Our Purpose

The Center for Experimental Social Science (C.E.S.S.) is an inter-disciplinary research center at New York University engaged in laboratory experimental work in the social sciences that combines high quality Economic Theory, Psychology, Political Science, and Neuroscience. The over arching research tool used in the center is laboratory experiments in which paid human subjects engage in decision-making tasks whose purpose is to test both economic theory and/or the properties of proposed or existing economic, political, or social institutions.


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Email: cess@nyu.edu