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Economic Science Institute’s 2015 IFREE Summer Scholars Program

July 29, 2015 by | Economic Science Institute

Chapman University’s Economic Science Institute (ESI) hosted eight undergraduate and graduate students to participate as IFREE Summer Scholars. This five-week program, generously sponsored by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, allows students firsthand experience to explore and advance their knowledge in economics research, history, and philosophy. Summer Scholars

Student Research Spotlight – Economic Science Institute

July 7, 2015 by | Economic Science Institute

In my two years at Chapman’s Economic Science Institute, I had the opportunity to work on a variety of cutting edge research in experimental economics and market design. These projects included experiments on endogenous liquidity creation modeled on the bitcoin cryptocurrency, pilot experiments designed to develop a market mechanism enabling residents to trade excess water

20th Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics

January 16, 2015 by | Economic Science Institute

Jan. 6th-10th, 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 20th Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics. In a series of 11 sessions, the students first participated in an economic experiment as a

Chapman Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith to Give Public Talk

September 10, 2014 by | Economic Science Institute

Chapman University’s Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith (Economics 2002) will participate in a public talk hosted by the Directors Roundtable and Chapman’s Economic Science Institute later this month. Professor Smith is the keynote speaker at this free talk at the event called “A Dialogue with Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith: The Impact of both Current Government Economic

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

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