EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS - Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

Paris School of Economics

Program Description

EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS - Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

Paris School of Economics

While experiments have been considered for long as a specific domain within economics (“experimental economics”), the experimental method is now widely considered as a tool among others in the typical economist’s toolbox. Its use has shed light on many areas, on the theoretical side (decision theory, game theory, markets) as on the more applied and descriptive ones (policy, development, labor econ., IO, health econ., etc.). It has led to the blossoming of “behavioral economics”, but its general relevance goes much deeper than that. The purpose of this program is to provide young researchers with the methodological skills required to pursue experiments in their own research, with a strong focus on lab experiment.

The objective of the Experimental Economics program is to offer young scholars a crash course in empirical methods aimed at understanding economic behavior: how to design, implement and analyze an experiment so to answer a research question. The summer school is methodological in nature, although typical results from behavioral economics will be introduced as examples and illustrations on how protocols are designed to overcome observation/measurement/identification issues. Participants will be trained in the aim of being able to soundly rely on experiments in their future research projects.

The program is divided in several parts: a series of general lectures on experimental methodology, a series of specialized classes on specific methodological topics and workshop sessions where participants present and refine their experimental projects, with feedback from the school’s speakers.

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Workshop

Some sessions are dedicated to the interaction of experienced researchers in the field with the participants of the summer school. The purpose is to have the participants’ projects discussed or deepened by discussions (based on short presentations) with a set of speakers from the lectures. On-going projects (experimental design conception) are welcome and encouraged, rather than already run experiments, to permit a maximal methodological gain.

The workshop will be moderated by Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, Nicolas Jacquemet, Fabrice Le Lec and Franck Zenasni.

Prerequisites

The requirements to follow the course are a good background in economics and in particular microeconomics and a working knowledge of English.

Professors

  • Béatrice Boulu-Reshef is an assistant professor at the University Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a member of the Collaboration Project “Behavioral Economics” at PSE. She obtained her PhD at the University of Lyon and was at the Wharton School and the University of Virginia prior to joining Paris 1. Her research focuses on managerial decision-making, cooperation, and risk.
  • Nicolas Jacquemet is a full professor at the University Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a member of Paris School of Economics. His research combines experimental methods and econometrics to study discrimination, the effect of personality traits on economic behavior, the role of social pre-involvement in strategic behavior and experimental game theory in general.
  • Olivier L’Haridon is a full professor at the University of Rennes-1. He is a leading specialist in the domain of risk and uncertainty with numerous publications in various prestigious outlets (AER, Management Science, etc.).
  • Angelo Secchi is Professor of Economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Associate member of the Paris School of Economics. His research covers industrial dynamics, international trade, economic geography and applied econometrics and it has been published in several peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Franck Zenasni is a full Professor of Differential Psychology at the Université Paris Descartes. After a post-doc at Institut Gustave Roussy where he examined the impact of treatment on the quality of life of patients, he received a Fondation de France grant to study the academic skills and specific emotional and creative abilities of gifted individuals. His researches now focus on creativity and imagination; emotional intelligence, emotional traits and affective style at work and in creativity and the definition and description of applied empathy.

Program Supervisor: Fabrice Le Lec

Schedule

Monday, June, 25th
8:30 am - 9 am Welcome session
9 am – 10.30 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (Why?)
10.30 am - 10.45 am Break
10.45 am - 12.45 pm Olivier L’Haridon, Experiments in individual decisions I
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Olivier L’Haridon, Experiments in individual decisions II
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.30 pm Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, Experimental lecture
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm Thomas Piketty, Plenary Lecture
From 6.30 pm Welcome cocktail

Tuesday, June, 26th
9 am – 10.30 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (How? 1)
10.30 am - 10.45 am Break
10.45 am - 12.45 pm Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (How? 2)
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, How to write experimental instructions?
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.30 pm Workshop
From 6 pm Social Event

Wednesday, June, 27th
9 am – 10.30 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (How? 3)
10.30 am - 10.45 am Break
10.45 am - 12.45 pm Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (What for? 1)
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Workshop
4 pm – 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.30 pm Workshop

Thursday, June, 28th
9 am – 10.30 am Nicolas Jacquemet, Experimental Methodology (What for? 2)
10.30 am - 10.45 am Break
10.45 am - 12.45 pm Franck Zenasni, Psychometric methods 1
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Franck Zenasni, Psychometric methods 2
4 pm – 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.30 pm Workshop
From 6 pm Social Event

Friday, June, 29th
9 am – 10.30 am Béatrice Boulu-Reshef, Field experiments
10.30 am – 10.45 am Break
10.45 am - 12.45 pm Angelo Secchi, Econometrics of experimental data 1
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Angelo Secchi, Econometrics of experimental data 2
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 6.15 pm Workshop
From 6.15 pm Farewell cocktail/certificates

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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June 2019
Duration
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5 days
Full time
Price
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1,200 EUR
Fees for Students. Fees for other Participants = 1500€. Applicants sponsored by their organizations Fees = 2000€
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France - Paris, Île-de-France
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