The Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Bonn (BonnEconLab) was founded in 1984 by Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten. The Lab is the oldest institution of its kind in Europe, looking back at a remarkable and successful history.
BonnEconLab is a central unit of the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Law and Economics of the University of Bonn. The Lab is more than a facility to run human behavioral experiments, as it plays a central role in the research and teaching activities of the Economics Department.
- advises researchers of the Economics Department on planning, designing and performing their experiments;
- plays an active role in the Bachelor/Master curriculum and the doctoral education (Bonn Graduate School of Economics – BGSE);
- enables successful experimental research, as is documented by top journal publications and considerable research funding;
- is the home and host of numerous renowned experimental economists;
- is the starting point for the academic career of many experimentalists, renowned both at home and abroad.
BonnEconLab is at the center of innovative experimental research. The Lab is home to scientists mainly devoted to behavioral game theory, but also to researchers interested in theories of bounded rationality.
At this point we would like to thank the German Science Foundation (DFG), the European Union, and the University of Bonn for their continuous support. Without this sponsorship, many important projects would not have been realized.
Laboratory for Experimental EconomicsUniversity of Bonn