Below you may find working papers from the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University.

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Submissions from 2017

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A Flexible and Customizable Method for Assessing Cognitive Abilities, Andrea Civelli and Cary Deck

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Bubbles in Experimental Asset Markets, Praveen Kujal and Owen Powell

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Deception and Reception: The Behavior of Information Providers and Users, Roman M. Sheremeta and Timothy W. Shields

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Equilibrium Play in Voluntary Ultimatum Games: Beneficence Cannot Be Extorted, Vernon L. Smith and Bart J. Wilson

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Gender, Punishment, and Cooperation: Men Hurt Others to Advance Their Interests, Terence C. Burnham

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Humans’ (Incorrect) Distrust of Reflective Decisions, Antonio Cabrales, Antonio M. Espín, Praveen Kujal, and Stephen Rassenti

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Investing in the Presence of Massive Flows, Terence C. Burnham, Harry Gakidis, and Jeffrey Wurgler

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Loss Aversion and the Quantity-Quality Tradeoff, Jared Rubin, Anya Samek, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Minimal Frames and Transparent Frames for Risk, Time, and Uncertainty, Jonathan Leland, Mark Schneider, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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Monitoring Institutions in Indefinitely Repeated Games, Gabriele Camera and Marco Casari

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No Mere Tautology: The Division of Labor is Limited by the Division of Labor, Andrew Smyth and Bart J. Wilson

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Profitable Horizontal Mergers Without Efficiencies Can Increase Consumer Surplus, Charles J. Thomas

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Reputation and Multilateral Punishment under Uncertainty, Aidin Hajikhameneh and Jared Rubin

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Risk Preference, Time Preference, and Salience Perception, Jonathan Leland and Mark Schneider

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Targeted Campaign Competition, Loyal Voters, and Supermajorities, Pierre C. Boyer, Kai A. Konrad, and Brian Roberson

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The Attack and Defense of Weakest Link Networks, Dan Kovenock, Brian Roberson, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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The Cultural Transmission of Trust Norms: Evidence from a Lab in the Field on a Natural Experiment, Jared Rubin and Elira Karaja

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The Ideological Roots of Institutional Change, Murat Iyigun and Jared Rubin

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The Optimal Defense of Networks of Targets, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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The Paradox of Power: Understanding Fiscal Capacity in Imperial China and Absolutist Regimes, Debin Ma and Jared Rubin

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War and Conflict in Economics: Theories, Applications, and Recent Trends, Erik O. Kimbrough, Kevin Laughren, and Roman M. Sheremeta

Submissions from 2016

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All-Pay Auctions with Ties, Alan Gelder, Dan Kovenock, and Brian Roberson

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Ambiguity Framed, Mark Schneider, Jonathan W. Leland, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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A Perspective on Electronic Alternatives to Traditional Currencies, Gabriele Camera

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Arousal and Economic Decision Making, Salar Jahedi, Cary Deck, and Dan Ariely

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Asymmetric Social Norms, Gabriele Camera and Alessandro Gioffré

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Axioms for Salience Perception, Jonathan W. Leland and Mark Schneider

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Bringing a Natural Experiment into the Laboratory: The Measurement of Individual Risk Attitudes, Zuzana Brokesova, Cary Deck, and Jana Peliova

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Causes and Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Sascha O. Becker, Steven Pfaff, and Jared Rubin

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Cognitive Reflection Predicts Decision Quality in Individual and Strategic Decisions, Mark Schneider and David Porter

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Designing Contests Between Heterogeneous Contestants: An Experimental Study of Tie-Breaks and Bid-Caps in All-Pay Auctions, Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Nora Szech

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Do Economic Inequalities Affect Long-Run Cooperation?, Gabriele Camera, Cary Deck, and David Porter

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Dual Process Utility Theory: A Model of Decisions Under Risk and Over Time, Mark Schneider

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Dynamic Behavior and Player Types in Majoritarian Multi-Battle Contests, Alan Gelder and Dan Kovenock

