Workshop on Teaching Economics with Experiments


Conducted by: James C. Cox, Susan Laury, and J. Todd Swarthout
of the Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN) at Georgia State University
using educational resources on EconPort

July 9-10, 2007

Organizers: University of Economics in Bratislava and Virtual Scientific Laboratories

We are pleased to announce a workshop on the use of experiments in teaching economics. Teaching economics with experiments is becoming increasingly prevalent and there are now substantial data that support the effectiveness of this addition to pedagogic methods. The workshop will provide instructors with hands-on guidance on how to use experiment software and other resources on EconPort.

To our knowledge this is the first workshop organized in Europe on the topic of using experiments for educational purposes. The workshop is free to all participants.

The workshop will present online software that is freely available on EconPort, a virtual laboratory and digital library containing a large collection of economics educational resources. EconPort is funded by the National Science Foundation as an economics component of the National Science Digital Library. Use of EconPort is free to both instructors and students.

Venue: University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia

Dates: July 9-10, 2007

Application submission deadline: Closed

Organizing Committee
University of Economics in Bratislava: Rudolf Sivák, Dagmar Lesáková, Pavol Ochotnický, Jana Péliová
Virtual Scientific Laboratories: Maroš Servátka, Radovan Vadovič, Urban Kováč