【Call for Papers】International Workshop for Lab and Field Experiments（2021年3月17-18日）を開催いたします。
International Workshop for Lab and Field Experiments
Access to Umeda Campus (English)
(NOTE: Depending on the future development of COVID-19, or any other events that may make hosting of a face-to-face meeting difficult, we may hold this conference online.)
Experiments, both laboratory and field, were once considered to be impossible in economics. They are now, however, considered to be a main research method in economics. These changes are reflected in the list of recent winners of Nobel Prize in economics: on one hand, Vernon Smith (winner in 2002) and Al Roth (winner in 2012) have deep connections with the development of experimental studies in the lab., on the other hand, Elenor Ostrom (winner in 2009), Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer (winners in 2019) with field experiments.
While laboratory experiments mainly aim to test theoretical implications or functioning of various economic mechanisms in highly controlled settings, field experiments aim to do so in more natural settings. Furthermore, field experiments, especially, through randomized controlled trials, aim to evaluate the effectiveness of various economic policies.
Despite this global development in the field of economics, researchers employing experimental methods in their research are still merely a small minority among Japanese economists. To boost the field of experimental economics in Japan by providing an international forum for researchers to exchange their ideas and problems, we invite you to submit your research covering a broad range of topics related to economic experiments to be presented at this two-day international workshop. We welcome any topics of laboratory and field experiments, and encourage especially young researchers to submit their work.
Selected papers presented at this workshop will be published in a special issue of Japanese Economic Review which is scheduled to be published in January 2022.
John Duffy (Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, United States)
Lata Gangadharan (Professor of Economics and Joe Isaac Chair of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia)
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