Symposium: Financial incentives in motivating socially desirable behaviours: when are they effective and when are they right?

13 Sep 13
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13 September to 13 September
9.00AM - 6.00PM

We are proud to have two pioneering behavioural scientists as keynote speakers:

George Loewenstein - his work on visceral influences on behaviour has shaped behavioural economics.

Peter Ubel - medical doctor, professor of business, and experimenter in ethics.

On September 13th, 2013, the Behavioural Science Centre at Stirling Management School will host a symposium on the theme: monetary incentives to promote socially desirable behaviours.

Two questions that the symposium will address are:

1.  What factors make monetary incentives effective in promoting socially desirable behaviours, and what factors compromise their efficacy?

2.  Paying people to engage in socially desirable behaviours might have implications for ethics and the formation of norms.  What do we know about these issues?

The symposium will culminate in a round table discussion.

Call for Papers:
We invite abstracts for presentation at the event. The Behavioural Science Centre is interdisciplinary and we welcome submissions from any researcher who feels that they have something to contribute to this conversation.  The deadline for the submission of papers is 31st May 2013.

Travel bursaries are available to speakers at the symposium.

Register for this event at

Venue: The Court Room, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling
RSVP: Applicants should submit an abstract of not more than 400 words to David Comerford email:

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