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Mobile Lab

Our mobile lab consist of 16 OQOs with accompanying mice, an access point and 2 laptops. The mobile lab can fit easily into two pieces of carry-on luggage. This allows us to conduct a teaching experiment, accommodating up 30 people with the participants working in pairs, anywhere we can fly. The format of a typical teaching experiment runs as follows, first the participants are put directly into the experiment, just as our subjects in the lab would be. It is important for the participants to experience the experiment before they are given an explanation of the results of the research as this could bias the results. After the participants have finished with their experiment they are given a talk on the results of the laboratory research. Finally they are shown their results from the experiment they participated in for comparison. Each teaching session typically lasts one to two hours. Using this format promotes a fun and open discussion on the topic.


Teaching experiments offered

  • Asset Market
  • Auctions: English/Dutch Clock, English Outcry(hard/soft ending), 1st/2nd price sealed bid auction
  • Coase Bargaining Game
  • Combinatorial Clock Auction
  • Common Pool Resource Fishing Game
  • Election Auction
  • Electricity Market
  • Extensive Form Game
  • Gasoline Market
  • Normal Form Game
  • Posted Offer Market
  • Price Gouging
  • Public Good
  • Trade and Specialization Game
  • Ultimatum Game

Contact Bart Wilson for more information.


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George Mason University
Phone: 703.993.4850
Fax: 703.993.4851
Bart Wilson