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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 36 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.


CentERlab is located in the basement level of Cobbenhagen building at Tilburg University in rooms:

  • C01
  • C02
  • C04

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.

Links for participants

If you would like to sign up for a specific experiment, follow this link: sign up for an experiment.
If you would like to sign up on a mailing list for future experiments, follow this link: sign up on mailing list.