Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics
Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Welcome to CeDEx

The Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics is a world-leading research group that investigates human decision-making using theoretical and experimental methods.

CeDEx has global reach, produces cutting-edge research with societal impact and is consistently highly ranked in the field of behavioural economics.  

Housed in the University of Nottingham's School of Economics and Nottingham University Business School, CeDEx laboratories are also located at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio Economic Research (LISER) and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.  The Centre’s members are affiliated with international research institutions including the Institute for the Future of Labor, the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS), the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the EC Joint Research Centre and the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Science.

CeDEx research has been funded by grants from the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation.  

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CeDEx Seminars

Short Online Course in Neuroeconomics: Giorgio Coricelli (University of Southern California)

04 (16:00) - 17 May 2021 (17:30)
2021 Leverhulme Lecture Series

CeDEx Brown Bag Seminar - Alex Possajennikov

13 May 2021 (13:00-14:00)
Online via MS Teams
Strategic Sophistication, Lying Costs, and Learning in Private Value Bargaining

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Do descriptive social norms drive peer punishment? Conditional punishment strategies and their impact on cooperation

new paper by Xueheng Li, Lucas Molleman and Dennie van Dolder
11 May 2021

Stress-testing defaults: what happens to pension auto enrolment during a crisis?

with John Gathergood, Jesal Sheth and Matthew Blakstad on 13 May
04 May 2021

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New CeDEx Publications

The Differential Impact of Friendship on Cooperative and Competitive Coordination by Gabriele Chierchia Fabio Tufano and Giorgio Coricelli

LIONESS Lab: a free web‐based platform for conducting interactive experiments online by Marcus Giamattei, Kyanoush Seyed Yahosseini, Simon Gächter & Lucas Molleman

Robust Pricing with Refunds by Toomas Hinnosaar and Keiichi Kawai

Stackelberg Independence by Toomas Hinnosaar

Personality, Emotional Intelligence, and Rationality
by Brice Corgnet, Simon Gaechter and Roberto Hernan Gonzalez

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Become a paid volunteer

At CeDEx we conduct research into how people make decisions. We require the participation of volunteers. No special skills are required, and most participants will receive a reward. To ensure your safety we are currently running our experiments online and making electronic payments.

If you are a registered student at the University of Nottingham you can  sign up to be a paid volunteer.
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  Watch our video to find out more (opens in an external window).

Hire our Nottingham labs

CeDEx at Nottingham has two labs (based on two campuses) with a combined total of 72 computer terminals.

With a dedicated Lab Manager, we can offer a professional service for anyone who wants to run experimental and decision-making experiments.

Read more about our Lab Facilities and find out how to contact us. *note we are not currently running any in-lab experiments but may be able to run online sessions for you. 

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Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4763
Enquiries: suzanne.robey@nottingham.ac.uk
Experiments: cedex@nottingham.ac.uk