ExCEN Working Papers Series

Welcome to Experimental Economics Center Working Paper Series. We are pleased to provide an electronic database to disseminate works-in-progress reflecting the broad range of research activities of Affiliated faculty members. These papers are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

2017

2017-01An Experimental Game of Loss Sharing
Wulf Gaertner, Lars Schwettmann and Yongsheng Xu
2017-02Tax Incidence: Do Institutions Matter? An Experimental Study
James C. Cox, Mark Rider and Astha Sen
(Revision of 2012-17)

2016

2016-01Status Quo Effects in Fairness Games: Reciprocal Responses to Acts of Commission vs. Acts of Omission
James C. Cox, Maros Servatka and Radovan Vadovic
(Revision of 2012-03)
2016-02Moral Costs and Rational Choice: Theory and Experimental Evidence
James C. Cox, John A. List, Michael Price, Vjollca Sadiraj and Anya Samek
2016-03What is Trustworthiness and What Drives It?
James C. Cox, Rudolf Kerschbamer and Daniel Neururer
(Revision of 2014-06)
2016-04Cumulative Prospect Theory in the Laboratory: A Reconsideration
Glenn W. Harrison and J. Todd Swarthout
2016-05The Behavioralist as Policy Designer: The Need to Test Multiple Treatments to Meet Multiple Targets
Robert Hahn, Robert D. Metcalfe, David Novgorodsky and Michael K. Price

2015

2015-01Incentivizing Cost-Effective Reductions in Hospital Readmission Rates
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Kurt E. Schnier and John F. Sweeney
2015-02Higher Quality and Lower Cost from Improving Hospital Discharge Decision Making
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Kurt E. Schnier and John F. Sweeney
(Revision of 2013-09)
2015-03Trust and Trustworthiness of Immigrants and Native-Born Americans
James C. Cox and Wafa Hakim Orman
2015-04Reduction of Compound Lotteries with Objective Probabilities: Theory and Evidence
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision of 2012-04)
2015-05Eliciting Subjective Probability Distributions with Binary Lotteries
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa, J. Todd Swarthout and Eric R. Ulm
(Revision of 2012-16)
2015-06Subjective Belief Distributions and the Characterization of Economic Literacy
Amalia Di Girolamo, Glenn W. Harrison, Morten I. Lau and J. Todd Swarthout

2014

2014-01Paradoxes and Mechanisms for Choice under Risk
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Ulrich Schmidt
(Revision of 2011-07)
2014-02Asymmetrically Dominated Choice Problems, the Isolation Hypothesis and Random Incentive Mechanisms
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Ulrich Schmidt
(Revision of 2012-10)
2014-03Advice in the Marketplace: A Laboratory Study
Jonathan E. Alevy and Michael K. Price
2014-04On Replication and Perturbation of the McKelvey and Palfrey Centipede Game Experiment
James C. Cox and Duncan James
2014-05Political Institutions and Corruption:An Experimental Examination of the "Right to Recall"
Sarah Mansour, Vjollca Sadiraj and Sally Wallace
2014-06What is Trustworthiness and What Drives It?
James C. Cox, Rudolf Kerschbamer and Daniel Neururer
(Revision as 2016-03)
2014-07Higher Quality and Lower Cost from Improving Hospital Discharge Decision Making
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Kurt E. Schnier and John F. Sweeney
(Revision of 2013-09)

2013

2013-01Auctioning the right to play ultimatum games and the impact on equilibrium selection
Jason Shachat and J. Todd Swarthout
2013-02Tax Incidence: Do Institutions Matter? An Experimental Study
James C. Cox, Mark Rider and Astha Sen
(Revision of 2012-17)
2013-03The Impact of CMS CoP on Kidney Transplant Waiting Times
K.E. Schnier, C. McIntyre, V. Sadiraj, J.C. Cox, T.C. Pearson, A.D. Kirk and N.A. Turgeon
2013-04Characterizing Financial and Statistical Literacy
Amalia Di Girolamo, Glenn W. Harrison, Morten I. Lau and J. Todd Swarthout
2013-05Scoring Rules for Subjective Probability Distributions
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa, J. Todd Swarthout and Eric R. Ulm
(Revision of 2012-18)
2013-06Status Quo Effects in Fairness Games: Reciprocal Responses to Acts of Commission vs. Acts of Omission
James C. Cox, Maroš Servátka and Radovan Vadovic
(Revision of 2012-03)
2013-07Let Me Vote! An experimental study of vote rotation in committees
R. Bosman, P. Maier, V. Sadiraj and F. van Winden
(Revision of 2006-18)
2013-08Paradoxes and Mechanisms for Choice under Risk
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Ulrich Schmidt
(Revision of 2011-07)

