France, Paris

Experimental Economics - Empirical Tools and Methods to Investigate Economic Behavior

when 24 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1200

While experiments have been seen 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.

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.

Course leader

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 Univ

Target group

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

Course aim

The program is divided in four 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.

Credits info

3 EC
Students are expected to participate in all of the courses; students can follow only one programme per week, but can apply to two consecutive ones. At the end of the programme, students will receive a certificate. Each programme is equivalent to 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Students interested in this transfer should contact their universities.

Fee info

EUR 1200: Student fee:
- if not sponsored, or sponsored by a university : 1200 euros
- If sponsored by a private firm: 2000 euros

Discounts available:
- 10% for PSE alumni
- 10% for group discount (from 5 participants)

Fees include:
- Social Events (welcome cocktail, farewell cocktail, a visit of Paris, and a typical French Apero)
- Breakfast (hot drink & French pastery)
- Lunches
- coffee/Tea during the day

more information here : https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/teaching/pse-summer-school/payment/
EUR 1500: Professional fee:
- if not sponsored, or sponsored by a university : 1500 euros
- If sponsored by a private firm: 2000 euros
Discounts available:
- 10% for PSE alumni
- 10% for group discount (from 5 participants)

Fees include:
- Social Events (welcome cocktail, farewell cocktail, a visit of Paris, and a typical French Apero)
- Breakfast (hot drink & French pastery)
- Lunches
- coffee/Tea during the day

more information here : https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/teaching/pse-summer-school/payment/

Scholarships

n/a