The 8th Annual Australia New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics

Brisbane city image

(Courtesy of Brisbane Marketing)     



Professor Ken Binmore will be holding a public lecture on the evening of Wednesday 31 July at QUT Gardens Point campus.  Participants of the ANZWEE are very welcome to attend. 

The lecture is titled, "The Origins of Fairness Norms".  The abstract follows: Why do people cooperate? Economists have long struggled with this question, and in recent years many have abandoned the traditional assumption that people are narrowly self-interested. They have started exploring why and how people value fairness and engage in cooperative behaviour.
Ken Binmore is a pioneer in this field, and in this lecture he will present his groundbreaking theory on the evolution of fairness as detailed in his book “Game theory and the social contract”. He will show how fairness norms can be conceived as a tool to agree on how to create the conditions for sustained beneficial cooperation. In particular, he will show how the Golden Rule – “treat others as you would like others to treat you” – can be explained as a natural product of cultural evolution.

Please RSVP here.




The Queensland Behavioural Economics Group (QuBE) at QUT extends an invitation for you to attend the 8th Annual Australia New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics. This workshop will take place between Thursday 1st August and Saturday 3rd of August 2013 in QUT's new Science and Engineering Centre at its Garden Point campus.

The Australian New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics is an annual event hosted by a different university each year.  Its goal is to provide like-minded researchers a platform to showcase their latest research and receive valuable feedback in an informal environment.

Thanks to funding from QuBE and QUT’s School of Economics and Finance, we will be able to provide light refreshments and a conference dinner for delegates. However, all attendees are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and any other personal expenses. Registration will be FREE.

The program will consist of three days of contributed academic papers, invited guest speakers’ presentations and a workshop dinner.

We look forward to your participation.

Prof. Lionel Page
Prof. Uwe Dulleck
Dr Markus Schaffner
ANZWEE 2013 Workshop Conveners



invited guest speakers


We have three confirmed guest speakers:

  • Professor Ken Binmore, University College London
  • Professor Bill van Hippel, University of Queensland (Psychology)
  • Chaired Professor Jacob Goeree, ESEI Center for Market Design at the University of Zurich



call for extended abstracts


The Organising Committee invites the submission of extended abstracts (1-2 pages) to be presented at the ANZWEE.  Abstracts or papers relating to experimental economics and related fields are welcome.
Submissions should be forwarded by Monday, 24th June.

Acceptance of extended abstracts or whole papers to be delivered at ANZWEE 2013 will be advised from Tuesday, 25th June onwards.

Extended abstracts or papers can be emailed to:

You may also attend the workshop without presenting a paper.





There is no registration fee applicable for this workshop, although the organisers would appreciate you registering on the registrations page for catering purposes. Please also advise if you have special dietary requirements.



venue details


All sessions will be held in QUT's new Science and Engineering Centre.  Please see the venue page for further information.





There are many Brisbane accommodation options available to workshop participants within easy walking distance. The workshop’s webpage lists a selection of accommodation options, however please contact the Project Officer if further information is required.  All accommodation arrangements are to be made directly with the hotel provider.