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Experimental Methodology and Topics in Experimental Economics

Dates:
  • Mon 28 Jan 2019 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-01-28 15:00 2019-01-28 17:00 Europe/Paris Experimental Methodology and Topics in Experimental Economics

Laboratory and field experiments have become common tools in social science research. Following a long tradition in psychology, experimental subdisciplines have developed in economics, political science, cultural anthropology and sociology. The control offered by an experimental environment allows the researcher to isolate social phenomena and study their causes, development and effects. For example, both the dynamics of institutions and the effect of institutions on individual and group behavior can be and have been studied experimentally. Important concepts such as trust, reciprocity, cooperation, solidarity, exploitation, and power have all been studied in experimental research. The main objective of this seminar is to teach the researcher how a carefully crafted experimental design - lab, lab-in-the-field and field- allows one to collect data that are suitable to find answers to a research question. In addition, it gives an overview of some recent trends in experimental research in the social sciences as a whole.

In the first part, the focus will be on socially relevant phenomena, whereas in the second part more on (socio- and political-)economically oriented topics. The second part of the seminar will be merged with the course Topics in Experimental Economics , taught jointly with prof. Arthur Schram. Towards the end of the seminar, a special focus will be given to experimental designs developed by the researchers themselves. Each researcher is expected to actively participate in classes by presenting and discussing papers selected by the instructor and to develop an experimental design either alone or in collaboration with one other student of the seminar.

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Laboratory and field experiments have become common tools in social science research. Following a long tradition in psychology, experimental subdisciplines have developed in economics, political science, cultural anthropology and sociology. The control offered by an experimental environment allows the researcher to isolate social phenomena and study their causes, development and effects. For example, both the dynamics of institutions and the effect of institutions on individual and group behavior can be and have been studied experimentally. Important concepts such as trust, reciprocity, cooperation, solidarity, exploitation, and power have all been studied in experimental research. The main objective of this seminar is to teach the researcher how a carefully crafted experimental design - lab, lab-in-the-field and field- allows one to collect data that are suitable to find answers to a research question. In addition, it gives an overview of some recent trends in experimental research in the social sciences as a whole.

In the first part, the focus will be on socially relevant phenomena, whereas in the second part more on (socio- and political-)economically oriented topics. The second part of the seminar will be merged with the course Topics in Experimental Economics , taught jointly with prof. Arthur Schram. Towards the end of the seminar, a special focus will be given to experimental designs developed by the researchers themselves. Each researcher is expected to actively participate in classes by presenting and discussing papers selected by the instructor and to develop an experimental design either alone or in collaboration with one other student of the seminar.


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of Economics

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Claudia Fanti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Klarita Gërxhani (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Prof. Arthur Schram (CREED Amsterdam School of Economics and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)

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