Econ 276 - Workshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics at UCSC (WEB) // Prof. Kristian Lopez Vargas

Econ 276

Announcements / Opportunities:

See Readings much further down the page. There are several you might want to see.

LEEPS mini-grant for pilot experiments

Grants for up to $500 are available to help second and third year Ph.D. students launch a lab experiment and/or advance to candidacy, To qualify, the student should have:

  1. An experiment design approved by Dan or Kristian, and
  2. Presented in the Econ 276 Workshop.
  3. An IRB approval letter, and
  4. A successful ``pizza pilot'' test of the experiment's user interface and data collection.

Schedule: Winter 2020

Meets Wednesday. 10:40-11: 45 AM in 499 E2.

  1. Jan 8: Organizational Meeting
  2. Jan 15: Shuchen Zhao - Stochastic Games
  3. Jan 22: Zhaoqi Wang - Bayesian versus Additive Updating
  4. Jan 29: Brett Williams - Assorted Papers presented at Chapman Workshop 2020
  5. Feb 5: Collin Raymond - TBA
  6. Feb 12: Liwei Liu - Information Revelation
  7. Feb 17: Kristian - TBA
  8. Feb 24: Gregory Klevans - Public Goods Games and Risk Dominance
  9. Mar 4: Rachel - Image and Peer Effects in Donation
  10. Mar 11: Shuchen Zhao (Stochastic Games) - Brett Williams (ZI Simulations)

LEEPS Projects this quarter:

Email List

Email List - cut and paste the following names into your email.
"Dan" <dan@ucsc.edu>, "Kristian Lopez Vargas" <klopezva@ucsc.edu>, "Natalia Lazzati" <nlazzati@ucsc.edu>, "Peter Towbin" <ptowbin@ucsc.edu>, "Fernando Chertman" <fchertma@ucsc.edu>, "Gene Lieb" <genelieb@lieb.com>, "Zhaoqi Wang" <zwang153@ucsc.edu>, "Shuchen Zhao" <szhao19@ucsc.edu>, "Pablo Viotti" <pjviotti@gmail.com>, "David Sungho Park" <davidspark@ucsc.edu>, "Brett Williams" < bwillia4@ucsc.edu>, "Ruizhi Zhang" <rzhang37@ucsc.edu>, "Eric Aldrich" <ealdrich@ucsc.edu>, "Yilin Li" <yilinli@ucsc.edu>, "Liwei Liu" <lliu61@ucsc.edu>, "Gregory Klevans" <gklevans@ucsc.edu>, "Yanshuo Chen" <ychen403@ucsc.edu>,


Resources

For general background in laboratory experiments, see the undergrad class website for Econ 165. Have a look at the syllabus and check out some of the readings, downloadable from that website.

Have a look at this video on reproducibility and replication.

See Readings below for recent presentations by leading experimental economists on developing research projects, getting NSF funding, and publishing articles.

In particular, consider TESS, which allows researchers to submit proposals for experiments to be conducted on a nationally-representative, probability-based survey research platform. Successful proposals are fielded at no cost to investigators.

IFREE has a Small Grants Program. There are two funding cycles every year, with deadlines on Feb 15 and Aug 15. The IFREE Small Grants Program provides funding of up to $10,000 for research projects that are consistent with IFREE’s Mission Statement and IFREE’s “principles of belief.”

IFREE also offers a week-long graduate workshop, usually in early January. Several UCSC PhD students have attended in previous years and found it valuable. Look for application materials on the IFREE website.

2016-02-01 - For those on the job market and considering options in industry, Should Your Tech Firm Have an Economist? by Jed Kolko of Trulia. Here's Susan Athey's take.



