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The Department of Economics at the University of Chicago announces the first annual Summer Institute on Field Experiments for scholars, to be held the summer of 2015 at the Saieh Hall for Economics. The Summer Institute will train the brightest young researchers to partner with key stakeholders in government, industry, and the not-for-profit sector to solve the unique problems faced in society through applying economic theory and rigorous field experiment methods. The Summer Institute is organized by John List, the Chairman of the Department of Economics and Homer J. Livingston Professor at the University of Chicago. Co-organizers are Anya Samek, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Luigi Butera, Dan Searle Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago. Top researchers in the use of field experiments and behavioral economics, including Freakonomics coauthor Steven Levitt, will be speaking at the Summer Institute.

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