The 2018 Workshop on Economics of Risky Behavior

in collaboration with

the Workshop on Institutions, Individual behavior and economic outcomes (IBEO)



Erdal Tekin – School of Public Affairs, American University, IZA, and NBER

Greg DeAngelo – Claremont Graduate University

Claudio Detotto - University of Corsica

Location: Corte, Corsica

Date: June 1-2, 2018
Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2018

About the Workshop


The annual workshop will bring together applied researchers working on questions related to risky behaviors to present their research and interact with each other to exchange ideas and network.  Many individuals from all ages and backgrounds engage in a wide variety of risky behaviors such as crime and delinquency, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, suicidal behavior, driving under the influence, underage sexual activity and sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and poor dieting and sedentary lifestyles leading to obesity. These behaviors constitute major source of preventable deaths and injuries, and impose substantial costs on those who engage in them and society. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform for cutting-edge research that would enrich, refine, and challenge our understanding of the causes and consequences of a broad range of risky behaviors, and ultimately to help design policies aimed at mitigating the cost associated with these behaviors.


The highlight of the workshop will be a keynote to be delivered by Justin McCrary (University of California, Berkeley and NBER)


The funding for the workshop on “Economics or Risky Behavior” is provided by the School of Public Affairs at American University with logistical support offered by University of Corsica (LISA - UMR CNRS 6240) and The Policing Lab at New York University.




Please submit full papers or extended abstracts via email ( along with the application form available at  by March 15, 2018. Notifications on accepted papers will be communicated by March 25, 2018.


Travel and Accommodation


Authors of accepted papers are expected to participate in the entire two-day conference. More information about the venue and accommodation will be provided by the organizers once the program is finalized. There is limited funding available to partially cover the travel expenses of those participants who require funding.  Please indicate your funding requirements in the application form. Note that one group dinner as well as lunches for the two-day event will be provided by the organizers. There is no registration fee for the workshop.


Please contact Erdal Tekin at if you have questions.