University of Calgary Behavioral and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CBEEL)

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
What the facility does

Conducts research in behavioural economics and decision-making, using methods from experimental economics.

Area(s) of Expertise

CBEEL provides an ideal environment for conducting computer-aided experiments in decision-making, behavioural economics and social science experiments. Through this lab, we are able to test decision-making processes, the psychological foundations of decision making, policy instruments and the design of market interventions. Previous research conducted in the laboratory has explored topics of environmental regulation, property rights institutions, and the role of affect in decision-making (with an eye towards decision-making under risk and over time).

Research Services

Social sciences and humanities, environment Computer-aided experiments

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Consumer durables
  • Consumer non-durables
  • Education
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Financial services and insurance
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Health care and social services
  • Management and business related services
  • Policy and governance
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Utilities

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

CBEEL lab 1

36 computer stations

Participant stations for experiments

CBEEL lab 2

22 computer stations

Participant stations for experiments, data analysis workstations

  • Environment Canada
  • Department of Finance
  • Employment and Social Development Canada