Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation
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North Carolina State University College of Management

Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2007
Paper Deadline: December 1, 2007

This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at

Presentations can include:

Single papers (abstract max of 200 words)

Call for Papers Announcement

The College of Management at North Carolina State University is organizing a conference on "Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation" which is scheduled to take place in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA on March 8-9, 2008.

The objective of this conference is to encourage and disseminate new research on tournaments, contests and relative performance evaluation, and to foster interaction between theorists and applied researchers in this area. Submissions of research papers on the specific topic of tournaments and contests are solicited to be presented at this conference. The submission deadline is December 1, 2007. Submissions can be made at the conference website which can be found at Registration is open, in that presentation of a paper is not a prerequisite. If you would like to organize a session, please contact Theofanis Tsoulouhas at We anticipate having the preliminary program posted by January 1.

The keynote speaker is Edward Lazear, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Chair, Council of Economic Advisors.

Select papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy (JEMS), upon author approval to be considered and subject to the standard JEMS review process.

In addition to submitting a paper and registering for the conference, make sure you also join the Tournament Theory web directory and the email list which can be found at

Please share this announcement with colleagues who might be interested. We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh.

Charles Knoeber, Theofanis Tsoulouhas and Tomislav Vukina
Conference Organizers

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