Research Areas

While the Centre welcomes proposals to use the lab for academic research on any topic and from any social science (or related field), we welcome the following: cooperation, trust, behavior change, behavioral economics, and law & economics. 

We also encourage researchers with interest in running lab-in-the-field studies in applied policy contexts such as gender and competition, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, policing, and livelihoods. If you are interested in conducting experiments at our Centre, you can get in touch with us at cess@flame.edu.in.


Pre-doc fellowship in experimental social science

Are you an early-stage PhD student focusing on experiments in a Social Science? You may be able to spend two months with us to design and execute a lab or lab-in-the-field experiment (with villagers, factory workers, indigenous communities, etc.). We’re looking for exceptional candidates from any social science discipline and related, applied fields. This year, we are excited about proposals related to gender and competition, inter-ethnic cooperation, social norms, trust, behavior change, and regulation.

Fellows will receive:

  • Round-trip fight to India
  • Funds for subject payments
  • Housing

Apply by March 15, 2017 for June to August, 2017. Rolling for later visits.

To apply, e-mail us at cess@flame.edu.in with a CV and an early-stage design (including a brief literature review) that you would like to develop further with someone from CESS Nuffield - FLAME University.
 


Recent Research Talks

March, 2017
Prof. Ron Harstad, University of Missouri. “Efficiency Measurement via Revealed Thresholds, Without Knowing Valuations." (CESS Nuffield Webinar)

Mr. Nicholas Haas, PhD candidate, Politics Department - New York University. "From De Jure to De Facto: Ethnic Occupational Stereotyping and the Persistence of Hierarchy."

 

February, 2017
Prof. Chirantan Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore. “Does Environmental Regulation Indirectly Induce Upstream Innovation? New Evidence from India."

Prof. Juanjuan Meng, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. "Does Gift Competition Hurt? – Experimental Study on Multilateral Gift Exchange." (CESS Nuffield Webinar)

 

January, 2017
Prof. Ram Mahalingham, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). “Mindful Mindset, Interconnectedness and Engaged Living.”

Prof. Raymond Duch, Nuffield College in the University of Oxford. "Is Cheating a National Pastime?: Evidence from Tax Compliance Experiments in Russia, Chile, and Britain." 

Prof. Sergey Gavrilets, University of Tennessee. "Collective Action and the Internalization of Social Norms." (CESS Nuffield Webinar)

 

December, 2016
Prof. Chetan Dave, NYU Abu Dhabi. “An Experimental Investigation of the Determinants of Teacher Quality: Risk, Patience or Altruism?”

Prof. Margaret Roberts, UC San Diego. “How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information.” (CESS Nuffield Webinar)