A growing body of research is revealing new insights into the psychological consequences of poverty and its potential impacts on social and economic development. Through collaborations across psychology, economics, and other disciplines, this work is producing evidence with the potential to shape programs and policies designed to improve lives and promote well-being.
On Friday, April 14, 2023 CEGA’s fifth annual Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Convening will bring researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers together to share original work in this space. This event will take place in person at UC Berkeley. Participants may have an option to join virtually (to be confirmed).
Our call for papers is now open until January 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST. We encourage research submissions from psychology, economics, and related fields. We will accept full papers or extended abstracts, regardless of publication status. Interested speakers should submit a 100-300 word summary, along with an extended abstract or paper draft (if available).
Suggested topics include:
Please click the link to the right to submit a paper and/or register to attend. We encourage attendance by interested faculty, PhD students, postdocs, researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers. Selected speakers will be notified by February 1, 2023, after which we will share a detailed agenda via email and on our event web page. In the meantime, you can reference the agenda and slides from our 2022 PEP Convening.
Deadline for submissions: January 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
Speakers notified: February 1, 2023
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