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

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Submissions from 2015

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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

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A Survey of Experimental Research on Contests, All-Pay Auctions and Tournaments, Emmanuel Dechenaux, Dan Kovenock, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Asymmetry and Deception in the Investment Game, Irma Clots-Figueras, Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez, and Praveen Kujal

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Balance Sheet Crises: Causes, Consequences and Responses, Steven Gjerstad and Vernon Smith

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Best-of-Three Contest Experiments: Strategic Versus Psychological Momentum, Shakun D. Mago, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Andrew Yates

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Binding Promises and Cooperation among Strangers, Gabriele Camera, Marco Casari, and Maria Bigoni

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Building and Rebuilding Trust with Promises and Apologies, Eric Schniter, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Daniel Sznycer

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Buyer's Equilibrium with Capacity Constraints and Restricted Mobility: A Recursive Approach, Gabriele Camera and Jaehong Kim

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Do Liars Believe? Beliefs and Other-Regarding Preferences in Sender-Receiver Games, Roman M. Sheremeta and Timothy W. Shields

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Endowment Origin, Demographic Effects and Individual Preferences in Contests, Curtis R. Price and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Experimental Evidence on the Properties of the California’s Cap and Trade Price Containment Reserve, Rachel Bodsky, Domenic Donato, Kevin James, and david porter

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Experimental Subjects are Not Different, Filippos Exadaktylos, Antonio M. Espín, and Pablo Brañas-Garza

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Extremism Drives Out Moderation, Bettina Klose and Dan Kovenock

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Facing Your Opponents: Social Identification and Information Feedback in Contests, Shakun D. Mago, Anya C. Savikhin, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Goal Setting and Monetary Incentives: When Large Stakes Are Not Enough, Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres, Brice Corgnet, and Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez

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Higher-Order Beliefs in Simple Trading Models, Timothy W. Shields and Baohua Xin

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

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Menu-Dependent Emotions and Self-Control, Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres and Eric Schniter

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

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Overdissipation and Convergence in Rent-seeking Experiments: Cost Structure and Prize Allocation Rules, Subhashish M. Chowdhury and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Performance-Based Compensation and Firm Value: Experimental Evidence, Glenn Pfeiffer and Timothy W. Shields

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Principal-Agent Settings with Random Shocks, Jared Rubin and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Side-Payments and the Costs of Conflict, Erik O. Kimbrough and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Strategies of Cooperation and Punishment Among Students and Clerical Workers, Maria Bigoni, Gabriele Camera, and Marco Casari

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There’s No Place Like Home, Joy A. Buchanan, Steven Gjerstad, and Vernon Smith

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Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth: How the Tragedy of the Anticommons Emerges in Organizations, Matthew W. McCarter, Shirli Kopelman, Thomas A. Turk, and Candace Ybarra

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

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Winner-Take-All and Proportional-Prize Contests: Theory and experimental results, Roman M. Sheremeta, William A. Masters, and Timothy N. Cason

Submissions from 2011

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Asset Market Reactions to News: An Experimental Study, Gunduz Caginalp, David Porter, and Li Hao

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(Bad) Luck or (Lack of) Effort?: Comparing Social Sharing Norms Between US and Europe, Pedro Rey-Biel, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Neslihan Uler

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Behavioral Spillovers in Coordination Games, Timothy N. Cason, Anya C. Savikhin, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Cognitive Effort in the Beauty Contest Game, Pablo Brañas-Garza and Teresa García-Muñoz

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Combinatorial Clock Auctions: Price Direction and Performance, David R. Munro and Stephen J. Rassenti

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Conflicted Minds: Recalibrational Emotions Following Trust-Based Interaction, Eric Schniter, Roman M. Sheremeta, and Timothy W. Shields

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Don’t Ask Me If You Will Not Listen: The Dilemma of Participative Decision Making, Brice Corgnet and Roberto Hérnan-Gonzalez

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Double Bubbles in Assets Markets with Multiple Generations, Cary Deck, David Porter, and Vernon Smith

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Intimidation or Impatience? Jump Bidding in On-line Ascending Automobile Auctions, David Grether, David Porter, and Matthew Shum

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Moral Cleansing and Moral Licenses: Experimental evidence, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Marisa Bucheli, Maria Paz Espinosa, and Teresa García-Muñoz

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