Center and Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics


LBOE

Understanding Human Behavior in Economic Decision-Making Contexts

The Center and Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (CLBOE) provides researchers in operations, economics and other social and management sciences with a laboratory environment in which the object of study can be manipulated in a controlled way (much as lab techniques are used in natural sciences).

The lab houses a computer network designed to simulate business activities such as markets and negotiations. Study subjects include auctions, inventory management, bargaining and dispute resolution, electronic markets, mechanism design and decision-support systems. UT Dallas faculty and students in the Jindal School of Management are welcome to use the CLBOE for research purposes. The CLBOE is also available to demonstrate games and markets to graduate students. First priority is given to research. Contact Us for more information.

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UT Dallas students from all departments and disciplines can sign up to participate in our experiments. Students will earn cash for their participation and benefit from a learning opportunity. Register to receive invitations for our forthcoming experimental sessions.

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Welcome to Center and Laboratory of Behavioral Operations and Economics. Our intent is have a hub for researchers and maintain a professional lab for experiments. The center emphasizes the behavioral research that complements quantitative research and we encourage you to take advantage of our facility.

Gary E. Bolton, PhD

Co-Director, Center and Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (CLBOE)

Elena Katok, PhD

Co-Director, Center and Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (CLBOE)

A hub for researchers at the intersection of operations management, managerial economics and marketing.

Some of the best work in behavioral research comes from cross-pollination of concepts and methods (including outside the realm of research presently considered behavioral). The CLBOE encourages cross-pollinations through researcher networking, seminars, workshops and joint grant proposals, as well as through collaborative PhD mentoring.

Promote behavioral research that complements quantitative research.

Most important strides in behavioral research have resulted from a focus on testing quantitative models or from using behavioral findings to fashion new quantitative models. The center builds on UTD’s strength in a quantitative approach to research targeted to top journals.

Maintain a computer laboratory devoted to experimental testing.

The laboratory environment is controlled and can maintain conditions that are conducive to exploring new ideas and concepts. The lab is open to use by researchers across the Jindal School of Management and beyond.

Innovation for learning excellence.

The CLBOE actively promotes the transition of software and related tools from behavioral research to interactive learning tools for the classroom. The lab also provides research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students through collaborative efforts with research faculty.

Resources for growth.

The CLBOE promotes grant proposals to national agencies such as the National Science Foundation and private agencies such as the Russell Sage Foundation.

Outreach and interaction with the business community.

An important trend in behavior research is the establishment of methods to translate basic research findings into applied science. CBLOE actively promotes connections with the Dallas business community.

Faculty Members

Name Position/Title
Gary E. Bolton Om Prakash Jindal Chair Professor of Managerial Economics Co-Director, Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (LBOE)
Bernhard Ganglmair Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics
Ernan E. Haruvy Associate Professor of Marketing
Kyle Hyndman Assistant Professor of Finance and Managerial Economics
Elena Katok Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management Co-Director, Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (LBOE)
Xin (Sherry) Li As sistant Professor of Economics
Özalp Özer Ashbel Smith Professor of Management Science
Director of PhD program in Operations Management
Anyan Qi Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Lab Manager/Doctoral Students

Name Position/Title
Mrunal Hadke Lab Manager
Bahriye Cesaret Doctoral Student, Operations Management
Blair Flicker Doctoral Student, Operations Management
Sina Shokoohyar Doctoral Student, Operations Management
Yulia Vorotyntseva Doctoral Student, Operations Management

