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Behavioural Economics Lab

The Behavioural Economics Lab (BEL) was created in 2022, as part of the Centre for Inclusive Societies and Economies (CISE), to promote research in behavioural economics.

Behavioural economics is an exciting and growing research field aiming at understanding how people make decisions. It incorporates insights from psychology, and other social sciences, into economics. BEL aims to bring together researchers and students interested in behavioural economics.

Its activities include designing behavioural research studies and conducting these within the School of Economics, Finance and Law. In essence, such studies involve participants making choices in different decision scenarios and answering questionnaires. This is a methodology widely used to study economic decision-making.

BEL continually carries out exciting studies and we always need new participants. No special skills or prior knowledge are required and participants may receive a reward.

If you are interested in finding out more about our research and our currently running studies and if you would like to participate, please contact us by emailing [email protected].