NOTE: All seminars are usually hold in the Council Room at 11am.

Please see the calendar below for details or contact the organizer Fabio Galeotti at


Research in behavioral economics at GATE-LAB benefits from several seminar series:

The GATE-LAB seminar series
These seminars are for external guests and can cover any topic in behavioral and experimental economics.

The Behavioral Ethics seminar series
These seminars are for external guests from any field in social sciences as long as the research concerns ethical decision-making and behavior.

The BEERS (Behavioral and Experimental Economics Seminars) seminar series
These are informal meetings (open to all GATE-LAB members and PhD students) where researchers can present their projects in behavioral and experimental economics and get feedback from the others.


Next events

28 Sep

GATE-LAB seminar

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Peter Katuščák (CERGE-EI) - TBA Read more

29 Sep

Behavioral Ethics seminar

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Diego Gambetta (European University Institute) - Sharing Compromising Information: can ‘criminals’ cooperate in the lab? Read more

04 Oct

GATE-LAB seminar

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Dionissi Aliprantis (The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) - TBA Read more

20 Oct

GATE-LAB seminar

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Marina Chugunova (University of Hamburg) - TBA Read more

Previous events


GATE-LAB seminars:

July, 7: Sudipta Sarangi (Virginia Tech) - Electoral College: A Multibattle Contest with Complementarities

July, 3: Chloe Tergiman (Penn State University) - Preferences for Power

June, 12: Jordi Brandts (Barcelona GSE) - Deliberative structures and their impact on voting behavior under social conflict

June, 1: James Andreoni (University of California, San Diego), When Fair Isn’t Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences

May, 12: Ingela Alger (Toulouse School of Economics), Do informal transfers induce lower e fforts? Evidence from lab-in-the-fi eld experiments in rural Mexico

May, 11: Lata Gangadharan (Monash University), Paternalistic Giving: Restricting Recipient Choice

May, 9:  David Dickinson (Appalachian State University), Sleep Restriction and Time‐of‐Day Impacts on Simple Social Interaction

May, 5: Yan Chen (University of Michigan), Identity and Impact in Public Goods Contributions: A field experiment on Wikipedia

May, 5: Philip Grossman (Monash University), The influence of leader reputation on followers’ response to cheap talk messages

May, 4: Joseph Vecci (University of Gothenburg), Do Gender Quotas Damage Hierarchical Relationships? Experimental Evidence from Labor Market Experiments

May 3: Julie Rosaz (Université de Montpellier, LAMETA), Truth Telling under Oath

April, 26: Arno Riedl (Maastricht University), Market Interaction and Efficient Cooperation

April 24: Charles Bellemare (Université Laval), Self-confidence, material consequences, and subjective performance evaluations

April 10: Aldo Rustichini (University of Minnesota), Biological Foundation of economic Analysis

April 3: Tor Eriksson (University of Aarhus)Gender Stereotyping and Self-stereotyping Attitudes : A Large Field Study of Managers

March 17: Loukas Balafoutas (University of Innsbruck), Incentives for dishonesty: An experimental study with internal auditors

February, 17: Daniele Nosenzo (University of Nottingham), Peer effects in norm compliance

February, 9: Olivier Armantier (Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Discount Window Stigma: An Experimental Investigation

February, 7: Anders Poulsen (University of East Anglia) - How Strong are the Attraction and Compromise Effects in Bargaining? Experimental Evidence

February 2: Christian Thöni (University of Lausanne) - Cultural origins of cooperation: The permeability of societies

January 10: Frédéric Schneider (Yale University) - The unrealized value of centralization for coordination

Behavioral Ethics seminars:

March 16: Johannes Abeler (University of Oxford) - Preferences for truth-telling

BEERS seminars:

June, 15: Ambroise Descamps (Queensland University of Technology) - An experiment on the causal effect of winning in dynamic contests

April, 18: Liza Charroin (GATE) - Endogenous network formation and criminality

April, 7: Eva Raiber (Toulouse School of Economics) - The Role of Cheating Opportunities and Beliefs in a 2-Persons Trading Game

March, 15: Eugenia Polizzi (JRC) - Obesity, Risk Attitudes and Metabolic Changes: an Experimental Approach

March, 10: Marion Dupoux (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) - Beyond perfect substitutability in public good games: heterogeneous structures of preferences

January, 27: Fabio Galeotti (GATE) - On the Trade-Off between Political Preferences and Quality in Voting Decisions


GATE-LAB seminars:

November 28, Philip Brookins (MPI for Research on Collective Goods) - Leading by example in group contests with and without complementarities

November, 9, Benedikt Herrmann (European Union) - Applying insights from behavioural economics to policy making experiences

November 2, Mikhail Freer (George Mason University) - A Revealed Preferences Test of Quasi-Linear Preferences

October 28, Ferdinand Von Siemens (University of Frankfurt) - Gender Diversity and Social Signaling

September, 5: Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne) - Competitive O-equilibrium : Theory and Experiment

June, 23: Michael Kuhn (University of Oregon) - Starting Small: Endogenous Stakes and Rational Cooperation

May, 27: James Tremewan (University of Vienna) - An offer you CAN refuse: the effect of transparency with endogenous conflict of interest

May, 20: David Hugh-Jones (University of East Anglia) - Expropriation of free-riders and minorities: Theory, history and an experiment

