Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 AAEA Annual Meeting EXECON Pre-conference Workshop

The “How-To” of Experimental Economics in Agricultural, Environmental & Applied Research

At the Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA on July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Organized by
Carola Grebitus (Arizona State University), Matthew Rousu (Susquehanna University)
Organizing Committee
Jay Corrigan (Kenyon College), Gregory Colson (University of Georgia)


Hosted by the new Experimental Economics Section, the objective of this AAEA pre-conference workshop is to teach how to run economic experiments. The primary purpose is to contribute to the attendees’ understanding of the research methods and tools for using experimental economics to analyze individual decision-making. The workshop program includes three speakers who will help provide the nuts-and-bolts details of running an experiment. Topics include:
  • What type of subject pool should one consider?
  • How much in incentives should be provided, and how to recruit participants?
  • How to handle difficult participants.
  • What is IRB and why is it important?
  • Does everything you tell participants have to be truthful?
  • How to combine “standard” methods, such as auctions or choice experiments, with novel methods, such as eye tracking.
  • How does an experiment including eye tracking differ from a “normal” experiment?
  • How to collect and analyze data with eye tracking?

1:00pm-2:00pm: “I want to run an experiment but haven’t done it before: How do I begin?” Matthew Rousu, Susquehanna University
2:00pm-3:00pm: “I want to incorporate eye tracking in my experiment! Now what?” Carola Grebitus, Arizona State University
3:00pm-4:00pm: “Field Experiments in Agri-Environmental Research” Kent Messer, University of Delaware
4:00pm-5:00pm: Open discussion, networking

Workshop Fee
The Workshop fee is $25, including beverages. Pre-registration is required. Registration should open in mid-March, you will be notified when registration is open.
Sponsored by the USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental AgriEnvironmental Policy Research (C-BEAR), providing stipends to students (more information to follow)
For more information, please contact Carola Grebitus (carola.grebitus@asu.edu)

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