CFP: Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies

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Call for Papers

Special Issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment

“Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies”

Guest editors: Stephan Kroll and Jordan Suter

Policy-makers are considering an increasingly diverse set of innovative policies to tackle environmental and natural resource problems such as local pollution, resource conservation, or climate change. While the economic theory underlying many such policies is well established, we still know relatively little about behavioral responses to these policies, which ultimately determine their overall effectiveness.

For this special issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment we invite papers that employ experiments to investigate environmental and natural resource policies. Examples of potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficiency and effectiveness of environmental and natural resource (ENR) policies
  • Strategic and behavioral responses to ENR policies
  • Distributional and fairness considerations
  • The role of revenue use (i.e., earmarking)
  • Acceptability and feasibility of ENR policies
  • Information provision measures
  • Centralized versus decentralized policy measures
  • Interaction of ENR policies with market structures
  • Cultural differences in responses to ENR policies

We welcome submissions of all kinds, including

  • lab experiments
  • field experiments
  • experiments tied to agent-based models
  • theoretical and empirical models based on results from previous experiments


All appropriate papers will be peer-reviewed. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines outlined on the website of Strategic Behavior ( Manuscripts should be submitted by March 10, 2016 through that website or directly to Authors should indicate “Special Issue Environmental Policies” as article type, and also indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript should be considered for the special issue on “Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies.”

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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The MPSA’s new Kenneth J. Meier Award

The Midwest Political Science Association has established a new annual award recognizing outstanding scholarship in politics, public administration, and public policy in honor of Kenneth J. Meier, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Project for Equity, Representation & Governance at Texas A&M University. The inaugural award will recognize the best paper in bureaucratic politics, public administration, or public policy presented at the 2015 MPSA conference and is scheduled to be presented at MPSA’s 74th annual conference in April 2016 at the Palmer House in Chicago.

From MPSA.

CFP: Experiments, replication and knowledge in public management research

Special issue of Public Management Review, schedule for publication 18(6) December 2016

‘Experiments, replication and knowledge in public management research’

Guest editors: Richard M. Walker, Director, Public Management Evidence Lab, City University of Hong Kong, Professor Oliver James, Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK, and Professor Gene A. Brewer, Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, USA

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CFP: AW4city Workshop

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AW4city Workshop – Web Applications and Smart Cities: bringing together government, businesses and citizens

In conjunction with WWW’15: 24th World Wide Web International Conference
Florence, Italy, May 18th 2015

Workshop Objective
AW4city Workshop main objective is to promote Smart City research results in the context of web applications development. As part of the WWW 2015 International conference, this workshop is dedicated to open discussions about the most important issues today in terms of smart city methodologies, implementations and practices.

The aim of this workshop is to address web-based application and Apps’ design and development in the smart city and urban context, which is a rapidly emerging domain and suggests a steadily evolving dominant market. Applications of these types are crucial, and can be in the areas of economy, innovation, transparency, mobility, environment, security, health, leisure, living, people and governance while no particular standards define rules for corresponding application development yet. Theoretical concepts, empirical evidence and selected case studies from leading scholars and practitioners in the field showing the “big picture” of smart cities and urban areas will be examined in this workshop.

This workshop aims at gathering researchers from the fields of smart cities and web application development to think about the obstacles that hurdle the leveraging of understanding and capturing of smart city trends with regard web application development that interconnect citizens, businesses and government in a smart city.

We target researchers from both industry and academia to join forces in this exciting area. We intend to discuss the recent and significant developments in the general areas of smart cities and web applications and to promote cross-fertilization of techniques. In particular, we aim at identifying trends and respective applications in smart cities; the potential impact of smart city in web applications; techniques from end-to-end solutions’ or apps’ development that will enable researchers to understand the dynamic phenomena in smart cities, as well as specify important directions for the research communities. Standards for web applications’ development in smart cities is interesting for several areas such as sustainability, crisis management, marketing, security, and interoperability. To address the above mentioned aspects, we solicit the following topics (but not limited to):

• Theoretical foundations on Smart City web applications;
• Smart City sustainability and the role of web applications;
• End-to-end applications for Smart Cities;
• Smart buildings, smart energy, smart water, smart waste, smart transportation and web applications;
• Smart health, security, leisure, innovation and governance
• Creative partnerships and creative industries in Smart City: the role of the WWW and of the Internet-of-things;
• Standardizing web applications’ development in Smart Cities;
• The role of e-Government in Smart Cities (i.e., technology push);
• Web applications for smart communities;
• Smart City e-service execution with web applications;
• Ensuring resilience, security and privacy in Smart Cities: the role of web applications;
• Web Infrastructure architecture in smart cities: Datacenters, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud Computing;
• Internet Economics in smart cities: the role of applications;
• Internet of Things Applications in Smart Cities;
• Web applications and Business: business transformation and business models;

CFP: 1st Gothenburg-Barcelona Workshop on Experimental Political Science

Dear all,

Please, find attached the call for paper for the 1st Gothenburg-Barcelona Workshop on Experimental Political Science, that will be held nex 7-8 May 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. We would be grateful if you could circulate it to all potentially interested researchers.

The workshop brings together researchers who use experimental methodologies to address political phenomena. We welcome contributions from any subfield of the discipline. Papers can be empirical studies, methodological contributions on experimental design or analysis, or works that explore the relationship between experimental and observational data. Both senior and junior scholars are encouraged to participate. It is our ambition to develop this into an annual arrangement that alternates between Barcelona and Gothenburg.

The workshop will accommodate about 14 papers over the course of two days. A keynote lecture will be delivered by professor Neil Malhotra (Stanford University).

We invite those interested in participating in the workshop to submit paper proposals (max 500 words) by January 31, 2015 to Authors of selected papers will be notified by February 15, 2015. We expect relatively short papers (no more than 8,000 words) and they should be submitted by May 1. Participants are encouraged to seek funding for travel from their home institutions. A limited number of travel grants will be available for junior participants from the conference organizers.

Dates: May 7-8, 2015
Venue: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Scientific committee: Peter Esaiasson (University of Gothenburg), Jordi Muñoz (University of Barcelona), Wouter van der Brug (University of Amsterdam), Sara Hobolt (London School of Economics), Elisabeth Ivarsflaten (University of Bergen), and Rune Stubager (Aarhus University).
Deadline for paper proposals: January 31, 2015
More information is (will be) available at

Best regards,

Jordi Muñoz
‘Ramon y Cajal’ Research Fellow
Dept. de Dret Constitucional i Ciència Política
Universitat de Barcelona