27 January 2010
With the World Cup in South Africa just around the corner, the third international conference on the ‘Economics and Psychology of Football’ will be staged at Heythrop College, University of London, on 29-30 May. As the Heythrop website says: “The aim of the conference is to gather scholars, the media and other interested parties to discuss aspects of judgment and decision making in the world’s most popular sport.
“Some of the topics under scientific investigation may include influences on referee decision making, the role of coaches and managers in team performance, judgment and decision making of agents, betting and investor behaviour, social influences on team performance, the mechanisms of football markets, and the role of technology in football. The scope will not be limited to these areas and other contributions related to these topics, or to judgment and decision making in football more generally defined, are most welcome.”
Key speakers will include Daniel Finkelstein of The Times and Prof Ignacio Palacios-Huerta of the L.S.E.
Scholarly papers, posters and panel discussion subjects are sought by 26 February. Further details here.