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Experimental Economics II


The aim of the course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of selectec advanced topics in experimental economics. Selection of topics will depend on the instructor of the course.

Course content

The course focuses on the methods of experimental economics, and some of the recent applications. Each lecture covers a different subject and illustrates how different experimental techniques are employed. Students will participate in experiments in order to acquire hands on experience.

The course builds on Experimental Economics I. In class we cover experiments on decision making under risk, bargaining, collective action problems, social norms, political economy, and market behavior. We also explore the strenght and weaknesses of laboratory versus field experiments and field studies based on naturally occurring data. As an important part of the course, students will learn how to program more sophisticated experiments in zTree, a software program particularly useful for running laboratory experiments that require interaction between subjects.



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