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.

  • Connect with the Director
  • Our Mission
  • Members & Collaborators
  • Seminars
  • Using the Laboratory
  • Related Resources

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.

Students Participate, Earn Cash and Help Science!

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.

Seminars of Interest at UT Dallas

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
Vineetha Sivadasan 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
John Sterman MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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 12:15PM – 1:30PM in JSOM 1.517 Fall and Spring semester.

For information about attending, please contact Joan Fritz.

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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