Announcing the Publication of “Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology”

Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology
We would like to announce the publication of the Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology, edited by Guillaume Frechette and Andrew Schotter. This is the second, and latest, edition in a series of books sponsored by the Center for Experimental Social Science. This edition contains papers discussing current methodological practices written by some of the most accomplished scholars working at the intersection of experimental, behavioral, and theoretical economics.

The methodological aspects discussed in this edition are summarized in the section list below:
1. Is Experimental Economics Living Up to Its Promise?
2. The Relationship of Economic Theory to Experiments
3. Psychology and Economics: A Comparison of Methods
4. The Lab and the Field

Excerpt from the book, and a full listing of the table of contents can be found at the Oxford University Press book site. For further information on the first book in the series, The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Handbook, edited by Andrew Caplin and Andrew Schotter, please visit the Oxford University Press book site.

Weekly seminar – 30th October, 2014

Shachar Kariv

Shachar Kariv

On Thursday, 30th October 2014, 12:30pm, Shachar Kariv, professor at University of California, Berkeley, will present a seminar on the topic: “Distinguishing Nonstationarity from Inconsistency in Intertemporal Choice.”

Shachar Kariv was educated at Tel-Aviv University and New York University, where he received his PhD in 2003, the same year he joined Berkeley’s economics department. Professor Kariv is the Faculty Director of UC Berkeley Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab), a laboratory for conducting experiment-based investigations of issues of interest to social sciences. He is the recipient of the UC Berkeley Division of Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award (2008) and the Graduate Economics Association Outstanding Advising Award (2006).

Weekly seminar – 9th October, 2014

Alexander Stremitzer

Alexander Stremitzer

On 9th October, Thursday, 12:30pm, Alexander Stremitzer, Assistant Professor at UCLA Law will be discussion on his paper “Promises and Expectations,” joint with Florian Ederer.

Before joining UCLA’s faculty in 2011, Alexander Stremitzer was assistant professor of economics at the University of Bonn and visiting assistant professor at Yale Law School and in Yale University’s economics department. He also spent extended research visits at ETH Zurich and Columbia University‘s Center for Contracts and Economic Organization. His research and teaching interests include theoretical and experimental law and economics, contract theory, and comparative law. In addition to works in German, Professor Stremitzer’s recent scholarly work in English has been published in several journals including the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, The Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and The Yale Law Journal.

Professor Stremitzer earned a Masters’ degree in International Management at  HEC-Paris in 2000, and in 2003, received a Ph.D., with distinction, in Business Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.  Professor Stremitzer earned a J.D. in 2006 from the University of Vienna.

CESS 2014-2015 Visitors

CESS welcomes the visiting researchers for the academic year 2014 – 2015.


David Eil


David Eil is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University.



Christos, Photo

Christos A. Ioannou


Christos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Director of the Social Sciences Experimental Laboratory of the University of Southampton. He is interested in dynamic learning in games, and his plan is to work on testing adaptive models on the full taxonomy of 2X2 games; that is, compare the predictions of the simulations to the actual experimental data.


Margaret Samahita

Margaret Samahita


Margaret is a visiting research student from Lund University, Sweden. Her research area can be broadly described as applied microeconomics, with special interests in various aspects of decision making and behavioral economics. More specifically, she studies individual behavior in Pay-What-You-Want pricing schemes and the corresponding producer competition and profitability from an industrial organization perspective. She will be at NYU from September 2014 to June 2015, hosted by Andrew Caplin. Besides working on her current projects, she plans to conduct an experiment on attention.