London School of Economics Centre for the Economics of Education LSE
Centre for the Economics of Education  (CEE)

ZEW Leibniz Research Network and CEE present:

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

Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 October 2010

Venue: Centre for Economic Performance, Conference room R405, 4th Floor, LSE Research Lab, Lionel Robbins Building,10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD

Overview: For the fourth 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, elf-regulation) in the modern economy. The discussions will shed also some light on the priorities of education policy.

Call for Papers (PDF)

Programme (PDF)

Hotels close to conference venue (PDF)

For full conference information, please visit the ZEW website

Local organizer: Jo Cantlay, email:, tel: 020 7955 7284