Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Welcome to CeDEx

Founded in 2000, the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx) is a world-leading research group. Its research is published in top international journals and the Centre also publishes its own discussion paper series. CeDEx is consistently ranked highly in the field of behavioural economics and has several top-ranking authors affiliated with it.

CeDEx researchers investigate human decision-making using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods. It is based in the School of Economics at The University of Nottingham and has been funded by grants from the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation. Members of CeDEx are affiliated with international research institutions including the Institute for the Future of Labor, the ESRC Network for Integrated Behavioural Science and the EC Joint Research Centre.


CeDEx Workshop - Paul Heidhues (European School of Management and Technology)

05 October 2016 (14:00-15:00)
Title and venue to be confirmed after summer break

CeDEx Seminar - Fabio Angelo Maccheroni (Università Bocconi)

02 November 2016 (14:00-15:00)
Title and Venue to be confirmed



Provisional Programme Announced for CCC 2016

Details of speakers and titles for the presentations

Understanding Human Behaviour Launch Event

Takes place 10 May 2016

The societies we live in can influence how honest we are

New research by Simon Gaechter and Jonathan Schulz

More news on our Twitter - @UoNCeDeX


New CeDEx papers

CeDEx 2016-06: Deliberation favors social efficiency by helping people disregard their relative shares: Evidence from US and India

Valerio Capraro, Brice Corgnet, Antonio M. Espín and Roberto Hernán-González

CeDEx 2016-05: Reputational Concerns in Repeated Rent-Seeking Contests

Francesco Fallucchi and Elke Renner

CeDEx 2016-04: The Enforcement of Mandatory Disclosure Rules

Matthias Dahm, Paula González and Nicolás Porteiro show that optimal monitoring of selectively reported information might enforce disclosure rules imperfectly, because it is determined by a trade-off between the reduction in selective reporting and the incentives to invest in information. This implies, for example, that the optimal fine might not be the largest possible fine.

New CeDEx publications

Tullock Contests May Be Revenue Superior to Auctions in a Symmetric Setting by Alexander Matros and Alex Possajennikov

How Fragile Is Conditional Cooperation? A Field Experiment with Smartphones during the 2014 Soccer World Cup by Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Marcus Giamattei and Katharina Werner

How do Risk Attitudes Affect Measured Confidence? by Zahra Murad, Martin Sefton and Chris Starmer

Religion, Discrimination and Trust Across Three Cultures by Swee Hoon Chuah, Simon Gächter, Robert Hoffmann and Jonathan H.W. Tan


Become a paid volunteer

At CeDEx we conduct research into how people make decisions. For that we require the participation of volunteers. No special skills are required, and most participants will receive a reward (normally cash). 

Register to be paid volunteer



Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Sir Clive Granger Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4763
fax: +44 (0)115 951 4159
For enquiries, please email suzanne.robey@nottingham.ac.uk. For experiments, please email cedex@nottingham.ac.uk.