Below you may find selected publications from the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University.

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Submissions from 2020

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News-Driven Expectations and Volatility Clustering, Sabiou M. Inoua

Submissions from 2019

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A Dynamical Systems Approach to Cryptocurrency Stability, Carey Caginalp

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Commentary: Reflections on Decision Research and Its Empiricism: Four Comments Inspired by Harrison, Nathaniel T. Wilcox

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Computed Tomography Shows High Fracture Prevalence Among Physically Active Forager-Horticulturalists With High Fertility, Jonathan Stieglitz, Benjamin C. Trumble, HORUS Study Team, Caleb E. Finch, Dong Li, Matthew J. Budoff, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael D. Gurven

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Establishing Cryptocurrency Equilibria Through Game Theory, Carey Caginalp and Gunduz Caginalp

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Kinship Ties Across the Lifespan in Human Communities, Jeremy Koster, Dieter Lukas, David Nolin, Eleanor Power, Alexandra Alvergne, Ruth Mace, Cody T. Ross, Karen Kramer, Russell Graves, Mark Caudell, Shane Macfarlan, Eric Schniter, Robert Quinlan, Siobhan Mattison, Adam Reynolds, Chun Yi-Sim, and Eric Massengill

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On the Merit of Equal Pay: Performance Manipulation and Incentive Setting, Brice Corgnet, Ludivine Martin, Peguy Ndodjang, and Angela Sutan

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The Dynamics of Men's Cooperation and Social Status in a Small-Scale Society, Christopher von Rueden, Daniel Redhead, Rick O'Gorman, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

Submissions from 2018

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A Theory of Focal Points in 2x2 Games, Jonathan W. Leland and Mark Schneider

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Coordination and Evolutionary Dynamics: When are Evolutionary Models Reliable?, Daniel Graydon Stephenson

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Correction to: 'Greater Wealth Inequality, Less Polygyny: Rethinking the Polygyny Threshold Model', Cody T. Ross, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Seung-Yun Oh, Samuel Bowles, Bret Beheim, John Bunce, Mark Caudell, Gregory Clark, Heidi Colleran, Carmen Cortez, Patricia Draper, Russell D. Greaves, Michael Gurven, Thomas Headland, Janet Headland, Kim Hill, Barry Hewlett, Hillard Kaplan, Jeremy Koster, Karen Kramer, Frank Marlowe, Richard McElereath, David Nolin, Marsha Quinlan, Robert Quinlan, Caissa Revilla-Minaya, Brooke Scelza, Ryan Schacht, Mary Shenk, Ray Uehara, Eckart Voland, Kai Willführ, Bruce Winterhalder, John Ziker, and Christopher von Rueden

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Do Negative Random Shocks Affect Trust and Trustworthiness?, Hernán Bejerano, Joris Gillet, and Ismael Rodriguez-Lara

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Goal Setting in the Principal-Agent Model: Weak Incentives for Strong Performance, Brice Corgnet, Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres, and Roberto Hernán-González

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Greater Wealth Inequality, Less Polygyny: Rethinking the Polygyny Threshold Model, Cody T. Ross, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Seung-Yun Oh, Samuel Bowles, Bret Beheim, John Bunce, Mark Caudell, Gregory Clark, Heidi Colleran, Carmen Cortez, Patricia Draper, Russell D. Greaves, Michael Gurven, Thomas Headland, Janet Headland, Kim Hill, Barry Hewlett, Hillard Kaplan, Jeremy Koster, Karen Kramer, Frank Marlowe, Richard McElreath, David Nolin, Marsha Quinlan, Robert Quinlan, Caissa Revilla-Minaya, Brooke Scelza, Ryan Schacht, Mary Shenk, Ray Uehara, Eckart Voland, Kai Willführ, Bruce Winterhalder, John Ziker, and Christopher von Rueden

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Land Assembly with Taxes, Not Takings, Mark DeSantis, Matthew W. McCarter, and Abel Winn

