Welcome to ESA

The ESA publishes a journal, Experimental Economics, sponsors conferences, and maintains online discussion groups for its members. All interested parties are welcome to become members of the ESA.

About ESA

The Economic Science Association (ESA) is a professional organization devoted to using controlled experiments to learn about economic behavior. The ESA welcomes participation by economists interested in the results of such experiments, as well as scholars in psychology, business, political science, and other related fields. Click here for more about the ESA.


The ESA publishes a journal, Experimental Economics, sponsors conferences, and maintains online discussion groups for its members. All interested parties are welcome to become members of the ESA. Click here for membership information.

Editor’s Award for Experimental Economics

Editor's Award Winner for 2013: Jon Anderson, Stephen V. Burks, Jeffrey Carpenter, Lorenz Götte, Karsten Maurer, Daniele Nosenzo , Ruth Potter, Kim Rocha, and Aldo Rustichini, "Self-selection and variations in the laboratory measurement of other-regarding preferences across subject pools: evidence from one college student and two adult samples" , Experimental Economics 16(2), June 2013, pages 170-189

Editor's Award Winner for 2012: Thomas Buser and Noemi Peter, "Multitasking" , Experimental Economics 15(4), December 2012, pages 641-655.

Editor's Award Winner for 2011: John J. Horton, David G. Rand, Richard J. Zeckhauser, "The online laboratory: conducting experiments in a real labor market" , Experimental Economics 14(3), September 2011, pages 399-425

Editor's Award Winner for 2010: Daniel John Zizzo, "Experimenter demand effects in economic experiments" , Vol. 13, 75-98.

Editor's Award Winner for 2009: Glenn Harrison and Elisabet Rutstrom, "Expected Utility Theory and Prospect Theory: One Wedding and a Decent Funeral" , Vol. 12, 133-158.


Upcoming Conferences

Description Host Start Date End Date
2017 Asian-Pacific ESA Conference, Taipei, Taiwan National Taiwan University 2017-02-16 2017-02-18
2017 ESA World Meeting, San Diego, CA The Rady School of Management, UCSD 2017-06-20 2017-06-23