Programming experiments in z-Tree


The course will provide participants with the basic information required to program and run experiments with z-Tree. In the second part of the course, I will introduce more advanced tools for programming in z-Tree, and answer specific questions possibly raised by participants in relation with their current and perspective research.During classes, participants will have to replicate on their PC the described procedures, so to make classes as interactive as possible.

The course will be taught in English, and classes will take place at the BLESS lab in via Ranzani 14/b, Bologna. It is aimed at the Ph.D. students in Economics and Law and Economics of the University of Bologna, but a limited number of seats is available for external students.

If you are interested in attending the course, please fill in this form.


No specific knowledge of programming and computer science is required. A background in experimental economics is recommended in order to fully understand the purpose of programming in z-tree and the practical examples we will go through during the course.

Before starting the course, participants need to get a licence for using z-Tree, and to download the software. The program is licensed free of charge. To get a licence, please, follow this link. Once you obtain your licence, you will be able to download z-Tree from this webpage: http://www.ztree.uzh.ch/downloads.html

Maximum number of participants: 32

Course Information

Instructor: Maria Bigoni

School: University of Bologna, school of Economics

NOTE: the course is not active for the year 2020-2021

Location: BLESS laboratory, via Ranzani 14, Bologna