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Experimental Brownbag – Research Seminar in the Experimental Social Sciences and Humanities

The seminar is for faculty interested in experimental research in social sciences and humanities. The one hour seminar is held on an on-demand basis in weekly turns starting Wednesday 22nd of February at 1:15 pm. The aim of the seminar is to establish a research and networking platform for researchers conducting social science experiments at ETH and to offer an outlet to present designs for laboratory and field experiments before data collection. Presentations of first study results and working papers are also welcome.

If you are interested in presenting in the seminar, please contact Jan Schmitz (), and state your preferred date of presentation, the title of the presentation and whether the presentation is a design presentation or a full paper presentation. If you are interested in getting information about the seminar frequently please fill out the form for the mailing list at

  • When?         Wednesdays from 13:15 to 14:15, starting from the 22nd of February.
  • Where?        IFW Building, room C 33
  • Organizers?  J. Schmitz, M. Grieder, C. Hölscher, M. W. Schonger, R. Schubert, C. Waibel, S. Wehrli

Presentation Schedule




22.02.2017 Theft versus Intellectual Property Infringement: Experimental Evidence on Intrinsic Adherence to Norms Protecting Property Rights

Martin Schonger / Gabriel Gertsch

Center for Law & Economics, ETH

01.03.2017 Active Through Incentive Mechanisms: The "AIM-Study" - A new approach to encourage physically inactive people to move

Christian Waloszek

Chair of Public Economics, ETH

08.03.2017 Say it right. Communicating aid effectiveness to private donors.

Laura Metzger

Chair of Development Economics, ETH

15.03.2017 Do gender preference gaps impact policy outcomes

Eva Ranehill

Chair of Energy and Public Economics, ETH

22.03.2017 Professional Identity and the Gender Gap in Risk-Taking. Evidence from a Field Experiment with Scientists

Marie-Catherine Riekhof

Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy, ETH

29.03.2017 No seminar No seminar
Changing habits through the village network: evidence from a field experiment in Malawi

Harald Mayr

Department of Economics, UZH

12.04.2017 The limits of communication - Incomplete Contracting under Uncertainty

Jan Schmitz

Chair of Economics, ETH

19.04.2017 Easter Break tba
26.04.2017 On the Nature of Ambiguity Aversion

Martin Schonger / Sean Hofland

Center for Law & Economics, ETH

Social Value Orientation: Online and Laboratory Studies

Stefan Wehrli

Chair of Sociology, DeSciL, ETH

10.05.2017 Inequality traps in developing countries: testing the role of inequality perceptions with laboratory experiments in Ghana

Samuel Tetteh-Baah

Chair of Development Economics, ETH

17.05.2017 Eliciting Trading Strategies in Self-Reported Comments on an Experimental Asset Market with S&P500 Options

Tehilla Mechera-Ostrovsky

Chair of Cognitive Science, ETH

24.05.2017 Trust, Traumatization, and Risk-Taking of Refugees in Germany: A Field-Experiment

Andreas Nicklisch

Zentrum für wirtschaftspolitische Forschung, HTW Chur

Contact: Dr. Jan Schmitz, e-mail: , phone: +41 44 632 41 83

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