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Welcome to the Laboratorio de Economía Experimental (LEE) of the Universitat Jaume I at Castellón

The Laboratorio de Economía Experimental (LEE) at the University Jaume I of Castellón, Spain (officially founded: January 2003) is a local computer network of 2 servers and 66 PC’s installed in the first floor of the Research Building II of the University Jaume I.

Laboratorio Economía ExperimentalAlthough the material resources of the LEE are exclusively dedicated to activities related to experimental and computational research in economics, a very significant amount of our human resources are dedicated to totally different methodologies (mathematical economics, theoretical industrial organisation, environmental microeconomics, law and economics, etc.). In that sense, the LEE provides more than a space for running economic experiments: It is a point of intersection among as different areas of research as computational economics, economic psychology, physioeconomics, international economics, econometrics, finance, human resources, etc.

The LEE hosts an active research group (17 full-time researchers, 14 associate/external researchers, and several post- and pre-doctoral grantees), whose first experimental work goes back to the early 90’s.

In fact, the LEE is the end point of a long way (in space and time) starting with the first Turbo Pascal oligopoly experiments of learning by A. García-Gallego at the Econometrics Lab of the European University Institute in Florence (1991), revised and extended in sessions by A. García-Gallego and N. Georgantzís run at the LeeX (UPF, Barcelona, 1993-4), going through a huge number of classroom experiments (with paper, pencil, pen, slides, n-sided dies, balls, urns, chalk, blackboard and ... real tables) in Castellón and the unforgettable sessions (1999) of complex and less complex z-Tree markets at the LINEEX (University of Valencia).

Along the –not always smooth– way to our current situation, many people have contributed with good will, wishes and actions. We mention some of our most active early supporters in order of appearance: Alan Kirman, Stephen Martin, Antoni Bosch, Vicente Salas, Jordi Brandts, Amparo Urbano, Enrique Fatás, Tibor Neugebauer, Juan Andrés Bort, Robin Pope, Pedro Schwartz and Charles Noussair. We apologise to an unfairly long list of supporters who were omitted from the text but not from our memory. In 2010 the LEE changed location from the Faculty of Law and Economics to the new Research Building II, upgrading its servers and expanding its capacity from 36 to 66 clients. Becoming thus one of the largest Experimental Economics Labs in Europe.

Our research team has received several prizes, grants and recognition both in Spain and abroad. In 2003, we obtained the Prize: L@boratorio Interdisciplinar en Tecnologías de la Información awarded by Fundación DMR Consulting. In the same year, two of us joined the scientific committee of the Jornadas de Economía Industrial, which were jointly hosted by the LEE and the Economics department of the Universitat Jaume I. From 2002 to 2006, the LEE participated in the EU-funded project EPICURUS. Our experiments on Internet search engines have received financial support through one of the Summer 2004, 2005 and 2007 Grants of the NET Institute. In 2006, we obtained the EVERIS prize to academic entrepreneurs. Members of the team are involved in the Bank of Spain Chair for Research Excellence awarded to Prof. Thomas Lux (2011-2016). We participate in two large EU funded projects (FinMap, IP: Simone Alfarano and Symphony, IP: Prof. Silvano Cincotti, University of Genoa). In 2014, our Research Team in Experimental and Computational Economics was awarded the Prize for the Best Research Group by the Consejo Social of the Universitat Jaume I.


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Última hora

Estudio Socio-económico (European Commission)


El Laboratorio de Economía Experimental de la Universitat Jaume I realizará durante el mes de noviembre un estudio sobre la toma de decisiones en situaciones económicas. Este estudio está focalizado en participanes mayores de 55 años y se enmarca en un proyecto de investigación financiado por el Centro de Investigaciones de la Comisión Europea en Ispra (Italia).

La actividad, que durará alrededor de dos horas, estará supervisada por investigadores de la Comisión Europea que se desplazarán a UJI y por miembros del laboratorio de economía experimental.

La remuneración dependerá de las decisiones tomadas y de las decisiones de los otros participantes en la misma sesión. Las ganancias se recibirán en efectivo al finalizar la sesión. Hay que firmar un recibo y presentar el DNI en vigor.

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Placing the LEE and UJI in the European Investment Bank Map

The Laboratory for Experimental Economics (LEE) of the University Jaume I of Castellón at the:


Un estudio asegura que los profesores que investigan «enseñan mejor»

Esta es la principal conclusión de un trabajo elaborado por investigadores del Laboratorio de Economía Experimental de la UJI y la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

(Levante de Castelló, 09/10/2015)

El Consell Social de la UJI premia al Grupo de Economía Computacional

El XVI Premio de Investigación del Consell Social para el Grupo de Economia Computacional de la Universitat Jaume I por su trayectoria investigadora.

(Levante de Castelló, 04/12/2014)

Eco. Dept. Seminars

Controllability of the repo network in Mexico
Begin: 19.10.2016, 11:00
End: 19.10.2016, 12:00
Location: Seminar's room JC1-237
Speaker: Giulia Provenzano

Herding behaviour in stock markets
Begin: 19.10.2016, 10:00
End: 19.10.2016, 11:00
Location: seminar's room JC1-237
Speaker David Vidal Tomas

Cross-lingual Event Observatory
Begin: 24.05.2016, 12:00
End: 24.05.2016, 14:00
Location: Seminar room JC1-237
Speaker: Dunja Mladenic from J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia Abstract: Everything is interconnected, we are interacting on different levels, we co-exist in the same global environment, interdepend on each other which gives us opportunity to share and to develop mutual understanding. Electronic media, via physical network of devices and electronic interconnections between them, is making it very tangible. Crossing barriers between different countries, cultures, languages, life styles etc. is today a part of normal life. We cannot pretend it is not happening thus we suggest to put efforts in becoming more aware of the environment we all live in via globally observing events. Focusing on the events being reported about in electronic media, we see several challenges that motive research on data analytics. To contribute to that end, we have developed a system for observing events around the world in real-time via collecting information from over 300,000 news and social media sources. The underlying methods for text mining and data analytics enable handling large amount of textual data across different languages, enriching data with additional information, extracting information and identifying events, streaming information about events in open data formats, organizing and representing events to support observing global social dynamics. The talk will discuss challenges and research/technical solutions.

Do not spread information to too many people! Market inefficiencies in a consumer netowork-based model
Begin: 23.05.2016, 12:00
End: 23.05.2016, 14:00
Location: Seminari room JC1-237-
Speaker: Eric Guerci, from Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Économie, Gestion (GREDEG) Institut Supérieur d'Économie et Management (ISEM) Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis

The Behavioral Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations
Begin: 05.05.2016, 12:00
End: 04.05.2016, 14:00
Location: Economics Dept. seminar room (JC1237, II floor of Social Studies bdg)
Seminar Series: Economics Department Speaker: Prof. Domenico Massaro, Università Cattolica di Milano

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The LEE occupies a subjects' laboratory room and a control laboratory room at the first floor of the Research Building II of the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón. 66 subject locations are equipped with a PC each (Windows XP Professional) forming a stand-alone network (not connected to the rest of the University) together with the 2 servers. The network operating system is: Windows Server. Both servers are located in the control room, where there is also a blackboard, overhead projectors, etc.