Economic Science Laboratory

Boundary-free economics exploration.

Economic Science Laboratory


The Economic Science Laboratory is paving the way for the future of economics.

With a focus on experimental research, the ESL explores cutting-edge research questions on complex economic concepts—then finds ways to apply those findings not just in economics, but in many other areas of business, including accounting, management and marketing.



Conducting Experiments

The ESL is committed to supporting the cutting-edge research of our members. Explore our policies and procedures, state-of-the-art facilities, funding opportunities and help and support resources.

Conduct Experiments

Participating in Experiments

If you’re interested in participating in a research study conducted by an ESL member—or exploring current experiment opportunities, compensation and what to expect—learn more or sign in now.

Participate in Experiments

Economic Science Laboratory Interview Project

The research and findings produced by the ESL serve as an important educational tool. To make the work of the ESL easily accessible to all, the lab started the ESL Interview Project, recording pertinent conversations with past and present lab members.

Watch Interviews

Explore the ESL

Our History

The University of Arizona has a long and distinguished tradition of experimental economics. The Economics Science Laboratory has helped continue that tradition—gathering data that has served as the basis for hundreds of publications—since its opening in 1985.

Learn About ESL's History

Our People

The ESL is home to cutting-edge experimental research in social science—all thanks to our talented director (Eller Professor of Economics Charles Noussair), staff, faculty associates, graduate students and research associates.

Meet the People of ESL

Contact Us

By Phone

520-626-4643 office

By Email

General Inquiries

By Mail

McClelland Hall 417
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108


Our People