GATE-LAB, AN EXPERIMENTAL PLATFORM
GATE-LAB was established in 2015 within the GATE institute, thanks to the support of CNRS, University Lyon 1, ENS de Lyon and the CORTEX Laboratory of Excellence. The director of GATE-LAB is Marie Claire Villeval, Research Professor at CNRS. The lab manager in charge of programming the experimental protocols is Quentin Thevenet, CNRS engineer.
GATE-LAB provides advanced facilities for researchers of GATE who conduct experiments on decision-making. These experiments allow researchers to develop various research programs in behavioral economics. GATE-LAB offers a behavioral laboratory, an eye-tracking laboratory, a physiological laboratory and a mobile laboratory for conducting experiments in the field.
The experiments are conducted with volunteers who must pre-register online and sign a consent form. Participants must be at least 18 year old.
Once registered, subjects may receive emails inviting them to participate in a given experiment. The randomized invitation process is managed through the HRoot software (Hamburg Registration and Organization Online Tool) (Bock, Nicklich, Baetge 2013).
Participation does not expose subjects to particular physical risks. Deception by the experimenters is proscribed. Subjects are gratified for their participation. A charter of ethics guarantees the respect of good practice.
GATE-LAB is an institutional member of the French Association of Experimental Economics (ASFEE).
Director of GATE-LAB: Marie Claire Villeval, Research Professor, CNRS. Vice-President Europe of the Economic Science Association. Founder of the French Association of Experimental Economics (ASFEE) and its Honorary President. Co-Editor of Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, associate editor and member of the boards of Experimental Economics, Journal of the Economic Science Association, Review of Behavior Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics.
Lab manager: Quentin Thevenet, engineer, CNRS
PARTICIPATE IN EXPERIMENTS
Registration to participate in experiments:
Participants in the experimental sessions are volunteers pre-registered on our website: experience.gate.cnrs.fr. We use the software H-Root (Hamburg online registration and organization tool) (Bock, Nicklich, Baetge, 2013) to manage the invitations to the experimental sessions. Once registered, participants can receive e-mails inviting them to participate in an experiment. HRoot ensures a random invitation process based on a pre-filtering performed according to specific needs of the experiment.
A charter of ethics ensures compliance with good practice in the conduct of experiments. In particular, deception is forbidden in experimental protocols. Participants are rewarded based on the decisions they make.
GATE-LAB is accessible to disabled people in wheelchairs.
GATE-LAB is used for research on decision-making, individual and social preferences, sources of cooperation, incentives and motivation, fraud and dishonesty, institutional mechanisms and market design, competition and cooperation, information and communication, neuroeconomics, learning ...
Research programs are supported by grants from the National Research Agency, the CORTEX laboratory of excellence, European Commission, ADEME, Greater Lyon, Society from Philanthropy Initiative, and companies such as EDF or Keolis.
MATERIALS FOR CLASSROOM EXPERIMENTS
Materials for classroom experiments in high school (in French)