Our annual Workshop on Behavioral Game Theory offers leading researchers the opportunity to present current experimental research related to the topic of game theory: the study of strategic interaction using methods of game theory, experimental economics and psychology.

Workshop On Behavioural Game Theory 2022

The School of Economics and the Centre for Behavioral and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia hosted our 8th Annual Workshop on Behavioral Game Theory in July 2022. The workshop gratefully saw the return of in-person presentations and attendance here in Norwich, but also welcomed a new opportunity which enabled us to offer the workshop in a hybrid format, allowing people to also attend the workshop online from all around the world.

The purpose of the workshop was to present current experimental and behavioral research related to the topic of game theory with the theme of this year’s workshop being ‘Cooperation.’

Following the ‘Cooperation’ theme, this year’s presentations covered a variety of topics at the intersection of behavioural economics, game theory, and experimental economics. Our plenary speakers presented highly exciting work in this area, such as a model of revealed altruistic preferences in networks that can be used to rationalise observed behaviour of transfers and remittances (by Yann Bramoullé from Aix-Marseille School of Economics), a field experiment involving escape rooms to investigate the value of leadership in teams who are confronted with non-routine tasks (by Florian Englmaier from LMU Munich), and how data from free-form communication can help us better understand how teams can better coordinate on cooperative outcomes (by our very own David Cooper from UEA and the University of Iowa).

The plenary speakers presented alongside 13 other outstanding presenters from all around the world. Presentations by our participants also discussed various projects on public good provision, the role of group identity on behaviour in strategic settings, and the role of prosocial preferences in sustaining peer-to-peer book exchange markets.

After two years of an online format, we were incredibly grateful for the positive reception that we received for hosting the workshop in the hybrid format. The in-person format helped facilitate many fruitful networking, discussions, and exchange of ideas between presentations, whilst the online format allowed for greater inclusivity. We are already looking forward to hosting the next iteration of the workshop!
 

2022 Speakers:

Anna Bayona Font

ESADE Business School

Adriaan Soetevent

University of Groningen

Alistair Wilson

University of Pittsburgh

Andrea Isoni

Warwick Business School

Ayse Gul Mermer

University of Amsterdam, CREED & Utrecht University

Boon Han Koh

University of East Anglia

David Cooper

University of East Anglia & The University of IOWA

David Jimenez-Gomez

University of Alicante

Diego Marino Fages

University of Nottingham

Irenaeus Wolff

Thurgau Institute of Economics & University of Konstanz

Martin Sefton

University of Nottingham

Stefan Penczynski

University of East Anglia

Theodore Turocy

University of East Anglia

Tom Wilkening

University of Melbourne

 

Plenary Speakers 2022

Florian Englmaier

Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich

Yann Bramoullé

Aix-Marseille School of Economics

 

We also offer graduate students the opportunity to attend our annual PhD summer school course in behavioural game theory which immediately precedes the workshop. The course is designed to provide a short introduction to experimental research related to behavioural game theory. 

We are hoping to hold this year’s workshop face-to-face in Norwich, but, given the current COVID-19 crisis, it is possible that we will be forced to hold the conference online. In either case we plan to live stream all of the talks.

The 7th Annual Workshop on Behavioral Game Theory was hosted by the School of Economics and the Centre for Behavioral and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) in July 2021. For the second and hopefully final time, the workshop was held online due to COVID-19.

The theme of this year’s workshop was ‘Dynamic Game Theory’. Despite not being able to meet in person, the workshop was a great success. We had twenty-three speakers from universities around the world, covering a wide variety of topics in experimental economics and economic theory. Among our keynote speakers, Jörgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics) spoke about alternative models of other-regarding behavior, Yan Chen (University of Michigan) presented research about the use of team competition to incentivize ride-share drivers in a large-scale field experiment, and Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvia) discussed punishment of norm violators and compensation for their victims.

Our goal for the workshop is to promote the world class research conducted at UEA in behavioral economics and experimental economics. It took a lot of improvisation and a great deal of help from our outstanding staff, but we feel that we achieved our goals despite trying circumstances. Submissions reached record levels, and we increased the number of presented papers and added discussants as means of increasing participation. Sessions were well attended, with between 50 and 80 individuals listening to the talks at any given time.

