Centre for Behavioural Economics and Finance
The Centre for Behavioural Economics and Finance aims to improve our understanding of economic and financial decisions by individuals and firms using a combination of experimental methods and data from public and private registers.
Our research has been funded by various public and private institutions, and we have published in leading international journals including American Economic Review and Econometrica, as well as in leading field journals.
The Centre has developed a portable experimental laboratory that allows us to analyse, evaluate and design solutions for complex policy issues, and thereby provide insights to debates on economic, financial and social policy in the UK.
The portable experimental laboratory can be used for research and teaching purposes, and researchers from the Business School and other disciplines at Durham are encouraged to take advantage of the facility. We can think of applications in finance, economics, management and psychology. The methods would also be relevant to disciplines in other faculties such as public health, engineering and computer science.
A priority of the Centre is to develop a dialogue between researchers and policy makers and to encourage a more rigorous debate of policy towards issues in behavioural economics and finance.