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Title and authors

17-11 Correlation neglect and case-based decisions by Benjamin Radoc, Robert Sugden and Theodore Turocy
17-10 It's not all fun and games: Feedback, Task Motivation and Effort by Sheheryar Banuri, Katarina Dankova and Philip Keefer
17-09 Love the job... or the patient? Task vs. mission-based motivations in healthcare by Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer and Damien de Walque
17-08 Does strategy fairness make inequality more acceptable? by Mengjie Wang
17-07 Biased Policy Professionals by Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri
17-06 Attention and Novelty: An Experimental Investigation of Order Effects in Multiple Valuation Tasks by Cameron A. Belton
17-05 Giving in Dictator Games - Experimenter demand effect or preference over the rules of the game? by Nadine Chlaß and Peter G. Moffatt
17-04 The Attraction and Compromise Effects in Bargaining: Experimental Evidence by Fabio Galeotti, Maria Montero and Anders Poulsen
16-05R The Role of Morals in Three Player Ultimatum Games by Sandro Casal, Francesco Fallucchi and Simone Quercia
16-09R Peer sanctioning in isomorphic provision and appropriation social dilemmas by Abhijit Ramalingam, Antonio J. Morales and James M. Walker
17-03 The productivity puzzle and the problem with the rich: an experiment on competition, inequality and ‘team spirit’ by Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Abhijit Ramalingam and Brock V. Stoddard.

Group Behaviour in Tacit Coordination Games with Focal Points. An Experimental Investigation by Stefania Sitzia and Jiwei Zheng


Identifying discrete behavioural types: A re-analysis of public goods game contributions by Hierarchical clustering by Francesco Fallucchi, R Andrew Luccasen and Theodore L. Turocy

Mathematics self-confidence and the "prepayment effect" in riskless choices by Lian Xue, Stefania Sitzia and Theodore L Turocy




Title and authors

15-20R2 Mathematics self-confidence and the "prepayment effect" in riskless choices by Lian Xue, Stefania Sitzia and Theodore L Turocy
16-15 The Market for Talent: Competition for Resources and Self Governance in Teams by Abhijit Ramalingam, Brock V. Stoddard and James M. Walker
16-14 Property Rights and Loss Aversion in Contests by Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Joo Young Jeon and Abhijit Ramalingam
16-13 Wage Compression and Manager Inequality Aversion by David B Johnson and Abhijit Ramalingam
16-12 Focality and Asymmetry in Multi-battle Contests by Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Dan Kovenock, David Rojo Arjona and Nathaniel T. Wilcox
14-09R Gender differences in the giving and taking variants of the dictator game by Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Joo Young Jeon and Bibhas Saha
16-10R Endowment inequality in public goods games: A re-examination by Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Abhijit Ramalingam and Brock V. Stoddard
16-11 Financial contagion in the laboratory: Does network structure matter? by John Duffy, Aikaterini Karadimitropoulou and Melanie Parravano 
16-09 Peer sanctioning in isomorphic provision and appropriation social dilemmas by Abhijit Ramalingam, Antonio J. Morales and James M. Walker
15-22R Variation in experimental instructions: Punishment in public goods games by Abhijit Ramalingam, Antonio J. Morales and James M. Walker
16-08 The effects of endogenous enforcement on strategic uncertainty and cartel deterrence by Carsten J. Crede and Liang Lu
16-07 That's the ticket: Explicit lottery randomisation and learning in Tullock contests by Subhashish M. Chowdhury, Anwesha Mukherjee and Theodore L. Turocy
16-06 Does nominal illusion generate collusive equilibria? by Enrique Fatas and Antonio J. Morales
16-05R The Role of Morals in Ultimatum Bargaining by Sandro Casal, Francesco Fallucchi and Simone Quercia
16-04 The implications of attachment through choice and order effects on the willingness-to-accept- willingness-to-pay disparity by Cameron Belton
16-03 Affirmative action and retaliation in experimental contests  by Francesco Fallucchi and Simone Quercia 
16-02 Preference purification and the inner rational agent: A critique of the conventional wisdom of behavioural welfare economics by Gerardo Infante, Guilhem Lecouteux and Robert Sugden


Can a single theory explain coordination? An experiment on alternative modes of reasoning and the conditions under which they are used by Marco Faillo, Alessandra Smerilli and Robert Sugden



