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

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Submissions from 2016

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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 Effects of Experience, Choice Architecture, and Cognitive Reflection in Individual and Strategic Decisions, Mark Schneider and David Porter

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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

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Strategically Equivalent Contests, Subhashish M. Chowdhury and Roman M. Sheremeta

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2013

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A Guided Tour to (Real-Life) Social Network, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Ramon Cobo-Reyes, Natalia Jiminéz, and Giovanni Ponti

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Cheap Talk with Two Audiences: An Experiment, Mikhail Drugov, Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, Praveen Kujal, and Marta Troya Martinez

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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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Conflicted Emotions Following Trust-based Interaction, Eric Schniter, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Timothy W. Shields

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Digit Ratios and Social Preferences: A Comment on Buser (2012), Pablo Brañas-Garza and Jaromir Kovarik

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Divided Loyalties or Conditional Cooperation? An Experimental Study of Contributions to Multiple Public Goods, Matthew W. McCarter, Anya C. Samak, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Do Prediction Markets Aid Defenders in a Weak‐Link Contest?, Cary Deck, Li Hao, and David Porter

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Fetal Testosterone (2D:4D) as Predictor of Cognitive Reflection, Antoni Bosch-Domènech, Pablo Brañas-Garza, and Antonio M. Espín

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Firing Threats and Tenure: Incentive Effects and Impression Management, Brice Corgnet, Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, and Stephen Rassenti

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Limitations to Signaling Trust with All or Nothing Investments, Eric Schniter, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Timothy W. Shields

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Overbidding and Heterogeneous Behavior in Contest Experiments, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Peer Pressure and Moral Hazard in Teams: Experimental Evidence, Brice Corgnet, Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, and Stephen Rassenti

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Prediction Markets in the Laboratory, Cary Deck 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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Recognizing Contributors: An Experiment on Public Goods, Anya Savikhin Samek and Roman M. Sheremeta

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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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Resource Allocation Contests: Experimental Evidence, Robert Shupp, Roman M. Sheremeta, David Schmidt, and James Walker

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Second-to-Fourth Digit Ratio has a Non-Monotonic Impact on Altruism, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Jaromir Kovarik, and Levent Neyse

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Shape Homogeneity and Scale Heterogeneity of Downside Tail Risk, Kyle Moore, Pengfei Sun, Casper de Vries, and Chen Zhou

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Short- and Long-run Goals in Ultimatum Bargaining, Antonio M. Espín, Filippos Exadaktylos, Benedikt Herrmann, and Pablo Brañas-Garza

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Sustaining Group Reputation, Erik O. Kimbrough and Jared Rubin

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The All-Pay Auction with Complete Information and Identity-Dependent Externalities, Bettina Klose and Dan Kovenock

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The Effect of Earned vs. House Money on Price Bubble Formation in Experimental Asset Markets, Brice Corgnet, Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, Praveen Kujal, and David Porter

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The Impact of Competition on Prices with Numerous Firms, Xavier Gabaix, David Laibson, Deyuan Li, and Hongyi Li

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The Relative Efficacy of Price Announcements and Express Communication for Collusion: Experimental Findings, Joseph E. Harrington Jr., Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, and Praveen Kujal

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Three-Player Trust Game with Insider Communication, Roman M. Sheremeta and Jingjing Zhang

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Top Guns May Not Fire: Best-Shot Group Contests with Group-Specific Public Good Prizes, Subhashish M. Chowdhury, Dongryul Lee, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Two Monetary Models with Alternating Markets, Gabriele Camera and YiLi Chen

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What is a Fair Wage? Reference Points, Entitlements and Gift Exchange, Eleonora Bottino, Cintia Goddio, and Praveen Kujal

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When Parity Promotes Peace: Resolving Conflict Between Asymmetric Agents, Erik O. Kimbrough, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Timothy W. Shields

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Why Real Leisure Really Matters: Incentive Effects on Real Effort in the Laboratory, Brice Corgnet, Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, and Eric Schniter

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You Can’t Put Old Wine in New Bottles: The Effect of Newcomers on Coordination in Groups, Matthew W. McCarter and Roman M. Sheremeta

Submissions from 2012

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Ageism & Cooperation, Eric Schniter, Timothy W. Shields, and John Dickhaut

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An Alternating-Offers Model of Multilateral Negotiations, Charles J. Thomas

An Experiment on Protecting Intellectual Property, Joy A. Buchanan and Bart J. Wilson

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Are you a Good Employee or Simply a Good Guy? Influence Costs and Contract Design, Brice Corgnet and Ismael Rodriguez-Lara