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

CeDEx Seminar - Antonio Penta (Pompeo Fabra)

28 October 2020 (14:00-15:00)
via Microsoft Teams
Towards an economic theory of personality: Attitudes towards failure and success

CeDEx Brown Bag Seminar - Georg Sator

29 October 2020 (13:00-14:00)
Online via MS Teams
Peer Effects and Social Closeness

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Welcome to our New Faculty for 2020-21

Including new CeDEx colleagues
22 September 2020

Never before in world history has economic activity fallen so quickly.

The economy after Covid-19
15 June 2020

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New CeDEx Publications

Stackelberg Independence by Toomas Hinnosaar

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

Moderating Loss Aversion: Loss Aversion Has Moderators, But Reports of its Death are Greatly Exaggerated by Kellen Mrkva, Eric J Johnson, Simon Gaechter and Andrea Herrmann 

People Prefer Cordinated Punishment in Cooperative Interactions by Lucas Molleman, Felix Koelle, Chris Starmer and Simon Gaechter

A Theory of Esteem Based Peer Pressure by Fabrizio Adriani and Silvia Sonderegger
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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 (normally cash).  

If you are a registered student at the University of Nottingham you can  sign up to be a paid volunteer  *note we are not currently running any in-lab experiments.

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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. 

 Understanding Human Behaviour



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