The Making of Experimental Economics: Witness Seminar on the by Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas

By Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas

This booklet is the transcript of a witness seminar at the heritage of experimental economics, within which 11 high-profile experimental economists participated, together with Nobel Laureates Vernon Smith, Reinhard Selten and Alvin Roth. The witness seminar was once built alongside 4 various themes: abilities, group, laboratory, and investment. The transcript is preceded through an advent explaining the tactic of the witness seminar and its particular set-up and resuming its effects. The contributors' contribution and their full of life dialogue supply a wealth of insights into the emergence of experimental economics as a box of study.

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The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 76(3), 424–36, ____. 1960. An Empirical Description of the Prisoner’s Dilemma Game. : Rand Corporation, ____. 1965. ” Syst. Res. Behavioral Science, 10(1), 26–38. 36 See for instance correspondence from 1965 and Smith evaluation of Lave’s experimental work from 1969. Smith, Vernon L. “Smith Papers,” Vernon Lomax Smith Papers. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. 37 In July 1968 Austin Hoggatt together with John T.

L. Davis, Decision Processes. New York: Wiley, 513–18. 52 Roth moved to the University of Illinois in 1974 and remained until 1982. 53 This is the already mentioned seminal paper Fiorina, Morris P. and Charles R. Plott. 1978. ” The American Political Science Review, 72(2), 575–98. and Isaac, Mark R. and Charles R. Plott. 1978. “Cooperative Game Models of the Influence of the Closed Rule in Three Person, Majority-Rule Committees: Theory and Experiment,” P. Ordeshook, Game Theory and Political Science.

Journal of Personality and Social 44 Chris Starmer Frans v. Winden 2 The Very Beginnings experiments. There wasn’t a lot of opposition to it. I’m reminded by Jim’s early experience with referees, when I first started sending experiments to economics journals, it looked like life was going to be easy. 84 The game theorists who reviewed it liked the idea that they were experiments. The referees’ reports in those days didn’t look like they do today where experimentally literate people look at it and talk about the experiment.

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