David J. Cooper is Professor of Economics.  He is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., 1988) and Princeton University (PhD, 1993).

Professor Cooper’s research focuses on experimental economics with applications to game theory, organizational economics, and entrepreneurship. He has written papers on learning in strategic settings, decision making by teams in strategic settings, overcoming coordination failure within organizations, and the role of communication in fostering collusion. His work has appeared in, among others, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. Dr. Cooper is joint Editor-in-Chief for Experimental Economics. He has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation as well as other sources.

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All Publications

Brandts, J., Cooper, D. J., Fatas, E., Shi, Q.


Stand by Me - Experiments on help and commitment in coordination games,

in Management Science



pp. 2916–2936

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Cooper, D., Saral, K.


Entrepreneurship and team participation: An experimental study,

in European Economic Review


pp. 126-140

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Cooper, D., Rege, M.


Misery loves company: Social regret and social interaction effects in choices under risk and uncertainty,

in Games and Economic Behavior



pp. 91-110

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Cooper, D., Kagel, J.


The role of context and team play in cross-game learning,

in Journal of the European Economic Association



pp. 1101-1139

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Cooper, D., Fang, H.


Understanding overbidding in second price auctions: An experimental study,

in The Economic Journal



pp. 1572-1595

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Aboulker, J., Babiker, A., Clumeck, N., Cooper, D., Darbyshire, J., Dormont, J., Gatell, J., Goebel, F., Laurian, Y., Mannucci, P., Mathiesen, L., Peto, T., Reiss, P., Sandstrom, E., Savidge, G., Seligmann, M., Smith, D., Stingl, G., Veenstra, J., Weller, I., Yeo, J., Lafon, E., McCormack, S., Swart, A., Withnall, R.


Long-term follow-up of randomized trials of immediate versus deferred zidovudine in symptom-free HIV infection,




pp. 1259-1265

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