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

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Submissions from 2013

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Polygyny Among the Tsimane of Bolivia: An Improved Method for Testing the Polygyny-Fertility Hypothesis, Jeffrey Winking, Jonathan Stieglitz, Jenna Kurten, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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Reaction to Public Information in Markets: How much does Ambiguity Matter?, Brice Corgnet, Praveen Kujal, and David Porter

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Recalibrational Emotions and the Regulation of Trust-Based Behaviors, Eric Schniter and Timothy W. Shields

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The Number of Active Bidders in Internet Auctions, Laurens de Haan, Casper de Vries, and Chen Zhou

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Towards A Neo-Darwinian Synthesis Of Neoclassical And Behavioral Economics, Terence C. Burnham

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Transparency, Efficiency And The Distribution Of Economic Welfare In Pass-Through Investment Trust Games, Thomas A. Rietz, Roman M. Sheremeta, Timothy W. Shields, and Vernon L. Smith

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Using Laboratory Experiments in Logistics and Supply Chain Research, Cary Deck and Vernon L. Smith

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Violence, Access, and Competition in the Market for Protection, Douglas B. Rogers, Adam C. Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

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War of Attrition: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment on Market Exit, Ryan Oprea, Bart J. Wilson, and Arthur Zillante

Submissions from 2012

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Anarchy, Groups, and Conflict: An Experiment on the Emergence of Protective Associations, Adam C. Smith, David B. Skarbek, and Bart J. Wilson

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Coalitional Colonel Blotto Games with Application to the Economics of Alliances, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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Contra Private Fairness, Bart J. Wilson

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Does Blood Pressure Inevitably Rise With Age?: Longitudinal Evidence Among Forager-Horticulturalists, Michael Gurven, Aaron D. Blackwell, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Jonathan Stieglitz, and Hillard Kaplan

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Fatty Acid Composition in the Mature Milk of Bolivian Forager-Horticulturalists: Controlled Comparisons With a US Sample, Melanie A. Martin, William D. Lassek, Steven J. C. Gaulin, Rhobert W. Evans, Sheela S. Geraghty, Barbara S. Davidson, Ardythe L. Morrow, Hillard Kaplan, and Michael Gurven

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From the Womb to the Tomb: The Role of Transfers in Shaping the Evolved Human Life History, Michael Gurven, Jonathan Stieglitz, Paul L. Hooper, Cristina Gomes, and Hillard Kaplan

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Infidelity, Jealousy, and Wife Abuse Among Tsimane Forager-Farmers: Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses of Marital Conflict, Jonathan Stieglitz, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, and Jeffrey Winking

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Information Effects in Multi-Unit Dutch Auctions, Joy A. Buchanan, Steven Gjerstad, and David Porter

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Modernization, Sexual Risk-Taking, and Gynecological Morbidity Among Bolivian Forager-Horticulturalists, Jonathan Stieglitz, Aaron D. Blackwell, Raúl Quispe Gutierrez, Edhitt Cortez Linares, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

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Motivation through Goal Setting, Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres

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Old World Monkeys are More Similar to Humans than New World Monkeys When Playing a Coordination Game, Sarah F. Brosnan, Bart J. Wilson, and Michael J. Beran

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Peer Evaluations And Team Performance: When Friends Do Worse Than Strangers, Brice Corgnet

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Physical Competition Increases Testosterone Among Amazonian Forager-Horticulturalists: A Test of the 'Challenge Hypothesis', Benjamin C. Trumble, Daniel Cummings, Christopher von Rueden, Kathleen O'Connor, Eric A. Smith, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

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Resource Adequacy: Should Regulators Worry?, Hernan D. Bejarano, Lance Clifner, Carl Johnston, Stephen J. Rassenti, and Vernon L. Smith

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Risk and the Evolution of Human Exchange, Hillard Kaplan, Eric Schniter, Vernon L. Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

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The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History of Whalers’ Rules of Capture, Bart J. Wilson, Taylor Jaworski, Karl Schurter, and Andrew Smyth

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The Herodotus Paradox, Michael R. Baye, Dan Kovenock, and Casper G. de Vries

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The Lifeboat Problem, Kai A. Konrad and Dan Kovenock

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The Primacy of Entrepreneurs in Exploiting Long-Distance Exchange, Erik O. Kimbrough and Bart J. Wilson

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Underwater Recession, Vernon L. Smith, Joy A. Buchanan, and Steven D. Gjerstad

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Weakest-Link Attacker-Defender Games With Multiple Attack Technologies, Daniel G. Arce, Dan Kovenock, and Brian Roberson

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Why Do Women Have More Children Than They Want? Understanding Differences in Women's Ideal and Actual Family Size in a Natural Fertility Population, Lisa McAllister, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, and Jonathan Stieglitz

