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Session 4: Experimental Economics

August 6 - 7, 2018

Organized by:

  • Lucas Coffman, Harvard University
  • Christine Exley, Harvard  Business School
  • Muriel Niederle, Stanford University
  • Alvin Roth, Stanford University
  • Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh

This workshop will be dedicated to advances in experimental economics combining laboratory and field-experimental methodologies with theoretical and psychological insights on decision-making, strategic interaction and policy. We invite papers in lab experiments, field experiments and their combination that test theory, demonstrate the importance of psychological phenomena, and explore social and policy issues. In addition to senior faculty members, invited presenters will include junior faculty as well as graduate students.

In this Session

It Takes Two: Gender Differences in Group Work

Presented by: Siri Isaksson, Harvard University

New Experimental Evidence on Expectations Formation

Presented by: Yueran Ma, Harvard University
Co-Author(s): Augustin Landier, HEC Paris; David Thesmar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paying People to Look at how Sausage is Made

Presented by: Daylian Cain, Yale University
Co-Author(s): Jason Dana, Yale University; Bethany Burum, Harvard University

An Empirical Study of Paternalistic Decision Making

Presented by: Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto
Co-Author(s): B. Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University; Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne

Preferences for the Resolution of Uncertainty and the Timing of Information

Presented by: Kirby Nielsen, Ohio State University

Belief Formation Under Signal Correlation

Presented by: Tanjim Hossain, University of Toronto
Co-Author(s): Ryo Okui, New York University, Shanghai

Revealed Privacy Preferences: Are Privacy Choices Rational?

Presented by: Yi-Shan Lee, University of Zurich
Co-Author(s): Roberto Weber, University of Zurich

Beliefs About Behavioral Responses to Taxation

Presented by: Bertil Tungodden, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Co-Author(s): Alexander W. Cappelen, NHH Norwegian School of Economics; Ingar Haaland, NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Self-Control, Uncertainty, and Commitment

Presented by: Veena Jeevanandam Blume, University of California, San Diego

Biases Over Biased Information Structures: Conformation, Contradiction and Certainty Seeking Behavior in the Laboratory

Presented by: Gary Charness, Ryan Oprea, Sevgi Yuksel

Social Comparisons in Peer Effects

Presented by: Seung-Keun Martinez, Univeristy of California, San Diego

Can Individuals Satisfice Under Selected Information? an Experimental Investigation

Presented by: Daniel Fragiadakis, Texas A&M University
Co-Author(s): Alex Brown, Texas A&M University

Spin Doctors

Presented by: Peter Schwardmann, University of Munich
Co-Author(s): Marvin Deversi, University of Munich; Alessandro Ispano, University of Cergy Pontoise

Coordination in the Network Minimum Game

Presented by: Johannes Hoelzemann, University of New South Wales Business School
Co-Author(s): Hongyi Li, University of New South Wales Business School

The Myth of the Male Negotiator: Gender’s Effect on Negotiation Strategies and Outcomes

Presented by: Connie Low, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Author(s): Jennie Huang, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Do Markets Undermine Morality?

Presented by: Björn Bartling, University of Zurich
Co-Author(s): Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich; Yagiz Özdemir, University of Zurich

The Welfare Effects of Social Recognition: Theory and Evidence from the YMCA

Presented by: Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Author(s): Robert Metcalfe, Boston University; Luigi Butera, University of Chicago

Do People Avoid Morally Relevant Information? Evidence from the Refugee Crisis

Presented by: Eleaonora Freddi, Tilburg University

Transaction Utility and Consumption "Errors"

Presented by: Jennie Huang, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Gender Differences in Alternating-Offer Bargaining: An Experimental Study

Presented by: Nagore Iriberri, University of the Basque Country
Co-Author(s): Inigo Hernandez-Arenaz, University of Balearic Islands

Why Do Some Clearinghouses Yield Stable Outcomes? Experimental Evidence on Out-of-Equilibrium Truth-Telling

Presented by: Clayton Featherstone, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Co-Author(s): Colin Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School; Eric Mayefsky, Quora

Gender Preferences for Competition: Children versus Parents

Presented by: Jonas Tungodden, University of California, Berkeley

Heterogeneity of Experimental Findings: Forecasts and Evidence

Presented by: Stefano DellaVigna, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Author(s): Devin Pope, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Heterogeneity of Loss Aversion and Expectations-Based Reference Point

Presented by: Charlie Sprenger, University of California, San Diego
Co-Author(s): Lorenz Goette, University of Bonn; Thomas Graeber, University of Bonn; Alexander Kellog, University of California, San Diego

Inattentive Inference

Presented by: Thomas Graeber, University of Bonn