Collaborators

Name School/University
Rajshree Agarwal R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park
Dan Ariely The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Michael Becker-Peth Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
Damian R. Beil Ross School of Business, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Uri Ben-Zion Economics Department, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Jordi Brandts Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, UAB, Spain
Gary B. Charness Department of Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara
Kay-Yut Chen University of Texas at Arlington
James C. Cox Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Rachel Croson College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington
Andrew M. Davis Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Arnaud DeBruyn ESSEC Business School, France
Karen Donohue Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Wedad Elmaghraby R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park
Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans College of Business at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Uri Gneezy Rady School of Management, University of California at San Diego (La Jolla)
Ben Greiner School of Economics, University of New South Wales, Australia
Glenn W. Harrison J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Sandy D. Jap Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Emin Karagozoglu Department of Economics, Bilkent University, Turkey
Anthony M. Kwasnica Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University
Kathleen McGinn Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Axel Ockenfels Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
Tava Olsen Business School, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Elie Ofek Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Valery Pavlov Business School, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Peter T.L. Popkowski Leszczyc Department of Marketing, Business Economics and Law, University of Alberta, Canada
Yufei Ren Department of Economics, Union College
Alvin E. Roth Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Timothy C. Salmon Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University
Natalia Santamaria Industrial Engineering–Center for Optimization and Applied Probability, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Kenneth L. Schultz Department of Operational Sciences, Air Force Institute of Technology
Enno Siemsen Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Dale O. Stahl Economics Department, University of Texas at Austin
Ulrich W. Thonemann Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
Achim Wambach Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
Zhixi Wan College of Business at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Peter Werner Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
Yan (Diana) Wu School of Business, University of Kansas
Muhamet Yildiz Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cesar Zamudio Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Yanchong (Karen) Zheng MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rami Zwick The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Riverside

The Center and Laboratory for Behavioral Operations and Economics (LBOE) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas is privileged to host academic experts in behavioral research presenting their latest work on the most relevant topics facing our discipline today. The LBOE Seminars are held every Monday 11:30 AM -1:00 PM in JSOM 1.517 Fall and Spring semester.

For information about attending, please contact Joan Fritz.

  • Current Academic Year

    2015 – 2016

    Spring 2016

    Date Name Affiliation Title
    02/01/16 Jordan Tong University of Wisconsin Bounded Cognition and Representatives in Forecasting
    02/08/16 Corinne Low University of Pennsylvania Pricing the Biological Clock: Reproductive Capital on the US Marriage Market
    02/15/16 Rudy Santore University of Tennessee, Knoxville Whistle-blowers, Amnesty, and Managerial Fraud: An Experimental Investigation
    02/22/16 Kalyan Chatterjee Pennsylvania State University Bilateral trading and incomplete information: The Coase conjecture in a small market
    04/11/16 Tracy Liu Tsinghua University/University of Arkansas Selling Multiple Units: An Experimental Study
    04/25/16 Victoria Prowse Cornell University First-place loving and last-place loathing: How rank in the distribution of performance affects effort provision

    Fall 2015

    Date Name Affiliation Title
    08/24/15 Wolfgang Luhan University of Bochum Am I my peer’s keeper?
    Social Responsibility in Financial Decision Making
    09/14/15 Tony Kwasnica Pennsylvania State University Aggregate Sentiment and Investment:
    An Experimental Study

    09/21/15 Peter Coles eBay Income Mobility and Distribution in E-Commerce:
    The Case of eBay Sellers
    09/28/15 Yesim Orhun University of Michigan Reciprocating to Strategic Kindness
    10/05/15 Diana Wu University of Kansas Power and Fairness
    10/12/15 Eugen Dimant University of Paderborn and Harvard On Peer Effects: Behavioral Contagion of (Un)Ethical
    Behavior and the Role of Social Identity
    11/16/15 Guillaume Roels UCLA Anderson School of Management The Design of Experimental Services with Acclimation and Memory Services with Acclimation and Memory Decay: Optimal Sequence and Duration
  • 2014 – 2015

    Fall 2015 LBOE Seminars

    Date Name Affiliation
    08/31/2015 Wolfgang J. Luhan University of Bochum
    09/14/15 Anthony Kwasnica PennState University
    09/21/15 Peter Coles Ebay
    09/28/15 Yesim Orhun University of Michigan
    10/05/15 Diana Wu University of Kansas
    10/12/15 Eugen Dimant University of Paderborn & Harvard University
    11/16/15 Guillaume Roels UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Date Name Affiliation
    10/06/2014 Sarah Jacobson Williams College
    10/13/2014 Min Ding Pennsylvania State University
    Artificial Empathy
    10/20/2014 Ellen P. Green Arizona State University
    10/27/2014 Bahriye Cesaret The University of Texas at Dallas
    A Behavioral Study of Capacity Allocation in Revenue Management
    11/03/2014 Yaroslav Rosokha Purdue University
    11/10/2014 Jason Aimone Baylor University
    11/17/2014 Basak Kalkanci Georgia Tech University
    12/01/2014 Anya Samek University of Wisconsin-Madison
    03/02/2015 Nikolay Osadchiy Emery University
    Behavioral Anomalies in Consumer Wait-or-Buy Decisions and Their Implications for Market Management
    03/09/2015 Christos A. Ioannou University of Southampton
    An Experimental Study of Uncertainty in Coordination Games
    03/23/2015 Karen Y. Zheng MIT Sloan School of Management
    03/30/2015 Danila Serra Southern Methodist University
    04/06/2015 Sheen S. Levine University of Texas at Dallas
    04/13/2015 John H. Kagel Ohio State University
    04/20/2015 Yesim Orhun University of Michigan
    04/27/2015 Diana Wu University of Kansas
  • 2013 – 2014

