Diversity of Experimental Methods in Economics

Editors: Kawagoe, Toshiji, Takizawa, Hirokazu (Eds.)

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  • Provides readers with an overview of the various experimental approaches used in modern economics
  • Helps experimental economists as well as behavioral economists rethink their methodology
  • Stimulates further inquiry into the experimental method for philosophers of the social sciences
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This is the first book that examines the diverse range of experimental methods currently being used in the social sciences, gathering contributions by working economists engaged in experimentation, as well as by a political scientist, psychologists and philosophers of the social sciences. Until the mid-twentieth century, most economists believed that experiments in the economic sciences were impossible. But that’s hardly the case today, as evinced by the fact that Vernon Smith, an experimental economist, and Daniel Kahneman, a behavioral economist, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.

However, the current use of experimental methods in economics is more diverse than is usually assumed. As the concept of experimentation underwent considerable abstraction throughout the twentieth century, the areas of the social sciences in which experiments are applied are expanding, creating renewed interest in, and multifaceted debates on, the way experimental methods are used.

This book sheds new light on the diversity of experimental methodologies used in the social sciences. The topics covered include historical insights into the evolution of experimental methods; the necessary “performativity” of experiments, i.e., the dynamic interaction with the social contexts in which they are embedded; the application of causal inferences in the social sciences; a comparison of laboratory, field, and natural experiments; and the recent use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in development economics. Several chapters also deal with the latest heated debates, such as those concerning the use of the random lottery method in laboratory experiments. 

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Toshiji Kawagoe, Future University Hakodate
Hirokazu Takizawa, Chuo University

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity of Experimental Methods in Economics
Editors
  • Toshiji Kawagoe
  • Hirokazu Takizawa
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6065-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6065-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6064-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 203
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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