The 5th annual Toulouse Economics and Biology Workshop: The evolution and economics of the family


The 5th annual Toulouse Economics and Biology Workshop: The evolution and economics of the family

Organizers : Ingela Alger, Jonathan Stieglitz, Jörgen W. Weibull

Just as physics provides a foundation for chemistry, and chemistry for medicine, evolutionary biology is the natural foundation for any science that seeks to understand the behavior of living beings. Recent years have witnessed a surge in empirical and theoretical research that establishes connections between evolutionary biology, economics, and evolutionary anthropology. For this 5th edition of the Toulouse Biology and Economics workshop, we have invited speakers from these disciplines who have conducted research on the family. Areas of expertise of invited speakers include empirical approaches to understanding physiological, demographic, and behavioral responses to family living, and theoretical modeling of sexual strategies, household preferences, and reproduction.

Registration form now available

No registration fees.

Besides the plenary sessions, there will be a poster session
Submissions (abstract + C.V.) should be sent to no later than March 31, 2017.

A limited number of travel grants will be available for post-docs and Ph.D. students. To apply, please join a cover letter explaining why you are applying for a grant and why you are interested in attending to the workshop.


Coming to the Workshop


Distinguished Speakers

Robert Brooks, Biologist, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Pierre-André Chiappori, Economist, Columbia University, NY, USA 

Donald Cox, Economist, Boston College, MA, USA

Partha Dasgupta, Economist, University of Cambridge, UK

David De La Croix, Economist, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Lena Edlund, Economist, Columbia University, NY, USA 

Lee Gettler, Anthropologist, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Hanna Kokko, Biologist, University of Zurich, Switzerland 

Ruth Mace, Anthropologist, University College London, UK

Brooke Scelza, Anthropologist, University of California-Los Angeles, USA

Brian Wood, Anthropologist, Yale University, CT, USA


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