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5th eeecon lecture with Yan Chen


The 5th eeecon lecture will take place on Nov 9th, 2017 in the Kaiser-Leopold-Saal. Registration is appreciated via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This year's eeecon lecture is given by Professor Yan Chen, PhD from the University of Michigan. The title of her lecture is Group Identity and Public Goods Provision in the Field. Professor Yan Chen is a behavioral and experimental economist. She obtained her PhD in Social Science (specialized in Economics) at the California Institute of Technology and is since 2015 the Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information at School of Information at the University of Michigan.


Top Economists at UIBK/eeecon


Loukas Balafoutas - Martin Halla - Rudolf Kerschbamer - Matthias Sutter

Every other year the Handelsblatt publishes a ranking of economic researchers working in German-speaking countries and publishing in top-tier journals. More than 3000 researchers were considered for the 2017 evaluation. The Handelsblatt ranking is highly acknowledged among economists and the scientific community. We proudly report that our researchers Rudolf Kerschbamer and Martin Halla as well as Matthias Sutter are listed in the Top 100 Ranking of economic reseachers, Martin Halla and Loukas Balafoutas are listed in the Top 100 of researchers younger than 40 years.


eeecon Seminar with Guest Professor Giovanni Cerulli


This eeecon seminar took place on October 12-13, 2017. The seminar, held by our guest Giovanni Cerulli (CNR-IRCrES, Rome) was titled Econometrics for program Evaluation: Theory and practice using Stata. Furthermore, Giovanni Cerulli gave a talk in our EmpEc-seminar on October 11, titled Nonparametric Synthetic Control for Program Evaluation. Click here for a detailed program. Check the events section for infos about location and time.

Handout (paper): see link


Krone der Wissenschaft: Statistical Forecasts


Achim Zeileis was interviewed recently by the Kronen Zeitung regarding the use of statistical methods to forecast weather events and the outcome of football tournaments. You can find the article in German below.



SFB "Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior"

We are proud to officially announce the approval of a SFB (Special Research Unit) on "Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior" financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The joint research project including the project part leaders Loukas Balafoutas, Jürgen Huber, Rudolf Kerschbamer, Michael Kirchler, Matthias Sutter, and Markus Walzl will run for 4 years with a budget of 3.5 million Euros. The project’s aim is to analyze key determinants of individual behavior and market performance in credence goods markets with a variety of methods, combining theoretical work, laboratory experiments and field experiments. The research group consists of more than 30 scholars from economics and finance, thus bridging research across both fields. 
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Publication in Nature Communications

We are proud to announce that the joint publication of eeecon member Loukas Balafoutas together with Nikos Nikiforakis (New York University in Abu Dhabi) and Bettina Rockenbach (University of Cologne) on altruistic punishment is now published in Nature Communications and received widespread media attention in Europe and Russia.




13th eeecon workshop with Uwe Sunde

Our 13th eeecon workshop took place on September 28. Our special guest and keynote lecturer was Uwe Sunde from the LMU Munich who talked about "The Nature and Predictive Power of Preferences: Global Evidence". More detailed information can be found on the program.



Publication in Nature Climate Change

We are proud to announce that a joint project of eeecon members Nikolaus Umlauf and Achim Zeileis together with a team of international researchers resulted in another high-profile publication on "Remotely sensed resilience of tropical forests" in Nature Climate Change




4th eeecon lecture with Hans-Werner Sinn

The 4th eeecon lecture with our guest Hans-Werner Sinn (LMU Munich / ifo institute) took place on May 24th 2016. About 250 people listened to his talk about "Der Euro. Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel".

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eeecon @ Lange Nacht der Forschung


Thank you for visiting us at the Lange Nacht der Forschung last Friday! We prepared some experimental tasks on and off the computer where you could learn about your preferences and attitudes.


Replication study published in Science

A major replication study on laboratory experiments in economics that involved the 4 eeecon members Jürgen Huber, Michael Kirchler, Felix Holzmeister, and Michael Razen is now published in Science. Congratulations! 




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