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Economic Analysis with Systematically Biased Agents, Mark Schneider

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Endogenous Market Formation and Monetary Trade: An Experiment, Gabriele Camera, Dror Goldberg, and Avi Weiss

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Focality and Asymmetry in Multi-battle Contests, Subhashish M. Chowdhury, Dan Kovenock, David Rojo Arjona, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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Gender Biases in Delegation, Eleonora Bottino, Teresa García-Muñoz, and Praveen Kujal

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Impulsive Behavior in Competition: Testing Theories of Overbidding in Rent-Seeking Contests, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Incentivizing Quantity and Quality of Output: An Experimental Investigation of the Quantity-Quality Trade-off, Jared Rubin, Anya Samek, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Mean-Dispersion Preferences with a Specific Dispersion Function, Mark Schneider and Manuel Nunez

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Multi-Battle Contests: An Experimental Study, Shakun D. Mago and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Online Ad Auctions: An Experiment, Kevin McLaughlin and Daniel Friedman

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On the Robustness of Higher Order Risk Preferences, Cary Deck and Harris Schlesinger

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Optimal Tilts, Malcom Baker, Terence C. Burnham, and Ryan Taliaferro

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Payment Scheme Self-Selection in the Credence Goods Market: An Experimental Study, Hernan Bejerano, Ellen P. Green, and Stephen Rassenti

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Random Expected Utility and Certainty Equivalents: Mimicry of Probability Weighting Functions, Nathaniel Wilcox

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Salience, Framing, and Decisions under Risk, Uncertainty, and Time, Jonathan W. Leland and Mark Schneider

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The Effects of Alcohol Use on Economic Decision Making, Klajdi Bregu, Cary Deck, Lindsay Ham, and Salar Jahedi

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The Impact of Taxes and Wasteful Government Spending on Giving, Roman M. Sheremeta and Neslihan Uler

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The Pros and Cons of Workplace Tournaments, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Trust and Trustworthiness under Information Asymmetry and Ambiguity, Irma Clots-Figueras, Roberto Hernán-González, and Praveen Kujal

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Using Experiments to Compare the Predictive Power of Models of Multilateral Negotiations, Cary Deck and Charles J. Thomas

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What Makes a Good Trader? On the Role of Intuition and Reflection on Trader Performance, Brice Corgnet, Mark DeSantis, and David Porter

Submissions from 2015

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An Experiment on Retail Payments Systems, Gabriele Camera, Marco Casari, and Stefania Bortolotti

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Asymmetric and Endogenous Communication in Competition between Groups, Timothy N. Cason, Roman Sheremeta, and Jingjing Zhang

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Asymmetric and Endogenous Within-Group Communication in Competitive Coordination Games, Timothy N. Cason, Roman Sheremeta, and Jingjing Zhang

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Behavior in All-Pay Auctions with Ties, Alan Gelder, Dan Kovenock, and Roman Sheremeta

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Behavior in Group Contests: A Review of Experimental Research, Roman Sheremeta

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Cognitive Reflection Test: Whom, How, When, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Praveen Kujal, and Balint Lenkei

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Competition Between and Within Universities: Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Group Identity and the Desire to Win, Zhuoqiong Charlie Chen, David Ong, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Dynamic Behavior and Player Types in Majoritarian Multi-Battle Contests, Alan Gelder and Dan Kovenock

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Dynamic Directed Search, Gabriele Camera and Jaehong Kim

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Error and Generalization in Discrete Choice Under Risk, Nathaniel T. Wilcox

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Generalizations of the General Lotto and Colonel Blotto Games, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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Indirect Reciprocity, Resource Sharing, and Environmental Risk: Evidence from Field Experiments in Siberia, E. Lance Howe, James J. Murphy, Drew Gerkey, and Colin Thor West

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Language and Cooperation in Hominin Scavenging, Bart J. Wilson and Samuel R. Harris

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Money and the Scale of Cooperation, Maria Bigoni, Gabriele Camera, and Marco Casari

