Experimental Economics: methods and topics (2 º Sem 2019/2020)

EMF (Economia Monetária e Financeira) , FI (Finance) ,


Experimental Economics: Methods and Topics is a research course intended for master and PhD students in economics and finance. The main goal of the course is to introduce students to the methodology of Experimental Economics and to learn and discuss the main advances in a variety of topics. The number of topics studied to date is far too large to include in a single course, so the focus will be on seminal and new research on few areas.

The course provides students with skills needed to design and run an experiment either in the lab or in the field, to write an experimental academic, and to present and discuss experimental results. In this course students will be introduced to the experimental software z-tree. Those that will pursue their master or PhD dissertation using experimental methods are encouraged to learn further z-tree programming and will be given additional materials.