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040077 UK Designing Economic Experiments (MA) (2019S)

Track in Behavioral Economics and Experiments

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 26.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 02.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 30.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 07.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 04.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 04.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 18.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 25.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Experiments in economics have become a standard empirical tool. They are conducted in dedicated decision laboratories, online, or in the field (randomized controlled trials). Applications in auction design, in the setup of incentive schemes, in institutional design (voting rules), and in the evaluation of interventions are abundant.
This course provides students with an overview of experimental economics as well as hands-on experience in designing economic experiments.
In the first part of the course, we will use recent research papers to present relevant methods of experimental economics and to explore potential experimental design issues. We will discuss research on social preferences, moral behavior, cooperation, and risk and time preferences.
In the second part of the course groups of students will design, under the close guidance of the instructors, their own experimental design. In doing so they will learn how to find a relevant and interesting research idea, conduct a pilot experiment, analyze data and present their findings. These steps will be supplemented by practical sessions on experimental methodology and statistical methods suitable for experimental data.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Presence and active participation in classes (necessary prerequisite for passing)
- Two short presentations in groups (50%)
- Seminar paper (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of microeconomics and basic concepts of game theory is required.

Examination topics

-- Seminar paper --

Reading list

The course material will be posted on the course web page in Moodle in February.

Association in the course directory

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