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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17-01 Bubbles in Experimental Asset Markets, Praveen Kujal and Owen Powell

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17-02 The Paradox of Power: Understanding Fiscal Capacity in Imperial China and Absolutist Regimes, Debin Ma and Jared Rubin

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17-03 Targeted Campaign Competition, Loyal Voters, and Supermajorities, Pierre C. Boyer, Kai A. Konrad, and Brian Roberson

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17-04 Deception and Reception: The Behavior of Information Providers and Users, Roman M. Sheremeta and Timothy W. Shields

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17-05 Humans’ (Incorrect) Distrust of Reflective Decisions, Antonio Cabrales, Antonio M. Espín, Praveen Kujal, and Stephen Rassenti

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17-06 The Ideological Roots of Institutional Change, Murat Iyigun and Jared Rubin

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17-07 Profitable Horizontal Mergers Without Efficiencies Can Increase Consumer Surplus, Charles J. Thomas

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17-08 The Cultural Transmission of Trust Norms: Evidence from a Lab in the Field on a Natural Experimen, Jared Rubin and Elira Karaja

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17-09 A Flexible and Customizable Method for Assessing Cognitive Abilities, Andrea Civelli and Cary Deck

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17-10 Investing in the Presence of Massive Flows, Terence C. Burnham, Harry Gakidis, and Jeffrey Wurgler

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17-11 Gender, Punishment, and Cooperation: Men Hurt Others to Advance Their Interests, Terence C. Burnham

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17-12 Monitoring Institutions in Indefinitely Repeated Games, Gabriele Camera and Marco Casari

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17-13 War and Conflict in Economics: Theories, Applications, and Recent Trends, Erik O. Kimbrough, Kevin Laughren, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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17-14 Reputation and Multilateral Punishment under Uncertainty, Aidin Hajikhameneh and Jared Rubin

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17-15 Minimal Frames and Transparent Frames for Risk, Time, and Uncertainty, Jonathan Leland, Mark Schneider, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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17-16 Risk Preference, Time Preference, and Salience Perception, Jonathan Leland and Mark Schneider

Submissions from 2016

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16-01 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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16-02 Arousal and Economic Decision Making, Salar Jahedi, Cary Deck, and Dan Ariely

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16-03 The Effects of Alcohol Use on Economic Decision Making, Klajdi Bregu, Cary Deck, Lindsay Ham, and Salar Jahedi

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16-04 Payment Scheme Self-Selection in the Credence Goods Market: An Experimental Study, Hernan Bejerano, Ellen P. Green, and Stephen Rassenti

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16-05 Online Ad Auctions: An Experiment, Kevin McLaughlin and Daniel Friedman

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16-06 Bringing a Natural Experiment into the Laboratory: The Measurement of Individual Risk Attitudes, Zuzana Brokesova, Cary Deck, and Jana Peliova

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16-07 The Impact of Taxes and Wasteful Government Spending on Giving, Roman M. Sheremeta and Neslihan Uler

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16-08 Salience, Framing, and Decisions under Risk, Uncertainty, and Time, Jonathan W. Leland and Mark Schneider

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16-09 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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16-10 Mean-Dispersion Preferences with a Specific Dispersion Function, Mark Schneider and Manuel Nunez

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16-11 Ambiguity Framed, Mark Schneider, Jonathan W. Leland, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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16-12 Dynamic Behavior and Player Types in Majoritarian Multi-Battle Contests", Alan Gelder and Dan Kovenock

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16-13 Causes and Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Sascha O. Becker, Steven Pfaff, and Jared Rubin

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16-14 Random Expected Utility and Certainty Equivalents: Mimicry of Probability Weighting Functions, Nathaniel Wilcox

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16-15 Axioms for Salience Perception, Jonathan W. Leland and Mark Schneider

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16-16 Focality and Asymmetry in Multi-battle Contests, Subhashish M. Chowdhury, Dan Kovenock, David Rojo Arjona, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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16-17 Trust and Trustworthiness under Information Asymmetry and Ambiguity, Irma Clots-Figueras, Roberto Hernán-González, and Praveen Kujal

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16-18 Do Economic Inequalities Affect Long-Run Cooperation?, Gabriele Camera, Cary Deck, and David Porter

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16-19 Endogenous Market Formation and Monetary Trade: An Experiment, Gabriele Camera, Dror Goldberg, and Avi Weiss

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16-20 What Makes a Good Trader? On the Role of Intuition and Reflection on Trader Performance, Brice Corgnet, Mark DeSantis, and David Porter

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16-21 Impulsive Behavior in Competition: Testing Theories of Overbidding in Rent-Seeking Contests, Roman M. Sheremeta

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16-22 Gender Biases in Delegation, Eleonora Bottino, Teresa García-Muñoz, and Praveen Kujal

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16-23 Dual Process Utility Theory: A Model of Decisions Under Risk and Over Time, Mark Schneider

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16-24 Cognitive Reflection Predicts Decision Quality in Individual and Strategic Decisions, Mark Schneider and David Porter

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16-25 Multi-Battle Contests: An Experimental Study, Shakun D. Mago and Roman M. Sheremeta

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16-26 On the Robustness of Higher Order Risk Preferences, Cary Deck and Harris Schlesinger

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16-27 The Pros and Cons of Workplace Tournaments, Roman M. Sheremeta

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16-28 Economic Analysis with Systematically Biased Agents, Mark Schneider

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16-29 Using Experiments to Compare the Predictive Power of Models of Multilateral Negotiations, Cary Deck and Charles J. Thomas

