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The observation of naturally occuring events does not allow a careful isolation of the relevant factors that affect those events, nor to measure precisely their relative importance. Furthermore, some situations are hardly observable, either because they correspond to very rare events in space and time, or because they require a particular combination of factors. Finally, some economic situations cannot be observed without the practical implementation of some policy instrument. Experimental tools have been developed by economists, in order to overcome some of the difficulties of observing naturally occurring events.In a typical experiment, an artificial environment is created, reflecting either the conditions described by economic theory or some hypothetical situation. Therefore economic experiments can be designed to address three types of issues:

  • theory testing, by providing relevant data,
  • decision aid, by evaluating the impact of various instruments (e.g. a public policy or a firm strategy), without exposing the individuals or groups concerned by those instruments to the potential costs or risks of a real in-situ implementation,
  • provide new insights and knowledge about situations for which theory is lacking or incomplete.

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Whistleblowing vs random audit : An experimental test of relative efficiency

Bazart,  C.,  Beaud,  M. & Dubois,  D.
2019
Kyklos
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The effect of short selling and borrowing on market prices and traders’ behavior

Duchêne,  S.,  Guerci,  E.,  Hanaki,  N. & Noussair,  C.
2019
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
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Building new kinds of meta-models to analyse experimentally (companion) modelling processes in the field of natural resource management

Bonté,  B.,  Farolfi,  S.,  Ferrand,  N.,  Abramin,  G.,  Diallo,  M.,  Dubois,  D.,  Johannet,  A. & Gaudi Wanda,  A.
2019
Environmental Modelling & Software
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Intergroup inequality and the breakdown of prosociality

Romaniuc,  R.,  DeAngelo,  G.,  Dubois,  D. & McCannon,  B.
2019
Economics of Governance
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Comportements pro-environnementaux et exposition à la nature : une étude expérimentale

Ibanez,  L.,  Latourte,  J.C.,  Roussel,  S.
2019
Revue Economique
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How do markets react to (un)expected fundamental value shocks? An experimental analysis

Bousselmi,  W.,  Sentis,  P. & Willinger,  M.
2019
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance
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Do people trust more when they are happy or when they are sad? Evidence from an experiment

Saadaoui,  H.,  El Harbi,  S.,  Ibanez,  L.
2019
Managerial and Decision Economics
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Truth-telling under Oath

Jacquemet,  N.,  Luchini,  S.,  Rosaz,  J. & Shogren,  J.F.
2019
Management Science
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The perils of democracy

DeAngelo,  G.,  Dubois,  D. & Romaniuc,  R.
2018
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
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Information provision and willingness to pay irrigation water in Tunisian local associations for agricultural development. An experimental economics study

Farolfi,  S.,  Dubois,  D.,  Morardet,  S.,  Nouichi,  I. and Marlet,  S.
2018
Cahiers Agriculture
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How do incidental emotions impact pro-environmental behavior? Evidence from the dictator game

Ibanez,  L.,  Moureau,  N. & Roussel,  S.
2017
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
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Partial connectivity increases cultural accumulation within groups

Derex,  M. and Boyd R.
2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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Evidence of genotypic adaptation to the exposure to volcanic risk at the dopamine receptor DRD4 locus

Faurie,  C.,  Mettling,  C.,  Bchir,  M.A.,  Sri Hadmoko,  D.,  Heitz,  C.,  Dwi Lestari,  E,  Raymond,  M. and Willinger,  M.
2016
Nature - Scientific Reports
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How do incidental emotions impact pro-environmental behavior? Evidence from the dictator game

Ibanez,  L.,  Moureau,  N.,  and Roussel,  S.
2016
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
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Who are the Voluntary Leaders? Experimental Evidence from a Sequential Contribution Game

Preget,  R.,  Nguyen Van,  P. and Willinger,  M.
2016
Theory and Decision
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Malevolent Governance, Intra-Group Conflict and the Paradox of the Plenty: An Experiment

Puzon,  K. and Willinger,  M.
2016
Games
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The perils of government enforcement

Romaniuc,  R.,  Farrow,  K.,  Marciano,  A.,  and Ibanez,  L.
2016
Public Choice
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Men increase contributions to a public good when under sexual competition

Tognetti,  A.,  Dubois Dimitri,  Faurie,  C. and Willinger,  M.
2016
Nature - Scientific Reports
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Social learning and the replication process: an experimental investigation

Derex,  M.,  Feron,  R.,  Godelle,  B.,  and Raymond M
2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
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Are people risk-vulnerable?

