Experimental economics is a rapidly growing field of inquiry, and there currently exist several textbooks and surveys describing the results of laboratory experiments in economics. This primer, however, is the first hands-on guide to the physical aspects of actually conducting experiments in economics. It tells researchers, teachers and students in economics how to deal with human subjects, how to design meaningful laboratory environments, how to design experiments, how to conduct experiments and how to analyse and report the data. It also deals with methodological issues. It can be used to structure an undergraduate or graduate course in experimental economics.
• First readily accessible summary of experimental method and technique for students and researchers in economics • Experimental economics is a rapidly expanding area of modern study • Will be essential for both students starting out in experimental economics and the experienced economist as a reference
List of figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Principles of economics; 3. Experimental design; 4. Human subjects; 5. Laboratory facilities; 6. Conducting an experiment; 7. Data analysis; 8. Reporting your results; 9. The emergence of experimental economics; Appendices; Glossary; References; Index.