ESA-announce Crash course Experimental Economics (Amsterdam, July 22-26)
CREED (University of Amsterdam) offers an introduction into the field of experimental economics (Amsterdam, July 22-26). The course is aimed at PhD and Master’s students in Economics and related fields who are unacquainted with the details of this method, and who like to learn how to design and run an experiment.
We would appreciate it a lot if you could circulate this message among interested students. For more information, please visit http://ase.uva.nl/news-events/events/events/events/content-3/folder/2013/05/crash-course-experimental-economics.html.
Arthur Schram and Jeroen van de Ven
Crash course Experimental Economics
This one-week crash course offers an introduction into the field of experimental economics. PhD and Master’s students in Economics and related fields who are unacquainted with the details of this method will learn how to design and run an experiment. At the end of this course you will have obtained the know-how needed to add an experimental application to your thesis.
This course offers you an introductory overview of the field of experimental economics, combined with an in-depth analysis of some of the recent developments. These developments include the rapid growth of the closely related field of behavioural economics and the increased use of field experiments. Because experimental economics is a methodology often used to test economic theory, the course will also cover theoretical issues (more specifically, game theory), when appropriate.
The course will consist of a combination of (i) lectures given by the instructor; (ii) participation in an experiment run by the instructors; (iiI) experiments developed and run by groups of students; and (iv) presentations of experimental results by the same groups.
For the experiments, students will be split into groups of (maximum) 5 or 6. Each group will develop an experiment on one of the course topics and run the experiment, using the other students as participants. Having done so, the groups will analyze the data gathered in the experiment and present the results in class, after which a class discussion will follow.
The course will be taught in English.
Program and registration
The course takes place in Amsterdam, from July 22 to 26. For more detailed information about the program or to register, please visit http://ase.uva.nl/news-events/events/events/events/content-3/folder/2013/05/crash-course-experimental-economics.html. The deadline for registration is July 1, 2013.