Advanced Workshop in Experimental Economics

The University of Sydney, 20-24 July 2009

This workshop will consist of four days of intensive coursework and laboratory sessions, plus a one-day research symposium and poster session. Two leading international experimental economists have agreed to participate in the workshop as teaching faculty. They are Professor Glenn Harrison (University of Central Florida) and Professor Charles Noussair (Tilburg University).

Professor Harrison's lectures will focus on the theme of Behavioural Econometrics, and will include topics such as structural estimation of risk attitudes, joint estimation, mixture models, and field experiments. Professor Noussair will lecture on market experiments, and will also provide a survey of the field of neuroeconomics.

It is anticipated that admission into this workshop will be competitive, and a cap of 30 places will apply. The workshop is intended primarily for PhD students from the Australasian region, however applications from early-career postdoctoral researchers and applicants from other parts of the world will also be considered should places be available. It is expected that all participants will either be already using experimental economics methods in their research, or intending to apply these methods to investigate aspects of their current research interests.

There will be no registration fee for this workshop. However the organisers regret that we are unable to provide any financial support for participants' travel to or accommodation in Sydney.

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2009. Applicants should complete all fields of the application form and attach a current copy of their CV. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the workshop not later than 1 June 2009. It is expected that those who are accepted should participate in the entire workshop - it is not possible to apply to attend only a part of the workshop.

Organising Committee: Stephen Cheung (chair), Pablo Guillen, Danielle Merrett and Robert Slonim, Discipline of Economics, The University of Sydney.