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CentER's facility for experiments in economics and business at Tilburg University

CentERlab is CentER's facility for conducting economic and business experiments. It consists of a dedicated computerized laboratory, containing 24 partitioned workstations (the A-Lab) and 10 individual cubicles (the B-Lab). In addition, we maintain an online subject recruitment system targeted at the student population of Tilburg University.

Location and layout

CentERlab is located in rooms CZ01, CZ02 and CZ04. These can be found at the basement level of Building C at Tilburg University.

For a map of the layout of CentERlab, click here

Participating in experiments at CentERlab

What does it mean to participate in an experiment?
  • As a participant of an experiment, you are given a (usually rather simple) decision task (e.g. "choose an action A, B, or C", "set a price for a good" etc.). All the information that you need to perform the task is provided on the spot at the experiment.
  • Because you are participating in an experiment, your decisions have "real" economic consequences, that means that you will actually earn money! How much money you will earn, however, can depend on how successful your decisions are (successful decisions can give you substantial earnings, while other decisions may lead to rather small earnings), or on the duration of the experiment.
  • Your decisions will be processed anonymously.
  • The results of the experiments will be used for scientific studies and reports.

Do you want to sign up for a specific experiment? Click here. Here you will find details of all current projects and experiments.

Do you want to be informed of any upcoming experiments and place your name on a list for eventual future participation in an experiment? Click here

People involved in CentERlab and experimental economics

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