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Texas A&M Presents at 2017 TExAS Meeting

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, members of Texas A&M University’s experimental economics group attended and participated in the fourth annual Texas Experimental Association Symposium (TExAS) Meeting. This year’s TExAS Meeting was held at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Presenters and topics from Texas A&M included:

  • Mackenzie Alston: “The Silver Lining of Unemployment”
  • Noah Bacine: “Overcoming Identity Norms to Break the Glass Ceiling”
  • Catherine Eckel and Rick Wilson (Rice University): “Shopping for Trust”
  • Wei Zhan: “Discrimination and Identity: Using Dictator Games to Gauge Political Preferences”

Congratulations to all of our presenters!

Experimental Economics Doctoral Students Present Research at 2016 Southern Economic Association (SEA) Conference

Doctoral students specializing in experimental economics presented at the 2016 Economic Science Association (ESA) Conference. The conference took place from November 19 – 21 in Washington, D.C.

The TAMU presenters and their talks were:

Billur Aksoy: “Uninformed Giving: An Experiment”

Abigail Peralta: “The impact of election fraud on government performance”

Noah Bacine

Ada Kovaliukaite

Department of Economics Hosts 2016 Conference on Methods in Experimental Economic Research – November 2016

From October 14 – 15, 2016, the Texas A&M University Department of Economics hosted the 2016 Conference on Methods in Experimental Economic Research (“MEER” Conference).

Experimental economists from all over the county were in attendance, as were a number of TAMU graduate students. The conference was composed of eight talks over the course of the two days:

  • Sally Sadoff, University of California at San Diego
  • Michael Price, Georgia State University
  • Heather Schofield, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lucas Coffman, Harvard University
  • Nathaniel Higgins, White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team
  • Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
  • Amanda Agan, Rutgers University
  • Andrew Barr, Texas A&M University

The event was funded by a grant from the College of Liberal Arts. The first M.E.E.R. Conference took place in March 2015.

Behavioral Economics and Policy Program Welcomes Two New Faculty Members – September 2016

The Behavioral Economics and Policy Program (BEPP) at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the arrival of two new faculty members to the team. Dr. Marco Castillo and Dr. Ragan Petrie have come to Texas A&M’s Department of Economics from George Mason University.

The BEPP is excited to have them join the Texas A&M experimental economics team.

Ragan Petrie

Ragan Petrie

Marco Castillo

Marco Castillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome, Ragan and Marco!

 

 

PhD students Attend Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Summer Forum – August 2016

Ada Kovaliukaite, fourth-year experimental economics PhD student, and Mackenzie Alston, third-year experimental economics PhD student, were selected to participate in the 2016 Barcelona Graduate School of Economics’ (GSE) Summer Forum in Barcelona, Spain.

The Barcelona GSE forum took place from June 6 – 21, 2016, and was attended by students from all over the world. Participants received extensive training and experience in macroeconomic and collaborated with peers on group projects.

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Visits Experimental Economics Group

On Friday, April 1, 2016, Dr. Pamela Matthews, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, visited the TAMU experimental economics group (including the Behavioral Economics and Policy Program, BEPP, and the Economic Research Laboratory, ERL). This was her first meeting with the experimental economics group.

Dean Matthews met with faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and student workers. Discussion included what projects the group was working on as well as future goals. Dean Matthews also had the opportunity to tour the facilities and participate in an ERL experiment.