Old news

2011-07-01 to 2011-09-30
CREED 20th anniversary
September 2 and 3 CREED will celebrate its 20th anniversary! We start with talks by Charlie Holt, Vjollca Sadiraj, Jordi Brandts and Martin Kocher, afterwards drinks and dinner and on Saturday a hike and "farmers-golf"!.
2011-05-08 to 2011-06-30
CREED website 2.0 beta online!
The technical sub-committee (Roel and Joep) have studied many websites and decided on this new layout and structure. Send comments or bugs to Joep..
2011-10-03 to 2012-08-14
Upcoming PhD defenses
Marcelo Tyszler February 3 2012, Friday, at 10:00h-11:30h
Ailko van der Veen, February 28 2012, Tuesday, at 14.00h-15.30h
Jona Linde, March 2, 2012, Friday, at 10.00h-11.30h
Joris Gillet, April 12, 2012, Thursday, at 12.00h-13.30h
Thomas de Haan, July 5, 2012, Thursday, at 16.00h-17.30h

Adrian de Groot-Ruiz, September 14, 2012, Friday, at 12.00h-13.30h.
2012-09-04 to 2012-09-17
PhD defense
Adrian de Groot-Ruiz, September 14, 2012, Friday, at 12.00h-13.30h..
2012-10-22 to 2013-02-04
Upcoming PhD defenses
Ben Pelloux, December 11, 2012, 10.00 am Agnietenkapel
Roel van Veldhuizen, January 31, 2013, 10.00 am Agnietenkapel.
2013-04-18 to 2013-08-18
Award Winning Paper
The Unicredit and Universities Foundation awarded TI PhD students Rei Sayag and Pedro Robalo the first prize for their outstanding joint paper entitled “Paying is Believing: The Effect of Costly Information on Bayesian Updating.” Sayag and Robalo won the Best Paper Award Labor Economics competition and a prize of € 2.000. Their award winning paper examines the assumption that people find it difficult to use new information well in uncertainty-ridden environments. Sayag and Robalo used a laboratory experiment to examine whether making information costly can affect decision making under risk. Their results show that people rely on information they are charged for more than on identical information they obtain for free. In the parlance of Bayesian updating, signals that are costly receive a higher weight that signals that are costless. These results suggest straightforward policy implications for information pricing: if decision makers are not using new information to the amount prescribed by the (Bayesian) normative benchmark, charging for new information will tend to correct this shortcoming. Pedro Robalo will present this paper at the workshop on the same topic to be held at IZA, Bonn on June 17-18, 2013. Robalo is a PhD student and member of TI’s Behavioral and Experimental Economics (BEE) Research Group. Sayag is a PhD student and member of TI’s Organizations and Markets (OM) Research Group. .
2013-09-10 to 2013-10-10
Joel Sobel is visiting CREED
We are very happy that Joel Sobel is visiting us during the 2013/2014 academic year..
2013-09-10 to 2013-10-10
New CREED members
From the 1st of September, Joël van der Weele has joined CREED as post-doctoral researcher. Francisco Gomez Martinez, Simin He, David Smerdon and Jindi Zheng all joined CREED as PhD students: welcome all!.
2013-10-22 to 2014-01-22
Programming Economic Experiments in Php
If you consider programming experiments in php/mysql check out the short introduction with examples and code snippets .
2014-04-30 to 2014-08-30
Crash course experimental economics, August 18-22
If you like to learn how to design and run an experiment, you can register for our crash course in experimental economics. The course takes place in Amsterdam from August 18-22. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2014. For more information, visit crash course..
2014-05-12 to 2014-05-18
Workshop Incentives and Behavior Change, May 16
On Friday May 16 (09.30-18.00) there will be a workshop on incentives and behavior change. The location is JK 1.90 (Roeterseiland). For more information about the program, please contact Jeroen van de Ven (j.vandeven@uva.nl). .
2014-09-26 to 2014-11-04
PhD defense Yang
On October 23 Yang Yang will defend her thesis (14.00)..
2014-09-26 to 2014-11-14
Ailko van der Veen back in Amsterdam
From October 1 Ailko van der Veen will be the new lab-manager..
2014-11-05 to 2014-12-10
Pedro Robalo will defend his PhD-thesis
December 3, 10 am (which is somewhat early for someone we rarely saw before lunch), Pedro will defend his PhD thesis in the Agnietenkapel.
2015-04-06 to 2015-05-20
The Creed labs have moved!
Our labs have moved from the G-building to the E1 building, 8th floor. Take the elevator in the D-building to the 6th (!) floor, turn right through the doors that connect the D and E building..
2015-07-30 to 2015-08-30
New CREED-ers
Shaul Shalvi and Mael Lebreton joined CREED..
2015-09-28 to 2015-11-01
PhD defense Aaron
Aaron Kamm on Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 14:00 (Agnietenkapel).
2015-09-27 to 2015-10-15
PhD defense Anita
