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Summer Course Experimental Economics

Paris School of Economics
1 week
Full time
Summer / Short course
Experimental Economics

Program description


Empirical tools and methods to investigate economic behavior

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.

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Admission requirements

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

Early bird enrollment by March 10, 2019. Applications on a rolling basis by May 31, 2019.

Program content

The Summer / Short course 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 4 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.


About school

Paris School of Economics

The Paris School of Economics develops economics research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, Summer School and Executive Education programs...

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Paris School of Economics

48 boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris


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