Call for Papers: The Ninth Annual NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference (Feb 19 – 20th, 2016)

We are now accepting paper proposals, as well as proposals for a graduate student poster session, which can be submitted hereSubmissions will be accepted until November 2, 2015.  We will notify authors of our program decisions in early December.

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.


CESS Visiting Researcher

Florian Engl
Florian Engl

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.

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.

CESS Hosts the Eighth Annual NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference

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

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.