GfeW is the world's oldest association of experimental economists. If there is such a thing as tradition in this field, then GfeW can claim it! But age is no contrast to modernity and freshness. The society tries to create a forum on which young scientists can find opportunities to gain experience in exchange among themselves and with 'old hands'. The aim is to further establish experimental research as an important methodology of economics.

Therefore, the society strives to improve the conditions for successful experimental research wherever possible. It is also part of GfeW's self-image to be an association of German-speaking experimental economists. Therefore, the conference language of GfeW is German. This does not mean a rejection of the internationality of research. On the contrary, GfeW is networked with ESA, maintains contact with international organisations and endeavours to promote participation in international conferences.

GfeW is very leanly organized. The management board consists of three persons (chairman, deputy, managing director) and is elected by the general meeting. A GfeW conference takes place annually, which serves for internal communication, the exchange of experiences and the maintenance of personal contacts.

Management board of the German Association for Experimental Economic Research e. V.

Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff (President)
Prof. Dr. Björn Frank (Vice president)
Prof. Dr. Marcus Giamattei (Director)

History of the German Association for Experimental Economic Research e. V.

Foundation of the company by Heinz Sauermann
Registered at the district court Königstein on 06/16/19771
Otwin Becker, Rudolf Richter, Heinz Sauermann, Reinhard Selten,
Reinhard Tietz, Horst Todt, Ulrike Vidmajer und Hans Jürgen Weber
Management board
president (V)
vice president (SV)
managing director (G)
1977-1981 Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Heinz Sauermann (V)
1982-1995 Prof. Dr. Reinhard Tietz (V)
1995-1999 Prof. Dr. Werner Güth (V)
1999-2004 Prof. Dr. Dr. Marlies Ahlert (V)
2004-2006 Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels (V)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Marlies Ahlert (SV)
Dr. Nadja Trhal (G)
2006-2021 Prof. Dr. Joachim Weimann (V)
Prof. Dr. Abdolkarim Sadrieh (SV)
Dipl. Kffr. Miriam Mezger (G)
Prof. Dr. Martin Fochmann (G)
since 2021 Prof. Dr. Johann Graf Lambsdorff (V)
Prof. Dr. Björn Frank (SV)
Prof. Dr. Marcus Giamattei (G)
Honorary president
Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhard Selten