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Centre for Experimental Studies and Research (CESAR)

The Centre for Experimental Studies and Research – CESAR – provides high quality research on decisions and markets using economic theory and experimental methods.

CESAR focuses on the behavior of individuals and firms in making decisions and the interactions among these individuals and firms in markets, industries, and sectors.

Analysis are primarily based on microeconomic theories within fields such as Game Theory, Industrial Organization, and Labor Economics.

Experimental methods take advantage of randomization and tight control to make statements about the causal effects of policies. Experimental methods are applied in the laboratory as well as in the field.

CESARs core objectives are to publish research findings in leading international academic journals; to provide research based policy advice to business and public entities; and to serve as an active network for researchers.

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Tom-Reiel Heggedal

Professor Department of Economics +4746410539


Tom-Reiel Heggedal
Director - Centre for Experimental Studies and Research

BI Norwegian Business School
Nydalsveien 37
N-0484 Oslo
Switch board: +47 46 41 00 00

  • Monday, 22 January, 2024 - BI

    CESAR will host a workshop on June 13th & 14th at BI this spring.

    The workshop is a unique opportunity to discuss the intersection of theory and experiments. Most papers will tend to have links to microeconomic theory within fields such as Game Theory, Industrial…

  • Thursday, 7 December, 2023 - BI

    PhD Defence: Thomas McKay

    PhD Candidate Thomas McKay, Department of Economics, defended his thesis “Essays about Auctions and Bargaining: Theory and Experiments” for the Doctor Philosophiae degree at BI Norwegian Business…

  • Thursday, 21 September, 2023 - International Economic Review

    August 2023: Publication in International Economic Review

    Heggedal, T.R., Helland, L., and Moen, E.R. (2023), Sequential Price Setting: Theory and Evidence from a Lab Experiment, International Economic Review.