About the Center

About the Center

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) at George Mason University is a research center and laboratory affiliated with the Antonin Scalia Law SchoolSchool of BusinessDepartment of Economics in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Mercatus Center. ICES brings together researchers and students interested in using the methods of experimental economics to answer research questions from a variety of fields. Using both laboratory and field experiments, research at ICES has been conducted in such areas as public choice, development, bargaining, neuroscience, and economic systems design (ESD).  The Center was founded in 2001 by Vernon Smith (2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics).