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IZA/WZB Workshop: Field Days 2013: Experiments Outside the Lab

Organizers: Steffen Altmann (IZA), Dietmar Fehr (WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin), Maria Grith (Humboldt University Berlin)
Location:WZB, Berlin, Germany
Date:August 22, 2013 - August 23, 2013

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)



The Organizers are Grateful to the Volkswagen Foundation and the CRC 649 "Economic Risk" for Generous Support




Program

+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, August 22:

 
12:00 - 12:55   Registration and Lunch
 
 
12:55 - 13:00   Welcome by the Organizers
 
        Session A
 
13:00 - 14:00   Heather Royer (University of California, Santa Barbara), Mark Stehr (Drexel University), Justin Sydnor (University of Wisconsin)
  "Incentives and Commitments and Habit Formation Exercise: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Workers at a Fortune-500 Company "
  Discussant: Christian Traxler (Hertie School of Governance )
 
14:00 - 15:00   Patrick J. Nolen (University of Essex), Michele Belot (University of Edinburgh), Jonathan James (University of Bath)
  "Changing Eating Habits: A Field Experiment in Primary Schools"
  Discussant: Melanie Lührmann (Royal Holloway, University of London)
 
 
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session B
 
15:30 - 16:30   Michael Callen (University of California, San Diego)
  "The Political Economy of Public Employee Absence: Experimental Evidence from Parkistan""
  Discussant: Christine Binzel (Heidelberg University and IZA)
 
16:30 - 17:30   Margaret McConnell (Harvard University), Dean Karlan (Yale University), Greg Fischer (LSE), Pia Raffler (Yale University)
  "Price Expectations and Willingness to Pay for Health Products in Uganda"
  Discussant: Rajshri Jayaraman (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))
 
 
19:30       Dinner at Restaurant (tba)
 
 

Friday, August 23:

 
        Session C
 
10:30 - 11:30   Paul Adams (Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)), Dr Stefan Hunt (Financial Conduct Authority)
  "Encouraging Consumers to Claim Redress: Evidence from a Field Trial"
  Discussant: Tobias Schmidt (DIW Berlin)
 
11:30 - 12:30   James Choi (Yale University), Emily Haisley (Barclays Bank PLC), Jennifer Kurkoski (Google Inc.), Cade Massey (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Small Cues Change Savings Choices"
  Discussant: Joeri Sol (University of Amsterdam)
 
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
        Session D
 
14:00 - 15:00   Ernesto Dal Bó (University of California, Berkeley), Ned Augenblick (UC Berkeley), Jesse Cunha (Naval Postgraduate Academy), Justin Rao (Microsoft Research)
  "The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field"
  Discussant: Simon Jäger (Harvard University and IZA)
 
15:00 - 16:00   Melanie Morten (Yale University and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Dean Karlan (Yale University), Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth College)
  "A Personal Touch: Text Messaging for Loan Repayment"
  Discussant: Simeon Schudy (University of Konstanz)
 
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session E
 
16:30 - 17:30   Joachim K. Winter (University of Munich), Melanie Luhrmann (Royal Holloway, University of London), Marta Serra-Garcia (Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego)
  "The Effects of Financial Literacy Training: Evidence from a Field Experiment with German High-school Children"
  Discussant: Julia Schmid (WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin )
 
17:30 - 18:30   Robert Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA), Christiane Bradler (ZEW Mannheim), Susanne Neckermann (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Arjan Non (Maastricht University)
  "Employee Recognition and Performance: A Field Experiment"
  Discussant: Peter Werner (University of Cologne)
 




List of Participants

Paul Adams (Financial Conduct Authority (FCA))
Steffen Altmann (IZA)
Christine Binzel (Heidelberg University and IZA)
Michael Callen (University of California, San Diego)
James Choi (Yale University)
Ernesto Dal Bó (University of California, Berkeley)
Robert Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA)
Dietmar Fehr (WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin)
Simon Jäger (Harvard University and IZA)
Rajshri Jayaraman (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))
Melanie Lührmann (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Margaret McConnell (Harvard University)
Melanie Morten (Yale University and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Patrick J. Nolen (University of Essex)
Heather Royer (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Julia Schmid (WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin)
Tobias Schmidt (DIW Berlin)
Simeon Schudy (University of Konstanz)
Joeri Sol (University of Amsterdam)
Christian Traxler (Hertie School of Governance)
Peter Werner (University of Cologne)
Joachim K. Winter (University of Munich)