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Workshop in Experimental Methods for Research in Social Science and Business

The BizLab at UNSW is hosting a half-day Workshop in Experimental Methods for Research in Social Science and Business on Thursday, November 6th.

We welcome academics from across the business disciplines and social sciences who are interested in experimental methods and interdisciplinary exchange. It is anticipated both faculty and PhD students from across Australia will attend the workshop, and there will be plenty of time for informal networking.


  • Date: Thursday, November 6th 2014
  • Time: 12pm - 6.30pm, followed by dinner
  • Location: UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney
    • AGSM Building - John B Reid Theatre
  • Catering: Lunch, refreshments and dinner will be provided free of charge for all registered workshop participants


To register, click on the link below to be taken to the registration page. Registration is free but compulsory due to catering requirements.

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  • Associate Professor Shayne Gary, UNSW
    • Shayne Gary is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Strategy in the School of Management. His research interests include: Decision making in dynamic, complex systems; managerial mental models; and the dynamics of corporate growth. His current projects include: strategic decision making in mergers & acquisitions; analogical reasoning in strategy problems; boom and bust dynamics of corporate growth; stretch goals and the distribution of performance, and causal blind spots and superstitious beliefs in managerial mental models.
  • Professor Andreas Ortmann, UNSW
    • Professor Ortmann took up his current position of Professor of Experimental and Behavioural Economics in the School of Economics, UNSW Australia Business School in 2009. Prior to his appointment at the Business School, he was the (Boston Consulting Group) Professor of Economics at CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. He also was, for a year each, a visiting scholar of the Program on Non-Profit Organizations at Yale University, the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and the Harvard Business School. His research interests are wide-ranging and include game theory, experimental economics, the experimental methods in the social sciences, and the history of economic thought. His Google scholar H-index is 24 (18 for citations since 2009). He is associate editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology and on the board of the Review of Behavioural Economics.
  • Professor John Roberts, UNSW
    • John Roberts holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Marketing at the University of New South Wales and the London Business School. His research focuses on the modelling of consumer decision processes to focus managerial decisions. He has won the American Marketing Association's William O'Dell Award, its John A. Howard Award and its Advanced Research Techniques Forum Best Paper Award. He has also been a Finalist in the Society for Marketing Science's John Little Best Paper Award three times and the Gary Lilien Marketing Science Practice Award three times.
  • Professor Lisa Cameron, Monash University
    • Lisa Cameron is is a Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University and the Director of the Monash Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES). She is an empirical development economist whose research focuses on social and economic issues in Asia - predominantly Indonesia and China. Her research often incorporates the techniques of experimental economics. Her experimental work spans conventional lab experiments, framed field experiments and randomised field experiments.
  • Professor Bill von Hippel, University of QLD
    • Bill von Hippel is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland with research interests in social intelligence, self-control, and self-deception. Bill is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Institute for Advanced Study, and is president of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Bill's research has been reported in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times "100 Ideas of the Year", the Economist, USA Today, Le Monde, Il Mundo, Der Spiegel, and The Australian.
  • Dr Christina Anthony, University of Sydney
    • Dr. Christina Anthony is currently a Lecturer in the Discipline of Marketing at The University of Sydney Business School. Christina recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship as part of an ARC Discovery project investigating the role of counterfactual thinking in gambling behaviour. Christina completed her doctorate in the area of interpersonal deception where she examined the consequences of the lies consumers tell. She also has Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney. Christina's research uses experimental design to examine how emotions influence consumer judgments and motivation. She has a particular interest in how and when consumers engage in emotional regulation and coping behaviour. She is also interested in the experience of moral emotions and cognitions, including the social consequences of guilt, shame and empathy. Her other primary area of interest focuses on interpersonal deception and the consequences of lying on people's evaluations and memory. Her work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
  • Dr Ben Greiner, UNSW
    • Ben Greiner is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics at UNSW. He works in experimental economics and market design. Prior to joining UNSW in 2008, Ben worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics and the University of Cologne in Germany, where he also received his PhD, and spent two years as a Postdoc at Harvard University. Ben's research addresses basic questions of economic interactions in social contexts, such as how groups reach economic decisions or how uncertainty affects cooperation and trade, as well as more applied questions of designing and improving real-world markets. For example, Ben's work has helped to redesign eBay's world-wide feedback system and to design auction rules for the allocation of carbon permits.