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Low Perceived Control Over Health is Associated With Lower Treatment Uptake in a High Mortality Population of Bolivian Forager-Farmers, Sarah Alami, Jonathan Stieglitz, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Marital Violence and Fertility in a Relatively Egalitarian High-Fertility Population, Jonathan Stieglitz, Benjamin C. Trumble, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Models of Intragroup Conflict in Management: A Literature Review, Matthew W. McCarter, Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni, Darcy Fudge Kamal, H. Min Bang, Steven J. Hyde, and Reshma Maredia

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Parental Hormones are Associated With Crop Loss and Family Sickness Following Catastrophic Flooding in Lowland Bolivia, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Adrian Jaeggi, Bret Beheim, Matthew Schwartz, Edmond Seabright, Daniel Cummings, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Sex Differences in Political Leadership in An Egalitarian Society, Christopher von Rueden, Sarah Alami, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Sleep Variability and Nighttime Activity among Tsimane Forager‐Horticulturalists, Gandhi Yetish, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Testing the Boundaries of the Double Auction: The Effects of Complete Information and Market Power, Erik O. Kimbrough

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Variation Among Populations in the Immune Protein Composition of Mother's Milk Reflects Subsistence Pattern, Laura D. Klein, Jincui Huang, Elizabeth A. Quinn, Melanie A. Martin, Alicia A. Breakey, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, Claudia Valeggia, Grazyna Jasienska, Brooke Scelza, Carlito B. Lebrilla, and Katie Hinde

Submissions from 2017

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A Study of the Triggers of Conflict and Emotional Reactions, Michael Caldera, Michael T. McBride, Matthew W. McCarter, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Cognitive Performance Across the Life Course of Bolivian Forager-Farmers With Limited Schooling, Michael Gurven, Eric Fuerstenberg, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Bret Beheim, Helen Davis, and Hillard Kaplan

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Collaboration and the Development of Experimental Economics: A Personal Perspective, Vernon L. Smith

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Comparing a Risky Choice in the Field and Across Lab Procedures, Zuzana Brokesova, Cary Deck, and Jana Peliova

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Coronary Atherosclerosis in Indigenous South American Tsimane: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study, Hillard Kaplan, Randall C. Thompson, Benjamin C. Trumble, L. Samuel Wann, Adel H. Allam, Bret Beheim, Bruno Frohlich, M. Linda Sutherland, James D. Sutherland, Jonathan Stieglitz, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, David E. Michalik, Chris J. Rowan, Guido P. Lombardi, Ram Bedi, Angela R. Garcia, James K. Min, Jagat Narula, Caleb E. Finch, Michael Gurven, and Gregory S. Thomas

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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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Deliberation Favours Social Efficiency by Making People Disregard Their Relative Shares: Evidence from USA and India, Valerie Capraro, Brice Corgnet, Antonio M. Espín, and Roberto Hernán-González

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Emotional Calibration of Self-Control, Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres and Eric Schniter

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Emotions and Behavior Regulation in Decision Dilemmas, Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres and Eric Schniter

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Sentiments, Conduct, and Trust in the Laboratory, Vernon Smith and Bart J. Wilson

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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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Experimenting with Contests for Experimentation, Cary Deck and Erik O. Kimbrough

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Historical Cost and Conservatism Are Joint Adaptations That Help Identify Opportunity Cost, Sudipta Basu and Gregory B. Waymire

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Horticultural Activity Predicts Later Localized Limb Status in a Contemporary Pre-Industrial Population, Jonathan Stieglitz, Benjamin C. Trumble, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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How We Think about Economics, Bart J. Wilson

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Human and Monkey Responses in a Symmetric Game of Conflict with Asymmetric Equilibria, Sarah F. Brosnan, Sara A. Price, Kelly Leverett, Laurent Prétôt, Michael Beran, and Bart J. Wilson

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Human Grooming in Comparative Perspective: People in Six Small-Scale Societies Groom Less But Socialize Just as Much as Expected for a Typical Primate, Adrian V. Jaeggi, Karen Kramer, Raymond Hames, Evan J. Kiely, Cristina Gomes, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Informed Entry in Auctions, Diego Aycinena, Hernán Bejerano, and Lucas Rentschler

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It Monitoring: A Real Effort Experiment, Brice Corgnet, Ludivine Martin, Peguy Ndodjang, and Angela Sutan

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Mutual and Exclusive: Dyadic Sources of Trust in Interorganizational Exchange, Bill McEvily, Akbar Zaheer, and Darcy Fudge Kamal

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On Private Governance, Bart J. Wilson

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Sleep Restriction and Circadian Effects on Social Decisions, David L. Dickinson and Todd McElroy

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Smile, Dictator, You’re on Camera, Joy A. Buchanan, Matthew K. McMahon, Matthew Simpson, and Bart J. Wilson

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

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The Tsimane Health and Life History Project: Integrating Anthropology and Biomedicine, Michael Gurven, Jonathan Stieglitz, Benjamin C. Trumble, Aaron D. Blackwell, Bret Beheim, Helen Davis, Hillard Kaplan, and Paul L. Hooper

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The Welfare Effects of Civil Forfeiture, Michael Preciado and Bart J. Wilson

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Trust Me, Even Against Your Instinct, I Have Reflected Upon My Decision, Antonio Cabrales, Antonio M. Espín, Praveen Kujal, and Stephen J. Rassenti

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Who’s Holding Out? An Experimental Study of the Benefits and Burdens of Eminent Domain, Abel Winn and Matthew W. McCarter

Submissions from 2016

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An Epigenetic Clock Analysis of Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Coronary Heart Disease, Steve Horvath, Michael Gurven, Morgan E. Levine, Benjamin C. Trumble, Hillard Kaplan, Hooman Allayee, Beate R. Ritz, Brian Chen, Ake T. Lu, Tammy M. Rickabaugh, Beth D. Jamieson, Dianjianyi Sun, Shengxu Li, Wei Chen, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Maud Fagny, Michael S. Kobor, Philip S. Tsao, Alexander P. Reiner, Kerstin L. Edlefsen, Devin Absher, and Themistocles L. Assimes

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An Experimental Investigation of Procurement Auctions with Asymmetric Sellers, John Aloysius, Cary A. Deck, Li Hao, and Ryan French

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An Experimental Investigation of Simultaneous Multi-battle Contests with Complementarities, Cary Deck, Sudipta Sarangi, and Matt Wiser

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Angels and Demons: Using Behavioral Types in a Real-Effort Moral Dilemma to Identify Expert Traits, Hernan Bejerano, Ellen P. Green, and Stephen Rassenti

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Apolipoprotein E4 is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Amazonian Forager-Horticulturalists With a High Parasite Burden, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Aaron D. Blackwell, Hooman Allayee, Bret Beheim, Caleb E. Finch, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

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

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Associations Between Male Testosterone and Immune Function in a Pathogenically Stressed Forager-Horticultural Population, Benjamin C. Trumble, Aaron D. Blackwell, Jonathan Stieglitz, Melissa Emery Thompson, Ivan Maldonado Suarez, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Benefit to Another at Cost to Self, Terence C. Burnham

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Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes in Evolutionary Perspective: A Critical Role for Helminths?, Michael D. Gurven, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Aaron D. Blackwell, David E. Michalik, Caleb E. Finch, and Hillard Kaplan

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Competition, Cost Innovation, and X-Inefficiency in Experimental Markets, Andrew Smyth

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Conflict Or Congruence? Maternal and Infant-Centric Factors Associated With Shorter Exclusive Breastfeeding Durations Among the Tsimane, Melanie A. Martin, Geni Garcia, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Economics and Evolutionary Mismatch: Humans in Novel Settings Do Not Maximize, Terence C. Burnham

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Evolutionary Behavioral Economics, Terence C. Burnham, Stephen E. G. Lea, Adrian V. Bell, Herbert Gintis, Paul W. Glimcher, Robert Kurzban, Leonhard Lades, Kevin McCabe, Karthik Panchanathan, Miriam Teschl, and Ulrich Witt

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Growth References for Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon, Aaron D. Blackwell, Samuel S. Urlacher, Bret Beheim, Christopher von Rueden, Adrian V. Jaeggi, Jonathan Stieglitz, Benjamin C. Trumble, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

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Health Costs of Reproduction are Minimal Despite High Fertility, Mortality and Subsistence Lifestyle, Michael Gurven, Megan Costa, Ben Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Bret Beheim, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Paul L. Hooper, and Hillard Kaplan

