Experimental Economics Summer Program
- Instructor: Professor Daniel Houser
- Participants: Undergraduate Students
- Date: June 16 – July 16, 2012
- Location: Fairfax Campus of George Mason University
- Accommodation: Campus housing
- Tuition: $5,000 (includes tuition, accommodation, meals, and visa processing)
The program is designed for undergraduate students. The curriculum aims to teach students how game theory and experimental economics can be combined to inform our understanding of human decision-making. This course employs a combination of hands-on learning about decision-making processes through the use of experimental methods and also includes roundtable discussions of readings. Participants of this program will learn how insights from behavioral economics can affect research in applied fields.
Some Topics of Discussion
Behavioral and Social Welfare Economics, Behavioral and Human Evolution, Behavioral and Market Development, Behavioral Economics in Labor Markets, etc.
Participating students will be assigned into groups and asked to conduct a group project. Each group needs to conduct a case study of application of behavioral economics, which will typically include an experiment. The task of the group is to find an example where behavioral economics extends and complements the traditional models of the decision-making processes and explain why doing so is important. Students will be expected to present their papers in front of the class in their last day of the program.
On the second weekend of the summer term, students are invited to a Day Out in Washington DC. This is an all day event, where students visit major tourist attractions in Washington DC such as the Capital Hill, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian museums, etc.
ICES workshops are held on the beautiful campus of George Mason University. If you are using the metro, you can find us near the stop at Virginia Square (Orange Line). Our Address is:
- GMU ARLINGTON CAMPUS
- 3330 Washington Blvd.
- Arlington VA, 22201