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Centre for Experimental Studies and Research (CESAR)

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

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.

The Centre for Experimental Studies and Research was founded by the late Leif Helland in 2012. Our core objectives are to publish research findings in leading international academic journals; to provide research based policy advice to private business and public entities; and to serve as an active network for researchers and decision makers.

Tom-Reiel Heggedal

Associate 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

  • Wednesday, 08 June 2022 - BI

    Publication in Games and Economic Behavior.

    Heggedal, T.R., Helland, L. and Morton. R. (2022). Can Paying Politicians Well Reduce Corruption? The Effects of Wages and Uncertainty on Electoral Competition.

  • Monday, 28 March 2022 - Ernesto Ruben

    PHD course in experimental economics

    Ernesto Reuben at NYU Abu Dhabi is giving a PhD course in experimental economics at BI Norwegian Business School May 2nd to 6th this spring

  • Wednesday, 05 January 2022 - Aftenposten

    Funeral for Leif at St. Olavs church in Oslo.

    Read Leif’s obituary published in Aftenposten

  • Monday, 20 December 2021 -

    Leif sadly passed away today.

    Leif Helland passed away on Monday. It was very sad to receive the news. He had been terminally ill for a while, and he died peacefully with his family by his side. He was a great researcher and a…