Universität Wien FIND

390018 UK PhD-VGSE: Experimental Economics (2016S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

ATTENTION for interested PhD-Management and Phd-Logistics Students:

To attend this course please write a short application to elisabeth.polster@univie.ac.at. The Application should include:

1. A list of all attended PhD courses
2. A short description of own research topic and the name of the supervisor
3. A short statement of why you want to attend the course and how it would help in own future research, prior knowledge of/experience with experimental economics (courses attended, own research, etc.)
4. CV


max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Regular meetings:

Wednesdays, 09.15 - 11.15 hrs (until May 28), Room No. 3.307, 3rd floor, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna.

Office hour: TBA, Room 05.334 (OMP)


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course description: The principal aim of this course is to enable and help students to develop their own experimental projects that could later actually be run in an experimental lab. For this purpose, the course will provide an introduction to the methods of experimental economics and will consist of two parts. In the first part, methods of experimental economics with an emphasis on principles of economic experiments and experimental design will be discussed. Here the focus will be on a range of experimental design issues and practical advice. Also in the frst part, a number of selected experimental papers will be discussed, again emphasizing method and design. In the second part of the course, students will be asked to present their own experimental projects that they started to develop during the first part of the course and which will be thoroughly discussed in class. At the end of the course/semester, students will have to submit a document describing their experimental projects, providing details on the research question, background / related literature, hypotheses to be tested by the experiment, design of the experiment, sample instructions, and intended methods for data analysis.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Grading: I will grade the document described in the course description. More details will be provided during the first class meeting.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab



Experimental Methods:
Daniel Friedman and Shyam Sunder: Experimental Methods, Cambridge University Press 1994.

Daniel Friedman and Alessandra Cassar: Economics lab: An intensive course in experimental economics, Routledge, 2004.

Nicholas Bardsley, Robin Cubitt, Graham Loomes, Peter Moffatt, Chris Starmer & Robert Sugden: Experimental Economics: Rethinking the Rules, Princeton University Press, 2011.

Experimental Results:
Douglas Davis and Charles Holt: Experimental Economics, Princeton University Press,1993.

John H. Kagel and Alvin E. Roth (Eds.): The Handbook of Experimental Economics,Princeton University Press, 1995.

Charles Plott and Vernon Smith (Eds.): Handbook of Experimental Economics Results, North Holland, 2008.

Course material: Will be posted on the course web page in Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 19.02.2018 11:53