The Laboratory of Experimental Economics (LEE) was established in August 2009; the Academic senate of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration at the University of Economics in Prague (UEP) approved its status in September 2009. The ceremonial opening of the LEE took place on October 7th 2009. Photo gallery of LEE, the UEP campus and the ceremonial opening here.
The Laboratory consists of two separate laboratory rooms, one with 24 and the other with 12 computers and one monitoring room with up to four server computers. Spherical panorama here, 3D animation here.
The network construction enables running several independent experiments in any configuration, given that the sum of work stations and servers used in all experiments does not exceed 40. This makes LEE one of the largest laboratories of its kind in the world. An unofficial (and certainly also incomplete) list of the other laboratories (either real or virtual ones) of experimental and behavioral economics can be found here.
The programming languages which are primarily used in the laboratories are zTree 3.6.6., Visual Basic and C+. To be able to use the Lab one needs to read and adhere to the Lab Instructions and their Annexes.
The way to the LEE premises is explained here in detail.
The report from the meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration at the University of Economics in Prague from September 23rd 2009, where the foundation of the “Laboratory of Experimental Economics” within the Department of Institutional Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration at the UEP was discussed and approved can be found here (in Czech only).
Download the leaflet here.
Jonathan Schulz from the team of Simon Gächter from the University of Nottingham ran four experiments in the LEE for his worldwide research "Societal differences in honesty". During his stay in Prague during September 2013 he presented part of his research as a paper in the Seminar Research Series at the NF VŠE. As a matter of fact - at least according to experiments Czechs lie as about a same deal as Austrians do...
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