About the Center

Our Center and Laboratory

The CBPE includes a state-of-the art laboratory specially designed to study political and economic institutions. The lab is fitted with a network of computers for observing participants’ behavior in a variety of political and economic settings.

Lab experiments commonly use monetary incentives and the lab dis-allows deception to ensure participants’ behaviors result from the stated linkage between the choices and the payments in the experiment.

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Professor Matthew Lebo is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Political Economy.


Assistant Professors Reuben Kline and Peter Descioli are the Co-Associate Directors of the CBPE. 


News & Events

Spring 2016 CBPE Speaker Series

The CBPE bi-monthly Interdisciplinary Experimental Research Lecture Series is back!

April 13, Jonathan Schulz, "Cultural Origins of Cooperation."

All events begin at 2:30 pm in SBS S-738 (Dept. of Political Science). For more information on this series, including interest in presenting, please contact Peter DeScioli.

More information about upcoming speakers/seminars can be found on our Events page.

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