Experimental economics

The section titles link to the supporting material of the lecture, also available in a dedicated drive. Access is restricted to students currently registered for the class.

For any question or query regarding the course: nicolas.jacquemet@univ-paris1.fr

In the reference list, stars denote suggested readings. A complete, compact, reference list, is available here.


Jacquemet N., L’Haridon O. (2018). Experimental Economics: Method and Applications. Cambridge University Press.

I. The emergence of experiments in economics

II. A laboratory experiment, for real

III. The need for experimental methods in empirical economics

IV. The need for experimental methods in economic science

V. Designing an experiment: internal validity issues

VI. Conducing an experiment

VI. What laboratory experiments tell us What laboratory experiments tell us... about the real world: external validity issues

VII. What laboratory experiments tell us... About economic theory and publlic policies


This teaching material owes a lot to inputs from, and comments and discussions with, Roberto Galbiati, Jérôme Hergueux, Olivier L’Haridon, Karine Van Der Straeten, Stéphane Robin, Jason F. Shogren.