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The program is available!

The conference will take place from Monday afternoon, June 26 at 4pm (opening session)
through the morning of Thursday, June 29.

Topic sessions

Using Field Experiments in Early Education

This panel explores field experiments in educational economics, with a particular focus on the early years.  Studies will relate to Covid loss and how field experiments can explore the attenuation of such loss, programs that aid in skill formation, including home visiting and teaching teachers, to how we can leverage AI to enhance the science of early skill formation.

Chair: John A. List, University of Chicago.

  • Anya Samek, University of California San Diego: “The Long-Term Impact of Early Childhood Investment on Reducing Covid-19 Learning Loss”
  • Julie Pernaudet, University of Chicago: “Leveraging AI to Generate New Observables in the Technology of Early Skill Formation: Evidence from Two Field Experiments”
  • Andrea Salvati, University College London: “Estimating the Impact of Home Visiting on Early Maternal Investments and Child Development: Evidence from the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in England”
  • Amalia Di Girolamo, University of Birmingham: “STEM-UP: teaching the teachers how to teach cognitive and social-emotional skills”

Experimental economists and central bankers: What can we learn?

Chair: John Duffy, University of California, Irvine.

  • Olivier Armantier, Federal Reserve Bank of New York: “Discount Window Stigma with Random Borrowing: An Experimental Investigation”
  • Camille Cornand, CNRS, GATE: “On the generalizability of experimental inflation expectations”
  • Luba Petersen, Simon Fraser University: “Using the laboratory for the design of unconventional monetary policies and central bank communication”
  • Olivier de Bandt, Director for Research at Banque de France: “Using the Press to construct a new indicator of inflation perceptions in France”

This session is organized with the support of Banque de France.

Panel sessions

Let’s talk about scientific failures!

At the core of a researcher’s work is experimentation via trial-and-error. Major advances often emerge from a series of unsuccessful attempts. Despite its centrality, little is known about the experimentation process that brings research ideas to life. Instead, all we observe are the end outcomes, and only when those are successful. In this panel session, we will discuss the implications of this lack of information disclosure and how the research community could make progress on the issue. What does « failing » mean in science? Should all scientific failures be shared? What mechanisms could promote information disclosure?

Chair: Séverine Toussaert, University of Oxford.

  • Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford
  • Heinrich Nax, University of Zurich
  • Eva Ranehill, University of Goteborg

Pre-registration and pre-analysis plans in experimental economics

Pre-registration and pre-analysis plans have become a common practice in empirical social science research, but the views expressed in the community of experimental economics researchers are diverse. In this panel session, we take stock of the development of open science practices in experimental economics over the past decade, critically evaluate the current status, and discuss possible paths forward.

Chair: Taisuke Imai, LMU Munich.

  • Astrid Hopfensitz, EmLyon Business School
  • Arno Riedl, Maastricht University
  • Roberto Weber, University of Zurich

Special sessions


How to Build a Successful Research Career

Finishing a PhD dissertation is the beginning rather than the end for most researchers. Over a surprisingly short period of time, you need to establish a research agenda that will justify promotion and/or tenure. How can you transition from being a graduate student to a faculty member successfully? The members of this panel will give you some tips that may help you succeed!

Chair: David Cooper, University of Iowa.

  • Maria Bigoni, University of Bologna
  • David Cooper, University of Iowa
  • Nikos Nikiforakis, New-York University, Abu Dhabi
  • Sigrid Suetens, Tilburg University

Special session in the memory of Klaus Abbink

Chair: Bernd Irlenbusch, University of Cologne.

  • Noah Bacine, University of Oxford: “Studying Oppression in the Lab”
  • Abigail Barr, University of Nottingham: “International bribery: Results from an online, cross-country, behavioural experiment”
  • Ayça Giritligil, Istanbul Bilgi University: “Vendettas: The macho girls of Istanbul”
  • Behnud Mir Djawadi, Paderborn University: “Migration and long-term demographic change: Can we control the numbers?”
  • Daniel Parra, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana: “Does a corrupt environment increases the willingness to evade taxes?”

A glass on the riverbanks

On June 27th, from 18.30, participants can join us for an informal aperitif on two boats along the Rhône River. The boats remain docked.

 Run in Lyon

A collective jogging session will be arranged on June 27th  at 19:00 for the running enthusiasts. We will explore the central part of the City of Lyon (the so-called “Presqu’île”) and its river banks, view the merge of the two rivers in the Confluence district, visit the medieval district “Vieux Lyon”, and climb up the Fourvière hill. Choose from three routes with varying levels – 5 km, 9 km, or 11 km.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the Grand Réfectoire in Grand Hôtel Dieu on June 28 (3 Cour Saint-Henri). Grand Hôtel Dieu was first erected in 1184 as a hospice and a hospital, and the famous writer François Rabelais was appointed chief physician of the hospital in 1532. The site offers today many shops, food halls, and bars. The Grand Réfectoire was the former refectory of the nuns of the Hôtel-Dieu.
The location is 20-minute walk from the conference venue.