Welcome to ESA

The ESA publishes a journal, Experimental Economics, sponsors conferences, and maintains online discussion groups for its members. All interested parties are welcome to become members of the ESA.

About ESA

The Economic Science Association (ESA) is a professional organization devoted to using controlled experiments to learn about economic behavior. The ESA welcomes participation by economists interested in the results of such experiments, as well as scholars in psychology, business, political science, and other related fields. Click here for more about the ESA.


The ESA publishes a journal, Experimental Economics, sponsors conferences, and maintains online discussion groups for its members. All interested parties are welcome to become members of the ESA. Click here for membership information.

On behalf of the Economic Science Association, we wish to offer our hearty congratulations to our President, Al Roth, on his award of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. His prize, joint with Lloyd Shapley, for the theory of stable matches and the practice of market design, is very well deserved! Among many other things, Al's work highlights the value of combining theory with controlled experimentation to understand and improve the design of institutions. Congratulations, Al!

For the Executive Committee,
Tim Cason, Past President
Jacob K. Goeree, President Elect


Editor’s Award for Experimental Economics

Editor's Award Winner for 2011: John J. Horton, David G. Rand, Richard J. Zeckhauser, "The online laboratory: conducting experiments in a real labor market" , Experimental Economics 14(3), September 2011, pages 399-425

Editor's Award Winner for 2010: Daniel John Zizzo, "Experimenter demand effects in economic experiments" , Vol. 13, 75-98.

Editor's Award Winner for 2009: Glenn Harrison and Elisabet Rutstrom, "Expected Utility Theory and Prospect Theory: One Wedding and a Decent Funeral" , Vol. 12, 133-158.


Upcoming Conferences

Description Host Start Date End Date
2014 ESA International Meetings, Honolulu, Hawaii Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014-06-26 2014-06-29