Eighth Biennial Conference on Social Dilemmas, June 2020

On June 22-23, the Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN) will host the Eighth Biennial Conference on Social Dilemmas.  The keynote address will be given by Dr. Sarah Brosnan, Professor of Psychology, Philosophy and Neuroscience at Georgia State University.

The series of international conferences was stared by the late Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom to bring together leading researchers from political science, economics, sociology, ecology, biology, and anthropology to present and discuss research on management of the commons and the ability of groups to self-organize to solve social dilemmas.  Currently important topics within the scope of the conference include climate change, international conflict, provision and protection of public goods, and institutional support for collective action.  The conferences feature theoretical, experimental, and applied research aimed at developing a better understanding of behavior in social dilemma situations and developing models of the interaction between social context and the political-economic institutions that support or fail to support resolution of social dilemmas.

The conference is organized by the Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN).  Funding for this conference has been provided by the National Science Foundation, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), Andrew Young School Dean’s Office, Noah Langdale Jr. Chair, Usery Chair, and Ramsey Chair at Georgia State University.

The conference hotel is the Ellis Hotel at 176 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303, USA.  DO NOT register for the room directly with hotel, we will do it for you under our prepaid group reservation. The conference venue is the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies located at 14 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303, USA.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 21, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM Welcome Reception at the Ellis Hotel.
Continental Breakfast and conference sessions are on 7th floor of Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) building.
Monday, June 22, 2020
07:30-08:30 AM Continental Breakfast
08:15-08:30 AM Opening Remarks
08:30-12:00 AM Conference Sessions
12:00-01:00 PM Lunch on the ground (G) floor in AYSPS building
01:00-06:30 PM Conference Sessions
06:30-08:00 PM Conference Dinner at 25 Park Place.
Tuesday June 23, 2020
07:30-08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30-12:00 AM Conference Sessions
12:00-01:00 PM Lunch on the ground (G) floor in AYSPS building
01:00-05:30 PM Conference Sessions
05.45-06:00 PM Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Conference Venue

How to get there

By Air
Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the primary international airport serving Atlanta, Georgia. The airport is located seven miles (9km) south of the Downtown Atlanta district.  The ATL SkyTrain runs between the rental car center and the Domestic Terminal.

The AMTRAK station is located at 1688 Peachtree Street, NW. For more information visit their Web site or call the local station information line 404.881.3062.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides rail services on two lines: South-North and East-West lines. Both lines will stop at Five Points Station which is the closet station to venue. The Ellis hotel is within a five minute walk from Peachtree Center station (South-North line). MARTA airport station is located (South-North line) at the north end of the airport, near baggage claim, and the train ride to downtown takes about 20 minutes. For more information on MARTA please visit http://www.itsmarta.com

By Car
Atlanta is the meeting point for three major interstate highways. Follow these directions to get to Georgia State University from almost anywhere. You may also want to check out the campus map. Visitors can park at G Deck. Parking fee for visitors is $6.00 per entry.

From I-75/85 Northbound
Exit #246 (Central Avenue/Fulton Street). Follow the signs to Fulton Street. At the light at the end of the ramp, turn right on Fulton. At the next light, turn left on Capitol Avenue. After crossing MLK Jr. Drive, Capitol Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue and passes through campus.

From I-75/85 Southbound
Exit #249A (Courtland Street/Georgia State University) is a one-way street that leads to the campus.

From I-20 Eastbound
Exit #56B (Windsor/Spring Street), go straight to the third traffic light. Take a left on Central Avenue, which leads to the campus.

From I-20 Westbound
Exit #58A (Capitol Avenue) and turn right at the light. Stay on Capitol Avenue, which changes into Piedmont Avenue and leads to the campus.