Experimental Conference

For any economists interested in laboratory or field experiments, Nikos Nikiforakis and colleagues are running a conference in February next year. Paper submissions close on 30 November. Details over the fold.

The University of Melbourne will be hosting the 2010 Asia-Pacific of the Economic Science Association (ESA) in February 18 – 21.  ESA is a professional organization devoted to using controlled experiments to learn about economic behavior.

We (that is, the other organizers and I) hope that you are planning to attend the meetings. We have already received a number of submissions from all over the world and expect to receive more before the deadline for submission of  abstracts which is on the 30th of November. 

In addition, we are very excited to have keynote lectures by:

Jim Andreoni (University of California, San Diego)
Yan Chen (University of Michigan)
Simon Gächter (University of Nottingham)
Jacob Goeree (University of Zurich)

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please email an abstract (with information on the title and the co-authors) to adminesa AT mercury.ecom.unimelb.edu.au. You are also welcome to participate without presenting a paper. If you have already submitted an abstract, please ignore this email.

We would also like to ask you to encourage colleagues or students (Honours or PhDs) using laboratory or field experiments to submit an abstract for the conference. There will be a number of travel scholarships given to students to present in the conference. Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship must state this in their email when submitting an abstract. The amount of the scholarship may not fully cover the travel costs and will be determined by factors such as the travel distance. 

We also plan to award a prize of AUD1000 for the best paper by a student. The best paper will be assessed by our program committee.

Also, we are planning a one-day trip to the Great Ocean Road on Monday, 22nd of February, for conference participants (extra cost). 

More information can be found via the following websites:



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