Short courses

Goal and target audience:
This course is for students on the master or doctoral levels who are interested in economic experiments and behavioral economics. Bertil Tungodden will talk about his novel experimental approach to the analysis of the moral mind and inequality acceptance. Yiming Liu will cover the experimental method and studies on beliefs, including the Bayesian updating framework and the documented deviations from it.

The course will also enable you to decide whether a laboratory experiment is appropriate to address some research questions, how to design an economic experiment, and how to find interesting research questions in behavioral economics.

Lectures 1: Experimental Methods
Lectures 2: Experimental Methods II
Lectures 3–4: Fairness and Moral Motivation
Lectures 5: Bayesian Updating and biases in beliefs
Lectures 6: Motivated beliefs, Memory, and Attention

Time & venue:
November 7, 8, and 11, 2022 (Monday, Tuesday, and Friday)

Morning session: 9:00 to 11:30, Afternoon session: 12:30 to 15:00 (in total 6 sessions, 2.5 hours / session)

The course will be at WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room tba.

To register (and earn credits), please email

More information can be found in the course syllabus. A literature list will be available soon.

Guest Lecturer(s)

Bertil Tungodden

Yiming Liu