Title and authors

15-23 Bidding in first-price and second-price interdependent-values auctions: A laboratory experiment by Theodore L. Turocy and Timothy N. Carson
14-10R An individualistic approach to institution formation in public good games by Abhijit Ramalingam, Sara Godoy, Antonio J. Morales and James M. Walker
15-22 Instruction length and content: Effects on punishment behaviour in public goods games by Abhijit Ramalingam, Antonio J. Morales and James M. Walker
15-21 In Gov we trust: Voluntary compliance in networked investment games by Natalia Borzino, Enrique Fatas and Emmanuel Peterle
15-20 Mathematics self-confidence and the "prepayment effect" in riskless choices by Lian Xue, Stefania Sitzia and Theodore L. Turocy
15-19 Take it or leave it: experimental evidence on the effect of time-limited offers on consumer behaviour by Robert Sugden, Mengjie Wang and Daniel Zizzo
15-18 Efficiency versus equality in real-time bargaining with communication by Fabio Galeotti, Maria Montero and Anders Poulsen (Appendix)
15-17 Overbidding and heterogeneous behavior in contest experiments: A comment on the endowment effect by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Peter G. Moffatt


A self-funding reward mechanism for tax compliance by Enrique Fatas, Daniele Nosenzo, Martin Sefton and Daniel Zizzo


Social competition in low-information cournot markets by Enrique Fatas, Antonio J Morales and Ainhoa Jaramillo-Gutiérrez


Identity, language and conflict: An experiment on ethno-linguistic diversity and group discrimination in two bilingual societies by María Paz Espinosa, Enrique Fatas and Paloma Úbeda


Characterising competitive equilibrium in terms of opportunity by Robert Sugden


Do consumers take advantage of common pricing standards? An experimental investigation by Robert Sugden and Jiwei Zheng


Group Size and Matching Protocol in Contests  by Kyung Hwan Baik, Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Abhijit Ramalingam


Real time tacit bargaining, payoff focality, and coordination complexity: Experimental evidence by Wolfgang Luhan, Anders Poulsen and Michael Roos


Heterogeneity in risk attitudes across domains: A bivariate random preference approach by Anna Conte, Peter G. Moffatt and Mary Riddel


Identity and group conflict by Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Joo Young Jeon and Abhijit Ramalingam


Why are heterogeneous communities inefficient? Theory, history and an experiment by David Hugh-Jones and Carlo Perroni


Discovering user recreational values for local public services: Attitudes and perspectives regarding a country park’s facilities  by Michael Brock and Charles Lester


Putting Bambi in the firing line: Applying moral philosophy to environmental and economic attitudes to deer culling by Michael Brock


Does it matter which effort task you use? A comparison of four effort tasks when agents compete for a prize by Emanuela Lezzi, Piers Fleming and Daniel John Zizzo


Authority and centrality: Power and cooperation in social dilemma networks by Boris van Leeuwen, Abhijit Ramalingam, David Rojo Arjona, and Arthur Schram


Resources for conflict: Constraint or wealth? by Kyung Hwan Baik, Subhashish M. Chowdhury, and Abhijit Ramalingam


Social information 'nudges': An experiment with multiple group references by Shaun Hargreaves Heap, Abhijit Ramalingam, and David Rojo Arjona


Bargaining under surveillance: Evidence from a three-person ultimatum game by Lauri Sääksvuori and Abhijit Ramalingam


Number Title and authors
14-09R Gender differences in the giving and taking variants of the dictator game by Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Joo Young Jeon and Bibhas Saha

Eye-image in experiments: Social cue or experimental demand effect? by Subhasish M. Chowdhury, Joo Young Jeon and Bibhas Saha


Resources for conflict: Constraint or wealth?  by Kyung Hwan BaikSubhasish M. Chowdhury and Abhijit Ramalingam


The hidden perils of affirmative action: Sabotage in handicap contests by Alasdair Brown and Subhasish M. Chowdhury

