FARE Laboratory for Experimental and Applied Economics

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
What the facility does

Research of human decision-making and behaviour in an agri-food-environment context

Area(s) of Expertise

The FARE Laboratory for Experimental and Applied Economics uses laboratory and field experiments to explore a wide range of human decision-making. The lab’s current research mainly focuses on innovation adoption and market behavior in an agri-food-environment context. Specific topics include nudges, behavioral response to risk and uncertainty, natural resource conservation, provision of public goods, and novel food consumption.

Research Services
  • Economic experiment design
  • Economic experiment implementation
  • Test of behavioural changes
  • Data analysis
Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Clean technology
  • Consumer durables
  • Consumer non-durables
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Policy and governance
  • Tourism and hospitality

Equipment

Function

iPad Air tablets (25)

Participation station for lab and field experiments

Heroku Server

Cloud-hosted server used to run experiments

Admin Desktops

Workstation for experiment administration

  • Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
  • USDA Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR)