Welcome to the elfe!

Welcome to the website of the Essen Laboratory for Experimental Economics (elfe). Since December 2008, researchers have the opportunity to observe and analyze human behavior and the effects of different communication structures using state-of-the-art technology. You are cordially invited to get more information about the elfe (FAQ), to take part in experiments and to earn money!

Please note:

Since 01 October 2023, Prof. Dr Steffen Altmann has taken over the management of elfe. Our website is currently being revised. If you have any questions about the laboratory, please contact the staff of the Experimental Economics Research Group (

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