Call for Papers: NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference, February 19 & 20th 2016
We are pleased to announce the 9th Annual NYU-CESS (New York University-Center for Experimental Social Science) Conference on Experimental Political Science, which will be held on Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th, 2016. The Conference is an annual event that brings together scholars interested in experimental methodology in political science, broadly construed. We welcome the participation of field researchers and lab researchers, political psychologists and political economists, methodologists who explore the relationship between experimental methods and observational data, as well as interested others who may simply wish to learn about and discuss experimental methods.
We are now accepting paper proposals, as well as proposals for a graduate student poster session. Proposals can be submitted online via the following link:
Paper proposals will be accepted until November 2, 2015. We will notify authors of our program decisions in early December.
On Thursday, 7th May, 2015, 12:30pm, Elizabeth Schotter, Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology at UC San Diego, will present a talk on her paper “Eye Tracking Methods for the Behavioral Scientist.” Here’s an abstract.
Her research primarily focuses on the coordination of visual perception and cognitive processing when people read, speak or make decisions. The seminar will take place in NYU Economics Department, Room 517.
On Thursday, 30th April, 2015, 12:30pm, John Kagel, Professor at Ohio State University, will present a talk on his paper “Team vs Individual play in finitely repeated prisoner dilemma games.”
Professor Kagel’s research interests currently focus on group decision making and learning in strategic interactions between agents, auction design and performance, industrial organization issues, and legislative bargaining. He has won outstanding research awards at the University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University.
On Thursday, 16th April, 2015, 12:30pm, Marina Agranov, Assistant Professor at Caltech will present a talk on the paper “Commitment and (In)Efficiency: a Bargaining Experiment,” joint with Matt Elliott also from Caltech.
Marina Agranov, who is trained both as an economic theorist and an experimentalist, studies how communication affects outcomes in various strategic environments. She combines theory and experiments to study how institutions affect credible transmission of information.
CESS welcomes the visiting researcher Florian Engl.
Florian is a visiting PhD student from the University of Zurich. His research focuses on experimental and theoretical methods to study behavioral economics and, in particular, behavioral ethics. He is currently working on a project that seeks to understand whether and how responsibility assessments influence the attribution of blame and praise. He will be with us until October 2015.
On Thursday, 2nd April, 2015, 12:30pm, Dorothea Kubler, Professor at WZB Berlin Social Science Center will present a talk on the paper “College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized.”
Her research interests are in the areas of experimental economics, economics and psychology, as well as applied microeconomics such as industrial organization, labour contracts and law and economics.
On Thursday, 26th March, 2015, 12:30pm, Georg Weizsacker, professor at Humboldt-University of Berlin will present a talk on the paper “Markets for leaked information,” joint with Steffen Huck, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
Prof. Georg is the Deputy Chairman of Deutches Institut fur Wirtschaftforschung (DIW Berlin). His research interests include experimental economics, financial decision-making, game theory, decision theory, and microeconomics.
On Thursday, 5th March, 2015, 12:30pm, Ariel Rubenstein, professor at New York University will present a seminar on the topic “A Typology of Players: between Instinctive and Contemplative.”
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.
Registration for the Eighth Annual NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference this Spring on March 6th & 7th 2015 is now open. To register please click here.
We have an excellent set of papers and a poster session for graduate students. Registration will close on February 23rd 2015. Please visit the website for more information https://wp.nyu.edu/cesspolicon2015/