Call for Papers | “Behavioral Economics and Decision Making in Sports” | Special Issue of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Call ends February 1, 2020

The special issue will focus on papers that use a variety of empirical methods to investigate decision making and behavioral economics in sports competitions. The special issue encourages submissions focusing on key research questions that include, but are not limited to:

    • Understanding the role of different psychological motives in performance (such as goal setting, risk-taking, momentum, and pressure).
    • Understanding the role of strategic motives in performance (e.g., testing different equilibria that are derived from game theoretical models).
    • Referees’ decision making.
    • The effect of new technologies such as VAR on decision making.

The deadline for initial submission to this special issue is February 1st, 2020. Papers can be submitted earlier than the deadline and in that case they will start to be handled immediately. Those papers that are invited to revise and resubmit will have to do so in a timely manner, which will be communicated by the Guest Editors. The Guest Editors’ policy in most cases is to make a final decision on the second round. The special issue is expected to be published in late 2020.

When submitting a paper, authors should use the EVISE system ( and choose the appropriate article category (select SI: Decision Making in Sports) to mark that the paper should be considered for this special issue. Only original papers not currently under review or published in other journals may be submitted.

For questions, please contact Michael Bar-Eli (, Alex Krumer ( or Elia Morgulev (

Alex Krumer
Professor of Sports Economics
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Molde University College
PO. Box 2110
6402 Molde

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