Applied Experimental Economics

Scientific Project 

Module Objectives

The students

  • learn to independently analyze different aspects of economic laboratory experiments and to carefully interpret scientific findings in this area
  • are able to apply the methodology of experimental economics to a specific research question in order to arrive at an economically well-founded statement
  • are able to discuss their research and that of other seminar participants in plenary sessions
  • learn to productively work in a team and to coordinate with peers


The seminar is intended to help the participants develop hands-on experience in designing and conducting economic experiments and in analyzing the data. In particular, participants will design and conduct an economic experiment of their own to address a research question of their choice. The seminar is organized around the four basic steps of an experimental study:

  • literature search and hypothesis development,
  • development of an experimental design,
  • running an experiment,
  • data analysis and conclusions.


  • none
    • Recommendations: Participants should have knowledge in the areas of experimental economics and game theory.

Workload and Credit Points

56 hours attendance time and 394 learning hours incl. exam(s) / 15CP


  • Weimann, J., Brosig-Koch, J. (2019): Methods in Experimental Economics: An Introduction, Springer.

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