Call for papers

14th Tinbergen Institute Conference “Bayesian Crowd” at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

On June 24-25, 2019, Erasmus University Rotterdam will host the 14th Annual Tinbergen Institute Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The theme of this year is “Bayesian Crowd”.


This conference is unique in that it brings together people from different backgrounds (economics, psychology, computer sciences, decision analysis) who work on truth-telling or wisdom of crowds, broadly speaking. It offers two days to mingle and present the latest breakthroughs on Bayesian and behavioral methods to elicit true answers from individuals and crowds:

  1. individuals
    1. scoring and incentives
    2. Bayesian truth-serum and related mechanisms
    3. behavioral approaches to promote truth-telling
  2. crowds
    1. wisdom of crowds and judgment aggregation
    2. prediction markets
    3. identifying experts
Keynote Speakers

David Budescu, Fordham University, United States

Anna Dreber Almenberg, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Boi Faltings, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Abstract Submission
Deadline: March 3, 2019 (Sunday) midnight.

The organizing committee will select papers for presentation at the conference based on abstracts.

All abstracts should be submitted online at

We encourage early submissions, and decisions about the abstracts will be communicated on a rolling basis to the authors, and latest by March 17, 2019.

Travel awards will be available for PhD students and junior faculty, covering flights and accommodation. Applications for travel awards should be made with the abstract submission.

More details about the conference, registration, travel awards and accommodations can be found at:

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email:

Yulia Kukharenko, Tinbergen Institute:  tinbergen at

Organizing Committee

Aurelien Baillon, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Drazen Prelec, MIT
Dennie van Dolder, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Tong Wang, Erasmus University Rotterdam