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2014 High School Workshop in Experimental Economics

July 16, 2014 by | Economic Science Institute

June 15-21, 2014 The Economic Science Institute hosted a one week-long International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and Thomas W. Smith Foundation sponsored workshop on experimental economics for high school students from all over the nation. Taught by a visiting instructor, Kyle Hampton, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University

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From Fantasy Football to Bike Auctions: A Graduate Student’s Research at ESI

May 30, 2014 by | Economic Science Institute

What initially drew me to the Masters of Science in Economic Systems Design (MSESD) at the Economic Science Institute (ESI) at Chapman University was my interest in the economic sub-disciplines of game theory, experimental economics, and behavioral economics. My undergraduate advisor, Garrett Milam from the University of Puget Sound, introduced me to these sub-disciplines and

Nineteenth Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics Hosted at Chapman University

January 15, 2014 by | Economic Science Institute

Jan. 7th-11th, the Economic Science Institute, with a generous grant from the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE), hosted 23 doctoral students from universities all over the world for the 19th Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics. In a series of 10 sessions, the students first participated in an economic experiment as a

The IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents Matt McCarter, Ph.D. – “The size of social dilemma science”

December 4, 2013 by | Economic Science Institute

Abstract: The social dilemma paradigm is popular across many domains of the social sciences because it is a metaphor for understanding the practically significant problem of resource scarcity in organizations, communities, and nations. However, there is a “significant difference” between findings being statistically significant and practically significant. Using the population of empirical social-dilemma articles published from

The IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents Juan Carrillo, Ph.D. – “Neuroeconomic Theory: Using Neuroscience to Understand the Bounds of Rationality”

November 26, 2013 by | Economic Science Institute

Value computation and value modulation: a dual-process theory of self-control Abstract: We develop a theory of self-control based on a dual process approach. One brain system computes the goal value of consumption and another brain system can modulate this value by exerting costly self-control, thereby incorporating high-order considerations in the decision (e.g., healthiness or long

The IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents William Gates, Ph.D. – “Mechanism Design for Military Force Management ”

November 19, 2013 by | Economic Science Institute

Watch lecture Abstract: All elements of the defense department’s budget face scrutiny as military funding decreases. Military compensation is an attractive target because it represents approximately one third of the defense budget. Our research examines mechanisms to improve several areas of military compensation, particularly emphasizing retention, separation, and assignment incentives. This paper proposes a reverse

The IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents David Malueg, Ph.D. – “The Best-Shot All-Pay (Group) Auction with Complete Information”

October 28, 2013 by | Economic Science Institute

Oct. 11, David Malueg, Ph.D. – The Best-Shot All-Pay (Group) Auction with Complete Information Abstract: We analyze an all-pay group contest problem in which individual members’ efforts are aggregated via the best-shot technology and the prize is a public good for the winning group. The interplay of within-group free-riding and across-group competition allows for a wide variety of

Chapman holds the #1 in the Field of Experimental Economics as ranked by RePEc

August 30, 2013 by | Economic Science Institute

The Argyros School of Business and Economics was ranked #1 in the field of Experimental Economics based on citations in July, according to RePEc.  According to its website, the ranking is based on data about authors who have registered with the RePEc Author Service, institutions listed on EDIRC, bibliographic data collected by RePEc, citation analysis performed by CitEc and popularity