4th Biennial Conference on the Economics and Psychology of Football 2012

28.-30. Juni 2012 in Heidelberg

Call for papers
Traditionally, every two years just in time for the UEFA European Football Championship or the FIFA World Cup, researchers from economics and psychology who share an interest in the scientific understanding of the world’s greatest sport meet for a conference. It is with great pleasure that we keep this tradition alive and that we invite you to the 4th Biennial Conference on the Economics and Psychology of Football 2012. The conference will take place during the knockout round of the EURO 2012 from Thursday, 28, 2012, to Saturday, 30, 2012.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from economics and psychology sharing a research interest in football (soccer). Main focus of the conference are cognitive processes, judgment and decision making and strategic choice in football. Presentations can relate to (but are by no means limited to) referees’ decisions, betting, penalty performance, expert judgment, players’ salaries and stock-market reactions.

The conference involves 3 keynote talks, oral presentations and a poster session. Abstracts for oral presentations and posters will be reviewed by the scientific committee.

The conference will also involve a visit to the training facilities and stadium of local Premier League Club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The visit will include an introduction to the club’s sporting facilities as well as a conference dinner in the stadium.

Keynote talks

  • Raoul Oudejans, University of Amsterdam
  • Robert Simmons, Lancaster University
  • Bernd Strauß, University of Münster

Date and location of the conference
June 28, 2012, afternoon - June 30, 2012, noon.
University of Heidelberg, Institute of Sports and Sports Sciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 720, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Submission of abstracts
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 29.02.2012
We invite submissions for oral presentations as well as for posters. Abstracts should have no more than 250 words.
Soon you will be able to submit your abstract at homepage.

Scientific Committee

  • Patric Andersson, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Peter Ayton, City University London
  • Michael Bar-Eli, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Daniel Memmert, German Sport University Cologne
  • Raoul Oudejans, University of Amsterdam
  • Katie Page, Queensland University of Technology
  • Henning Plessner, University of Heidelberg
  • Geoffrey Schweizer, University of Heidelberg
  • Robert Simmons, Lancaster University
  • Bernd Strauß, University of Münster

Registration
Participation fee:
Before April, 30: 110EUR
After April 30:130 EUR
Day ticket for day 1: 40 EUR
Day ticket for day 2: 80 EUR (includes conference dinner at the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Stadium)
Day ticket for day 3: 40 EUR

Contact

Soon you will find further information on our homepage. Please visit us at HOMEPAGE.
If you wish to obtain any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Henning Plessner (Email: plessner@uni-hd.de).

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Henning Plessner, Daniel Memmert, Geoffrey Schweizer, & Frederik Borkenhagen

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