Third Conference on Non-Cognitive Skills: Acquisition and Economic Consequences


For the third time the research network "Non-Cognitive Skills: Acquisition "and Economic Consequences" which is funded by the Leibniz Association within the "Pakt für Forschung und Innovation 2008" is pleased to announce a conference on "Non-Cognitive Skills". The network consists of a co-operation of economic and psychological expertise of leading European research institutions, the research group of James Heckman at the Economic Research Center, Chicago and the Baden-Württemberg employer association Südwest metall including its educational institutions. In the conference we plan to discuss theories and research methods from different disciplines in order to study non-cognitive skills (such as motivation, persistence, self-regulation) in the modern economy. The discussions will shed also some light on the priorities of education policy. If you would like to attend the conference, please submit an abstract of your topic (350 words in English) together with complete contact information before June 30th, 2009. We will inform you whether your proposal has been accepted before, August 15th 2009. There will be no conference fee.

Programme, (PDF Datei, 149 KB)

Book of abstracts Berlin 2009, (PDF file,101 KB)

Keynote Lecutres

  • Jens Asendorpf, Institute for Psychology; Humboldt University Berlin (October 22, 2009)
  • Ernst Fehr, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich (October 24, 2009)

Scientific Committee

Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Jürgen Schupp, C. Katharina Spiess

Scientific Organisation

Anja Achtziger, Jo Blanden, James J. Heckman, Manfred Laucht, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Winfried Pohlmeier, C. Katharina Spiess

Research Network Noncognitive Skills

  • Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
  • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
  • Centre for Quantitative Methods and Survey Research, Konstanz
  • Centre for the Economics of Education, London
  • Centre for Research on Intentions and Intentionality, Konstanz
  • Economics Research Center, Chicago
  • Socio-Economic Panel, Berlin
  • SÜDWESTMETALL, Stuttgart

Call for Papers, (PDF file,249 KB)




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