Why and How to Experiment

Methodologies from Experimental Economics

The emerging field of experimental economics uses human experi-ments to answer research and policy questions. This article discusses the methodology used in economics experiments, describes what experiments can tell the legal researcher and practitioner, and provides examples of economics experiments as used in legal settings. Additionally, the article provides some guidelines for conducting economics experiments and ad-dresses the ways that these experiments differ from the more familiar psy-chological experiments.

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