EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS - Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

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Everything you need to know about the Experimental Economics programme 2017 is in the dedicated brochure: download this document (pdf format) with all the courses objectives, topics, structure and references.
June 26th > June 30th

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OVERVIEW

While experiments have been seen for long as a specific domain within economics (“experimental economics”), the experimental method is now widely considered as a tool among others in the typical economist’s toolbox. Its use has shed light on many areas, on the theoretical side (decision theory, game theory, markets) as on the more applied and descriptive ones (policy, development, labour econ., IO, health econ., etc.). It has led to the blossoming of “behavioral economics”, but its general relevance goes much deeper than that. The purpose of this programme is to provide young researchers with the methodological skills required to pursue experiments in their own research.

The objective of the Experimental Economics programme is to offer young scholars a crash course in empirical methods aimed at understanding economic behavior: how to design, implement and analyze an experiment so to answer a research question. The summer school is methodological in nature, although typical results from behavioral economics will be introduced as examples and illustrations on how protocols are designed to overcome observation/measurement/identification issues. Participants will be trained in the aim of being able to soundly rely on experiments in their future research projects.

The programme is divided in four parts: a series of general lectures on experimental methodology, a series of specialized classes on practical tools (specific topics of relevance in the conduct of experiments), application tutorials based on self-experimentation, workshop sessions where participants present and refine their experimental projects, with feedback from the school’s speakers.

PREREQUISITES

The requirements to follow the course are a good background in economics and in particular microeconomics and a working knowledge of English.

PROFESSORS

  • Béatrice Boulu-Reshef is an assistant professor at the University Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a member of the Collaboration Project “Behavioral Economics” at PSE. She obtained her PhD at the University of Lyon and was at the Wharton School and the University of Virginia prior to joining Paris 1. Her research focuses on managerial decision-making, cooperation, and risk. http://www.beatrice-boulu-reshef.info/
  • Nathan Faivre and Vincent de Gardelle are CNRS researchers, associated to the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. Both are specialists of neuroscience and especially of consciousness and meta-cognition and have published articles in leading journals in this field, such as Psychological Science, Cognition, Trends in Cognitive Science, Neuron, Science, PNAS, etc. http://www.lscp.net/persons/nfaivre/https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/de-gardelle-vincent/
  • Maxim Frolov is a research assistant at the LEEP (Laboratoire d’Economie Experimental de Paris). He is in charge of maintaining the joint PSE-Paris 1 Lab and is a developper of experimental applications. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/frolov-maxim/
  • Nicolas Jacquemet is a full professor at the University Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a member of Paris School of Economics. His research combines experimental methods and econometrics to study discrimination, the effect of personality traits on economic behavior, the role of social pre-involvement in strategic behavior and experimental game theory in general. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/jacquemet-nicolas/
  • Olivier L’Haridon is a full professor at the University of Rennes-1. He is a leading specialist in the domain of risk and uncertainty with numerous publications in various prestigious outlets (AER, Management Science, etc.). https://sites.google.com/site/olharidon/
  • Jean-François Laslier is a CNRS research director at PSE. His research interests are at the crossing of political economy, game theory and experimental economics. He has published more than 60 articles in leading international journals. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/laslier-jean-francois/
  • Fabrice Le Lec is an assistant professor at the University Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne, after post-docs in Amsterdam and Berlin, and does research on social preferences, risk and the effect of choice, with a strong emphasis on merging insights from psychology with economic theory. http://perso.univ-paris1.fr/flelec
  • Angelo Secchi is Professor of Economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Associate member of the Paris School of Economics. His research covers industrial dynamics, international trade, economic geography and applied econometrics and it has been published in several peer-reviewed international journals. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/secchi-angelo/
  • Franck Zenasni is a full Professor of Differential Psychology at the Université Paris Descartes. After a post-doc at Institut Gustave Roussy where he examined the impact of treatment on the quality of life of patients, he received a Fondation de France grant to study the academic skills and specific emotional and creative abilities of gifted individuals. His researches now focus on creativity and imagination; emotional intelligence, emotional traits and affective style at work and in creativity and the definition and description of applied empathy. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Franck_Zenasni

Programm Supervisor: Fabrice Le Lec

SCHEDULE

Monday June, 26th
8 am - 9 am Welcome session
9 am - 11 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (Why?)
11 am - 11.15 am Coffee break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Béatrice Boulu-Reshef and Fabrice Le Lec, Application 1
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Fabrice Le Lec, Tools: Incentivized methods
4 pm - 4.15 pm Coffee break
4.15 pm - 6.15 pm Jean-François Laslier, Tools: The role of theory in experiments

Tuesday June, 27th
9 am - 11 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (How? 1)
11 am - 11.15 am Coffee break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Béatrice Boulu-Reshef and Fabrice Le Lec, Application 2
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Olivier L’Haridon, Preferences over time and uncertainty
4 pm - 4.15 pm Coffee break
4.15 pm - 6.15 pm Maxim Frolov, A presentation of experimental platforms

Wednesday June, 28th
9 am - 11 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (How? 2)
11 am - 11.15 am Coffee break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, How to write experimental instructions?
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.45 pm Workshop on personal research project
3.45 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Workshop on personal research project

Thursday June, 29th
9 am - 11 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (What for? 1)
11 am - 11.15 am Coffee break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Béatrice Boulu-Reshef and Fabrice Le Lec, Application 3
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Workshop
3.30 pm - 3.45 pm Coffee break
3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Franck Zenasni, Psychometric methods

Friday June, 30th
9 am - 11 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (What for? 2)
11 am - 11.15 am Coffee break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Nathan Faivre and Vincent de Gardelle, Physiological response measures
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Workshop
4 pm - 4.15 pm Coffee break
4.15 pm - 6.15 pm Angelo Secchi, Econometrics of experimental data


  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply?
  • The complete 2017 brochure is available in pdf (115 pages, 8 Mo)
  • You’ve chosen this programme and you want to apply ? Go directly to the website www.pse-application.eu
  • Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly: summer-school psemail.eu