The Strategic Interaction Group at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena is a leading research group in the field of experimental economics. Director of the group is Professor Werner Güth.
The group owns one of the largest Computer Laboratory Networks in Germany, which is an important tool for economic research. Common zTree or web-based experiments with 32 subjects in parallel can be implemented. In case it is needed the laboratory can be connected to the Jena Video Laboratory, thus providing the possibility to research up to 40 subjects at a time.
Since 2001 the worldwide acknowledgement of the research using the Jena computer laboratory of the Max Planck Institute of Economics has been steadily increasing. By providing a controlled environment to observe individual decisions in a wide range of interactive situations, scientists working in the laboratory have opportunity to test and develop theoretical models of behavior in various fields of economics and beyond.
The laboratory is not only used for internal research but provides also the opportunity to run internet based experiments, such as the trilateral project.
- up to 9 sound-proof cabins for up to three subjects per cabin
- every cabin equipped with voice and video recording
- web based tool to change setup of running experiments, e. g. during rematching experiments
- modern experimental laboratory with 32 seats
- common knowledge wall
- own serves for zTree and web based experiments
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