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
This Week's BRITE Idea:
This week we want to highlight
a blog post
by Keith Ericson at Boston University who is a co-editor at the
Journal of Public Economics
(and one of Justin's co-authors). He wrote a post about how he frequently sees experimental economics papers that end up failing to actually randomize their treatments.
Keith's post highlights the subtle cascade of issues that can lead this to happen, especially in experiments like the public-goods game where different treatments are delivered at different session levels. If you are running an experiment like that and having issues like this, please reach out to Justin and the broader BRITE community for feedback.