2013 Vernon L Smith High School Workshop in Experimental Economics

The Economic Science Institute hosted two week-long workshops on experimental economics for high school students from all over the nation. Taught by Kyle Hampton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, the workshop is both a rigorous academic experience and an opportunity for high school students to meet other students with the same interest in economic experiments and behavioral economics. These workshops introduce students to Experimental Economics, attract potential economics majors and identify promising individuals for internships and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships. Students learned how to apply the scientific method to economic behavior and work with their peers in forming solutions to specific economic problems. In addition, students participated in experiments and earned cash!

Here is what some participants had to say about the 2013 workshop:

  • “Thanks for a great week, this workshop totally surpassed all of my expectations!”
  • “This workshop was one of the most interesting and engaging academic workshops that I have attended. The discussed topics were great and above all, the teaching was excellent.”
  • “I had a really awesome week here! I thought Dr. Hampton was really interesting in all of his lectures, and also very funny. I learned so much, and I definitely look forward to finding out more and further studying economics in the future.”

For more information on the workshop and upcoming dates hosted at the Economic Science Institute, please visit the Economic Science Institute’s website.


Pictures of Week 1: June 16 – 22, 2013

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Pictures of Week 2: June 23 – 29, 2013

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