The 6th Xiamen University International Workshop on Experimental Economics

On December 17, “The 6th Xiamen University International Workshop on Experimental Economics” was co-organized by Xiamen University's Ministry of Education Key Laboratory in Econometrics, the School of Economics & the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics.  Professor Yinggang Zhou, vice dean of WISE gave an opening speech, in which he introduced the newly founded Gregory Chow Research Center and the Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory (FEEL). He noted the importance of the conference in providing a platform for inspiring new ideas and furthering communication amongst the experimental research community.
The seminar lasted for two days. The key speakers were Christopher Anderson (University of Washington), Timothy Cason (Purdue University), Dirk Engelmann (Humboldt University) and Joel Sobel (University of California, San Diego). Over 120 participants joined the conference from all parts of the world. Eighty-one articles were presented throughout the conference in varied fields, including decision theory, game theory, development economics, environmental and resource economics, policy analysis, management science, marketing, political science and finance.  
In recent years, WISE has been providing more support for research in the discipline of experimental economics. WISE has recruited an outstanding research team and aims to become a national first-class experimental economics and finance research center. The discipline has been developed rapidly. It has received funds from the Fujian provincial government, national research funding bodies, the MOE and has published articles in several internationally and nationally renowned journals. The conference is a biannual event, first started in 2010. It has made a significant contribution to the development of the Experimental Economics discipline at Xiamen University and nationally.
About FEEL
FEEL is affiliated with the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) and the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory in Econometrics. The mission of FEEL is to become a leading institute in experimental economics and finance research. FEEL hosts a full-year weekly lunch workshop organized to facilitate discussion of research at various stages of completion. FEEL also organizes workshops to train instructors on how to conduct experiments and incorporate them into their curriculum.
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