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

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Coming soon - Everything you need to know about the 2019 Experimental Economics programme will be in the dedicated brochure (courses objectives, topics, structure and references). However, overview, prequisites and Professors are updated and available below.

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From June 24 to June 28, 2019

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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, labor 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 program is to provide young researchers with the methodological skills required to pursue experiments in their own research.

The objective of the Experimental Economics program 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 program is divided in four parts : a series of general lectures on experimental methodology, a series of specialized classes on specific methodological topics and workshop sessions where participants present and refine their experimental projects, with feedback from the school’s speakers.


Some sessions are dedicated to the interaction of experienced researchers in the field with the participants of the summer school. The purpose is to have the participants’ projects discussed or deepened by discussions (based on short presentations) with a set of speakers from the lectures. On-going projects (experimental design conception) are welcome and encouraged, rather than already run experiments, to permit a maximal methodological gain.


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


  • 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.
  • Fabrice Etile is a Research Director at INRA and a professor at Paris School of Economics. He is specialized in food and health behaviors, with a strong emphasis on the psychological underpinnings of such behaviors.
  • 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.
  • 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.).
  • 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.

Programme Supervisor : Fabrice Le Lec

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