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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.

News News

New CBESS Working Paper

22/05/2017 The Attraction and Compromise Effects in Bargaining: Experimental Evidence, by Fabio Galeotti, Maria Montero and Anders Poulsen   Read the working paper here .

New CBESS Working Paper

07/07/2017   Giving in Dictator Games - Experimenter demand effect or preference over the rules of the game? by Nadine ChlaƟ and Peter G. Moffatt Abstract Which preference...

New Working Paper

01/08/17 Attention and Novelty: An Experimental Investigation of Order Effects in Multiple Valuation Tasks, by Cameron A. Belton  Abstract: This paper implements a novel...

New Publication

30/08/2017 Paul Clist (CBESS and School of International Development) has a new lab-in-field article in the top field journal, Journal of Development Economics Multilingualism and...

New Working Paper

09/10/17 Biased Policy Professionals, by Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri  Abstract A large literature focuses on the biases of individuals and consumers, as well as...

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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