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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Subhasish Modak Chowdhury receives British Academy Award

The British Academy’s Research Awards Committee has selected Dr Modak Chowdhury’s project The Micro and Macro Foundations of Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Theory and Evidences , for the...

Dr Subhasish Modak Chowdhury to guest edit Journal of Economic Psychology

CBESS member Dr Subhasish Modak Chowdhury, along with Loukas Balafoutas (Innsbruck) and Henning Plesner (Heidelburg) will be guest-editing a special issue for the Journal of Economics...

Upcoming Publication from Subhasish Modak Chowdhury

Subhasish's recent paper " Linking Individual and Collective Contests through Noise Level and Sharing Rules ", jointly written with Paul Balart (University Carlos III de Madrid) and...

Contests: Theory and Evidence Conference - 2017

Contests: Theory and Evidence 22 - 23 June 2017     The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science at the University of East Anglia,...

Dr Anders Poulsen's paper accepted for publication

Anders' paper " Real Time Tacit Bargaining, Payoff Focality and Coordination Complexity: Experimental Evidence " jointly written with Wolfgang Luhan (University of Portsmouth) and Michael...

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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