    Date Guest Lecturer Presentation Title
    04/28/2014 Tanjim Hossain, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
    04/07/2014 Xuanming Su, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
    03/24/2014 Anna Popova A Multi-Peaked Model of Preferences
    03/17/2014 Erkut Ozbay, University of Maryland, Department of Economics How Do Elected and Appointed Policymakers Act When in Office? Experimental Evidence on Citizens, Candidates, and Leaders.
    03/03/2014 Saurabh Bansal, PennState’s SMEAL College of Business
    02/24/2014 Rami Zwick, University of California, Riverside; School of Business Administration “Pay What You Want” as Threshold Public Good Provision
    02/17/2014 Tim Salmon, Southern Methodist University’s Department of Economics Sabotage vs Discouragement: Which Dominates Post Promotion Tournament Behavior?
    02/10/2014 Bernhard Ganglmair, The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management Dynamic Information Sharing: An Experiment
    02/03/2014 Jordi Brandts, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Stand by Me: Experiments on Help and Commitment in Coordination Games
    01/27/2014 Andy Schotter, New York University, Center for Experimental Social Science Matching and Chatting: An Experimental Study of the Impact of Network Communication on School-Matching Mechanisms
    12/02/2013 Tony Cui, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management Fairness Ideals in Distribution Channel
    11/18/2013 Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto; Rotman School of Management When to Exit: Limited Rationality in Firm Decisions
    11/11/2013 Noah Myung, Naval Postgraduate School The Combinatorial Retention Auction Mechanism
    11/04/2013 Anton Ovchinnikov, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Insights in ‘Environmental Taxes and the Choice of Green Technology’ and ‘Coordinating Pricing and Supply of Public Interest Goods Using Rebates and Subsidies’
    10/28/2013 Zhixi Wan, University of Illinois, College of Business Using Procurement Service Providers in Supplier Screening
    10/21/2013 John Morgan, University of California, Berkeley; Haas School of Business Strategic and Natural Risk in Entrepreneurship: An Experimental Study.
    10/14/2013 Yan Chen, University of Michigan, School of Information From Boston to Chinese Parallel to Deferred Acceptance: Theory and Experiments on a Family of School Choice Mechanisms
    09/30/2013 Lijia Tan, Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, China. An experimental investigation of auctions and bargaining in procurement
    09/23/2013 Kay-Yut Chen, HP Labs Bounded Rationality in Operations: Theory, Experiment, and Practice
    09/09/2013 Weded Elmaghraby, University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business The Impact of Starting Price and Inventory on Auction Prices: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Online B2B Secondary Market Auctions
  • Past Seminars

    Date Guest Lecturer
    11/13/2012 Ben Greiner (UNSW), 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., JSOM 1.302
    “Bargaining, Asymmetric Information and Communication An Experiment”
    11/12/2012 Enno Siemsen (University of Minnesota), 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., JSOM 1.517
    “The Sum and Its Parts: A Behavioral Investigation of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Forecasting Processes”
    10/19/2012 Damian Beil (University of Michigan), 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., JSOM 2.115
    “The Role of Cost Modeling in Competitive Bid Procurement”

How to conduct an experiment at LBOE

Faculty from the Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas, as well as colleagues at other institutions, are welcome to use the LBOE for their research. LBOE is also available to demonstrate games and markets to MS, MBA and PhD students. Please start by reading the Laboratory Usage Guidelines document.

If you want to conduct research at LBOE facilites, after your research is approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), please contact a LBOE co-director to request authorization to use the lab facilities. After your request has been approved, you will be able to Login and sign up to conduct an experiment.

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