Berlin, Germany

BESLab Experimental Economics

when 1 July 2018 - 7 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

The aim of this summer school is to introduce young macroeconomists to experimental approaches of research. Macroeconomic theories have traditionally been tested using non-experimental "field" data. However, modern, micro-founded macroeconomic models can also be tested in the laboratory, and researchers have begun to pursue such experimental tests. Graduate students and young faculty specializing in macroeconomics or experimental economics are invited to attend this intensive 5-day summer school.

The summer school consists of 5 days of teaching with 9-10 lectures á 90 minutes by the faculty, 4-5 experiments, 5 group sessions of 90 minutes each, and a final session in which student groups present their proposals and get comments from the faculty. Faculty members will also help during the group sessions for counseling students. Summer school students will also attend the 2-day 9th BESLab International Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Macroeconomics on July 2-3 that will also take place in Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

Course leader

Gabriele Camera (Chapman University and University of Bologna)
John Duffy (University of California at Irvine)
Frank Heinemann (Technische Universität Berlin)
Rosemarie Nagel (ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Barcelona GSE )

Target group

PhD students and Postdocs familiar with macroeconomics and interested to apply the methods of experimental economics

Course aim

ability to do high-level research on macroeconomic issues with methods of laboratory experiments

Fee info

EUR 100: participation fee


there is a limited number of scholarships available for students who do not get reimbursed by their university