Doctoral Nordic Course "An introduction to the experimental economics method with applications to agriculture, forestry and environmental and natural resource economics"

Project Details

Description

Goals (Course learning objectives):
The course will introduce participants to the general use of experimental methods in economics with a focus on their application to the fields of agricultural, food, environmental, forestry, public, and natural resource economics.
On successfully completing the course the participants will be able to
1. Explain what contribution experiments can give to economics both in testing
theoretical prediction and in formulating new theories
2. Describe how laboratory are used in economics and understand their strengths,weaknesses and limits
3. Exhibit a sound knowledge of selected applications of experimental economics to the fields of agricultural, food, environmental, forestry, public, and natural resource economics.
4. Critically assess experimental designs.
5. Produce a research proposal in which experimental economics methods are
applied to their area of research.
Main teachers:
Jean Robert Tyran Professor of Economics
Director, Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE)
http://www.econ.ku.dk/tyran/
Topi Miettinen Post-doc researcher
http://www.hse.fi/EN/HKI/M/Topi_Miettinen/1_ContactInfo
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/08/201031/08/2011

Fields of Science

  • 511 Economics