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16-30 Asymmetric Social Norms, Gabriele Camera and Alessandro Gioffré

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16-31 All-Pay Auctions with Ties, Alan Gelder, Dan Kovenock, and Brian Roberson

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16-32 A Perspective on Electronic Alternatives to Traditional Currencies, Gabriele Camera

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16-33 Optimal Tilts, Malcom Baker, Terence C. Burnham, and Ryan Taliaferro

Submissions from 2015

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15-01 Asymmetric and Endogenous Communication in Competition between Groups, Timothy N. Cason, Roman Sheremeta, and Jingjing Zhang

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15-02 Dynamic Behavior and Player Types in Majoritarian Multi-Battle Contests, Alan Gelder and Dan Kovenock

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15-03 Sharing as Risk Pooling in a Social Dilemma Experiment, Todd L. Cherry, E. Lance Howe, and James J. Murphy

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15-04 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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15-05 Revisiting the Tradeoff between Risk and Incentives: The Shocking Effect of Random Shocks, Brice Corgnet and Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez

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15-06 Dynamic Directed Search, Gabriele Camera and Jaehong Kim

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15-07 Generalizations of the General Lotto and Colonel Blotto Games, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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15-08 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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15-09 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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15-10 Unusual Estimates of Probability Weighting Functions, Nathaniel T. Wilcox

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15-11 Error and Generalization in Discrete Choice Under Risk, Nathaniel T. Wilcox

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15-12 When Income Depends on Performance and Luck: The Effects of Culture and Information on Giving, Pedro Rey-Biel, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Neslihan Uler

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15-13 An Experiment on Retail Payments Systems, Gabriele Camera, Marco Casari, and Stefania Bortolotti

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15-14 Tug-of-War in the Laboratory, Cary Deck and Roman M. Sheremeta

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15-15 Revisiting Information Aggregation in Asset Markets: Reflective Learning & Market Efficiency, Brice Corgnet, Mark DeSantis, and David Porter

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15-16 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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15-17 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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15-18 The Gender Difference in the Value of Winning, Zhuoqiong (Charlie) Chen, David Ong, and Roman Sheremeta

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15-19 The Effects of Make and Take Fees in Experimental Markets, Vince Bourke and David Porter

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15-20 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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15-21 Behavior in Group Contests: A Review of Experimental Research, Roman Sheremeta

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15-22 Behavior in All-Pay Auctions with Ties, Alan Gelder, Dan Kovenock, and Roman Sheremeta

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15-23 Asymmetric and Endogenous Within-Group Communication in Competitive Coordination Games, Timothy N. Cason, Roman Sheremeta, and Jingjing Zhang

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15-24 The Optimal Defense of Network Connectivity, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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15-25 Cognitive Reflection Test: Whom, How, When, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Praveen Kujal, and Balint Lenkei

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15-26 Selective Recognition: How to Recognize Donors to Increase Charitable Giving, Anya Samek and Roman Sheremeta

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15-27 Status and the Demand for Visible Goods: Experimental Evidence on Conspicuous Consumption, David Clingingsmith and Roman M. Sheremeta

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15-28 Money and the Scale of Cooperation, Maria Bigoni, Gabriele Camera, and Marco Casari

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15-29 Language and Cooperation in Hominin Scavenging, Bart J. Wilson and Samuel R. Harris

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15-30 Public Goods with Punishment & Payment for Relative Rank, Terence C. Burnham

Submissions from 2014

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14-01 Why Can’t We Be Friends? Entitlements and the Costs of Conflict, Erik O. Kimbrough and Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-02 Characterising Competitive Equilibrium in Terms of Opportunity, Robert Sugden

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14-03 Accounting Standards and Financial Market Stability: An Experimental Examination, Shengle Lin, Glenn Pfeiffer, and David Porter

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14-04 When Identifying Contributors is Costly: An Experiment on Public Goods, Anya Savikhin Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-05 The Meaning of Deceive in Experimental Economic Science, Bart J. Wilson

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14-06 Strategically Equivalent Contests, Subhashish M. Chowdhury and Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-07 Predictable and Predictive Emotions: Explaining Cheap Signals and Trust Re-Extension, Eric Schniter and Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-08 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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14-09 The Paradox of Misaligned Profiling: Theory and Experimental Evidence, Charles A. Holt, Andrew Kydd, Laura Razzolini, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-10 Single- and Double-Elimination All-Pay Tournaments, Cary Deck and Erik O. Kimbrough

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14-11 People Do Not Discount Heavily in Strategic Settings, but They Believe Others Do, Cary Deck and Salar Jahedi

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14-12 Experimenting with Behavior Based Pricing, Zuzana Brokesova, Cary Deck, and Jana Peliova

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14-13 Self Discrimination: A Field Experiment on Obesity, Antonios Proestakis, Pablo Brañas-Garza, and Praveen Kujal

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14-14 Behavioral Dimensions of Contests, Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-15 The New Hampshire Effect: Behavior in Sequential and Simultaneous Election Contests, Zeynep B. Irfanoglu, Shakun D. Mago, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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14-16 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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14-17 Money is More than Memory, Maria Bigoni, Gabriele Camera, and Marco Casari

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14-18 Skill Ontogeny Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists, Eric Schniter, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, Nathaniel Wilcox, and Paul Hooper

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14-19 Sexism, Statements, and Audits, Eric Schniter and Timothy W. Shields

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14-20 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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14-21 Effects of Retirement and Lifetime Earnings Profile on Health Investment, Hernán Bejarano, Hillard Kaplan, and Stephen Rassenti