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Dates

  • Conference: January 12th and 13th, 2018
  • Workshop: January 8th to 11th, 2018.

Plenary speakers

  • Colin Camerer (CalTech)
  • Charless Noussair (The University of Arizona)

About



Antigua is moving to Bogotá! And there is no better place to relocate than in the historic district of La Candelaria, the old town area of the modern city of Bogotá.
 
The Economics Department at Universidad del Rosario, with the support of IFREE, will host a new edition of the Bogotá Experimental Economics Conference on January 12th and 13th of 2018 (previously known as the Antigua Experimental Economics Conference). We aim to strengthen the ties within the Latin American experimental economics community and the rest of the world. Prior to the Conference, we will organize a workshop (January 8th to 11th, 2018) for graduate students and young scholars interested in experimental methods in the social sciences.

The Conference’s new home, Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, is looking forward to welcoming you at the beginning of 2018.

Conference



Plenary speakers


Charles Noussair

Doctor Noussair is the Eller Professor of Economics and the Director of the Economics Science Laboratory at the University of Arizona. 

Charles Noussair

Colin F. Camerer

Doctor Camerer is the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics at the California Institute of Technology.

Colin F. Camerer




Important dates


Submission deadline:
October 12th

Please follow this link for submissions.

Notification of acceptance:
October 23rd

We will inform you the decision via e-mail.

Early registration:
November 16th

Faculty: 225 USD
Graduate students: 115 USD

Late registration:
December 5st

Faculty: 295 USD
Graduate students: 195 USD

Workshop




We will host the Bogotá Experimental Economics Workshop from January 8th to the 11th (prior to the Conference) at Universidad del Rosario. The aim of the Workshop is to provide hands-on training in experimental methods, including experimental design, programming experiments using oTree and a special emphasis on experimetrics (the econometric analysis of experimental data).

We invite graduate students (PhD and Master’s level) and junior faculty to apply for the workshop. The fee for attending the 4-day Workshop is 450 USD. This fee includes their participation as observers in the Conference, and the option to present an ongoing project or an experimental design during a poster session at the Conference. We will provide partial and full scholarships (fee waivers) to select participants.

Experimental Design Workshop sessions will be given by the Economics Faculty at Universidad del Rosario, including: Diego Aycinena, Mariana Blanco, Enrique Fatás (visiting scholar), Catalina Franco, César Mantilla, Santiago Sautúa and Lucas Rentschler.



Invited Instructors


Peter Moffatt

Professor Moffatt is the author of new book Experimetrics. He will be in charge of the Workshop sessions for the analysis of experimental econometric data.

Juan B. Cabral

Juan is a doctoral student in Computer Science at IATE-OAC and a founding member of the Scientific Python community in Latin America. He was part of the team that designed and developed oTree, and has experience designing over a dozen of experiments for researchers from ETH-Zurich, UC Berkeley and El Colegio de Mexico.



The workshop will also have a module on openness, transparency and replicability in experiments. It is designed to introduce to researchers practical steps they can take to make science more open and reliable, while increasing the transparency and reproducibility of their work.

How to apply:

Please follow this link for instructions on how to apply.

Practical Information


Universidad del Rosario, located in Bogotá’s historical city center. Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is a modern city with historical roots that date back to the 16th century. It stands at 2,600 meters above sea level, and offers a temperate climate all year around. Its wonderful combination of colonial roots and modern cosmopolitan trends highlights Bogotá’s rich in cultural offerings, with dozens of museums, fine dining and lively nightlife.
You can also find additional information about tourism in Bogotá here and here.


Getting to Bogotá


Bogotá’s main airport is El Dorado international airport (BOG). There are direct international flights between Bogotá and more than 30 cities worldwide (including 10+ in North America, 7 in Europe, and most of the main cities in Latin America).

Bogotá is closer than many people realize: you can get to Bogotá in 5 - 5.5 hours (or less) from many US cities (Houston, Washington DC, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami). From Europe, you can fly directly to Bogotá from Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Istanbul and London.

Accomodations in Bogotá


Bogotá offers accommodations that cater to all tastes and budgets. For the conference, we are negotiating special rates at convenient locations.

We are also negotiating to provide comfortable shared housing options for (budget sensitive) workshop participants travelling to Bogotá.

We will provide more information soon on recommended accommodations for the conference.

Transportation within Bogotá


How do you get to Sede Claustro using public transportation?

  • Uber or Cabify: easy and safe to move around Bogotá (around 5 USD from the Conference’s Hotel area).
  • Transmilenio: to the “Museo del Oro” stop
  • Transmilenio Ligero: to the “San Victorino” stop (if you are staying close to Carrera 7)




Sede Claustro, Universidad del Rosario
in Bogotá’s historical city center


Sede Norte, Universidad del Rosario


Organizers


The BEEC is organized by the Experimental Economics Research Group at Universidad del Rosario and the co-organizers of the Antigua Experimental Economics Conference. It includes Diego Aycinena, Mariana Blanco, Enrique Fatas, Catalina Franco, César Mantilla, Lucas Rentschler and Santiago Sautúa.


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