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On the Merit of Equal Pay: When Influence Activities Interact with Incentive Setting, Brice Corgnet, Ludivine Martin, Peguy Ndodjang, and Angela Sutan

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Public Goods with Punishment & Payment for Relative Rank, Terence C. Burnham

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Revisiting Information Aggregation in Asset Markets: Reflective Learning & Market Efficiency, Brice Corgnet, Mark DeSantis, and David Porter

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Revisiting the Tradeoff between Risk and Incentives: The Shocking Effect of Random Shocks, Brice Corgnet and Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez

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Selective Recognition: How to Recognize Donors to Increase Charitable Giving, Anya Samek and Roman Sheremeta

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Sharing as Risk Pooling in a Social Dilemma Experiment, Todd L. Cherry, E. Lance Howe, and James J. Murphy

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Status and the Demand for Visible Goods: Experimental Evidence on Conspicuous Consumption, David Clingingsmith and Roman M. Sheremeta

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The Cognitive Basis of Social Behavior: Cognitive Reflection Overrides Antisocial but Not Always Prosocial Motives, Brice Corgnet, Antonio M. Espín, and Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez

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The Effects of Make and Take Fees in Experimental Markets, Vince Bourke and David Porter

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The Gender Difference in the Value of Winning, Zhuoqiong (Charlie) Chen, David Ong, and Roman Sheremeta

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The Impact of Social Information on the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods: A Replication Study, James J. Murphy, Nomin Batmunkh, Ben Nilson, and Samantha Ray

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The Optimal Defense of Network Connectivity, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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Tug-of-War in the Laboratory, Cary Deck and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Unusual Estimates of Probability Weighting Functions, Nathaniel T. Wilcox

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What Makes a Good Trader? On the Role of Quant Skills, Behavioral Biases and Intuition on Trader Performance, Brice Corgnet, Mark DeSantis, and David Porter

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When Income Depends on Performance and Luck: The Effects of Culture and Information on Giving, Pedro Rey-Biel, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Neslihan Uler

Submissions from 2014

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Accounting Standards and Financial Market Stability: An Experimental Examination, Shengle Lin, Glenn Pfeiffer, and David Porter

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Behavioral Dimensions of Contests, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Characterising Competitive Equilibrium in Terms of Opportunity, Robert Sugden

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Digit Ratio and Risk Taking: Evidence from a Large, Multi-Ethnic Sample, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Matteo M. Galizzi, and Jeroen Nieboer

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Divided Loyalists or Conditional Cooperators? Creating Consensus about Cooperation in Multiple Simultaneous Social Dilemmas, Matthew W. McCarter, Anya C. Samak, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Dynamic Optimization and Conformity in Health Behavior and Life Enjoyment over the Life Cycle, Hernán Bejarano, Hillard Kaplan, and Stephen Rassenti

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Effects of Retirement and Lifetime Earnings Profile on Health Investment, Hernán Bejarano, Hillard Kaplan, and Stephen Rassenti

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Experimenting with Behavior Based Pricing, Zuzana Brokesova, Cary Deck, and Jana Peliova

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Money is More than Memory, Maria Bigoni, Gabriele Camera, and Marco Casari

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Overbidding and Overspreading in Rent-Seeking Experiments: Cost Structure and Prize Allocation Rules, Subhashish M. Chowdhury, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Theodore L. Turocy

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People Do Not Discount Heavily in Strategic Settings, but They Believe Others Do, Cary Deck and Salar Jahedi

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Predictable and Predictive Emotions: Explaining Cheap Signals and Trust Re-Extension, Eric Schniter and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Self Discrimination: A Field Experiment on Obesity, Antonios Proestakis, Pablo Brañas-Garza, and Praveen Kujal

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Sexism, Statements, and Audits, Eric Schniter and Timothy W. Shields

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Single- and Double-Elimination All-Pay Tournaments, Cary Deck and Erik O. Kimbrough

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Skill Ontogeny Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists, Eric Schniter, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, Nathaniel Wilcox, and Paul Hooper