PhD course: Short Course on Experimental Methods in Social Sciences

February 2017. Lecturer: Prof. Dirk Engelmann, Humboldt University Berlin

Info about event


Wednesday 1 February 2017, at 10:00 - Friday 10 February 2017, at 15:00


Aarhus BSS, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, rooms 2640-124A, 2625-001, 2628-209


Alexander Koch

Target audience: PhD students and faculty from all disciplines

This course provides an introduction to experimental methods in social sciences and in particular in economics. We will discuss different types of experiments, reaching from classical laboratory experiments to class room, online and field experiments. This will be done with a focus on applications to, among others, market behavior, social preferences, public policy, bounded rationality and biases in expectations. A focus will be on design that enables discrimination between different behavioral channels.

When and where
3 days, with two 90 min lectures each day (10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 on 1, 8 and 10 February).

1 February in building 2640, room 124A (Lille Sal)
8 February in building 2625, room 001 (Fuglesangssalen)
10 February in building 2628, room 209

How to find the rooms

All are welcome to attend the course. Those PhD students who want to obtain 3 ECTS points for the course should submit a worked out experimental design (max 10 pages), for a research question related to social sciences. The paper should be submitted 4 weeks after the course.

About the lecturer
Dirk Engelmann is an widely cited distinguished scholar in Experimental Economics. His research covers various topics, including social preferences, belief biases, auctions, and taxation. It has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior. He is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review and the Economic Journal.

More about Dirk Engelmann

Please register no later than 27 January 2017 via webshop

Alexander Koch,

Administrative support
Susanne Christensen,