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High Resting Metabolic Rate Among Amazonian Forager-Horticulturalists Experiencing High Pathogen Burden, Michael Gurven, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Gandhi Yetish, Daniel Cummings, Aaron D. Blackwell, Bret Beheim, Hillard Kaplan, and Herman Pontzer

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Immune Function in Amazonian Horticulturalists, Aaron D. Blackwell, Benjamin C. Trumble, Ivan Maldonado Suarez, Jonathan Stieglitz, Bret Beheim, J. Josh Snodgrass, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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

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

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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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Principal–Agent Settings with Random Shocks, Jared Rubin and Roman Sheremeta

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

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Reciprocal Exchange Patterned By Market Forces Helps Explain Cooperation in a Small-Scale Society, Adrian V. Jaeggi, Paul L. Hooper, Bret Beheim, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Religious Identity and the Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the Indian Princely States, Latika Chaudhary and Jared Rubin

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Response to De La Iglesia et al, Gandhi Yetish, Hillard Kaplan, Michael Gurven, Brian Wood, Herman Pontzer, Paul R. Manger, Charles Wilson, Ronald McGregor, and Jerome M. Siegel

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Robert A. Millikan Meets the Credibility Revolution: Comment on Harrison (2013), "Field Experiments and Methodological Intolerance", Nathaniel T. Wilcox

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Salivary Microbiomes of Indigenous Tsimane Mothers and Infants are Distinct Despite Frequent Premastication, Cliff S. Han, Melanie Ann Martin, Armand E.K. Dichosa, Ashlynn R. Daughton, Seth Frietze, Hillard Kaplan, Michael D. Gurven, and Joe Alcock

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State Dependent Price Setting Rules Under Implicit Thresholds: An Experiment, Justin Deloy LeBlanc, Andrea Civelli, Cary A. Deck, and Klajdi Bregu

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Status Competition, Inequality, and Fertility: Implications for the Demographic Transition, Mary K. Shenk, Hillard Kaplan, and Paul L. Hooper

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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 Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Weak Rule of Law, Timur Kuran and Jared Rubin

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Two Monetary Models with Alternating Markets, Gabriele Camera and Yili Chien

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Understanding Variation in Human Fertility: What Can We Learn From Evolutionary Demography?, Rebecca Sear, David W. Lawson, Hillard Kaplan, and Mary K. Shenk

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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

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You are Close to Your Rival and Everyone Hates a Winner: A Study of Rivalry in College Football, Sarah Marx Quintanar, Cary Deck, Javier A. Reyes, and Sudipta Sarangi

Submissions from 2015

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Adam Smith: Homo Socialis, Yes; Social Preferences, No; Reciprocity Was to Be Explained, Vernon L. Smith

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Advancing the Understanding of Behavior in Social-Ecological Systems: Results from Lab and Field Experiments, Marco A. Janssen, Therese Lindahl, and James J. Murphy

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All-Pay 2 X 2 Hex: A Multibattle Contest With Complementarities, Dan Kovenock, Sudipta Sarangi, and Matt Wiser

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An Experimental Investigation Of Time Discounting In Strategic Settings, Cary Deck and Salar Jahedi

An Experiment On Retail Payments Systems, Gabriele Camera, Marco Casari, and S. Bortolotti

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Are Subjects Making Financial Decisions in Lab Auctions or Are They Just Gambling?, Cary Deck, Jungmin Lee, and Javier Reyes

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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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Calcaneal Quantitative Ultrasound Indicates Reduced Bone Status Among Physically Active Adult Forager-Horticulturalists, Jonathan Stieglitz, Felicia C. Madimenos, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Challenging the Inevitability of Prostate Enlargement: Low Levels of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Edhitt Cortez Linares, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Cognitive Reflection and the Diligent Worker: An Experimental Study of Millennials, Brice Corgnet, Roberto Hernán-González, and Ricardo Mateo

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Commitment Problems In Conflict Resolution, Erik O. Kimbrough, Jared Rubin, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Timothy W. Shields

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Communication And Collusion, J. Harrington, Roberto Hernán González, and Praveen Kujal

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Conduct in Narrativized Trust Games, Jan Osborn, Bart J. Wilson, and Bradley R. Sherwood