Contests: Theory and Evidence

25 - 26 June 2020


The sixth annual edition of Contests: Theory and Evidence, the leading international conference series in this active field of research on how people behave when they have the opportunity to expend costly resources to try to win rewards in competitions, moved to an online format.

Held over two days in June, the keynote was delivered by Prof Jingfeng Lu of the National University of Singapore. The conference featured 34 presentations in eight single-track sessions. 

Due to a new record number of submissions, the conference this year prioritised giving the opportunity for junior researchers to present their work to an international audience (over 200 researchers attended at least part of one session) to help support their career development during  this period where travel is restricted and many conferences have been cancelled or postponed.

Planning is already underway for the seventh edition of the conference in 2021.