The Chairman, Directors, and Officers of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics, take pleasure in announcing Dr. Danila Serra, Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University, as the inaugural recipient of the Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize.
Danila Serra’s research on corruption is discussed in a series of articles in the National. Click on the links to read the articles by Omar Al Ubaydli online:
Dr. Serra is a professor at Southern Methodist University and inaugural Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize.
January 09-13, 2018, The 23rd Annual Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics was held at the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University. Twenty doctoral students from around the world spent a week participating in experiments and learning about experimental economics.
Participants enjoy the unique workshop structure of using experiments. “I would highly recommend the workshop to others,” said one participant. “It is an unusual but extremely helpful procedure to participate in experiments first and then have a presentation about exactly this experiment and related topics. It gives a better and by far more interesting insight in ongoing top-level research than “just” presentations, since it definitely provides a deeper level of understanding.”
Continue reading about the workshop and see pictures.
Are you a previous IFREE high school workshop participant or Chapman undergraduate Humanomics program student interested in more intense work to build on what you’ve learned? Apply for the Summer Scholars Program hosted at Chapman University this summer, June 11 – July 13, 2018. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. PST.
The scholars and their mentors, Profs. Jan Osborn and Bart Wilson, will meet daily as a reading group to discuss papers in experimental economics and literature as well as develop and analyze research data.
To learn more and apply, please visit the Summer Scholars website.
The Vernon L Smith High School Workshop in Experimental Economics will be held at Chapman University from June 25-29, 2018. The application link will open on February 23, 2018. The deadline to apply is April 9 5:00 PM PST. To learn more about the summer workshop and how to apply, please visit the Vernon L Smith High School Workshops in Experimental Economics webpage.
We are excited to announce four IFREE-funded grants that will support exciting research in experimental economics!
- “Manipulation in Prediction Markets,” Todd Kaplan, University of Exeter, UK (Lawrence Choo, Ro’i Zultan)
- “Project Selection and Competitive Cheap Talk,” Eric Schmidbauer, University of Central Florida (John Hamman, Miguel Martinez-Carrasco)
- “Media and Motivation: the Micro-Foundations of the Market for News,” Emilia Tjernstroem, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ivan Balbuzahov)
- “Do Negative Random Shocks Affect Trust and Trustworthiness?” Ismael Rodriguez-Lara, Middlesex University London (Hernan Bejarano, Joris Gillet)
Learn more about the grant recipients and their research projects.
IFREE Grant Recipients, Amos Nadler et al., wanted to study just that. Using male participants, the researchers divided them into two groups. One group received a placebo treatment and the other received a topical gel containing testosterone. The participants traded in a market experiment. The research, published in Management Science, shows that increasing testosterone in men increases bid prices, generates larger and longer-lasting bubbles, and slows the incorporation of fundamental value. This is the first experimental study to study how testosterone affects trading and prices. The research results have wide implications outside the laboratory and are significant to consider when discussing the stock market and other financial markets.
Read the paper online: The Bull of Wall Street: Experimental Analysis of Testosterone and Asset Trading
The application link will open August 14th and the deadline to apply is September 29 5:00pm PST.
To learn more about the Graduate Workshop, please visit the Economic Science Institute’s website
Learn more about the grant recipients and their proposed research projects.
The 2017 Summer High School Workshop in Experimental Economics concluded a few weeks ago and we are delighted to share a recap of week: Read on for more info
For more information on conferences, graduate and high school level workshops, and the Summer Scholar program hosted at the Economic Science Institute, please visit the Economic Science Institute’s home page.