The Making of Experimental Economics

Witness Seminar on the Emergence of a Field

  • Andrej Svorenčík
  • Harro Maas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Harro Maas, Andrej Svorenčík
    Pages 1-18
  3. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 19-46
  4. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 47-85
  5. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 87-111
  6. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 113-156
  7. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 157-176
  8. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 177-184
  9. Andrej Svorenčík, Harro Maas
    Pages 185-194
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 219-245

About this book


This book is the transcript of a witness seminar on the history of experimental economics, in which eleven high-profile experimental economists participated, including Nobel Laureates Vernon Smith, Reinhard Selten and Alvin Roth. The witness seminar was constructed along four different topics: skills, community, laboratory, and funding. The transcript is preceded by an introduction explaining the method of the witness seminar and its specific set-up, and resuming its results. The participants' contribution and their lively discussion provide a wealth of insights into the emergence of experimental economics as a field of research.    


Economic experiments Economic methodology Experimental economics History of social science Witness seminar

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrej Svorenčík
    • 1
  • Harro Maas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Centre Walras-Pareto d'études interdisciplinaires de la pensée économique et politique - IEPIUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20951-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20952-4
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