Sarah Walker

Senior Lecturer




Room 464, UNSW Business School, UNSW


September 5, 2017: Sarah Walker (UNSW Business School)
Topic: Taking the lab to the field: using lab-in-the-field experiments to inform policy

The abstract for Dr Walker’s presentation is as follows:
Lab experiments conducted in a naturalistic environment, termed “lab-in-the-field” experiments, are becoming an increasingly popular methodology. This talk discusses the use of the methodology to inform policy decisions. I focus first on the ability of lab-in-the-field experiments to test for the external validity of results obtained in the lab, compare behavior across various cultures, and explore behavioral mechanisms. I then discuss specific examples of the use of these experiments to assist in the design and targeting of policy, particularly in developing countries.
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