Nottingham’s Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx) is home to a world-leading research group that investigates human decision-making using theoretical and experimental methods. In November 2019, to mark the establishment of a new decision-making lab at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, CeDEx China hosted a workshop on behavioural and experimental economics.
The purpose of the event was to support the development of a network of scholars linked to CeDEx China, so there were plenty of introductions and network-building. Some colleagues presented their research and there was a series of talks serving as a wider introduction to the research interests of CeDEx China members. Professor Chris Starmer (Director of Global CeDEx and NIBS) was given the honour of officially opening the new lab.
In addition to local CeDEx China members, several former CeDEx Nottingham PhDs attended, including the three PhDs who were affiliated with NIBS 1 - Despoina Alempaki, Tom Lane and Xueheng Li. This was the first time they had been together since graduation.
NIBS research on the topic of ‘Evasive Communication’, was presented by Despoina (pictured), who is currently a Research Fellow at Warwick Business School. Chris also presented NIBS 1 research on ‘The Economic Consequences of Group Cohesion’. Xueheng is currently an Assistant Professor at Nanjing Audit University and Tom is Assistant Professor in Economics and Local Director of CeDEx China.
Feedback from the event has been positive, with members from China and beyond delighted to have been involved in celebrating the establishment of the new lab.
Posted on Tuesday 3rd December 2019