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

Econ 276

Meetings:

Winter 2018. Meets Wednesdays 10:40-11:50am in 499 E2.

Consider entering the Choice Prediction Competition...rules in readings below.

Schedule Winter 2018

  1. January 10 – Organize
  2. January 17 - Sameh Habib -- Job Market Paper variant
  3. January 24 - Dan Friedman - Experimental Design principles
  4. January 31 - Gene Lieb -- Subject pool selection effects
  5. February 7 - Joshua Miller - Small sample biases
  6. February 14 -Rachel Zhang - Image motivations in charitable donations
  7. February 21 -Brett Williams - Trust, Honesty and Corruption experiments
  8. February 28 -Shuchen Zhao - Reputation and Adverse Selection
  9. March 7 - Zilvia Zuo - Cooperating within and across groups
  10. March 14 - Axel Ockenfels (or Pete Kyle) - Market design ... time could differ..

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>, "Sameh Habib" <sfhabib85@gmail.com>, "Peter Towbin" <ptowbin@ucsc.edu>, "Fernando Chertman" <fchertma@ucsc.edu>, "Jijian Fan" <jifan@ucsc.edu>, "Andrew Barber" <abarber1@ucsc.edu>, "Gene Lieb" <genelieb@lieb.com>, "Zhaoqi Wang" <zwang153@ucsc.edu>, "Shuchen Zhao" <szhao19@ucsc.edu>, "Pablo Viotti" <pjviotti@gmail.com>, "Justin Rietz" <justinrietz@gmail.com>, "Luka Kocic" <lkocic@ucsc.edu>, "David Sungho Park" <davidspark@ucsc.edu>, "Brett Williams" < bwillia4@ucsc.edu>, "Ruizhi Zhang" <rzhang37@ucsc.edu>, "Zilvia" <zilvia0723@gmail.com>, "Joshua Miller" <Joshua.Benjamin.Miller@gmail.com>, "Eric Aldrich" <ealdrich@ucsc.edu>, "Erdem Secilmis" <isecilmi@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. 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.

Finally, consider the IFREE 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.”

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

Schedule Fall 2017

  1. September 27, 2017 – Soo Hong Chew - Ellsberg meets Keynes: Missing Links among Attitudes toward Sources of Uncertainty (Location is E2-280)
  2. October 4, 2017 – Julian Runge - "Rational Addiction On-line"
  3. October 11, 2017 – Schächtele, Simeon – “Gender Differences in Team Production with Self-Reported Contributions”
  4. October 18, 2017 – Dan Friedman - High Frequency Trading
  5. October 25, 2017 – Rachel Zhang - Social Approval and Charitable Giving
  6. November 1, 2017 – Aldrich/Friedman - IEX/HFT (Combined with Brown Bag - 12PM @ E2 499)
  7. November 8, 2017 – Brett Williams - First Order Stochastic Dominance Experiments
  8. November 15, 2017 – Shuchen Zhao - Reciprocity in Game Theory and Optimal Contracting
  9. November 22, 2017 – Thanksgiving Break
  10. November 29, 2017 – Sameh - Varieties of Risk Elicitation

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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