La science économique au service de la société

ECONOMIE EXPERIMENTALE - Outils et méthodes empiriques pour l’étude des comportements économiques

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Ce programme se déroule intégralement en langue anglaise. Pour éviter toute ambiguïté sur ce point, les informations présentées ici et dans la pages associées sont donc en anglais.

L’édition 2021 se déroule via deux modes de participation :

  • En présentiel sur notre campus parisien, où toutes les mesures sanitaires requises seront mises en place afin de protéger les participants et les enseignants.
  • En ligne, avec des cours interactifs en temps réel et des créneaux complémentaires d’échanges avec les enseignants par vidéo.
  • Pour l’ensemble des participants, les matériaux relatifs à chaque cours - slides, notes associées, replays - seront mis à disposition.

Pour toute annulation relative à l’épidémie de COVID-19, les participants seront intégralement remboursés, sans condition.

While experiments have been seen for long as a specific domain within 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, labor economics, industrial organization, health economics, to name a few). It has led to the development of “behavioral economics”, but its general relevance runs deeper than that.


The program offers an overview of experimental methods and techniques aimed at understanding economic behavior : how to design, implement and analyze an experiment so to answer a research question

« I learned a lot from all the lectures. I especially liked the feedback sessions on our projects. I spoke to several faculty members and a PhD student about my project and got a lot of advise on what to consider to make the project better. The feedback given was constructive and encouraging. » Karen, 2019


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A solid background in economics/microeconomics, basic knowledge of econometrics and statistics and a working command of English.

How will professionals benefit from the programme

Rigorous experimental methodology are often overlooked in professional environments, despite their huge advantages in terms of evaluation. This programme will allow you to design experiments that will give a robust assessment of the effect of an intervention on economic behavior.

How will students benefit from the programme

Experimental methodologies are often not part of the standard curriculum, despite the generality of its benefits (applied/professional research ; fundamental research). This course will provide a crash course in experimental methods aimed at understanding economic behavior, giving you the ability to soundly rely on experiments in your future research projects.

Participants profiles

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