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

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Submissions from 2010

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Household Expenditure Cycles and Economic Cycles, 1920 – 2010, Steven Gjerstad and Vernon Smith

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Make Him an Offer He Can't Refuse: Avoiding Conflicts Through Side Payments, Erik O. Kimbrough and Roman M. Sheremeta

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

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Perfect and Imperfect Real-Time Monitoring in a Minimum-Effort Game, Cary Deck and Nikos Nikiforakis

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Perfect-Substitutes, Best-Shot, and Weakest-Link Contests between Groups, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Personality and the Consistency of Risk Taking Behavior: Experimental Evidence, Cary Deck, Jungmin Lee, and Javier Reyes

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Price Increasing Competition? Experimental Evidence, Cary Deck and Jingping Gu

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Simultaneous Decision-Making in Competitive and Cooperative Environments, Anya Savikhin and Roman M. Sheremeta

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The Attack and Defense of Weakest-Link Networks, Dan Kovenock, Brian Roberson, and Roman M. Sheremeta

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The Equivalence of Contests, Subhashish M. Chowdhury and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Visibility of Contributions and Cost of Inflation: An Experiment on Public Goods, Anya Savikhin and Roman M. Sheremeta

Submissions from 2009

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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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Can Groups Solve the Problem of Over-Bidding in Contests?, Roman M. Sheremeta and Jingjing Zhang

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Contest Design: An Experimental Investigation, Roman M. Sheremeta

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

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Endowment Effects in Contests, Curtis R. Price and Roman M. Sheremeta

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Expenditures and Information Disclosure in Two-Stage Political Contests, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Experimental Comparison of Multi-Stage and One-Stage Contests, Roman M. Sheremeta

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Go West Young Man: Self-Selection and Endogenous Property Rights, Taylor Jaworski and Bart J. Wilson

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Housing Market Price Tier Movements in an Expansion and Collapse, Steven Gjerstad

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Multi-Level Trust Game with “Insider” Communication, Roman M. Sheremeta and Jingjing Zhang

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

Submissions from 2008

A Neuronal Mechanism of Choice, John Dickhaut, O. Lungu, Vernon L. Smith, B. Xin, and A. Rustichini

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Can Manipulators Mislead Prediction Market Observers?, Ryan Oprea, David Porter, Chris Hibbert, Robin Hanson, and Dorina Tila

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

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Does Information Transparency Decrease Coordination Failure?, Regina M. Antci, John Dickhaut, Cathleen Johnson, and Chandra Kanodia

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Generating Ambiguity in the Laboratory, Jack Douglas Stecher, Timothy W. Shields, and John Dickhaut

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Group Prediction in Information Markets With and Without Trading Information and Price Manipulation Incentives, Dorina Tila and David Porter

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High Stakes Behavior with Low Payoffs: Inducing preferences with Holt-Laury gambles, John Dickhaut, Daniel Houser, Jason A. Aimone, Dorina Tila, and Cathleen Johnson

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Horizontal Product Differentiation in Auctions and Multilateral Negotiations, Charles J. Thomas 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