CEAR Africa and CSAE Workshop: Eliciting Preferences and Beliefs in Development

Posted On June 17, 2019

July 13, 2019

University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Program  | Registration 

General Information

In order to understand the processes at work behind behavioral interventions, it is now well understood that information on preferences and beliefs often need to be elicited as a complement to the usual measures of impact. This workshop considers the way in which risk preferences, time preferences and subjective beliefs are elicited in developing countries. There are now well-developed methods for undertaking these elicitations in the laboratory and the field in developed countries, and this workshop focusses on how those methods have to be adapted to the development context.


Glenn Harrison (CEAR, Georgia State University), Don Ross (University College Cork, University of Cape Town, and CEAR), and Karlijn Morsink (CSAE and Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) are the organizers of this workshop. Should you have questions about the workshop, please contact Professor Glenn Harrison at gharrison@gsu.edu about the substance of the workshop, and contact CEAR at cear@gsu.edu with questions about participation and logistics.


The workshop is being sponsored by the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE, csae.ox.ac.uk) at the University of Oxford and CEAR Africa. CEAR Africa is a joint collaboration between the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR, cear.gsu.edu) at Georgia State University and the Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN, ruben.uct.ac.za) at the University of Cape Town.

Dates / Times

Saturday, July 13th for the regular conference program. A workshop dinner will follow afterwards for all presenters, discussants, and invited attendees. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you will be able to attend lunch when registering.


This workshop will be held on the 4th Floor of the School of Economics Building on the Middle Campus of the University of Cape Town in Rondebosch. Please see the map link for more detail - https://goo.gl/maps/bX1wtY5fki12.

Lodging / Travel

Lodging and travel assistance will only be considered for out-of-town presenters at the workshop. We will cover standard economy airfare, ground transportation, and accommodation. Please note that you are responsible for making your own bookings. If you are being reimbursed by the event, you should have received an email with this information already. Please enquire at cear@gsu.edu if you have not received this information.