14-10 An individualistic approach to institution formation in public good games by Abhijit Ramalingam, Sara Godoy, Antonio Morales, and James M. Walker
14-09 Giving, taking, and gender in dictator games by Subhashish M. Chowdhury, Joo Young Jeon, and Bibhas Saha
14-08 The role of conferences on the pathway to academic impact: Evidence from a natural experiment by Fernanda L. L. de Leon and Ben McQuillin
14-07 Stake size and the power of focal points in coordination games: Experimental evidence by Melanie Parravano and Odile Poulsen
14-06 Heterogeneity in preferences towards complexity by Peter G. Moffatt, Stefania Sitzia, and Daniel John Zizzo
14-05 Health information, treatment, and worker productivity: Experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters by Andrew Dillon, Jed Friedman, and Pieter Serneels
14-04 Reminders, payment method, and charitable giving: Evidence from an online experiment by Axel Sonntag and Daniel John Zizzo
14-03 Keep up with the winners: Experimental evidence on risk taking, asset integration, and peer effects by Marcel Fafchamps, Bereket Kebede, and Daniel John Zizzo
14-02 Institutional authority and collusion by Axel Sonntag and Daniel John Zizzo
14-01 A triple test for behavioral economics models and public health policy by Ryota Nakamura, Marc Suhrcke, and Daniel John Zizzo


Number Title and authors
13-11 Matching protocol in contest experiments by Kyung Hwan Baik, Subhasish M. Chowdhury, and Abhijit Ramalingam
13-10 Unstructured bargaining over an endogenously produced surplus and fairness ideals: An experiment by Wolfgang Luhan, Odile Poulsen, and Michael Roos
13-09 Incomplete Punishment Networks in Public Goods Games: Experimental Evidence by Andreas Leibbrandt, Abhijit Ramalingam, Lauri Sääksvuori, and James M. Walker
13-08-R 'Doggedness' or 'disengagement'? An experiment on the effect of inequality in endowment on behaviour in team competitions by Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Abhijit Ramalingam, Siddharth Ramalingam, and Brock V. Stoddard
13-07 On the robustness of emotions and behavior in a power-to-take game experiment by Fabio Galeotti
13-06 Altruism, anticipation, and gender by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Joo Young Jeon
13-05 Search costs in consumer product choice: Does delaying the provision of information increase choice efficiency? by Axel Sonntag
13-04 Experimenter demand effects and altruism towards the experimenter by Piers Fleming and Daniel John Zizzo
13-03 Efficiency and fairness in revenue sharing contracts by Alex Karakostas, Axel Sonntag, and Daniel John Zizzo
13-02-R How salient is an equal but inefficient outcome in a coordination situation? Some experimental evidence by Zoe Bett, Anders Poulsen, and Odile Poulsen
13-01 Private provision of public goods in a second-best world: Cap-and-trade schemes limit green consumerism by Grischa Perino


Number Title and authors
12-06 A Popperian test of level-k theory by Shaun Hargreaves Heap, David Rojo Arjona, and Robert Sugden
12-05 The behavioural economist and the social planner: to whom should behavioural welfare economics be addressed? by Robert Sugden
12-04 Income effect and altruism by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Joo Young Jeon
12-03 Trust and trustworthiness with singleton groups by Fabio Galeotti and Daniel John Zizzo
12-02 Are tax-financed contributions to a public good completely crowded-out? Experimental evidence by Timothy J. Gronberg, R. Andrew Lucassen, Theodore L. Turocy, and John Van Huyck
12-01 Inducing natural group identity: A RDP analysis by Daniel John Zizzo


Number Title and authors
11-15 Do dictator games measure altruism? by Daniel John Zizzo
11-14 Reservation values and regret in laboratory first price auctions: Context and bidding behavior by Theodore L. Turocy and Elizabeth Watson
11-12 Envy and agricultural innovation: An experimental case study from Ethiopia by Bereket Kebede and Daniel John Zizzo
11-11 Emotions and chat in a financial markets experiment by Shaun Hargreaves Heap and Daniel John Zizzo
11-10 Crowding-in, crowding-out and over-crowding: The interaction between price and quantity based instruments and intrinsic motivation by Grischa Perino, Luca A. Panzone, and Timothy Swanson
11-09 The representation of alienable and inalienable rights: Games in transition function form by Ben McQuillin and Robert Sugden
11-08 Implementing theoretical models in the laboratory, and what this can and cannot achieve by Stefania Sitzia and Robert Sugden
11-07 Salience as an emergent property by Federica Alberti, Robert Sugden, and Kei Tsutsui
11-06 Mutual advantage, conventions and team reasoning by Robert Sugden
11-05 Common reasoning in games: a Lewisian analysis of common knowledge of rationality by Robin Cubitt and Robert Sugden
11-04 How the market responds to dynamically inconsistent preferences by Ben McQuillin and Robert Sugden
11-03 Do markets reveal preferences – or shape them? by Peter Brookes, Andrea Isoni, Graham Loomes, and Robert Sugden
11-02 Autonomy or efficiency: An experiment on household decisions in two regions of India by Alastair Munro, Bereket Kebede, Marcela Tarazona-Gomez, and Arjan Verschoor
11-01 The emergence of salience: an experimental investigation by Federica Alberti, Shaun Hargreaves Heap, and Robert Sugden


