Robert Dur will give a BRITE Lab academic workshop joint with La Follette this Wednesday 10/4 from 12:30-1:30 PM in 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall. He will also give a public talk this Tuesday 10/3 as part of the BIG Lecture Series. See more detailed info below.
The BRITE Lab is looking to hire an Assistant Lab Manager/PA for Spring 2018. View the PA Position Announcement for more details.
2017-2018 BRITE Lab Grant Program: Fall submission deadline approaching (due Oct.13th, 2017). NEW this year, we will consider grant proposals for experimental projects that are not necessarily conducted in the physical BRITE Lab space.
The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is offering researchers an opportunity to collect data for studies of human behavior in their two laboratories – one on the UChicago campus, and the other in downtown Chicago. View their Call for Studiesfor more details.
Zhang and Siemsen are currently running a study in the lab examining
behavioral issues that arise when buyers and suppliers make inventory planning decisions.
We will use this space each week in the news blast for Justin to share new ideas he thinks may be of interest for our behavioral & experimental community. If you ever have ideas for topics, please share your ideas with Justin.
This Week's BRITE Idea:
This week's BRITE idea is inspired by a tweet from this week's speaker, Robert Dur, who highlighted this recent working paper. The authors use data on big marketing experiments from Facebook and test whether cutting-edge observational econometric techniques can replicate the treatment effects estimated from the randomized experiments. The punchline is "no" -- even with big data they needed the experiment. This is an interesting way of comparing methods. Justin would personally love to see what happens if you have a similar test comparing "quasi-experimental" observational methods, like diff-n-diff or regression discontinuity.