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Research Training

Introduction to experimental/behavioural economics

Guest speaker

Brit Grosskopf (University of Exeter)


Room -1.26 EEG


Start02.06.2022 10:00End02.06.2022 16:00

Event summary

NIPE is pleased to announce an in-person Research Training workshop on Introduction to behavioural and experimental economics, by Professor Brit Grosskopf (University of Exeter).

The workshop will take place on 2nd June 2022, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, at EEG in room -1.26.

The research training is directed to all that that are interested in learning about behavioural and experimental economics from a top field researcher (Professors, Researchers and PhD students).

Register in the workshop till May 31 at 5 p.m.

Please send an e-mail to nipe@eeg.uminho.pt.


To join the webinar, click on the link:

MORNING (10h00-12h00): https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/81290098795

AFTERNOON (14h00-16h00): https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/87160819463



Course Outline

This short course will introduce you to the methodology of experimental research in economics. It will show you how to conduct them and most importantly, what everyone can learn from them. An effort will be made to concentrate on a series of experiments highlighting experimental design issues, in order to see how experiments build on one another and allow researchers with different theoretical dispositions to narrow the range of potential disagreement. The aim of this course is to provide you with a solid understanding of the experimental methodology and to endow you with the tools to get started on an experimental research project.


Topics covered:

Individual decision making

Social preferences


Short bio

Brit Grosskopf is a Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School and the current Head of the Economics Department. She is a member of the College Executive Group. Originally from Germany, Brit completed her PhD dissertation Social Preferences and Learning in Experimental Games under the supervision of Rosemarie Nagel at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, in 2000. She then spent three years at Harvard Business School, where she was a post-doc with Al Roth (Nobel Laureate, Economics 2012). Brit then took a tenure-track job at Texas A&M University where she was granted tenure in 2009. She moved to the University of Birmingham as a Professor in Experimental Economics in 2011, where she founded the Birmingham Experimental Economics Laboratory (BEEL) of which she was the Director until she joined Exeter.

Brit’s research interests lie at the intersection of economics and psychology. She uses experimental methods to study individual and group behaviour with a particular interest in social preferences, reasoning, learning, reputation, identity and happiness. Brit has obtained research support from the National Science Foundation, the British Academy and the Russell Sage Foundation.