CEBID

CEBID

The Gregory Wachtler Experimental Economics Laboratory Fund provides funds to graduate and undergraduate economics students to develop and conduct economics experiments. Please see the Research section to see examples of the research projects previous students have done.  If you would like to donate to this effort, please click here.

Rutgers Faculty

  • Barry Sopher, Rutgers University, Department of Economics, Director
  • Tomas Sjostrom, Rutgers University, Department of Economics, Co-director
  • Gary Gigliotti, Rutgers University, Department of Economics
  • Richard Lau, Rutgers University Department of Political Science
  • Matthew Stone, Rutgers University, Department of Computer Science
  • Paul Kantor, Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information
  • Mary Rigdon, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
  • Lee Cronk, Rutgers University, Department of Anthropology

Research Affiliates

  • Michael Littman, Brown University, Department of Computer Science
  • Ananish Chaudhuri, University of Auckland, NZ, Department of Economics
  • Nicholas Galunic, Public Company Accounting Oversight, Washington, DC
  • Ebru Isgin, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, Department of Economics
  • George Joseph, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • John Smith, Rutgers University-Camden, Department of Economics
  • Gretchen Chapman, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social and Decision Sciences
  • Revan Sopher, Google
  • Dean Jens, University of Central Florida, Department of Economics
  • Amber Wutich, Arizona Univrsity, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • David White, Arizona State University, Decision Center for a Desert City
  • Athena Aktipis, Arizona State University, Department of Psychology
  • Jeffrey Birchby, Framingham State University, Department of Finance

Current Graduate Students

  • Fatima Ahmed, Rutgers University, Department of Economics

Current Undergraduate Students

  • Leah Wisniewski, Rutgers University, Department of Economics
  • Aaron Scheiner, Rutgers university, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Himesh Buch, Rutgers University, Department of Computer Science
  • James Hadley, Rutgers University, Department of Economics and Computer Science

Past Graduate Students

  • Jeff Dewitt, Rutgers, Department of Pscyhology
  • Daisuke Goto, Rutgers, Department of Economics
  • Steven Gazzillo, Rutgers Department of Economics
  • Monica Babes, Rutgers Department of Computer Science
  • Vincent Greco, Rutgers Department of Political Science
  • Jeffrey Birchby, Rutgers Department of Economics
  • Ilhom Abdulloev, Rutgers Department of Economics
  • David Andersen, Rutgers Department of Political Science
  • Michael Wunder, Rutgers Department of Computer Science
  • Geoffrey Clarke, Rutgers University, Department of Economics
  • Aparna Anand, CUNY Graduate Center, Economics Program
  • Vladimir Kolchin, Rutgers University, Department of Economics

Past Undergraduates

  • Isabel Juniewicz, Rutgers Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Eric Fung, Rutgers School of Engineering
  • Jeff Daley, Rutgers Departments of Economics and Mathematics
  • Nayan Bhat, Princeton University, Departments of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
  • Callie Ellis, Knox College, Department of Economics (Big Ten Academic Alliance Summer Research Experience Program)
  • Kendra Singh, University of California-Berkeley, Department of Economics
  • Shelby Petro, Rutgers, Department of Economics
  • Vinay Ravinder, Rutgers, Department of Matthematics
  • Rachel Straub, Rutgers, Departments of Economics and Cognitive Science 
  • Scott Siegel, Rutgers Departments of Economics and Political Science
  • Roy Bass, Rutgers Departments of Economics and Political Science
  • Raj Krishnan, Rutgers Departments of Economics and Physics
  • Joshua David, Rutgers Departments of Economics and Mathematics
  • Griffin Wood, Rutgers, Department of Economics
  • Katie Mehr, Rutgers, Department of Economics
  • Daria Voskoboynikov, Rutgers University, Department of Economics

The Center for Economic Behavior, Institutions and Design (CEBID) is dedicated to laboratory research in economics and related social sciences, with the broad aim of understanding economic behavior and instituitions, disciplined by economic theory.  Research is conducted in the Gregory Wachtler Experimental Economics Laboratory.  Graduate and undergraduate classes on experimental economics use the lab, as do Ph.D. students and undergraduate honors thesis students engaged in laboratory experimental research.  Students may register to participate in experiments through this site as well. 

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Gregory K.B. WachtlerThe Gregory Wachtler Experimental Economics Laboratory was endowed by Paul and Nassima Wachtler in 2007 in memory of their son, Gregory, who was killed at the age of 25 while working as a financial analyst in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Gregory was a 1998 graduate of the Department of Economics at Rutgers and an accomplished chess player who had a passion for understanding the workings of Wall Street. The laboratory is a lasting memorial to him, as well as a facility to help students and scholars of economics as they try to unravel the puzzles of economic behavior. 

The laboratory opened in 2008 and was dedicated in 2009.  The laboratory is located in room 107, Scott Hall, on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  It is the locus of research in experimental economics at Rutgers, utilitized by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate honors thesis students in economics.  Hundreds of Rutgers undergraduate students participate in the experiments that are conducted in the laboratory each year.  The research activities in the laboratory are made possible by grants from the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Rutgers Research Council, by research funds provided by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as by the Wachtlers' endowment.  

Paul and Nassima Wachtler with Barry Sopher, Director

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Upcoming Workshops

Tue Feb 21 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Macroeconomic Theory
Luis Felipe C├ęspedes, Universidad de Chile and Central Bank of Chile
Thu Feb 23 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Econometrics
Nese Yildez, University of Rochester
Tue Feb 28 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Macroeconomic Theory
Francesco Bianchi, Johns Hopkins University
Wed Mar 01 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Micro Theory/Experimental Seminar
George Vachadze, CUNY
Fri Mar 03 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Rosanne Altshuler, Rutgers University