Welcome to the Laboratory for Experimental Economics
The Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Bonn—BonnEconLab was founded in 1984 by Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten (1930–2016). BonnEconLab, the oldest institution of its kind in Europe, has a very lively and successful history.
Prof. Armin Falk is the Director of BonnEconLab.
BonnEconLab is a central service unit of the Department of Economics. Many researchers of the Economics Department as well as students of the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) run their experiments at BonnEconLab. The Lab advises and supports researchers in planning, designing, and performing their experiments. Furthermore, it serves a central role in the research and teaching activities of the Economics Department and plays an important role for the Bachelor/Master curriculum and the education of the BGSE Ph.D. students.
BonnEconLab is at the center of innovative research in experimental economics, as is documented by publications in top international journals and by considerable research funding (DFG and EU). The research performed at BonnEconLab covers a wide range of topics such as ∙ auctions and markets ∙ bargaining ∙ labor and health economics ∙ fairness and reciprocity ∙ team decision making ∙ cross-cultural and intercultural experiments, and ∙ neuroeconomics.
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