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13th Workshop on the Economics of Risky Behavior

Opatija, Croatia

July 4-5, 2024

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Erdal Tekin
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Location: Opatija, Croatia
Workshop Dates: July 4-5, 2024
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2024.
Paper Submission

Erdal Tekin (School of Public Affairs at American University, USA)
Ana Bobinac, Igor Francetic, Lana Kovacevic (Croatian Health Economics Association)

Keynote Address: Giovanni Mastrobuoni (University of Torino)

For travel information to Opatija, Croatia, please visit this link.

Partial funding is available on a limited basis for those who require funding. The application form on the submission portal will inquire about funding requirements.

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The workshop aims to create a platform where researchers from diverse backgrounds can come together to enhance, refine, and challenge our comprehension of the origins and impacts of risky behavior. Additionally, it aims to facilitate the development of policies that can mitigate the costs associated with such behaviors. Risky behavior encompasses actions that are either self-destructive or place individuals at risk of harm, including criminal activities.

The workshop originated from the idea of fostering economic research that contributes to our understanding of the causes and consequences of risky behaviors and crime, as well as the effectiveness of policies and interventions to reduce their prevalence and associated costs. With these objectives in mind, the workshop showcases recent empirical research covering a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, such as crime and delinquency, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, in both advanced and developing countries.

Keynote Speaker: Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Giovanni Mastrobuoni is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Torino, Carlo Alberto Chair and Vice-Dean at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Essex (UK), where he previously served as Graduate Director and Professor of Economics. He obtained a PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2006 and is currently research fellow at the CEPR and IZA. His research focuses broadly on labor and public economics, including the economics of crime. He has been a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, Columbia University, Universitat Autonoma de Barcellona, Princeton University, EIEF (Rome), and the European University Institute.