Shane Auerbach will give a BRITE Lab academic workshop on Friday, 10/27 from 2-3 PM in 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall. Shane is a PhD candidate in Economics, and received a 2016-2017 BRITE research grant for this work. 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.
REMINDER - Winter deadline 1/12/18 :2017-2018 BRITE Lab Grant Program. 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.
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 comes from Justin’s former coadvisor (Stefano DellaVigna, Berkeley) and frequent coauthor (Devin Pope, U Chicago) who have an interesting paper forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy. They ran an experiment testing the effects of different monetary and non-monetary incentives on effort in a simple task. They also had a bunch of experts (profs in Econ and psychology) predict the results as well as “non-experts”. They find that experts on average predict results quite well, but interestingly it really relies on wisdom of the crowds — basically no individual expert was a particularly good forecaster. Interesting read. Also good to note how they got two top hits out of this study — one on the main results of what motivates and one on how well people can predict the results — clever approach to leveraging experimental data.