The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) was established in 2007 by the Faculty of Social Science at University of East Anglia.  The Centre's mission is to further the long tradition at UEA of using controlled laboratory and field experiments to study key questions in the social sciences, from foundational and methodological issues to applied research.

Together with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham and University of Warwick, we are founding members of the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science.

Researchers in CBESS are currently pursuing three main themes of research. The Preferences and Cognition cluster ask fundamental questions about how humans form judgments about uncertainty and values.  The Competition and Strategic Reasoning cluster investigate how individuals anticipate and react to actions of others, and solve tensions between competitive and cooperative incentives.  The Behaviour and Institutions cluster study how culture, society, and identity come together to influence how groups interact.

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Contests: Theory and Evidence 2018

Contests: Theory and Evidence 25 - 26 June 2018     The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science at the University of East Anglia, UK,...

5th Annual PhD Workshop

5th Annual PhD Workshop   Experimental Development Economics: Lab in the Field  16 May 2018, 8:30am - 7:00pm The workshop is for current and prospective PhD students who are...

New CBESS Working Paper

19/12/17 Robert Sugden and Theodore Turocy have a new Working Paper Benjamin Radoc, Robert Sugden and Theodore Turocy Correlation neglect and case-based decisions, (CBESS-17-11) We...

New CBESS Working Papers

22/11/17 Sheheryar Banuri has two new working papers. Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer and Damien de Walque Love the job... or the patient? Task vs. mission-based motivations in...

New CBESS Working Paper

25/10/17 Does strategy fairness make inequality more acceptable, by Mengjie Wang  Abstract This paper proposes a new concept of fairness: strategy fairness. The conjecture is that...

Contact Contact

For enquiries regarding the Centre, please contact the Director:

Dr Anders Poulsen
Director, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science
School of Economics
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

Email: A.Poulsen@uea.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1603 591066


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