Beaud,  M. and Willinger,  M.
2015
Management Science
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Choice overload, coordination and inequality: three hurdles to the effectiveness of the compensation mechanism?

Figuières,  C.,  Midler,  E. and Willinger,  M.
2015
Social Choice and Welfare
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The trade-off between welfare and equality in a public good experiment

Figuières,  C.,  Rouaix,  A. and Willinger,  M.
2015
Social Choice and Welfare
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Performance of the ambient tax: does the nature of the damage matter?

Ammar,  N.,  Ennasri,  A. and Willinger,  M.
2014
Environmental and Resource Economics
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How does competition affect the transmission of information?

Derex M.,  Godelle B. and Raymond M.
2014
Evolution and Human Behavior
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Incentives and managerial effort under competitive pressure: An experiment

Ennasri,  A. and Willinger,  M.
2014
Research in Economics
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Influence of context on player behavior: Experimental assessment

Farolfi,  S.,  Désolé,  M. and Rio,  P
2014
Simulation and Gaming
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Sharing rules for a Common-Pool Resource with private alternatives

Lefebvre,  M.,  Tidball,  M.,  Thoyer,  S. and Willinger,  M.
2014
Environmental Modelling and Assessment
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When Allais meets Ulysses: Dynamic axioms and the common ratio effect

Nebout,  A. and Dubois,  D.
2014
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
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Experimental evidence for the influence of group size on cultural complexity

Derex M.,  Beugin M.P.,  Godelle B. and Raymond M.
2013
Nature
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Does a membership fee foster successful public good provision? An experimental investigation of the provision of a step-level collective good?

Bchir,  M.A.
2013
Public Choice
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Weak moral motivation leads to the decline of voluntary contributions

Figuières,  C.,  Masclet,  D. and Willinger,  M.
2013
Journal of Public Economic Theory
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Income redistribution and public good provision : an experiment

Maurice,  J.,  Rouaix,  A. and Willinger,  M.
2013
International Economic Review
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Optimization incentives and relative riskiness in experimental coordination games

Dubois,  D.,  Willinger,  M. and Nguyen Van,  P.
2012
International Journal of Game Theory
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Does identification affect trust and reciprocity in the lab?

Dubois,  D.,  Willinger,  M. and Blayac,  T.
2012
Journal of Economic Psychology
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Vanishing leadership and declining reciprocity in a sequential contribution experiment

Figuières,  C.,  Masclet,  D. and Willinger,  M.
2012
Economic Inquiry
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Do static externalities offset dynamic externalities? An experimental study of the exploitation of substitutable common-pool resources

Giordana,  G.,  Montginoul,  M. and Willinger,  M.
2010
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review
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Do binding agreements solve the social dilemma?

Thoron,  S.,  Sol,  E. and Willinger,  M.
2009
Journal of Public Economics
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Tolérance de la fraude et évasion fiscale: une analyse expérimentale du modèle de Greenberg

Bchir,  M.A.,  Daures,  N. and Willinger,  M.
2008
Economie et prévision
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Risque et sélection d'équilibre dans un jeu de coordination: une analyse expérimentale

Dubois,  D.,  Willinger,  M. and Nguyen Van,  P.
2007
Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques
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Experimental economics in Montpellier

Researchers, faculty and doctoral students in economics study individual and group behaviour in various economic environments. They are involved in national and international research projects.

The research team relies strongly on laboratory experimentation to carry out those projetcs. For running experiments we need volunteers which are paid for their participation in experimental sessions. The payment rules differ according to the type of experiment. However, on average participants earn between 5 and 25 Euros for a typical session (about 1:30 mn duration).

No knowledge in economics is required to participate in our experiments. Everybody can apply to become a participant.

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