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Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology
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Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

Guillaume R. Fréchette and Andrew Schotter

Abstract

This book confronts and debates 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. The book is divided into four sections, each ... More

Keywords: experimental economics, experimental work, theory, experiments, policy, methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780195328325
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328325.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guillaume R. Fréchette, editor
New York University

Andrew Schotter, editor
New York University

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Contents

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Introduction

Guillaume R. Fréchette Andrew Schotter

Part 1 Introduction

Part II Economic Theory And Experimental Economics

4 Enhanced Choice Experiments

Andrew Caplin Mark Dean

7 Maxims for Experimenters

Martin Dufwenberg

Part III Psychology And Economics: A Comparison of Methods

Part IV The Laboratory And The Field

End Matter