Conference Information

The 2016 World ESA meeting was held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Giv’at Ram campus, from Thursday July 7th (reception) through Monday noon July 11th.

We are excited to have the reception with opening words from Kenneth Arrow and keynote talks by Robert Sugden and ESA founder Vernon Smith.

Screening of the Witness Seminar on the Emergence of Experimental Economics
– Feldman 130, Feldman 128

Back in 2010 eleven pioneers of experimental economics gathered over two days in Amsterdam to engage in a moderated discussion about the history of their field. The transcript of the meeting appeared recently in print by Springer (URL: and the recording of the seminar is going to be shown publicly for the first time at the 2016 ESA World Meeting in Jerusalem. The witness seminar was constructed along four different topics: skills, community, laboratory, and funding. The participants were Jim Friedman, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charlie Holt, John Kagel, John Ledyard, Charlie Plott, Stephen Rassenti, Alvin Roth, Reinhard Selten, Vernon Smith and Frans van Winden. The seminar was moderated by Chris Starmer and organized by Harro Maas and Andrej Svorenčík. The participants’ contribution and their lively discussion provide a wealth of insights into the emergence of experimental economics as a method and field of research in economics.

The videos will play throughout Sunday and Monday in a seminar room upstairs from the coffee area.

Sunday mentoring luncheon
– Belgium House dining Room

The Diversity Subcommittee of the ESA Executive Committee will organize a mentoring session on the topic of “Career Building” featuring senior experimental economists. The session is geared towards assistant professors, but is open to graduate students as well. Slides from recent mentoring sessions in 2015 ESA meetings are posted on the ESA Resources page.

Important dates:

May 1: Paper submission deadline, Extended deadline: May 7
May 9: Early registration deadline
July 7: Reception
July 8: –11th: International meeting

Early Registration For Faculty and Professionals-$350.00, Deadline May 9th 2016

Early Registration For Students-$250.00, Deadline May 9th 2016

Late Registration For Faculty and Professionals-$450.00, Deadline June 6th 2016

Late Registration For Students-$350.00, Deadline June 6th 2016

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