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Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

ISBN : 9780195328325

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Author: 
Guillaume R. Frichette; Andrew Schotter
Pages
496 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
188 x 260 mm
Pub date
Feb 2015
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The Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology, edited by Guillaume R. Frechette and Andrew Schotter, aims to confront and debate the issues faced by the growing field of experimental economics. For example, as experimental work attempts to test theory, it raises questions about the proper relationship between theory and experiments. As experimental results are used to inform policy, the utility of these results outside the lab is questioned, and finally, as experimental economics tries to integrate ideas from other disciplines like psychology and neuroscience, the question of their proper place in the discipline of economics becomes less clear. This book contains papers written by some of the most accomplished scholars working at the intersection of experimental, behavioral, and theoretical economics talking about methodology. It is divided into four sections, each of which features a set of papers and a set of comments on those papers. The intention of the volume is to offer a place where ideas about methodology could be discussed and even argued. Some of the papers are contentious--a healthy sign of a dynamic discipline--while others lay out a vision for how the authors think experimental economics should be pursued. This exciting and illuminating collection of papers brings light to a topic at the core of experimental economics. Researchers from a broad range of fields will benefit from the exploration of these important questions.

Index: 

PART ONE: IS EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS LIVING UP TO ITS PROMISE?
1. Is Experimental Economics Living Up to Its Promise?
Alvin E. Roth
PART TWO: THE RELATIONSHIP OF ECONOMIC THEORY TO EXPERIMENTS
2. The Relationship of Economic Theory to Experiments
David K. Levine and Jie Zheng
3. On the Relationship Between Economic Theory and Experiments
Andrew Schotter
4. Enhanced Choice Experiments
Andrew Caplin and Mark Dean
5. Intelligent Design: The Relationship of Economic Theory to Experiments: Treatment driven Experiments
Muriel Niederle
Shorter Papers and Comments:
6. The Interplay between Theory and Experiments
Leeat Yariv
7. Maxims for Experimenters
Martin Dufwenberg
8. What is an Economic Theory That Can Inform Experiments?
Uri Gneezy and Pedro Rey-Biel
PART THREE: PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS: A COMPARISON OF METHODS
9. The 1-800 Critique, Counter-Examples, and the Future of Behavioral Economics
Ido Erev and Ben Greiner
10. A General Model for Experimental Inquiry in Economics and Social Psychology
J. Keith Murnighan
11. Psychology and Economics: Areas of Convergence and Difference
Tom R. Tyler and David Amodio
Shorter Papers and Comments:
12. The Hammer and the Screwdriver
Gary Charness
13. Discussion of "Psychology and Economics: Areas of Convergence and Difference"
Theo Offerman
PART FOUR: THE LAB AND THE FIELD
Reprint: What Do Laboratory Experiments Measuring Social Preferences Reveal About the Real World?
Steven D. Levitt and John A. List
14. The Promise and Success of Lab-Field Generalizability in Experimental Economics:
A Critical Reply to Levitt and List
Colin F. Camerer
15. Theory, Experimental Design and Econometrics Are Complementary (And So Are Lab and Field Experiments)
Glenn W. Harrison, Morten Lau, and E. Elisabet Rutstrom
16. Laboratory Experiments: The Lab in Relationship to Field Experiments, Field Data and Economic Theory
John H. Kagel
17. Laboratory Experiments: Professionals versus Students
Guillaume R. Frechette
Shorter Papers and Comments:
18. The External Validity of Laboratory Experiments: The Misleading Emphasis on Quantitative Effects
Judd Kessler and Lise Vesterlund
19. The Lab and the Field: Empirical and Experimental Economics
David Reiley
20. On the Generalizability of Experimental Results in Economics
Omar Al-Ubaydli and John A. List

About the author: 

Guillaume R. Frechette is Associate Professor of Economics at New York University.; Andrew Schotter is Professor of Economics at New York University and Director of NYU's Center for Experimental Social Science.

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