Category Archives: LBEG Events

z-Tree course: February 16-17 2016

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Björn Hartig teaching the z-tree course

On February 16 and 17 2016, the London Behavioural and Experimental Economics Group (LBEG) will organise a 2-day course in z-Tree programming, aimed at PhD students and early career researchers in the London area. The course will be hosted by the London School of Economics.

The course will be taught by Dr. Björn Hartig, experimental lab officer at Royal Holloway University of London. Participation is free but places are limited.

The course is aimed at beginners and intermediate users. On the first day, we will start with the basics of z-Tree experiments and screen design. Based on the needs of the participants we will progress to more advanced topics. The course will be very interactive and, by the end of second day, participants will be able to design and program various standard economic games, as well as implement their own experimental designs.

To sign up, please e-mail Jeroen Nieboer at j.nieboer [at]

London Experimental Week 2015

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This year the LBEG has launched the London Experimental Week (LEWeek):
The LEWeek is a series of research and knowledge exchange activities in the week between Monday 30th November and Friday 4th December 2015, including conferences, seminars, book presentations, academics-practitioners roundtables, PhD workshops, and similar.
It will start with the LBEG Seminar on Monday 30th at the LSE, will continue with two workshops on Randomized Controlled Trials, one academics-practitioners roundtable, and one book presentation at Middlesex, and will end with the London PhD Experimental Economics (LPEx) Workshop on Friday 4th December at Royal Holloway.
Speakers will include Orazio Attanasio (UCL), Daniel Berry (NHS England), Tim Chadborn (Public Health England), Stefan Dercon (Oxford, DFID), Benedikt Herrmann (Nottingham, European Commission), Aniol Llorente-Saguer (QMUL), Alison Mclean (Swiss Re), Rosemarie Nagel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Giovanni Ponti (Alicante, LUISS), Eyal Winter (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Leicester).
See you all at the London Experimental Week!

Z-Tree workshop at LSE

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Björn Hartig teaching the z-tree course

Last week, the LBEG hosted its first event for PhD students and early career researchers: a workshop in Z-Tree, the experimental software. We were lucky enough to host Dr. Björn Hartig, from Royal Holloway University of London, as teacher for the two-day session. Björn has been a lab manager both at Royal Holloway and the University of Cologne, and has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of Z-Tree.

The course, which filled up in a very short time, taught the participants how to design, program and test their own experiments in Z-Tree. We had people attending from across London: Middlesex University, King’s College, UCL, LSE and Royal Holloway. We were very happy to be able to host everyone at the LSE and will definitely be organising this course again in the future!