Previous Terms

Fall 2019

  1. Sept 25: Logistics (intro, registration, date assignment, projects, opportunities)
  2. Oct 2: Shuchen - Coordination Games
  3. Oct 9: - Todd Feldman - NetLogo Sims
  4. Oct 16: - Dan - Matching Pennies Or Imperfect Monitoring
  5. Oct 23: - Liwei - Signalling Equilibrium
  6. Oct 30: - Gregory - Auction Theory
  7. Nov 6: Adam Sanjurjo - search theory, memory limitations, and choice.
  8. Nov 13: - Yanshuo - Central bank intervention in interbank market
  9. Nov 20: - Rachel - Field experiment with assortative virtual team building
  10. Nov 27: - Zhaoqi - Non Bayesian Updating, and Grace Gu - Rational Inattention
  11. Dec 4: - Brett - Dissecting CDA variants
  12. Sept 25: Logistics (intro, registration, date assignment, projects, opportunities)
  13. Oct 2: Shuchen - Coordination Games
  14. Oct 9: - Todd Feldman - NetLogo Sims
  15. Oct 16: - Dan - Matching Pennies Or Imperfect Monitoring
  16. Oct 23: - Liwei - Signalling Equilibrium
  17. Oct 30: - Gregory - Auction Theory
  18. Nov 6: Adam Sanjurjo - search theory, memory limitations, and choice.
  19. Nov 13: - Yanshuo - Central bank intervention in interbank market
  20. Nov 20: - Rachel - Field experiment with assortative virtual team building
  21. Nov 27: - Zhaoqi - Non Bayesian Updating, and Grace Gu - Rational Inattention
  22. Dec 4: - Brett - Dissecting CDA variants

Spring 2019

  1. January 9: - Logistics (intro, registration, date assignment, projects, opportunities)
  2. January 16: - Zhaoqi Wang - Opinion Dynamics.
  3. January 23: - Shuchen Zhao - TBA
  4. January 30: - Gregory Klevans - Learning Games
  5. February 6: - Brett Williams - Market Behavior and Learning.
  6. February 13: - Rachel Zhang - TBA
  7. February 20: - Kristian Lopez - TBA
  8. February 27: - Gene Lieb - Methods of pricing research
  9. March 6: - Liwei Liu - TBA
  10. March 13: - Dan Friedman - TBA
Presentation Schedule Winter 2017
Date - Presenter - Topic
Jan 18 - Kevin McLaughlin, Pandora experiments in industry
Jan 25 - Kristian- face reading software demo
Feb 1- Dan - choice and tatonnement
Feb 8 - Sameh, Dan- Varieties of Risk Elicitation
Feb 15 - Jijian - Lab Experiments in Corruption
Feb 22 - Fernando and Luka- Evolution of Returns Cov; Cycles of Poverty in Lab
March 1- Kristian - Demand for emotional expression
Mar 8 - Peter - Group Polarization
Mar 15- Shuchen - methods TBA
Mar 21- who - finals week ––> Presentation Schedule Fall 2016
Date - Presenter - Topic
Sept 28 - Sameh + Dan F- risk pref elicit pilots
Oct 5 - Sameh + Brian G Field experiment on myopic loss aversion
Oct 12 - Bryan P - Conservation messaging at UCSC
Oct 19 - Brian G- Reinvestment puzzle
Oct 26 - Dan O - Peer effects in the field
Nov 2 - Taki Hirakawa- Field experiments in charitable giving
Nov 9 - Anna Sophia Vogt - The strategic value of emotion
Nov 16 - Sameh; Zhaoqi new idea; literature on time discounting
Nov 23 ? - who - thanksgiving week
Nov 30 - Peter Towbin - probability weighting
Dec 7 - who - finals week



––> Presentation Schedule Spring 2016
Date - Presenter - Topic
April 6 - Peter Towbin and Pablo Viotti (Possibly Curtis) - ...
April 13 - Jijian Fan (Possibly Curtis) - ...
April 20 - Fangfang Tan - Measure for success: Experimental Methods for Ad Effectiveness
April 27 - David Munro (1/2) - ...
May 4 - Matt Baumer (1/2) - ...
May 11 - DJ - ...
May 18 - Kristian Lopez-Vargas - ...
May 25 - Gene Lieb - ...
June 1- Sameh and Brian - Paper title is Myopic Loss Aversion Across Time and Space: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Ethiopian Micro-Enterprises
June 8 - X - Finals Week



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