Monetary theory in the laboratory
Empirical tests of macroeconomic and monetary theories are typically conducted using non-experimental field data provided by government agencies. Modern theories, however, have increasingly imposed restrictions on individual behavior that are not embodied in any available field data. An alternative method for testing such theories is to conduct controlled laboratory experiments with paid human subjects. In this article, John Duffy provides a critical survey of recent papers that have used laboratory methods to test modern monetary-theory predictions. While the survey focuses on the results obtained from these laboratory studies, the author also provides a justification for the experimental methodology and discusses experimental design issues.
Volume (Year): (1998)
Issue (Month): Sep ()
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