Submissions from 2011

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Decision Making and Trade without Probabilities, John Dickhaut, R. Lunawat, K. Pronin, and Jack Douglas Stecher

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Evidence for a Peak Shift in a Humoral Response to Helminths: Age Profiles of Ige in the Shuar of Ecuador, the Tsimane of Bolivia, and the U.S. Nhanes, Aaron D. Blackwell, Michael D. Gurven, Lawrence S. Sugiyama, Felicia C. Madimenos, Melissa A. Liebert, Melanie A. Martin, Hillard Kaplan, and J. Josh Snodgrass

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Father Death and Adult Success Among the Tsimane: Implications for Marriage and Divorce, Jeffrey Winking, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

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Geography and Social Networks in Nascent Distal Exchange, Erik O. Kimbrough and Bart J. Wilson

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Inflammatory Gene Variants in the Tsimane, An Indigenous Bolivian Population With a High Infectious Load, Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Caleb E. Finch, Eileen M. Crimmins, Suvi A. Vikman, Jonathan Stieglitz, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, and Hooman Allayee

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Radio Spectrum and the Disruptive Clarity of Ronald Coase, Thomas W. Hazlett, David P. Porter, and Vernon L. Smith

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Responses to the Assurance Game in Monkeys, Apes, and Humans Using Equivalent Procedures, Sarah F. Brosnan, Audrey E. Parrish, Michael J. Beran, Timothy Flemming, Lisa Heimbauer, Catherine F. Talbot, Susan P. Lambeth, Steven J. Schapiro, and Bart J. Wilson

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Saving Behavior and Cognitive Abilities, T. Parker Ballinger, Eric Hudson, Leonie Karkoviata, and Nathaniel Wilcox

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'Stochastically More Risk Averse:' A Contextual Theory of Stochastic Discrete Choice Under Risk, Nathaniel Wilcox

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The Territorial Foundations of Human Property, Peter DeScioli and Bart J. Wilson

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Using Experimental Economics to Understand Competition, Bart J. Wilson

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Why Do Men Seek Status? Fitness Payoffs to Dominance and Prestige, Christopher von Rueden, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

Submissions from 2010

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An Experimental Analysis Of the Demand For Payday Loans, Bart J. Wilson, David W. Findlay, James W. Meehan Jr., Charissa P. Wellford, and Karl Schurter

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Blood Lipids, Infection, and Inflammatory Markers in the Tsimane of Bolivia, Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Eileen M. Crimmins, Jung KI Kim, Jeff Winking, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, and Caleb Finch

Combinatorial Auctions, David Porter and Stephen J. Rassenti

Conflicts with Multiple Battlefields, Dan Kovenock and Brian Roberson

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Discovering Economics in the Classroom with Experimental Economics and the Scottish Enlightenment, Taylor Jaworski, S. Christian Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

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Exchange, Theft, and the Social Formation of Property, Erik O. Kimbrough

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More Information, More Ripoffs: Experiments with Public and Private Information in Markets with Asymmetric Information, Bart J. Wilson and Arthur Zillante

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Preference Reversals: The Impact of Truth-Revealing Monetary Incentives, Joyce E. Berg, John Dickhaut, and Thomas A. Rietz

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Social Preferences Aren't Preferences, Bart J. Wilson

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The Effect of Reliability, Content and Timing of Public Announcements on Asset Trading Behavior, Brice Corgnet, Praveen Kujal, and David Porter

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Theory and Experiment: What are the questions?, Vernon L. Smith

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The Social Strategy Game: Resource Competition Within Female Social Networks Among Small-Scale Forager-Horticulturalists, Stacey L. Rukas, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, and Jeffrey Winking

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What Would Adam Smith Think?, Vernon L. Smith

Submissions from 2009

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A Bioeconomic Approach to Marriage and the Sexual Division of Labor, Michael Gurven, Jeffrey Winking, Hillard Kaplan, Christopher von Rueden, and Lisa McAllister

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A Neuroeconomic Theory of the Decision Process, John Dickhaut, Aldo Rustichini, and Vernon L. Smith

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Bidding Your Way to the Launch Pad, David Porter and Randii R. Wessen

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Exchange and Specialisation as a Discovery Process, Sean Crockett, Vernon L. Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

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Honoring David Grether’s Contribution to Experimental Economics, David Porter

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Inflammation and Infection Do Not Promote Arterial Aging and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Lean Horticulturalists, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, Jeffrey Winking, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Jung Ki Kim, Caleb Finch, and Eileen M. Crimmins

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Justice and Fairness In the Dictator Game, Karl Schurter and Bart J. Wilson

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Market Efficiencies and Drift: A Computational Model, John Dickhaut and Baohua Xin

