4th Annual PhD Workshop

Experimental Development Economics: Lab in the Field 

3 April 2016, 8:30am - 7:00pm

The workshop is for current and prospective PhD students who are using or planning to use lab-in-the field experiments in developing countries. This year’s workshop focuses on group and household decision making. Presentations by expert academics discuss how lab-in-the field experiments can improve our understanding of household and group decision making. There will also be an opportunity for selected students to present and receive feedback on their work, focusing on group and household decision making and other topics. There is no registration fee for the workshop.

The workshop is a joint initiative of the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and The Choice Lab at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), two leading centres in this area.  On the days following the workshop, interested students can also attend the 2016 conference of the Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS), after registration (see www.uea.ac.uk/cbess/events/nibs-conference-2016).

The workshop programme is as follows:


8:30 – 9:00      Registration

9:00 – 10:30    Intrahousehold decision making:  Testing theory using lab-in-the field experiments

                          Professor Alistair Munro, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo

10:30 – 11:00  Tea & coffee

11:00 – 13:00  Behavioural insights on group decision making

                           Professor Matthias Sutter, University of Cologne

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 – 15:20  PhD student presentations

15:20– 15:40  Tea & coffee

15:40 – 17:00  PhD student presentations 

17:00 – 18:00  Cooperation in Polygynous Households

                           Dr Abigail Barr, Nottingham School of Economics

18:00 – 19:00  Closing drinks


The workshop will take place at UEA Campus, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, Tel +44 1603 592 893