxford, with excellent access to any part of the city, Nuffield College is minutes away from Oxford Railway and the main Bus (Gloucester Green) Station providing easy access to central London as well as the main airports (e.g., Heathrow and Gatwick).

There will be Free WiFi internet access in the public areas.

Address: Nuffield College New Road Oxford OX1 1NF
Lodge Telephone: +44 1865 278500 Lodge Fax:+44 1865 278621
By rail: Oxford railway station is a 5-6 minute walk from Nuffield College.
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A Brompton Dock bike hire scheme is available at Oxford railway station. Full details are available here. Discounts are available for University of Oxford members, see the pdf file: OxfordBromptons.pdf

By bus: Frequent services from Heathrow Airport or central London: the Gloucester Green bus station is a 2 minute walk from Nuffield College. Services also from Gatwick, Cambridge, and Stansted.
(Oxford Bus Company | Oxford Tube | StageCoach)

By car: from the A34 (Oxford Western bypass), take the A420 Botley exit towards Oxford. Follow the signs towards the City Centre, along the Botley Road; pass under the railway bridge, and turn right at the next set of traffic lights. Then immediately turn left into Park End Street; at the end on the left is the entrance to a public car park, just opposite Nuffield College. Note that this car park is often full at busy times. Oxford traffic is notoriously bad. Avoid coming by car if you can. At busy times, if you do come by road, use the Park & Ride service from Seacourt (signposted from the A420 exit of the A34).

The Park & Ride bus sets and picks up on New Road, outside Nuffield College. The College can provided only limited accommodation and therefore we will be providing participants with a variety of accommodation options for the Oxford area.

Conference attendees are responsible for their own accomodations in Oxford. For those interested in staying at one of the colleges, rooms may be booked through

Submission & Registration


Submission: The deadline for submitting papers has been extended to the 22nd of February. Proposals for contributed papers should be sent, in the form of an extended abstract or a full paper.

Registration: Registration includes conference meals, coffee-breaks, the welcome reception and the conference dinner. Any guided visit is not included in the fee.

The deadline for registering to the conference ends on March 15, 2014 for presenting authors.

Fees are:

  • Before March 15: £210.
  • After March 15 and before April 1: £253.

The fees include the reception and conference dinner.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing by email to

Cancellation received 29 calendar days or more before the conference start date will be entitled to a full refund, less a £25 administrative fee.

Cancellation received between 15 and 28 calendar days (inclusive) before the start of the conference will be entitles to a 50% refund of the registration fee, less a £25 administrative fee.

Late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the start of the conference or failure to attend will be not be entitled to any refund.

In the unlikely event that the conference has to be cancelled or its date altered, a full refund will be offered to all delegates.


The program includes the following social events:

  • April 10th: Welcome reception at the dining hall of Nuffield College (7.15pm)
  • April 11th: Conference dinner at the dining hall of Nuffield College (7.15pm)
  • April 12th: Optional guided Oxford tour (additional charges applicable, time TBA)