10th BESLab Experimental Economics Summer School in Macroeconomics in Stony Brook, USA, July 17-23, 2017: 


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Macroeconomic theories have traditionally been tested using non-experimental "field" data. However, modern, micro-founded macroeconomic models can also be tested in the laboratory, and researchers have begun to pursue such experimental tests. This July, graduate students specializing in macroeconomics or experimental economics, as well as junior faculty members and researchers of macroeconomic are invited to attend the third LeeX summer school devoted to experimental macroeconomics research.  This year's program will focus on laboratory studies that are relevant to current global financial crisis.

The intensive 5 days summer school will be held from July 17 to 23, 2017 in Stony Brook, USA. Students will be taught experimental methods and exposed to a number of macroeconomic applications that have been tested experimentally. Students will be asked to participate in experiments and to develop their own experimental macroeconomic projects in groups of 3 or 4 students. Faculty will assist with and critique these projects. The different links on the top of this page will give you access to details regarding the particulars of the summer school in experimental macroeconomics.

We invite summer school students to present their ongoing research during the summer school. Such presentations may take the form of presentations during the summer school or a poster session during the associated conference workshop, depending on the number of students seeking to present their work. Such presentations will be at the discretion of the summer school organizers. Students can submit research proposals as part of their summer school application, though this is not a requirement for participation in the summer school.  Indeed, one purpose of the summer school is to think of macroeconomic topics and models that can be implemented in the laboratory in a way that advances our knowledge of behavior.

Summer school students are also invited to attend the 2 day 8th BESLab International Workshop  from July 18-19, 2017 that will also take place in Stony Brook, USA .

If you want to apply to the Summer School, click on the link.

The extended deadline for application is Friday, April 21st, 2017.

We will provide (shared) accommodation for all invited summer school students in the dorms of State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. Depending on our funding we will additionally provide some scholarships to a few students.

Summer school in experimental macroeconomics faculty:


Summer school organizers

  • John Duffy (University of California) 
  • Frank Heinemann (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Rosemarie Nagel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Shyam Sunder (Yale university)