Why and how to experiment: Methodologies from experimental economics

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The emerging field of experimental economics uses human experiments 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 addresses the ways that these experiments differ from the more familiar psychological experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-945
Number of pages25
JournalUniversity of Illinois Law Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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