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2017 European Meet­ing of the Eco­nomic Science As­so­ci­ation, 6-9 Sep

From 6 to 9 Septem­ber 2017, WU will host the European Meet­ing of the Eco­nomic Science As­so­ci­ation (ESA). Foun­ded in 1986, the ESA is a pro­fes­sional or­gan­iz­a­tion ded­ic­ated to us­ing con­trolled ex­per­i­ments to learn about eco­nomic be­ha­vior. ESA con­fer­ences have es­tab­lished them­selves as the most im­port­ant con­fer­ences in Europe and North Amer­ica on the use of ex­per­i­mental meth­ods in the field of be­ha­vi­oral and devel­op­ment eco­nom­ics. The ESA wel­comes par­ti­cip­a­tion by re­search­ers in­ter­ested in the res­ults of such ex­per­i­ments, in­clud­ing schol­ars in eco­nom­ics, psy­cho­logy, busi­ness, polit­ical science, and other re­lated fields. The 2017 European Meet­ing is jointly or­gan­ized by the newly es­tab­lished WU Com­pet­ence Center for Ex­per­i­mental Re­search (WULABS), the In­sti­tute for Mar­kets and Strategy (Prof. Greiner), and the In­sti­tute for Pub­lic Sector Eco­nom­ics (Prof. Saus­gruber). The con­fer­ence cov­ers a num­ber of top­ics from be­ha­vi­oral and ex­per­i­mental eco­nom­ics that are of great im­port­ance for present and fu­ture re­search in the field of eco­nom­ics. We ex­pect around 280 par­ti­cipants, mainly from main­land Europe and the UK, and present­a­tions of around 250 pa­pers.

The con­fer­ence web­site is avail­able here:

and the de­tails con­fer­ence pro­gram can be ac­cessed here:­gram.php

Com­pet­ence Center for Ex­per­i­mental Re­search and the WULABS Open­ing on May 3rd, 2017

How sens­it­ive do con­sumers re­act to a brand when the me­dia re­ports neg­at­ively about their ad­vert­ising? Which tax sys­tem would cit­izens choose if they could vote on it dir­ectly? In the fu­ture, WU re­search­ers will in­vestig­ate these and many other ques­tions in the lab­or­at­ory of the new Com­pet­ence Center for Ex­per­i­mental Re­search, which will be opened at 5 pm next Wed­nes­day, May 3rd, 2017. After in­tro­duct­ory words from the Vice­rector for Re­search Stefan Pichler and the present­a­tion of the lab­or­at­ory, guests can ex­per­i­ence ex­per­i­mental re­search up close and try their hand at ex­per­i­ments. All WU mem­bers are very cor­di­ally in­vited!


The new "Com­pet­ence Center for Ex­per­i­mental Re­search" as well as the new WULABS un­der the lead­er­ship of Ben Greiner, Ber­na­dette Kam­leit­ner and Rupert Saus­gruber will unite the already ex­ist­ing equip­ment for ex­per­i­mental re­search at the WU and ex­pand it with a new large re­search lab­or­at­ory. The ad­di­tional in­fra­struc­ture is fun­ded by the Fed­eral Min­istry of Science and Re­search within the frame­work of the Uni­versit­ies' Struc­tural Pro­gram and op­er­ated by the WU Com­pet­ence Center in co­oper­a­tion with the In­sti­tute for Ad­vanced Stud­ies.

This way, WU is strength­en­ing its re­search in­fra­struc­ture and con­tent ori­ent­a­tion in a par­tic­u­larly in­nov­at­ive area of ​​eco­nomic and busi­ness re­search. "In re­cent years, the method of ex­per­i­mental re­search has es­tab­lished it­self in many areas of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion and eco­nom­ics, and even in the legal sciences. At the WU Com­pet­ence Center for Ex­per­i­mental Re­search, re­search­ers from the fields of fin­ance, man­age­ment, mar­ket­ing, strategy and in­nov­a­tion, eco­nom­ics and busi­ness in­form­at­ics are work­ing to­gether to in­vestig­ate key eco­nomic is­sues in an ex­per­i­mental way, "said Pro­fessor Ben Greiner in a press re­lease on the oc­ca­sion of the open­ing.


When: May 3rd, 2017, 5pm

Where: Cam­pus WU, Build­ing D2, En­trance D, Ground Floor


Please re­gister by send­ing an email to  and we are look­ing for­ward to meet­ing you.

Work­shop of the Aus­trian Ex­per­i­mental Econom­ists on May 5th, 2017

The work­shop of the Aus­trian Ex­per­i­mental Econom­ists will take place on May 5th, 2017 at the WU Vi­enna in the meet­ing room D4.2.008. If you are in­ter­ested, please con­tact Ms Birn­bauch: Mar­tina.birn­