|Experimental Economic Research|
||Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels, Prof. Dr. Dirk Sliwka
||The experimental laboratory is the most important tool for the experimental economist. The Cologne
laboratory will deal with the generation of primary data, which in turn is intended to serve as the third foundation of the
Centre for Empirical Economic and Social Research along with field and panel research, and secondary data analysis. The
experimental methods are the best way of connecting the varying disciplines and fields of research that are available at the
faculty. The experimental laboratory will principally be open to scientists of the faculty and in particular to members of the
centre. Work currently planned includes research on the optimal design of institutions and markets (Ockenfels), research on
deregulatory measures and market forms in the energy industry (Ockenfels), research on theories regarding limited rational
behaviour (Ockenfels) and on incentives within organisations (Sliwka).
||The Centre for Empirical Economic and Social Research supports the programming of experiments.
||Experimental Economic Research