Call for papers - The economics of CSR - Paris 9-10June 2011

MINES ParisTech, the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, the Paris School of Economics jointly organize an academic conference on the economics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR means socially and environmentally friendly actions not required by law, going beyond compliance, privately providing public goods, or voluntarily internalizing externalities. It is an important economic phenomenon with broad implications for firms, employees, consumers, investors, governments and NGOs alike. The conference is open to all interested researchers in the economic analysis of CSR practices and concepts. Both theoretical and empirical papers in industrial organization, behavioural economics, contract theory, political economy, environmental and resource economics, labour economics, public economics, or financial economics are welcome. Topics include:

  • Disclosure
  • Product labelling
  • Environmental performance
  • Green consumerism
  • Product differentiation
  • Worker motivation and recruitment
  • Strategic activism
  • Provision of public goods
  • Self-regulation Socially Responsible Investment
  • Firm organization and governance
  • Corporate culture
  • Business objectives
  • Economic performance

Full-length papers should be sent to by February 15th 2011.

Contributions should be in PDF format, with keywords and a 150-word abstract.  Notification of accepted papers will be sent on March 30th, 2011.

Keynote speaker: David Baron (Stanford University)

Organizing committee: Pierre Fleckinger (Paris School of Economics - University of Paris 1), Matthieu Glachant (Cerna, MINES ParisTech), Gabrielle Moineville (Cerna, MINES ParisTech)

Scientific committee: Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline (Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1),  Pierre Fleckinger (Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1),  Matthieu Glachant (Cerna, MINES ParisTech), Roger Guesnerie (Collège de France and Paris School of Economics), Thomas P. Lyon (University of Michigan), Jean-Pierre Ponssard (Ecole Polytechnique)

Conference website:

Conference Venue

Cerna - MINES ParisTech
60, boulevard Saint Michel

Conference contact

Matthieu Glachant
Cerna - MINES ParisTech                                     Phone: + 33 (0)1 40 51 92 29
60, bd Saint Michel                                             Fax: +33 (0)1 40 51 91 45
75006 Paris, FRANCE                                          Email: