Call for Papers: The 4th Annual Xiamen University International Workshop on Experimental Economics


December 14-16, 2013

Xiamen, China

Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) and the MOE Key Laboratory in Econometrics at Xiamen University


We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Fourth Annual International Workshop on Experimental Economics at Xiamen University. We welcome submissions incorporating or analyzing controlled experiments using human subjects in studies of decision theory, economics, finance, game theory, management science, marketing, or political science. The conference theme is “Using Physical Measures to Better Explain Choice” and we particularly encourage submissionsrelated to this topic.

 It is our honor to have the following distinguished keynote speakers this year:

 David Cesarini (New York University)
Soo Hong Chew (National University of Singapore)
Marie Claire Villeval (CNRS, University of Lyon)
Burkhard Schipper (University of California – Davis)
Roberto Weber (University of Zurich)


 Researchers who would like to present their work at the conference are invited to submit a short abstract (not exceeding 250 words, including title and co-authors) to Please note that all submissions should be be in English; however, conditional on sufficient interest, we will offer sessions where presentations will be in Chinese. Please indicate so in your submission, if you prefer to present in Chinese.  Researchers will be limited to presenting one paper. We have extended the submission deadline until Oct. 15, 2013. Decisions of acceptance will be announced shortly after October 15, 2013.

The registration fee is 800 RMB for those whose primary affiliation is with a domestic Chinese institution and 200 USD for international participants. This registration fee will be waived for students (both domestic and international). The registration deadline is November 15, 2013. Note if you plan to attend but not present, please send an e-mail indicating your intention to experiment2013wise@gmail.comprior to the registration deadline.


 The WISE Outstanding Experimental Economics Paper Award will be given to the most outstanding paper presented at this conference by a researcher who will have not received his or her Ph.D. prior to 2009. If you are eligible and wish to be considered for this award, please submit a PDF copy of the completed paper in English you will present in an e-mail indicating your interest to experiment2013wise@gmail.comby November 30, 2013.

 We are also pleased to announce thatthe Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics ( has agreed to publish a symposium consisting of papers presented at the conference.  The JPNE is the world's only journal focused on publishing research in Neuroeconomics. All submissions for the symposium will be subject to peer review and the usual publication standards of the journal.


General inquiry about the conference should be directed to Jason Shachat ( For logistic affairs, please contact Ms. Siying HOU (Janine)(

The annual International Workshop on Experimental Economics is one component of the effort by WISE to establish a leading research center in Experimental Economics and Finance. The Finance and Economics Experimental Lab (FEEL) at WISE commenced operations in the Fall of 2010. Please visit the Lab’s website ( for more information. This state of the art facility is part of the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory in Econometrics awarded to WISE in 2010. This is the first Ministry Key Lab established in the social sciences.

Xiamen is located in Southeast China and has convenient direct flights to many major cities in Asia. It is famous for its resort like atmosphere and has a reputation as the cleanest and most livable Chinese city. Interesting places near Xiamen include the UNESCO World Heritage Hakka Earth Buildings, Gulangyu (Piano Island) and Wuyi Mountain.

Established in 2005, the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) is a recent effort of the Ministry of Education of China and Xiamen University to build a first class research institute and facilitate domestic and international research and academic exchanges. For more information about WISE, please see


Jason Shachat (WISE, Xiamen University)
Sen Geng (WISE, Xiamen University)
Annika Mueller (WISE, Xiamen University)
Yun Wang (WISE, Xiamen University)