The LMU Experimental Economics Lab (LEEL) is open
to all faculty members of LMU's Economics Department, authorized students in collaboration with LMU Economics
faculty members, and authorized researchers. If you are interested in collaborating with one of our faculty
members and in using the lab, please contact the
Dr. Dorothea Herreiner. For assistance with any lab-related activity contact our
Use of the lab is for experiments only.
Experiments in the lab can be paid or unpaid, for research or teaching purposes, pen-and-paper, computer,
or video based, and of interactive or survey nature.
All activities in the lab (including testing) need to be reserved through the online recruitment system
Reservations are generally made on a first-come-first-served basis, but may have to be coordinated.
To obtain access to ORSEE or if you have any questions about lab reservations, contact the
All experiments or surveys in the lab need to have
received approval (or have been granted an exemption) by LMU's
Review Board. The use of deception in experiments is not allowed. Experiments by individuals
who are not LMU Economics faculty members need to be authorized by the
The use of new software or additional hardware has to be
approved by the Lab
Director, and is possible only if there are no conflicts with the existing setup and if the
necessary computing power, time, and personnel for testing and installation is available. Such new software or
additional hardware may only be installed in collaboration with the
Lab Director or
Lab Assistant. Experimenters may use only licensed commercial, freeware, shareware, or open
source software; in particular, each experimenter has to obtain his/her own license for the installed
All files used on any computer in the lab have to be free of viruses, malware, etc.
The setup of ZTree, NetSupport or web browsers may not be changed without prior approval by the
The use of ORSEE
and if applicable ZTree
or any other software has to be acknowledged in any publication based on experiments in LMU's Experimental
Economics Lab (LEEL) - in accordance with the respective licenses. Publications based on experiments in the
lab have to be communicated to the Lab Director;
they will be mentioned on LEEL's research page.
Off-site experiments involving some or all lab equipment
have to be coordinated with the the Lab Director
in advance; lab reservations for such experiments have to include an additional hour before and after the
experiment. The lab has to be left in clean and tidy state with either all laptops on the desks or all laptops
in the carts (charging) after each experiment (check with the Lab Assistant).
Food or drinks are not allowed in the lab under any circumstances.
Any kind of problem has to be communicated to the Lab Director immediately.
Removal of any hardware from the lab on a temporary or permanent basis and removal of any software has to be
authorized by the Lab Director.
Use of the lab implies acceptance of these rules.
Last Updated March 2008.