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Laboratory Experiments

Research Statement

Part of our research relies on laboratory experiments in both decision and game theory, in cooperation with either psychologists or experimental economists. These experiments have two complementary objectives. First, they provide the means for testing theoretical predictions and behavioural hypothesis. Second, they allow us to explore actual human behaviour in controlled environments, hence allowing us to better understand how economic decisions are actually made (and eventually allowing us to improve behavioral assumptions in theoretical models).

Most of the research topics in this line are currently under development. Due to the nature of this research and other factors, we do not usually make research papers available as working papers before publication.


  • Performance Curiosity
    Carlos Alós-Ferrer, Jaume García-Segarra and Alexander Ritschel.
    Journal of Economic Psychology, forthcoming.
  • Preference Reversals: Time and Again
    Carlos Alós-Ferrer, Ðura-Georg Granic, Johannes Kern, Alexander K. Wagner.
    Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, February 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp 65-97.
  • On Confident Men and Rational Women: It’s All on Your Mind(set)
    Sabine Hügelschäfer and Anja Achtziger.
    Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 41, April 2014, pp. 31-44.

Working Papers

    Current Projects

    • Experiments on 3 X 3 Games on Networks
      Carlos Alós-Ferrer, Siegfried Berninghaus, Stefan Schosser, in preparation.

    Relevant Research Projects

    • DFG Project Al-1169/4-1, "Economic Rationality and Competing Behavioral Rules", Principal Investigators: Carlos Alós-Ferrer and Anja Achtziger.
      This research project is part of the Research Unit "Psychoeconomics. Interacting Decision Processes and Their Consequences for Economic Performance".