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Sunday, November 9 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Studying Economics in the Virtual World: From the Lab to the Class

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The use of virtual worlds to test the robustness of economic models in controlled experiments with more naturalistic cognitive cues and social interactions will be presented. Our research is interested in two primary topics -- how subjects form beliefs about the strategic nature of the game in which they find themselves and how their strategies and beliefs co-evolve with practice. I will also talk about how our experiments, used for research, are adapted to become demonstration experiments in the classroom.

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Kevin McCabe

Professor of Economics, Law, and Neuroscience, George Mason University
I use experiments to study the behavior of economic systems that range from the neural systems of the brain to the economic systems of virtual worlds. I interpret economic systems broadly to include the social, political, and economic interactions that lead to outcomes that affect our world. Since 2006 we have been developing economic experiments and data processing pipelines on virtual world platforms.

Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Business Track

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