Number Title and authors
10-16 On the content of focal points by David Rojo Arjona
10-15 Directed generosity and network formation: Network dimension matters by Ben D'Exelle and Arno Riedl
10-14 Exclusivity and exclusion on platform markets by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Stephen Martin
10-13 Equality, equity and incentives: An experiment by Loukas Balafoutas and Martin Kocher
10-12 Multiple equilibria in Tullock contests by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Roman Sheremeta
10-11 Disruptions in large value payment systems: An experimental approach by Klaus Abbink, Ronald Bosman, Ronald Heijmans, and Frans van Winden
10-10 Group Status, minorities and trust by Kei Tsutsui and Daniel John Zizzo
10-09 Social status and bargaining when resources are scarce: Evidence from a field lab experiment by Ben D'Exelle, Els Lecoutere, and Bjorn Van Campenhout
10-08 An experimental test of precautionary bidding by Martin Kocher, Julius Pahlke, and Stephan Trautmann
10-07 Social preferences in childhood and adolescence – A large-scale experiment by Matthias Sutter, Francesco Feri, Martin Kocher, Peter Martinsson, Katarina Nordblom, and Daniela Rützler
10-06 Selection into auctions for risky and ambiguous prospects by Martin Kocher and Stephan Trautmann
10-05 On the beliefs off the path: Equilibrium refinement due to quantal response and level-k by Yves Breitmoser, Jonathan Tan, and Daniel John Zizzo
10-04 Vendettas by Friedel Bolle, Jonathan Tan, and Daniel John Zizzo
10-03 Can experimental measures of sensitivity to social pressure predict public good contribution? by Piers Fleming and Daniel John Zizzo
10-02 Do spouses realise cooperative gains? Experimental evidence from rural Uganda by Vegard Iversen, Cecile Jackson, Bereket Kebede, Alastair Munro, and Arjan Verschoor
10-01 Intrinsic motivations and the non-profit health sector: Evidence from Ethiopia by Danila Serra, Pieter Serneels, and Abigail Barr


Number Title and authors
09-17 A test of the experimental method by Shaun Hargreaves Heap, Arjan Verschoor, and Daniel John Zizzo
09-16 Professional interpretation of the standard of proof: An experimental test on merger regulation by Bruce Lyons, Gordon Menzies, and Daniel John Zizzo
09-15 The representation of alienable and inalienable rights: Games in transition function form by Ben McQuillin and Robert Sugden
09-14 The willingness to pay-willingness to accept gap, the "endowment effect", subject misconceptions, and experimental procedures for eliciting valuations: A reassessment by Andrea Isoni, Graham Loomes, and Robert Sugden
09-13 On modelling vagueness – and on not modelling incommensurability by Robert Sugden
09-12 Political autonomy and independence: Theory and experimental evidence by Klaus Abbink and Jordi Brandts
09-11 Social desirability, approval and public good contribution by Daniel John Zizzo and Piers Fleming
09-10 Pointless vendettas by Klaus Abbink and Benedikt Herrmann
09-09 The all-pay auction with non-monotonic payoff by Subhasish M. Chowdhury
09-08 A generalized Tullock contest and the existence of multiple equilibria by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Roman M. Sheremeta
09-07 Preference reversals and disparities between willingness to pay and willingness to accept in repeated markets by Graham Loomes, Chris Starmer, and Robert Sugden
09-06 The equivalence of contests by Subhasish M. Chowdhury and Roman M. Sheremeta
09-05 Instrument choice and motivation evidence from a climate change experiment by Timo Goeschl and Grischa Perino
09-04 The reasoning-based expected utility procedure by Robin P. Cubitt and Robert Sugden
09-03 Reference point effects in antisocial preferences by Klaus Abbink, David Masclet, and Matthijs van Veelen
09-02 Altriusm and welfare when preferences are endogenous by Anders Poulsen and Odile Poulsen
09-01 Do people make strategic commitments? Experimental evidence on strategic information avoidance by Anders Poulsen and Michael Roos



Number Title and authors
08-01 Is there a distinction between morality and convention? by Robert Sugden