INSEE-CESS International Conference
Climate Change and Disasters: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses
Tenth INSEE Biennial Conference, 2019, CESS, HYDERABAD
6 - 8 November 2019  

Pre Conference Workshop Application

Call for Applications for Pre-Conference Workshop
Behavioural and Experimental Economics for Environmental Policy
Date: 5th November 2019; Venue: CESS, Hyderabad

The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) is organizing a one-day pre-conference workshop on Behavioural and Experimental Economics for Environmental Policy on the 5th of November 2019 at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, the venue for its Tenth Biennial Conference.  
This workshop proposes to provide a theoretical background of behavioural and experimental economics, their applications in various fields with an emphasis on environmental and natural resource economics. Case studies involving field experiments conducted among farmers in Bhavani river basin and among households of Coimbatore city will be demonstrated. Hands on practice session will focus on participants gaining insights into design and implementation of laboratory and field experiments as well as natural experiments.

Following is the tentative agenda for the workshop:

  1. Experiments in Economics: A theoretical and methodological overview
  2. Behavioural Economics – Principles and Methods.
  3. Applications and case studies on Experiments in Economics – Prototype examples and more Practice session on design, layout and implementation of laboratory experiments.
  4. Examples of laboratory and field (artefactual, framed and natural) experiments in Environmental Economics
  5. Designing and implementing field experiments and randomized control trials – Demonstration of Coimbatore Lake Experiment
  6. Applications of Behavioural Economics in Environmental Policy

Workshop Faculty
Balasubramanian R. Professor of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (Coordinator)

Venkatachalam L. RBI Chair Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai.

Manjula M. Principal Scientist, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.

A limited number of seats are available and the workshop will be open to both paper presenters as well as young researchers and Ph.D.students who are working on environmental / resource economics. However, preference in selection will be given to those who have accepted papers for presentation in the conference. There is no registration fee for the workshop, however, it is expected that the participants will make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Interested researchers may send their application by e-mail to Organising Secretary, INSEE conference email: ( with subject heading: “Application for Preconference workshop”. Applicants must send the following documents (in MS-Word .doc and not in .docx):  

  1. An abstract (maximum 500 words) of research in any area of ecological economics—this will contain research questions and proposed methods 
  2. A maximum of 100 words on what the researcher expects to learn from this training and how would this training be useful for her/his research. 
  3. An updated CV (2 pages) of the researcher. 

The deadline for receiving applications is July 31, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by August 15, 2019. 

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Jeena T Srinivasan