Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE)

The Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE) provides infrastructure for conducting experimental research at the University of Copenhagen and is a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. Members of CEE are working both on policy-relevant questions and basic research in decision making. CEE aims at being the leading institution for research in experimental economics in Scandinavia.




The primary focus of CEE is to investigate the effect of policy interventions, isolate causal factors of behavior through randomized controlled trials, and to assess the relevance of bounded rationality and non-standard preferences in the economy, society and the state. In addition, CEE provides teaching in experimental economics at Copenhagen University and contributes to the development of experimental methods and behavioral economic theory.

Experiments are an important tool of research in economics. Economic experiments can be run in a laboratory, over the internet or elsewhere (“in the field”). The Centre has two infrastructures to facilitate these types of experiments.

The internet Laboratory for Experimental Economics (iLEE)

The iLEE is an internet-based platform for running large-scale experiments over the internet.

Laboratory for Experimental Economics (LEE)

The LEE is a state-of-the-art laboratory devoted to research and teaching in experimental economics.










iLEE is a novel platform for research in Economics. It serves to conduct large-scale experiments with participants from all walks of life from the Danish population over the internet.

iLEE is directed by Jean-Robert Tyran. iLEE is part of the Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE) which is hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen.

Four waves (called iLEE1 to iLEE4) with several thousand participants have been completed to date. Each wave consists of several modules which have been designed in collaboration with numerous collaborators. About 20 academics and more than a dozen students have contributed to the success of the project.

The Carlsberg Foundation (Carlsbergfondet) has provided generous funding for establishing iLEE.

Read more about iLEE here.





The LEE is a state-of-the-art facility devoted to research and teaching in experimental economics. The laboratory facilities consist of 2 rooms for participants (with a capacity of 55 participants), a control room (for monitoring and payment), and an office with work space for researchers and students.

LEE is part of the Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE) and is hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen.

Participants in our research experiments earn money. How much they earn depends on their own decisions and on the decisions of other participants. For example, earnings depend on the prices at which goods are bought and sold in the market. No specialized skills are required to participate but a good command of English is necessary to understand experimental instructions.

Location of LEE

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Building 5, room 05-0-40
Copenhagen K























No special knowledge of economics, mathematics or computers is needed to participate in an economic experiment. However, a good command of English is necessary, as experimental instructions will be given in English.

Earnings / Payment

You can earn money in economic experiments. How much you earn depends on your own decisions and on other participants’ decisions. For example, in a market experiment your earnings depend on the (market) prices at which you buy and sell.

Time commitment and location

A typical experiment lasts 2 to 2.5 hours. The computerized laboratory is located in the heart of Copenhagen: Øster Farimagsgade 5, ground floor.

How to participate

To participate in experiments you must register. After the registration, you may be sent invitations for specific experiments. You can then still accept or decline the invitation.

Please click here to register.



Courses in the BSc and MSc Program

PhD courses

December: "Behavior and Incentives" (Matthias Sutter)

November 2017: "Behavioral Economis and Public Policy" (Steffen Altmann and Alexander Sebald)

November 2016: "Behavioral Economics and Public Policy" (Steffen Altmann and Alexander Sebald)

September 2016: Behavioral Economics of Education (Sally Sadoff)

June 2014: Social Networks (Paolo Pin)

Examples of B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses written at CEE

Berit Skov Nørgaard: "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation – A Field Experiment at the Pediatric Dentist"

Jakob Müller Karstoft: "Efficiency of Group Decision-Making – An Experimental Study"

Kristian Axel Nielsen and Esben Østergaard: "Heuristics and Biases: Evidence from the Danish Real Estate Market"

Lærke Aya Tarp Vang: "Complementary Cheating and Beliefs – A Lab Experiment"

Maria Kristin Sigurðardóttir Gade: "Perception of Defaults"






Name Title Image
Christina Gravert Associate Professor Billede af Christina Gravert
Helene Willadsen Postdoc Billede af Helene Willadsen
Jean-Robert Karl Tyran Professor Billede af Jean-Robert Karl Tyran
Malte Jacob Rattenborg PhD Student Billede af Malte Jacob Rattenborg
Nick Vikander Associate Professor Billede af Nick Vikander
Paolo Falco Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Billede af Paolo Falco
Pol Campos-Mercade Postdoc Billede af Pol Campos-Mercade
Sarah Zaccagni Postdoc Billede af Sarah Zaccagni
Steffen Altmann Associate Professor Billede af Steffen Altmann
Thomas Markussen Professor Billede af Thomas Markussen


Academic Director

Christina Gravert
Department of Economics
Phone: +45 35 33 47 82
E-mail: cag@econ.ku.dk

Administrative staff

Lotte Hvidegaard
Department of Economics
Øster Farimagsgade 5, building 26
DK-1353 Copenhagen K.
Phone: 35 32 603 31
E-mail: lotte.hvidegaard@econ.ku.dk

Laboratory for Experimental Economics (Kommunehospitalet)

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Room 05-0-40
(Building 5, entrance B)
1353 Copenhagen K
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Associated Faculty

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Erik Wengström (Lund University) Professor +46462220123 E-mail 

Lab Assistants

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Cecilie Christensen Student Assistant E-mail 
Simon Peter Lunn Bredsdorff Haubro Student Assistant E-mail 
Pradeksha Sethupathi Student Assistant E-mail 
Henrietta Tuomaila Student Assistant E-mail