  • Professor Gary Monroe, UNSW
    • Gary Monroe is a Professor of Accounting at UNSW Australia. His research interests include auditing with an emphasis on audit judgment and the economics of auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Associate Professor Ben Newell, UNSW
    • Ben R. Newell is an ARC Future fellow and an Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. His research interests include judgment and decision-making, with particular interest in the cognitive mechanisms underlying multiple cue judgment, and the implicit/explicit distinction in learning, memory, categorization and decision making.
  • Dr Lu (Nick) Wang, UNSW
    • Lu (Nick) Wang is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at UNSW Business School. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in the United States. Dr. Wang's research focuses on emotions and emotion capabilities in work-related context. His work has appeared in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Management and Organization Review, Personality and Individual Differences, and Journal of Research on Personality. Dr. Wang has won research awards at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference and is a recipient of UNSW's Goldstar Research Award.
  • Dr Brock Bastian, UNSW
    • Brock Bastian received his PhD in social psychology from The University of Melbourne in 2007. He was awarded a University of Queensland postdoctoral fellowship followed by an Australian Research Council postdoctoral fellowship for his work on dehumanization and morality. In 2014 Dr Bastian joined the University of New South Wales as an ARC Future Fellow. His work broadly focuses on dehumanization, morality, happiness, and pain. He has received awards for this work from the Australian Psychological Association, the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists and the University of Queensland. His work has received broad media attention including coverage from The Economist, Time Magazine, New Scientist, Scientific American, and Huffington Post.
  • Professor Bob Slonim, University of Sydney
    • Professor Slonim joined the School of Economics at the University of Sydney in 2008. He received his PhD from Duke University in 1995 and was a Postdoctoral candidate at Pittsburgh until 1998 before working at Case Western Reserve University for 10 years. Professor Slonim's recent research interests include better understanding motives for charitable behavior and volunteering, combining theory with lab and field evidence. He has extensively studied motives for blood donations over the past decade and his work has increasingly been affecting policy. He has also recently become co-editor of the Journal of the Economic Science Association.
  • Associate Professor Markus Groth, UNSW
    • Markus Groth is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Arizona. Markus' research focuses on service management and the role of emotions in the workplace, specifically, the link between employee experiences of work and service quality experiences of the customers they serve. His work has been published in leading management, psychology, and marketing journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Executive. He has consulted with both private and public organisations on human resource management issues, and has been awarded several large, multi-year research grants by the Australian Research Council to examine various facets of managing people in the workplace.
  • Dr Gigi Foster, UNSW
    • Dr Gigi Foster is a senior lecturer with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales. Her research interests and contributions lie in the areas of education, social influence, behavioral economics, and the multi-disciplinary analysis of human behavior in groups. Her recent experimental work has looked at multitasking, luck, and social norms.
  • Dr Gerri Spassova, Monash University
    • Gerri Spassova is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing at Monash University. Her research interests are in the area of consumer behaviour. In particular, she uses behavioural experimentation to study factors that influence consumers' processing of information, judgment, and choice.
  • Professor Nick Feltovich, Monash University
    • Professor Nicholas Feltovich is an economist specialising in the analysis of decision making behaviour in strategic settings, mainly through the use of controlled experiments with human subjects. He received his PhD in 1997 from University of Pittsburgh, under the supervision of Alvin Roth (Nobel Laureate in 2012). He spent 10 years at University of Houston and 4 years at University of Aberdeen before joining Monash University's economics department in 2011. He has published 24 peer-reviewed articles, including 13 in ABDC A* journals and another 6 in A journals (according to ABDC's most recent rating), in areas such as bargaining, game theory, behavioural economics, and bounded rationality. He currently holds two ARC-DP grants (both as lead CI). He is an associate chair of Monash's Human Research Ethics Committee, a member of the executive board of the Economic Science Association (the international organisation of experimental economists) and associate editor of European Economic Review, Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics, and Experimental Economics.
  • Dr Nitika Garg, UNSW
    • Nitika Garg is an Associate Professor in the School of Marketing at the University of New South wales. Her primary research interest focuses on studying the influence of emotions on consumer judgment and decision making including choice and consumption. Specifically, she examines the effect of discrete emotions such as anger, happiness, and sadness, on various aspects of consumer behaviour especially, consumption of hedonic products.

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