Dr. Wilson is the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University. He is a member of the Economic Science Institute and Director of the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy. His research uses experimental economics to explore the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origins of property. Another of
June 24-28, 2019 Every summer, high school students from across Southern California and beyond meet at Chapman University for a week long workshop on experimental economics. Hosted by the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University and generously funded by the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and Thomas W. Smith Foundation, the workshop
Nobel laureate Vernon L. Smith, Ph.D. and Bart J. Wilson, Ph.D., both Professors of Economics at the Argyros School of Business and Economics, have published a new book with Cambridge University Press entitled, Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century. The main thesis–inspired by a close reading of the founder
“I would strongly recommend [this workshop] to every PhD student in experimental economics. It was by far the best workshop I have ever attended.” Positive reviews from the 24th Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics. The Economic Science Institute at Chapman University hosted 20 graduate students from around the world and 12 presenting faculty from Chapman and
June 25 – 29, 2018. A week-long workshop in experimental economics has high school students saying “Yes!” to studying economics in the future. How does this happen? A unique workshop format! Students enjoy the unique structure of first participating in experiments as naive subjects to earn cash. The experiments were followed by a presentation and
January 09-13, 2018, The Economic Science Institute at Chapman University hosted 20 doctoral students from around the world for the 23rd Annual Visiting Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics. The workshop introduces students to experimental economics by exposing students to the practical skills needed to run experiments as well as the deeper philosophy of economics.
High School students gather from all over Southern California (and even as far as Miami!) at The Economic Science Institute for a week long workshop on experimental economics. For over a decade, the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and Thomas W. Smith Foundation annual sponsored workshop offers high school students with a rigorous academic experience and
Dr. Vernon Smith, of Chapman University’s Economic Science Institute, delivered a talk entitled, Faith and the Compatibility of Science and Religion, at Acton University on June 16. Watch the entire talk online.
June 27 – July 01, 2016 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. Taught by Andrew Smyth, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Economic Science Institute and soon to be Assistant Professor of Economics at Marquette University.
February 7, 2016, Dr. Vernon Smith , at Chapman University’s Economic Science Institute , delivers keynote address at the fifth annual Trinity Economic Forum (TEF) in Ireland. TEF is Ireland’s first and largest student run economic forum and was launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, to promote student participation in shaping the