2021 Speakers:

Daniel Friedman

UC Santa Cruz

Yaroslav Rosokha

Purdue University

Heinrich Nax

University of Zurich

Frank Heinemann

TU Berlin

Friederike Mengel

University of Essex

Andis Sofianos

University of Heidelberg

David Gill

Purdue University

Tridib Sharma

ITAM

Alexander Brown

Texas A&M University

Tatiana Kornienko

University of Edinburgh

Xiaomin Li

Caltech

Emanuel Vespa

University of California, San Diego

Evan Calford

Australian National University

Chiara Aina

University of Zurich

Yuval Heller

Bar-Ilan University

Alistair Wilson

University of Pittsburgh

Andy Brownback

University of Arkansas

Manuel Munoz-Herrera

NYU Abu Dhabi

David J Cooper

Florida State University & University of East Anglia

Filippo Massari

University of East Anglia

 

Plenary Speakers:

Cristina Bicchieri

University of Pennsylvania

Yan Chen

University of Michigan

Jörgen Weibull

Stockholm School of Economics

The 6th Annual Workshop on Behavioral Game Theory was hosted by the School of Economics and the Centre for Behavioral and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) in July 2020. For the first time, the workshop was held online due to COVID-19.

The theme of this year’s workshop was ‘Behavioral Industrial Organisation’. Despite the difficult circumstance due to the ongoing pandemic, the workshop was a great success. We had fifteen speakers from universities around the world, covering a wide variety of topics representing experimental economics, economic theory, and empirical industrial organisation. We also had a productive panel discussion about the relationship between industrial organisation and behavioural economics. Among our keynote speakers, Julie Mortimer (Boston College) and Alistair Wilson (University of Pittsburgh) spoke about pricing and collusion, while Kfir Elias (Tel Aviv University) presented a model of competing narratives. 

Our goal for the workshop is to promote the world class research conducted at UEA in behavioral economics and experimental economics, and this year was intended to additionally highlight our industrial organisation group. It took a lot of improvisation and a great deal of help from our outstanding staff, but we feel that we achieved our goals despite trying circumstances.

The fifth annual workshop on Behavioral Game Theory was hosted by the School of Economics at the King’s Centre in Norwich.

The workshop featured talks on the topic of information disclosure and Bayesian persuasion as well as contributions in the wider field of Behavioral Game Theory. Across the two days of the workshop, researchers addressed interesting topics such as disclosure of verifiable information under competition, benign and self-serving information reduction, teams and individuals in repeated prisoner’s dilemma games, information defaults in public good provision, news sharing on social networks, and many others.

Keynote speakers: 

Alessandro Lizzeri (New York University, Stern School of Business)

Maria Montero (University of Nottingham)

Erik Eyster (London School of Economics)

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The fourth annual workshop on Behavioral Game Theory was hosted by the School of Economics, on campus at UEA.

Plenary Speakers:

Jordi Brandts (IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE)

Daniele Nosenzo (University of Nottingham)

Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia)

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The third annual workshop on Behavioral Game Theory was hosted by the School of Economics at The Assembly House, Norwich.

For 2017 the topic was Psychological Game Theory and the School of Economics proudly hosted the second Workshop on Psychological Game Theory. Leading researchers presented and discussed their latest research at the workshop. Proceedings of the workshop and other submitted papers formed a special issue of the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation co-edited by Martin Dufwenberg and Amrish Patel.

Plenary Speakers:

Pierpaolo Battigalli (Bocconi University)
Self-confirming Equilibrium and Rationalisability in Psychological Games

Matthew Rabin (Harvard University)
From Psychological Games to the Economics of Belief-Based Utility

Other Speakers:

Gary Charness (University California SB)

Martin Dufwenberg (University of Arizona)

Georg Kirchsteiger (ECARES)

Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia)


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This workshop was co-funded by the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation.

The Second Workshop on Behavioral Game Theory was held in June 2016 at The King’s Centre, Norwich.

Plenary Speaker:

Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University)

Other speakers:

David Cooper (University of East Anglia)

Miguel Costa Gomes (University of St Andrews)

Enrique Fatas (University of East Anglia)

Shaun Hargreaves Heap (King's College London)

Friedrike Mengel (University of Essex)

Antonio Morales (University of Malaga)

Joerg Oechssler (Heidelberg University)

Roberto Weber (University of Zurich)

Eyal Winter (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Leicester)

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In June 2015 The School of Economics held its inaugural workshop on Behavioral Game Theory, at the King’s Centre, Norwich.

Speakers:

Eyal Winter (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Leicester)

Sotiris Georganas (City University London)

Shaun Hargreaves Heap (King’s College London)

Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh)

Nagore Iriberri (University of the Basque Country)

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