2020 Texas Experimental Association Symposium (TExAS)

Texas A&M University hosted the seventh annual Texas Experimental Association Symposium (TExAS) on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 in College Station, TX.

This is an annual conference that brings together experimental social scientists in the Texas region to discuss new academic research using experimental methodology and to interact and build new professional relationships. Topics are usually economics/business related but include many business school researchers, psychologists, and related fields as well. Previous hosts of the conference have been Baylor University, UT Dallas, Rice University, UT Arlington and Trinity University.


8:30 Breakfast (or breakfast in hotel for George folks)

9:00-10:30       Session I

Priyanka Chakraborty (SMU), “It’s a Match! Or is it? A lab Experiment on mentorship”

Raissa Fabregas (UT Austin), “SMS-extension and Farmer Behavior: Lessons from Six RCTs in East Africa”

Danila Serra (TAMU), “Influencing kids’ aspirations and gender attitudes through role models: Evidence from Somali schools”

10:30-11:00     Break

11:00-12:00     Session II

Marco Castillo (TAMU), “Incentivized Learning and Energy Efficiency” (with Ragan Petrie)

Logan Miller (Arkansas), “Joint Consumption Smoothing in the Lab” (with Ryan Rholes)

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-2:30         Session III

Yan Lang (UT-Arlington), “Coping with Digital Extortion: an Experimental Study of Directive Incentives and Social Norms”

Lyudmyla Starostyuk (UT-Arlington), “Does Looking Trustworthy Facilitate Forecast Sharing in a Supply Chain? An Experimental Study” (with Yan Lang, Kay-Yut Chen) 

Clayton Featherstone (Penn), “The Importance of Cardinal Information in Matching”

2:30-3:30          Coffee break and posters


Rick Wilson (Rice), “The Shadow of the International Court: An Experimental Test”

Jingjie Su (UT-Arlington), “Changes of Fuzzy Return Policy with Different Product Category”

Alex Brown (TAMU), “Benign vs. Self-Serving Information Reduction: Do Individuals Understand the Difference?”

3:30-5:00         Session IV

John Kagel (OSU), “Infinitely Repeated Prisoner Dilemma Games: Comparing Teams with Individuals” (with David Cooper)

Sheryl Ball (VT), “Communication and Cooperation in Prisoner’s Dilemma Games” (with Eric Bahel and Sudipta Sarangi)

Simon Siegenthaler (UTD), “Beyond Dividing the Pie: Experimental Evidence on Bargaining over Multiple Issues”