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Overview

The Theory and Experiment Consortium (TEC) facilitates research in Theoretical and Experimental Economics, as well as bridging and integrating findings across these two fields.

The UCSB Department of Economics is uniquely well suited for housing a Theory and Experiment Consortium; our faculty in these two areas collaborate closely on research, graduate-student training, joint seminar series, and reading and discussion groups. This approach has great promise for producing Economic Theory that is more predictive and useful in applied work than traditional theoretical approaches.

The TEC hosts visitors and holds conferences, bringing together scholars from around the world working to integrate empirical evidence and psychological realism into Economic Theory.

 Coordinator

Professor of Economics
Alec P. Alexander Chair of Economics