The international laboratory of experimental and behavioural economics was established in 2018 on the basis of the scientific and educational laboratory of experimental and behavioural economics. The International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics will systematically inquire into how preferences on cooperation and competition and associated behaviours are distributed over a multitude of Russian regions. We will study the determinants of cooperative and competitive behaviour by means of laboratory experiments (involving a monetary tradeoff between cooperative and competitive behaviour) and questionnaire data, and relate them to intra-national (inter-regional) and inter-national social and economic indicators. Our starting point is the question whether collectivist values still prevail in the new, post-transitional society. Further, we look at how social preferences shape social norms regarding the behaviour directed at Russians from the same or from other regions but also toward people from other countries. Unlike previous studies, our work will involve long-distance interactions of people from different regions of the country, as well as with foreign counterparts using broadband internet connection in real time, which may be viewed as a major methodological contribution.
Heike Hennig-Schmidt published a paper in the European Economics Review on "Public good provision by large groups – The logic of collective action revisited
The paper "Introducing otree_tools: A powerful package to provide process data for attention, multitasking behaviour and effort through tracking focus" co-authored by Philipp Chapkovski, research fellow of the laboratory, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. Congratulations, Philipp!
"Altruism in medicine: First evidence from an experimental panel study" -- laboratory's new paper on XX April International Academic Conference at Higher School of Economics.
The Senior Research Fellow of the Laboratory Heike Hennig-Schmidt presented the results of the experiment "Altruism in medicine: First evidence from an experimental panel study".
The Head of the Laboratory Alexis Belianin presented some results of the ongoing experiment on double cheating tentatively called "Tacit collusion in the lab: a Double Cheating Experiment" on the Neuroeconomic workshop on April 19.
"Behaviour and Beliefs in Long-Distance Interactive Online Experiments between Moscow, Tomsk and Samara" -- laboratory's recent presentation on XX April International Academic Conference at Higher School of Economics
The Senior Research Fellow of the Laboratory Heike Hennig-Schmidt presented the results of the experiment "Behaviour and beliefs in long-distance interactive online experiments between Moscow, Tomsk and Samara “ during XX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development
Philipp Chapkovski has taught an extended three-days workshop on oTree for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in the University of Goettingen.
Gregory Chernov spent a two-months Internship at the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics at Heidelberg University, Germany
Gregory Chernov, PhD student and member of International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioral Economics got the opportunity to discuss his academic projects with research fellows of The Chair of Economic Theory during his internship.
Heike Hennig-Schmidt participated in the Workshop "The Neoclassical Repair Shop and its Alternatives“ in honour of Werner Güth's 75th birthday at Berlin Social Science Center, February 2-3, 2019
The publication of the original ultimatum game paper in 1982 by Werner Güth and coauthors challenged orthodox neoclassical economics, based on the twin assumptions of perfect rationality and selfishness, in an unprecedented way.