Category Archives: Economics

University of Hamburg – School of Business: Behavioral & Experimental Economics

Institution: Universität Hamburg, Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft

Course Instructors: Prof. Dr. Markus Nöth and Prof. Dr. Guido Voigt (both UHH)

Course Value: 2 SWS/4 LP

Date: The course takes place on four Fridays in the summer term 2018: 6.4. / 20.4. / 18.5. / 6.7., 10-12.30h and 13.30-16h

Place: Universität Hamburg

Room: tba

Language of instruction: English

Registration: Please contact stefanie.nonnsen@uni-hamburg.de (first come, first-served)

Course Overview & Contents:
The course discusses the basic steps of performing behavioral research. We start with discussing critical assumptions of game theoretic models. We then show how research hypotheses can be inferred from behavioral models and how these hypotheses may be tested in lab studies. Critical design factors of laboratory experiments and the most commonly applied statistical tests will be presented.
We will further visit the Lab at the UHH while discussing options (e.g. eye-tracking) and limits
(e.g. subject pool, size of the lab) for conducting lab experiments at UHH. The course also provides an overview of commonly applied software tools that are used for behavioral modelling (Maple), software for computerized experiments (z-Tree), and statistical analysis (Stata). Ethical aspects of conducting laboratory experiments underpin the theoretical/fundamental part of this course.
Based on these theoretical foundations, participants are asked to design an experiment. The
presentations will be the basis for passing/failing the course. The topic of the experiment is
open. We may also suggest a topic. If this is the case, please send your research interest along
with the registration.

Prerequisites: Basic background in microeconomics, game theory and statistics.

Assessment: Assessment will be based on active participation. Grading for students
of University of Hamburg will be pass/fail.

More information: https://www.bwl.uni-hamburg.de/forschung/promotion/phd-kurs-noeth-voigt-ss18.pdf

HSU-Doktorandenweiterbildung 2017: Game Theory Reloaded – A Postgraduate Course

Institution: Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (HSU)

Lecturer: Klaus Beckmann, Chair of Public Economics, Helmut Schmidt University

Dates & places:

  1. 18. September 2017: Introduction, Seminarraum 0110, H1, HSU
  2. 20. September 2017: Intermediate Topics, Seminarraum 0110 H1, HSU
  3. 21. September 2017: Advanced Topics and Extensions, Seminarraum 0109, H1, HSU

Starting time-finishing time on each day: 09:00-16:30

Language of instruction: English or German, depending on the course composition (to be decided upon at the beginning of the course).

Registration:
To register for the course, please click here. Non-members of the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität may firstly click here to create an HSU-Ilias-account, and secondly use the first link to join the course.

Contents:
See http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/~ac/kursplan-spieltheorie-seminar.pdf for the course contents.

Feel free to attend individual days or course offerings according to your prior knowledge or liking.

 

Experimental Economics

Institution: Universität Hamburg, Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft

Course instructor: Prof. Dr. Markus Nöth (Universität Hamburg)

Date: block course:

April 7 th, 2017: 8:15am-5:00pm (10*45min)
May 5th, 2017: 8:15am-1:00pm (6*45min)
June 2nd, 2017: 8:15am-5:00pm (10*45min)
June 21st, 2017: 6:00pm-7:30pm (2*45min)

Room: tbd (Moorweidenstraße 18, Von-Melle-Park 5 (ExpLab))

Course Value: 2 SWS or 4 LP

Teaching language: English

Registration: Send an email to markus.noeth@uni-hamburg.de until March 17th, 2017; please indicate if you prefer some specific topics to be covered.

Course Overview:
The main goal of this course is to give an introduction to the design and implementation of both laboratory and field experiments in various fields of Economics and Business Administration. PhD students who have some experience with or who consider to set up an experiment are welcome to participate in this course. First, we will identify different research questions for a laboratory or a field experiment. Second, based on a literature review (for some research fields that are proposed by the participants) an experimental design is developed and a pilot experiment will be set up and run in class. As part of this exercise, students will learn the basic requirements of a human subjects committee.

Topics:

  • Identify a suitable research question for an experiment
  • Ethical and scientific standards: historical and scientific reasons, consent requirements, human subjects committee, special requirements (children, elderly people, inmates, …), data collection and evaluation
  • Individual and group experiments in the laboratory
  • Surveys and internet experiments
  • Field experiments in cooperation with a company

General literature:

  • Kagel, John H., and Alvin E. Roth, 1995, The Handbook of Experimental Economics, Princeton University Press, Princeton/Oxford
  • Gerber, Alan S., and Donald P. Green, 2012, Field Experiments, W.W. Norton & Company, London/New York.
  • Kagel, John H., and Alvin E. Roth, 2015, The Handbook of Experimental Economics Volume 2, Princeton University Press, Princeton/Oxford

Assessment:

  • Paper presentation (May 5th)
  • experiment design presentation (extended summary on economic question, relevant literature, hypotheses, design: presentation with max. 10 slides or max. five pages extended abstract)
  • running a pilot experiment is optional

University of Hamburg: HCHE Research Seminar and PhD Course 24 to 25 April 2017

Institution: Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE)

Course instructor: Professor Mike Drummond, Professor of Health Economics and former Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York

Date: 24-25 April 2017

Time:

  • 24 April: arrival of Prof. Mike Drummond, individual meetings (please ask for an appointment: andrea.buekow@uni-hamburg.de)
  • 24 April, 4:30 pm: HCHE Research Seminar Title: Where politics and economics collide: the case of orphan drugs
  • 25 April, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: PhD Course Title: Methodological and Policy Issues in Economic Evaluation

Place: HCHE, Esplanade 36

  • HCHE Research Seminar: Rooms 4011/13
  • PhD Course: Rooms 4030/31

Credit Points: 1 SWS/2 LP (Universität Hamburg)

Teaching language: English

Registration for the PhD Course:  andrea.buekow@uni-hamburg.de, no later than 14 April 2017