May, 4: Luis Santos Pinto (Université de Lausanne) - How do Beliefs about Skill Affect Risky Decisions

April, 28: Sasha Vostroknutov (University of Trento) - Norms in Games and Sharing Attitudes in Self-Proclaimed Left and Right

April 11: Robert Slonim (University of Sydney) - Redesigning Markets for Blood Donations : A Blood Donation Registry

April, 8: Ellen Garbarino (University of Sydney) - Waiting to Give: Stated and Revealed Preferences

March, 24: Nikos Nikiforakis (New York University in Abu Dhabi) - Social Change and the Conformity Trap

January, 15: Lionel Page (Queensland University of Technology) - Wimbledon Revisited

January, 13: Michal Krawczyk (University of Warsaw) - Time Pressure and Risk Taking in Auctions: A Field Experiment

Behavioral Ethics seminars:

December, 13: Marie Claire Villeval (GATE) - Loss Aversion and lying behavior: Theory, estimation and empirical evidence

June, 22: Claude Fluet (Université Laval, Québec) - Social Norms and Legal Design

March, 18: Roberto Galbiati (CNRS and Sciences Po) - Earthquakes, Religion, and Transition to Self-Government in Italian Cities

BEERS seminars:

December 19: Valeria Maggian (GATE) - Group Identity in a Credence Good Market

November, 18: Seongmin Park (Cognitive Neuroscience Centre) - Neural computations of strategic decision-making in the volunteer's dilemma

November, 17: Charlotte Saucet (GATE) - Motivated Memory in a binary dictator game: experimental evidences

October, 28: Samuel Kembou Nzale (Aix-Marseille School of Economics) - TBA

September, 30: Mateus Joffily (GATE) - In quest of the neurocomputational underpinning of decision confidence

September, 23: Rémi Suchon (GATE) - Do Image Spillovers Deter Dishonesty?

September, 16: Julien Benistant (GATE) - Stealing for Money or for Status

March, 24: Valeria Maggian (GATE) - Getting to the top: affirmative actions in multistage tournaments

March, 2: Vincent Theroude (GATE) - Cooperation in a risky world

Other events:

November, 8: "Nudges: an instrument for policy-makers?", The Economic Days

October, 12-14: Lyon Active Inference Workshop


GATE-LAB seminars:

December, 2: Salvatore di Falco (University of Geneva) - Avoiding the Network Tax: Social Pressure and Labour Sharing in Village Economies

November, 19: Eli Spiegelman (Vanier College) - Evolution of preferences in the lab: an indirect evolutionary approach to emergent norms of trustworthiness

November, 13: Anett John (CREST and ENSAE) - When Commitment Fails - Evidence from a Regular Saver Product in the Philippines

November, 12: Anders Poulsen (University of East Anglia) - Real-time bargaining, payoff focality, and coordination complexity

September, 21: Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna) - Money and cooperation in large-scale societies

June, 19: Radu Vranceanu (ESSEC) - Gender Interactions in Team Production: Performance and Punishment

June, 5: Jonathan Goupille (PSE) - Behavioral responses to inheritance tax: evidence from notches in France

June, 4: Jean-Robert Tyran (University of Vienna) - Motivated to Vote? Information Aggregation and the Dividend of Democracy

May, 13: Dorothea Kubler (WZB, Bonn) - College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized

May, 12: David Dickinson (Appalachian State University) - Sleep Restriction, Circadian Mismatch, and Decision Making: Preliminary Results from an Ecologically Valid Sleep Manipulation Protocol

April, 13: Valeria Maggian (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) - The wrong man for the job, biased beliefs and job mismatching

April, 7: Jeroen van de Ven (University of Amsterdam) - The Sources of the Communication Gap

March, 24: Changcheng Song (National University of Singapore) - An experiment on reference points and expectations

Behavioral Ethics seminars:

June, 18: Lata Gangadharan (Monash University) - Regulatory Performance of Audit Tournaments and Compliance Observability

June, 2: Marie Claire Villeval (CNRS, GATE) - Can transparency of information reduce embezzlement?

April, 2: Zhixin Dai (CNRS, GATE) - On the Efficiency of Crackdowns: a Lab-in-the-field Experiment

BEERS seminars:

November, 20: Anca Mihut (GATE) - Equity Considerations and Pricing Instruments in a Common Pool Resource Dilemma

October, 30: Zhixin Dai (GATE) - On the Optimal Design of Crackdowns: Theory and Experimental Evidence

October, 23: Marie Claire Villeval (GATE) - Publishing experimental economics papers

October,9: Rémi Suchon (GATE) - The impact of social mobility on distributive behaviors and trust : an experimental design

September, 24: Ana Jianu (GATE) -

September, 18: Philipp Schwartenbeck Salzburg and UCL -

April, 10: Zhixin Dai (GATE) - The efficiency of crackdowns: A lab-in-thefield experiment in public transportations

March, 27: Julien Benistant (GATE) - An Introductory Lecture on Neurosciences I

March, 6: Anca Mihut (GATE) - Equity Considerations in Dealing with a Common Pool Resource Dilemma

February, 27: Adam Zylbersztejn (GATE) - Gender predicts intuition in moral dilemmas

Other events:

October, 16-17: Social Norms and Moral Norms Workshop

October, 13-15: Economic Days (Journées de l’Economie, JECO)

September, 25: Grande Expérience Participative during the European Night of Research