Call for Papers: Developing and Using Business Expectations Data

October 25–26, 2018

(All day)

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637
Steven J. Davis, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Hoover Institution
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University

This conference features research that develops, fields and uses surveys of business leaders’ expectations and beliefs. Key topics include the design and evaluation of such surveys, the formation and accuracy of expectations, how expectations feed into business decisions, and the impact of expectations quality on business performance.

We are especially interested in research that develops and exploits surveys that target senior business decision makers (e.g., CEOs, CFOs, plant managers and asset fund managers) and surveys that advance beyond point forecasts to elicit subjective probability distributions over future outcomes.

We also welcome papers that rely on other data that are informative about business expectations, papers on individual and household expectations, empirically grounded theories of expectations formation, and quantitative-theoretic studies that exploit data on the expectations of business decision makers. You are welcome to submit either an abstract or a paper, but priority will be given to papers.

Conference Keynote Speaker: Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University)

Please submit your papers for consideration by July 10, 2018, using the submit button and attaching your paper or abstract. Funds to assist with travel and lodging expenses are available for the authors of accepted papers. Presenters are expected to attend the full conference. If you cannot attend the full conference, please note your availability in your submission.

October 25, 2018 (All day) October 26, 2018 (All day)