Advances with Field Experiments 2020 Conference

Advances with Field Experiments 2020 Conference


Oriana Bandiera, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Larry Katz, Harvard University
Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley

September 23-24, 2020


The 2020 AFE Conference will meet virtually.


John List, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Robert Metcalfe, Boston University Questrom School of Business


AFE2020 Program
AFE2020 Asynchronous Virtual Presentations


Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, "Field Experiments: Behind the Scenes"
Larry Katz, Harvard University, "Housing Mobility Policies and Neighborhood Effects: Lessons from Randomized Field Experiments"
Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley, "Exposure, Experience, and Expertise -- Why Personal Histories Matter for Economic Decisions"

AFE2020 Panel #1: Experiments with Firms
  • Zoe Cullen, Harvard University, “When a Firm Will Take a Gamble”
  • Jana Gallus, University of California, Los Angeles, “Field Experiments on Non-Pecuniary Incentives”
  • Rembrand (Rem) Koning, Harvard University,“Experimental Firms”
  • Tova Levin, Humana, “Questioning Hypothesis: Nudging a Culture toward Experimentation”
  • Moderator: Robert Metcalfe, University of Southern California
AFE2020 Panel #2: Advancements with Methods
  • Omar Al-Ubaydli, George Mason University, “Strategic and Non-Strategic Reasons Why Small-Scale Results Often Fail to Scale-Up”
  • Jonathan Libgober, Harvard University, "Research Registries: Myths, Facts and Possible Improvements"
  • Dina Pomeranz, University of Zurich, “Research Collaborations with Government Agencies”
  • Moderator: Luigi Butera, Copenhagen Business School
AFE2020 Panel #3: Gender and Field Experiments
  • Uri Gneezy, University of California, San Diego, “Individual Differences in Preferences”
  • Corinne Low, University of Pennsylvania, “Lab-Field Hybrids: Blending Lab Control with Field Incentives in Experiments in the US and Zambia”
  • Olga Stoddard, Brigham Young University, “Strength

Recent years have seen an enormous increase and interest in academic research using experimental methods in the field to address questions across a broad range of topics in economics. Moreover, businesses and governments across many countries around the world are starting to appreciate the power that field experiments can have on the design of products, services, and policies.

The Advances with Field Experiments 2020 conference will gather a group of academics to present the best and most innovative new work using field experiments to address economic questions. 

All types of field experiments, including natural, framed, and artefactual field experiments, are encouraged. In particular, we strongly encourage Ph.D. students to participate.

General questions? Please contact conference administrator Jamie Temmer.