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 Chicago Experiments Initiative organized Advances with Field Experiments 2016, a conference that gathered 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, were encouraged. In particular, we strongly encouraged PhD students to participate.
Keynote speakers included:
- James Heckman, University of Chicago
- Juanna Joensen, University of Chicago
- Jonathan Meer, Texas A&M University
Conference details are available here.