This one-week crash course is an introduction to the field of experimental economics. The course provides students with skills needed to design and run an experiment. There will be an additional one-day module on Statistical Data Analysis at the end of the course (on July 22).
- experimental methodology
- behavioural economics (public goods, bargaining, other-regarding preferences)
- industrial organisation (auctions, double auction, market power, mechanism design)
- individual decision-making (expected utility, probability weighting)
- analysis of experimental data
- lectures given by the instructor
- participation in experiment run by the instructors
- experiments developed and run by groups of students
- presentations of experimental results
For the experiments, students will be split into groups of 5 or 6. Each group will develop an experiment on their preferred topic and run the experiment using the other students as participants. The groups will then analyze the data and present the results. A class discussion will follow.
- Prof. Arthur Schram (University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute)and Jeroen van de Ven (University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute)
This summer course takes place at the CREED laboratory at the University of Amsterdam. Read more here abou the laboratory: http://www.creedexperiment.nl/creed/laboratory.php