2012

2012-01The Independence Axiom and the Bipolar Behaviorist
Glenn W. Harrison and J. Todd Swarthout
2012-02Inducing Risk Neutral Preferences with Binary Lotteries: A Reconsideration
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa and J. Todd Swarthout
2012-03Status Quo Effects in Fairness Games: Reciprocal Responses to Acts of Commission vs. Acts of Omission
James C. Cox, Maroš Servátka and Radovan Vadovic
(Revision as 2013-06)
(Revision as 2016-01)
2012-04Reduction of Compound Lotteries with Objective Probabilities: Theory and Evidence
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision as 2015-04)
2012-05Avoiding the Curves: Direct Elicitation of Time Preferences
Susan K. Laury, Melayne Morgan McInnes, J. Todd Swarthout and Erica Von Nessen
(Revision of 2011-01)
2012-06Private Goods, Public Goods and Common Pools with Homo Reciprocans
James C. Cox
2012-07Probabilistic Risk Attitudes and Local Risk Aversion: a Paradox
Vjollca Sadiraj
2012-08Paradoxes and Mechanisms for Choice under Risk
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Ulrich Schmidt
(Revision of 2011-07)
2012-09Is There A Plausible Theory for Risky Decisions? A Dual Calibration Critique
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Bodo Vogt and Utteeyo Dasgupta
(Revision of 2007-05)
2012-10Asymmetrically Dominated Choice Problems and Random Incentive Mechanisms
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Ulrich Schmidt
(Revision as 2014-02)
2012-11A hidden Markov model for the detection of pure and mixed strategy play in games
Jason Shachat, J. Todd Swarthout and Lijia Wei
2012-12Asset Integration and Attitudes to Risk: Theory and Evidence
Steffen Andersen, James C. Cox, Glenn W. Harrison, Morten Lau, E. Elisabet Rutström and Vjollca Sadiraj
2012-13Provision versus Appropriation in Symmetric and Asymmetric Social Dilemmas
James C. Cox, Elinor Ostrom, Vjollca Sadiraj and James M. Walker
(Revision of 2011-06)
2012-14Do I Care if You Know I Betrayed You?
James C. Cox and Danyang Li
2012-15Organ Donation via Changes in the Default Choice or Allocation Rule
Zackary Hawley, Danyang Li and Kurt Schnier
2012-16Eliciting Subjective Probabilities with Binary Lotteries
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision as 2015-05)
2012-17Tax Incidence: Do Institutions Matter? An Experimental Study
James C. Cox, Mark Rider and Astha Sen
(Revision as 2013-02)
(Revision as 2017-02)
2012-18Scoring Rules for Subjective Probability Distributions
Glenn W. Harrison, Jimmy Martínez-Correa, J. Todd Swarthout and Eric R. Ulm
(Revision as 2013-05)

2011

2011-01Avoiding the Curves: Direct Elicitation of Time Preferences
Susan K. Laury, Melayne Morgan McInnes, J. Todd Swarthout and Erica Von Nessen
(Revision as 2012-05)
2011-02Cooperating to Resist Coercion: An Experimental Study
Lucy F. Ackert, Ann B. Gillette and Mark Rider
2011-03Are Benevolent Dictators Altruistic in Groups? A Within-Subject Design
Lucy F. Ackert, Ann B. Gillette, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Mark Rider
(Revision of 2009-04)
2011-04Man Versus Nash: An experiment on the self-enforcing nature of mixed strategy equilibrium
Jason Shachat, J. Todd Swarthout and Lijia Wei
(Revision of 2008-07)
2011-05Do Landlords Discriminate in the Rental Housing Market? Evidence from an Internet Field Experiment in U.S. Cities
Andrew Hanson and Zackary Hawley
2011-06Bosses and Kings: Asymmetric Power in Paired Common Pool and Public Good Games
James C. Cox, Elinor Ostrom and James M. Walker
(Revision as 2012-13)
2011-07Paradoxes and Mechanisms for Choice under Risk
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Ulrich Schmidt
(Revision as 2012-08)
(Revision as 2013-08)
(Revision as 2014-01)
2011-08Experimental Methods and the Welfare Evaluation of Policy Lotteries
Glenn W. Harrison
2011-09Can Intertemporal Choice Experiments Elicit Time Preferences for Consumption? Yes
Glenn W. Harrison and J. Todd Swarthout
2011-10Risk Aversion as Attitude towards Probabilities: A Paradox
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
2011-11Clocks and Trees: Isomorphic Dutch Auctions and Centipede Games
James C. Cox and Duncan James
(Revision of 2010-01)