Anita Kopányi-Peuker on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 14:00 (Agnietenkapel).
2015-09-28 to 2015-11-01
PhD defense Boris
Boris van Leeuwen on Friday 30 October 2015 (Agnietenkapel).
2015-10-27 to 2015-12-31
Tenure-track assistant professorship position
In this year job market we are looking for a tenure track ass. prof. in a recently started project "Communication-by-Action and Market-Design". Info about the project.
2015-10-20 to 2015-11-18
PhD defense Matze
Matthias Weber will defend on November 17, 10.00 (Agnietenkapel).
2015-12-22 to 2016-03-28
Field study in Victoria, Australia
Information about our research project on Trust and Social Values in Australia.
2016-03-31 to 2016-05-04
Is sin original? An interdisciplinary symposium
May 3rd 2016, REC-M 1.03, a symposium on “is sin original?”. With David Rand (Yale), Yoella Bereby-Meyer (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Benjamin Hilbig (University of Koblenz-Landau), and others. Information & registration http://abc.uva.nl/events/item/is-sin-original.html .
2016-03-11 to 2016-06-06
Valedictory lecture Frans van Winden
Frans van Winden will give his valedictory lecture on Friday June 3, afternoon, in the Aula of the University of Amsterdam. The day before (Thursday June 2) there will be a workshop "New Challenges for Political Economy" (registration required). Info and registration.
2016-06-20 to 2016-07-16
CREED hosts EADM's Summer School 11-16 July 2016
CREED will host the 3rd Summer School of the European Association for Decision Making. See program here: http://eadm.eu/ You are welcome to attend the lectures, just email us at summerschool2016@eadm.eu to verify we have space. .
2016-09-08 to 2016-10-08
Reinhard Selten (1930-2016)
CREED mourns the passing away of Reinhard Selten (University of Bonn). A great, kind, inspiring, and unorthodox behavioral scientist is no more. From the start of his academic career he was interested in studying and modeling economic behavior both from a rational and, in particular, a descriptive (boundedly rational) perspective. The former culminated in seminal contributions to game theory for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1994, while the latter made him a pioneer in experimental economics and led to a life-long interest in modeling bounded rationality. In his view, any tool, method or theory, from whichever discipline, should be considered if it had the potential to improve our knowledge of behavior. He also favored exploratory experimentation to safe but unexciting incremental studies, and emphasized the use of sufficiently large numbers of independent observations that laboratory experimentation made possible. At CREED we will particularly remember him as a kind person and inspiring scholar, who helped the development of our lab through his encouragement and membership of its advisory board at the start, and his later regular involvement in its (non-)scientific activities..
2016-10-31 to 2016-11-24
PhD defense Francisco Gomez-Martinez
Francisco will defend his thesis on November 23, 11.00 in the Aula (and NOT the Agnietenkapel!).
2016-11-08 to 2017-02-24
Can science enhance ethics in society?
On 24 February 2017 we hold the ‘Can science enhance ethics in society?’ symposium at the Royal Tropical Institute (08:30-19:30 including reception). Selected speakers: Lamar Pierce, Michel Marechal, Uri Gneezy. Policy speakers: Ousmane Diagana (Vice President for Ethics and Business Conduct, World Bank Group), Nicola Bonucci (director legal affairs OECD), Simon Bentholm (K7, Copenhagen). .
2017-01-02 to 2017-01-26
Simin He PhD defence
Simin will defend her PhD thesis on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 10:00 at the Agnietenkapel.
2017-02-01 to 2017-02-03
25 year jubilee for Joep Sonnemans
He started at CREED on February 1, 1992, and that is now 25 years ago. .
2017-04-13 to 2017-05-07
Vacancy: Lecturer in Microeconomics
See description.
2017-04-26 to 2017-05-17
David Smerdon PhD defence
David Smerdon will defend his PhD-thesis on 16 May at 12:00 at the Agnietenkapel.
2017-05-30 to 2017-07-30
Joël van der Weele gets VIDI grant
Joël has received a VIDI grant (800.000 euro) from the NWO for the project "Selective Attention and Economic Decisions”.

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2017-09-04 to 2017-10-19
Moral Behavior and Calculated Ambiguity workshop
On 18 October 2017, we are holding a workshop at the University of Amsterdam on “Moral Behavior and Calculated Ambiguity”. Speakers include Jason Dana (Yale University), Christine Exley (Harvard University), Björn Bartling (Zurich University), and others. Registration form (joining is free but space is limited): https://goo.gl/pxtzqo .

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