2003 Workshop on Classroom Experiments

May 15 - 17

Tucson, Arizona


Most presenters and participants will be arriving on May 15 at the Tucson International Airport and departing from there on May 18. Transportation between the airport and hotels will be available from the Arizona Stagecoach shuttle service. Round trip fare is $48 per person, which will be reimbursed. Please make reservations in advance.

For those using transportation other than Arizona Stagecoach, be advised that only up to $48 will be reimbursed for local transportation expenses.

Vans will be on hand to provide transportation for conference events as well as to shuttle those who will be staying at El Conquistador to the Westward Look and back.


Most participants and presenters have rooms at the Westward Look Resort, where much of the conference will take place, but a few will be staying a few miles further north at the El Conquistador Resort.

Dress / What to Bring

Dress will be casual; shorts would be no problem. Be prepared for the weather to be hot, dry, and sunny, with daytime temperatures probably in the nineties and evening temperatures in the seventies. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and perhaps a hat would be advisable, and don't forget a bathing suit if you want to take advantage of the resorts' pools.

The optional hike on Saturday evening won't require any special footwear, as it will take place on a paved pedestrian trail (through a beautiful canyon!).

Laptop computers will come in handy, so please bring one if it's convenient for you to do so.


The workshop will officially begin with a reception on the evening of Thursday, May 15, and conclude on the afternoon of Saturday, May 17. Following is a more detailed overview:

Thursday, May 15
Participants arrive at hotels via Arizona Stagecoach
5:30pm El Conquistador residents depart for the Westward Look
6:00-8:00pm Welcome Reception and Information Session, Westward Look Resort (Taco/Tostada buffet, cash bar)

Friday, May 16
7:30am El Conquistador residents depart for the Westward Look
8:00am Breakfast
8:30-9:15am Sheryl Ball: "Asset Markets"
9:15-10:00am Rick Wilson: "Candidate Competition and Convergence"
10:00-10:15am Break
10:15-11:00am Susan Laury: "Making Money"
11:00-11:45am Catherine Eckel: "Experiments with Handheld Computers"
11:45am-1:00pm Lunch (Ultimate Salad Bar)
1:00-5:00pm Small group meetings
5:00pm Depart for dinner
5:30-7:30pm Dinner, Cafe Terra Cotta (cash bar)
7:30pm Return to hotels

Saturday, May 17
8:00am Depart for University of Arizona's Economic Science Laboratory in McClelland Hall (bagel breakfast served on vans)

Small group meetings:

  Lisa's group, McClelland 208e
  Sheryl's and Susan's group, McClelland 208f
  Catherine's and Rick's group, McClelland 208g
  Charlie's and Jacob's group, McClelland 208k
9:30-11:00am Charlie Holt and Lisa Anderson, VEconlab software, ESL
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15am-12:00pm Jim Cox, EconPort software library, ESL
12:00-12:45pm Lunch, McClelland Hall (sandwich buffet)
12:45pm Depart for Westward Look
1:30-2:15pm Presentation by Lisa's group
2:15-3:00pm Presentation by Sheryl's and Susan's group
3:00-3:15pm Break (snacks and drinks provided)
3:15-4:00pm Presentation by Catherine's and Rick's group
4:00-4:45pm Presentation by Charlie's and Jacob's group
5:00-8:00pm Optional walk through Sabino Canyon

Sunday, May 18
Depart for airport on Arizona Stagecoach

Presenters / Facilitators

Lisa Anderson College of William and Mary
Sheryl Ball Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jim Cox University of Arizona
Catherine Eckel Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jacob Goeree Centrum voor Experimentele Economie, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Charlie Holt University of Virginia
Susan Laury Georgia State University
David Reiley University of Arizona
Rick Wilson Rice University


Fahima Aziz Associate Professor, Hamline University
Narine Badasyan Graduate Student, Virginia Tech
Stephen Buckles Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Patricia Euzent Instructor, University of Central Florida
Daniel Flores Assistant Professor, Skidmore College
David Gay Professor, University of Arkansas
Eugene Gotwalt Assistant Professor, Mary Washington College
Chiara Gratton-Lavoie Full Time Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton
Monica Hartmann Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas
Yi Jin Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
Kate Johnson Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Michael Jones Graduate Student, University of New Mexico
John Morgan Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Robert Nelson Associate Professor, Auburn University
Liliana Pasyeka Graduate Student, Indiana University
Ragan Petrie Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
David Rose Professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Tanya Rosenblat Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University
Mark Rubin-Toles High School Instructor, Catalina Foothills School District
Maros Servatka Graduate Student, University of Arizona
Nicole Smith Graduate Student, American University
Michael Stern Graduate Student, Indiana University
Alex Sugiyama Lecturer, University of Arizona
Nidhi Thakur Graduate Student, University of Arizona
Janice Weaver Associate Professor, Drake University
Dirk Yandell Professor, University of San Diego


For specific concerns or additional information, contact David Reiley.