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Conference: October 18th to 20th, 2018

Check the updated program here.

Submissions Deadline: July 1st, 2018

Early Registration: August 15th, 2018

Late Registration: September 19th, 2018


Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala




Following the growth of experimental economics in Latin America the ESA will, for the first time, host a conference in the region. The historic city of Antigua Guatemala, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas, is the location for this historic conference. Antigua offers a wide variety of options for dining and accommodations that can satisfy any budget.

Update: The Conference program is out. You can always find the most up to date version here

The Conference will be held at the famous Casa Santo Domingo, a hotel-museum built in the remodeled ruins of a 16th-century monastery.  Reservations under our special rates can be arranged through this link. The number of rooms available in this hotel is limited, so we encourage booking as early as possible.  

Keynote Speakers

Marie Claire Villeval



Juan Camilo Cárdenas





Early Registration-- Faculty and Professionals-$295.00, Deadline-2018-08-15
Early Registration-- Students-$175.00, Deadline-2018-08-15
Late Registration-- Faculty and Professionals-$365.00, Deadline-2018-09-19
Late Registration-- Students-$250.00, Deadline-2018-09-19
Non-Registered Guest-$120.00, Deadline-2018-10-19

Workshop on Choice-Process Data in Experimental Economics
(Thursday October 18th, 2018)
Update: The Conference program is out. You can always find the most up to date version here
What are choice-process data? Choice outcomes are not the only data generated from a decision. Decision makers move their eyes around to collect information, take time to consider their options, and use their hands to make a selection. With recent technological and methodological advances, process measures such as response times, eye tracking, and mouse tracking are becoming easily accessible. The question is what can we learn from them?

This workshop aims to expose experimental economists to exciting new research that uses process data to shed light on fundamental questions. Registration is free for participants in the ESA NA Conference and can be done through the ESA registration page.

Invited experts: Giorgio Coricelli (University of Southern California), Nicolette Sullivan (Duke University), and Eric J. Johnson (Columbia University).

In addition to talks by invited experts, the workshop will feature a small number of submitted talks. Papers can be submitted through the ESA submission system, with the same deadline as the main conference.

The NSF-funded workshop is being organized by Ian Krajbich (The Ohio State University) and Charles Noussair (University of Arizona). Please contact Ian (krajbich.1@osu.edu) with any questions

Invited Experts

Giorgio Coricelli

Nicolette Sullivan

Eric J. Johnson


Antigua Guatemala offers a wide range of accommodation options for all tastes and budgets. From luxurious boutique hotels to budget accommodations and private rooms in hostels (for grad students and budget constrained travelers). Keep in mind Antigua is a quaint small and very walkable "city" (old town).  
We have also negotiated special rates for conference participants with the following hotels:
Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (Conference site hotel - SOLD OUT)
This hotel-museum was built in the remodeled ruins of a 16th-century monasteryUPDATE: The rooms available under our special rates have sold out. We are waiting to see if we can get additional rooms, but there is no guarantee. You may try to book through third party sites or directly with the hotel, in case some rooms are still available at standard rates. Alternatively, we have made arrangements with another hotel (see below).  
Porta Hotel Antigua (12-14 minute walk; 1,100mts)
One of the oldest, better known and most beautiful hotels in Antigua. It is located next to the stunning ruins of San Jose el Viejo and the San Francisco church. Reservations under our special rates should be arranged through this link

Other Options

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (9 min walk; 700mts)
Palacio de Doña Leonor (7 min walk; 550mts)
Hotel Eterna Primavera Antigua (4 min walk; 350 mts)
Casa Capuchinas (6 min walk; 450 mts) 

Budget Options

For grad students or budget constrained travelers, there are several options under USD60: 

Maya Papaya Hostel (15 min walk; 1,200mts)
A neat and tidy hostel that offers private rooms or beds in shared rooms. 
Hotel San Jorge (15 min walk; 1,200mts)
Basic and affordable private rooms in a nice property with a rooftop terrace. 
Hotel Monasterio  (1 min walk; 75mts)
Las Camelias Inn  (3 min walk; 210mts)
Hotel Panchoy (4 min walk; 280mts) 

Posh Boutique Hotels

De gustibus non est disputandum: if you want to splurge, we don't judge.
Mil Flores Luxury Design Hotel (3 min walk; 230mts) 
El Convento Boutique Hotel (6 min walk; 500mts) 

Hotel Camino Real (17 min walk; 1,200mts) 
Hotel Posada del Angel (17 min walk; 1,200mts)

Additional options: You can find many more options on trivago.com, hotels.com, priceline.com, airbnb.com, etc.  We highly recommend staying in the center of Antigua.

Practical Information

About Antigua

Antigua Guatemala was the colonial capital of the Spanish Captaincy General. A gem of colonial architecture, Antigua’s features have been preserved as though time were frozen.  Because of its historical and cultural value, UNESCO declared Antigua as a World Heritage site in 1979. 

Antigua offers several attractions including museums, ruins of colonial-era churches and convents, plus a variety of bars and restaurants that cater to any taste and budget. The Handicraft Market of Antigua Guatemala offers a wide selection of products and handicrafts. 

As a small country with variations in topography and several microclimates, Guatemala offers attractive sites and activities for different tastes: from a tranquil getaway in beautiful Lake Atitlán (considered one of the most beautiful by famous novelist Aldous Huxley), to exploring the Mayan ruins in the middle of a tropical rainforest, to hiking one of the more than thirty volcanoes. Tours are available around Guatemala and information on different destinations is available at www.visitguatemala.com.




Getting to Guatemala

Guatemala is closer than you think. Flying from Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, or Miami is only three hours to La Aurora International Airport (GUA), Guatemala's main airport. La Aurora offers flight connectivity to main world markets through nonstop flights and convenient international connections via North and South America, Europe and Asia. In addition to all major cities within Central America, La Aurora receives more than 260 weekly flights, including same-day direct routes from main hubs.