Welcome to NZEEL
Welcome to the New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory (NZEEL) at the University of Canterbury. Located in the College of Business and Economics, NZEEL is the home of cutting edge experimental research and teaching in social science.
NZEEL is available for use by UC staff members, visiting researchers and graduate students. The laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility with 36 fully partitioned work stations and separate experiment control room.
NZEEL Distinguished Lecture
The NZEEL Distinguished Lecture Series annually presents guest speakers from around the globe to discuss the latest developments using cutting-edge techniques in experimental economics (read more)
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News and announcements
NZEEL Distinguished Lecture 2014
The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory recently presented Professor Robert Slonim, School of Economics, University of Sydney, as guest speaker for the 2014 NZEEL Distinguished Lecture. Professor Slonim spoke on 'The Science of Giving, Economics, and Improving Blood Supply' (read more)
Economics team studying workers' comparing wages
A University of Canterbury economics research team is looking at fairness of the job assignments and whether workers are sensitive to the wages of their co-workers. The research team, headed by Associate Professor Maros Servátka, is investigating if workers react to the employers’ decisions about job allocations and if employers consider the importance of the job assignment process and reduce wage differences (read more)
Doing it for the team: new insights into group identity
Organisational identity and team spirit are important factors in the success of any enterprise. But what impact can a sense of common purpose have when contracting relationships with other firms? Research from Hodaka Morita, a professor in the school of economics at the Australian School of Business (ASB), and Maroš Servátka, an associate professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, throws new light on the issue (read more)