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Monetary Policy, Credit Extension and Housing Bubbles: 2008 and 1929, Steven D. Gjerstad and Vernon L. Smith

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Mysteries of Morality, Peter DeScioli and Robert Kurzban

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NeuroAccounting, John Dickhaut, Sudipta Basu, Kevin McCabe, and Gregory Waymire

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Recordkeeping Alters Economic History by Promoting Reciprocity, Sudipta Basu, John Dickhaut, Gary Hecht, Kristy Towry, and Gregory Waymire

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Stated Beliefs versus Inferred Beliefs: A Methodological Inquiry and Experimental Test, E. Elisabet Rutström and Nathaniel Wilcox

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The Brain as the Original Accounting Institution, John Dickhaut

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The Design, Testing and Implementation of Virginia's NOx Allowance Auction, David Porter, Stephen J. Rassenti, William Shobe, Vernon L. Smith, and Abel Winn

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The Evolutionary and Ecological Roots of Human Social Organization, Hillard Kaplan, Paul L. Hooper, and Michael Gurven

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The Role of Information Asymmetry in Escalation Phenomena: Empirical Evidence, Joyce E. Berg, John Dickhaut, and Chandra Kanodia

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We Age Because We Grow, Hillard Kaplan and Arthur J. Robson

Submissions from 2008

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Aging and Inflammation in Two Epidemiological Worlds, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan, Jeffrey Winking, Caleb Finch, and Eileen M. Crimmins

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Antitrust and Bundling Discounts: An Experimental Analysis, Timothy J. Muris and Vernon L. Smith

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Building a Market: From Personal to Impersonal Exchange, Erik O. Kimbrough, Vernon L. Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

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Discovery: A Memoir, Vernon L. Smith

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Exogenous Uncertainty Increases the Bid–Ask Spread in the Continuous Double Auction, Vernon L. Smith and Mark van Boening

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Experimental Gasoline Markets, Cary A. Deck and Bart J. Wilson

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Fixed Revenue Auctions, Cary Deck and Bart J. Wilson

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Handbook of Experimental Economic Results, Volume 1., Charles R. Plott and Vernon L. Smith

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Historical Property Rights, Sociality, and the Emergence of Impersonal Exchange in Long-Distance Trade, Erik O. Kimbrough, Vernon L. Smith, and Bart J. Wilson

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Incremental Approaches to Establishing Trust, Robert Kurzban, Mary L. Rigdon, and Bart J. Wilson

Introduction: Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics in Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain, Vernon L. Smith

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Language Games of Reciprocity, Bart J. Wilson

Neuroeconomics, John Dickhaut and Aldo Rustichini

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Second Chance Offers vs. Sequential Auctions: Theory and Behavior, Timothy C. Salmon and Bart J. Wilson

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Strategic Buyers, Horizontal Mergers and Synergies: An Experimental Investigation, Douglas D. Davis and Bart J. Wilson

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Thar She Blows: Can Bubbles Be Rekindled with Experienced Subjects?, Reshmaan N. Hussam, David P. Porter, and Vernon L. Smith

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Thar She Blows: Can Bubbles Be Rekindled with Experienced Subjects?, Reshmaan N. Hussam, David Porter, and Vernon L. Smith

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The Multiple Dimensions of Male Social Status in An Amazonian Society, Christopher von Rueden, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan

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The Promise of Prediction Markets, Kenneth J. Arrow, Robert Forsythe, Michael Gorham, Robert Hahn, Robin Hanson, John O. Ledyard, Saul Levmore, Robert Litan, Paul Milgrom, Forest D. Nelson, George R. Neumann, Marco Ottaviani, Thomas C. Schelling, Robert J. Shiller, Vernon L. Smith, Erik Snowberg, Cass R. Sunstein, Paul C. Tetlock, Philip E. Tetlock, Hal R. Varian, Justin Wolfers, and Eric Zitzewitz

Submissions from 2007

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Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms, Vernon L. Smith

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Why Do Men Marry and Why Do They Stray?, Jeffrey Winking, Hillard Kaplan, Michael Gurven, and Stacey L. Rucas

Submissions from 2006

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Growth Rates and Life Histories in Twenty-Two Small-Scale Societies, Robert Walker, Michael Gurven, Kim Hill, Andrea Migliano, Napoleon Chagnon, Roberta De Souza, Gradimir Djurovic, Raymond Hames, A. Magdalena Hurtado, Karen Kramer, Hillard Kaplan, William J. Oliver, and Taro Yamauchi

Submissions from 2003

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The Evolution of Human Life Expectancy and Intelligence in Hunter-Gatherer Economies, Hillard Kaplan

Submissions from 2002

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The Emergence of Humans: The Coevolution of Intelligence and Longevity With Intergenerational Transfers, Hillard Kaplan and Arthur J. Robson