Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Experimental Economics and Machine Learning (EEML 2017), Dresden, Germany, September 17-18, 2017
Workshop concentrates on an interdisciplinary approach to modeling human behavior incorporating data mining and/or expert knowledge from behavioral sciences. Data analysis results extracted from clean data of laboratory experiments can be compared with noisy industrial data-sets from the web e.g.. Insights from behavioral sciences will help data scientists. Behavior scientists will see new inspirations to research from industrial data science. Market leaders in Big Data, as Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, have already realized the importance of experimental economics know-how for their business.
In Experimental Economics, although financial rewards restrict subjects preferences in experiments, exclusive application of analytical game theory is not enough to explain the collected data. It calls for the development and evaluation of more sophisticated models. The more data is used for evaluation, the more statistical significance can be achieved. Since large amounts of behavioral data are required to scan for regularities, along with automated agents needed to simulate and intervene in human interactions, Machine Learning is the tool of choice for research in Experimental Economics. This workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers from both Data Analysis and Economics in order to achieve mutually-beneficial results.