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Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology


  • Frechette, Guillaume R.
  • Schotter, Andrew


The Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology, edited by Guillaume R. Frechette and Andrew Schotter, aims to confront and debate the issues faced by the growing field of experimental economics. For example, as experimental work attempts to test theory, it raises questions about the proper relationship between theory and experiments. As experimental results are used to inform policy, the utility of these results outside the lab is questioned, and finally, as experimental economics tries to integrate ideas from other disciplines like psychology and neuroscience, the question of their proper place in the discipline of economics becomes less clear. This book contains papers written by some of the most accomplished scholars working at the intersection of experimental, behavioral, and theoretical economics talking about methodology. It is divided into four sections, each of which features a set of papers and a set of comments on those papers. The intention of the volume is to offer a place where ideas about methodology could be discussed and even argued. Some of the papers are contentious---a healthy sign of a dynamic discipline---while others lay out a vision for how the authors think experimental economics should be pursued. This exciting and illuminating collection of papers brings light to a topic at the core of experimental economics. Researchers from a broad range of fields will benefit from the exploration of these important questions. Available in OSO: Contributors to this volume - Omar Al-Ubaydli, Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies and George Mason University David Amodio, New York University Colin F. Camerer, California Institute of Technology Andrew Caplin, New York University Gary Charness, University of California, Santa Barbara Mark Dean, Brown University Martin Dufwenberg, University of Arizona Ido Erev, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Guillaume R. Frechette, New York University Uri Gneezy, Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego Ben Greiner, University of New South Wales Glenn W. Harrison, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University John H. Kagel, Ohio State University Judd Kessler, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Morten Lau, Durham Business School, Durham University David K. Levine, Washington University in St. Louis John A. List, University of Chicago J. Keith Murnighan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Muriel Niederle, Stanford University Theo Offerman, University of Amsterdam David Reiley, Yahoo! Research Pedro Rey-Biel, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Alvin E. Roth, Harvard University, Harvard Business School, and Stanford University E. Elisabet Rutstrom, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University Andrew Schotter, New York University Tom R. Tyler, Yale Law School, Yale University Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh Leeat Yariv, California Institute of Technology Jie Zheng, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

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  • Frechette, Guillaume R. & Schotter, Andrew (ed.), 2015. "Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195328325.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780195328325

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    1. Zhixin Dai & Fabio Galeotti & Marie Claire Villeval, 2017. "The efficiency of crackdowns: a lab-in-the-field experiment in public transportations," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 82(2), pages 249-271, February.
    2. Omar Al-Ubaydli & John A. List, 2016. "Field Experiments in Markets," NBER Working Papers 22113, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Banerjee, Ritwik & Gupta, Nabanita Datta & Villeval, Marie Claire, 2018. "The spillover effects of affirmative action on competitiveness and unethical behavior," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 567-604.
    4. Zhixin Dai & Fabio Galeotti & Marie Claire Villeval, 2016. "Cheating in the Lab Predicts Fraud in the Field An Experiment in Public Transportations," Working Papers halshs-01265696, HAL.
    5. Chen, Yefeng & Jiang, Shuguang & Villeval, Marie Claire, 2016. "The Tragedy of Corruption," IZA Discussion Papers 10175, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    6. Omar Al-Ubaydli & John List, 2019. "How natural field experiments have enhanced our understanding of unemployment," Natural Field Experiments 00649, The Field Experiments Website.
    7. Banerjee, Ritwik & Gupta, Nabanita Datta & Villeval, Marie Claire, 2018. "The spillover effects of affirmative action on competitiveness and unethical behavior," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 567-604.
    8. Cornel Kaufmann, Tobias Mueller, Andreas Hefti, Stefan Boes, 2018. "Does personalized information improve health plan choices when individuals are distracted?," Diskussionsschriften dp1808, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
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    11. Brosig-Koch, Jeannette & Hehenkamp, Burkhard & Kokot, Johanna, 2016. "The effects of competition on medical service provision," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145589, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    12. Nicolas Vallois & Dorian Jullien, 2017. "Estimating Rationality in Economics: A History of Statistical Methods in Experimental Economics," GREDEG Working Papers 2017-20, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
    13. Nicolas Vallois & Dorian Jullien, 2018. "A History of Statistical Methods in Experimental Economics," Post-Print halshs-01651070, HAL.
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    15. Nicolas Vallois & Dorian Jullien, 2017. "Estimating Rationality in Economics: A History of Statistical Methods in Experimental Economics," Working Papers halshs-01651070, HAL.
    16. Omar Al-Ubaydli & John A. List, 2015. "Do Natural Field Experiments Afford Researchers More or Less Control Than Laboratory Experiments?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(5), pages 462-466, May.

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