September 28, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Behavioural Business Lab (Room 013.04.003), RMIT Building 13, 405 Russell Street
Join us for a captivating mini-course led by prestigious behavioural and experimental economists Professor Jingjing Zhang and Professor Dmitry Ryvkin. As Professor of Economics, Professor Zhang and Professor Ryvkin bring a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to this enriching session.
Jingjing Zhang is a distinguished academic holding the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Economics within the School of Economics, Finance, and Marketing at RMIT University. Her extensive research portfolio centers around the application of experimental methods to enhance the design of institutions governing auctions, markets, voting processes, committee decisions, rent-seeking contests, resource allocations, and collective decision-making. Jingjing Zhang's work exemplifies a commitment to advancing the understanding and effectiveness of economic systems through empirical analysis and innovative research methodologies, making her an invaluable contributor to the field of economics at RMIT University.
Dmitry Ryvkin is a Professor of Economics at RMIT University, where he joined the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing in 2023, and a Bernard F. Sliger Professor of Economics at Florida State University (currently on leave). Professor Ryvkin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) in Prague, as well as a Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University in East Lansing. In his research, Professor Ryvkin combines theory and laboratory experiments to address a diverse set of questions in applied microeconomics. His topics of interest include incentives in organizations, corruption and adverse behaviours, political economy, overconfidence, and games with dynamic externalities.
Experimental methods are powerful tools for understanding and predicting human behaviour, making them invaluable in the realms of policy and business. In this engaging mini course, Professor Zhang and Professor Ryvkin will guide participants through the art of conducting experiments to inform research, shape policy recommendations, and enhance individual decision-making. This course serves as your gateway to the world of experimental economics, introducing its methodologies and showcasing recent applications. In particular, the course explores how experiments can skillfully address identification problems often encountered in non-experimental data. An essential component of this course is hands-on participation in many experiments, providing you with invaluable practical experience.
This mini-course is part of the Behavioural Business and Policy Week, a week-long event packed with insights and knowledge-sharing. Explore the full program of Behavioural Business and Policy Week and its three exciting events catering to different audiences. Gain valuable insights and perspectives to enrich your understanding of behavioural and experimental economics and its practical applications.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.