Welcome to the ESSEC Behavioral Research Lab
The ESSEC Behavioral Research Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory dedicated to the study of human behavior in a controlled environment. Research is primarily conducted in the fields of behavioral marketing and experimental economics.

The Lab is available for use by all ESSEC faculty members and PhD students.

Occasionally we can run experimental studies on behalf of external scholars, under a research agreement with the K-Center.

Furthermore, ESSEC scholars can use the Lab to address applied research projects on behalf of firms, organisations and policymakers (willingness-to-pay, choice, incentive, information, performance, etc.) under a consulting agreement.

The new premises of the Experimental Lab opened in December 2015 as a key component of the ESSEC K-Lab on the ESSEC Campus in Cergy. The Experimental Lab comprises 39 work slots, with wood separators, and equipped with individual computers; computers are connected to a network to facilitate the study of interactions. 7 boxes allow to study the behavior of subjects in full isolation from the external stimuli.


The 7th International Conference of the French Association of Experimental Economics  (ASFEE), will be organized by the ESSEC Business School (Cergy-Paris, France), on June 9-10, 2016 (Download the call for papers).

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for researchers in experimental and behavioral economics to present their latest results from lab experiments, framed and randomized field experiments. It covers all topics related to behavioral and experimental economics and decision theory, neuro-economics, economic psychology, among others. Theoretical papers explicitly dealing with experimental/behavioral issues are also welcome.

The 2016 distinguished keynote speakers are Professors Rachel Croson and Simon Gaechter.

The Conference benefits from the support of the ESSEC Research Center, the THEMA (UMR CNRS) Research Center, the LABEX MME-DII