2010

2010-01Arms or Legs: Isomorphic Dutch Auctions and Centipede Games
James C. Cox and Duncan James
(Revision as 2011-11)
2010-02An Experimental Test of the Pigovian Hypothesis
Jason Delaney
2010-03Direct Tests of Individual Preferences for Efficiency and Equity
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
(Revision of 2006-13)
2010-04On the Coefficient of Variation as a Criterion for Decision under Risk
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
(Revision of 2009-06)
2010-05Identification of Voters with Interest Groups Improves the Electoral Chances of the Challenger
Vjollca Sadiraj, Jan Tuinstra and Frans van Winden
2010-06Is There a Plausible Theory for Decision under Risk? A Dual Calibration Critique
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Bodo Vogt and Utteeyo Dasgupta
(Revision of 2007-05)
2010-07Trust with Private and Common Property: Effects of Stronger Property Right Entitlements
James C. Cox and Daniel T. Hall
2010-08Estimating Subjective Probabilities
Steffen Andersen, John Fountain, Glenn W. Harrison and E. Elisabet Rutström
2010-09Latent Process Heterogeneity in Discounting Behavior
Maribeth Coller, Glenn W. Harrison and E. Elisabet Rutström
2010-10Theory, Experimental Design and Econometrics Are Complementary (And So Are Lab and Field Experiments)
Glenn W. Harrison, Morten Lau and E. Elisabet Rutström
2010-11Characterizing Risk Attitudes of Industrial Managers
Glenn W. Harrison, Sebastian Moritz and Richard Pibernik
2010-12The Methodologies of Neuroeconomics
Glenn Harrison and Don Ross
2010-13The Methodological Promise of Experimental Economics
Glenn W. Harrison
2010-14Inferring Beliefs as Subjectively Uncertain Probabilities
Steffen Andersen, John Fountain, Glenn W. Harrison, Arne Risa Hole and E. Elisabet Rutström

2009

2009-01Lost in the Mail: A Field Experiment on Crime
Marco Castillo, Ragan Petrie, Maximo Torero and Angelino Viceisza
2009-02Some Issues of Methods, Theories, and Experimental Designs
James C. Cox
2009-03Saliency of Outside Options in the Lost Wallet Game
James C. Cox, Maros Servatka and Radovan Vadovic
2009-04Risk Tolerance, Self-Interest, and Social Preferences
Lucy F. Ackert, Ann B. Gillette, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Mark Rider
(Revision as 2011-03)
2009-05On the Empirical Relevance of St.Petersburg Lotteries
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Bodo Vogt
(Revision of 2008-05)
2009-06On the Coefficient of Variation as a Measure of Risk Sensitivity
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
(Revision as 2010-04)
2009-07Procurement Auctions for Differentiated Goods
Jason Shachat and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision of 2006-15)
2009-08Play to Learn? An Experiment
Martin Dufwenberg and J. Todd Swarthout

2008

2008-01Risky Decisions in the Large and in the Small: Theory and Experiment
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
2008-02Competition Between Auctions
Ernan Haruvy, Peter T. L. Popkowski Leszczyc, Octavian Carare, James C. Cox, Eric A. Greenleaf, Wolfgang Jank, Sandy Jap, Young-Hoon Park and Michael H. Rothkopf
2008-03Insurance Purchase for Low-Probability Losses
Susan K. Laury, Melayne Morgan McInnes and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision as 2008-13)
2008-04Is There a Plausible Theory for Decision under Risk?
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Bodo Vogt and Utteeyo Dasgupta
(Revision of 2007-05)
2008-05On the Empirical Relevance of St.Petersburg Lotteries
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and Bodo Vogt
(Revision as 2009-05)
2008-06Learning about Learning in Games through Experimental Control of Strategic Interdependence
Jason Shachat and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision of 2006-17)
2008-07How do people play against Nash opponents in games which have a mixed strategy equilibrium?
Jason Shachat and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision as 2011-04)
2008-08Trust and Reciprocity: Implications of Game Triads and Social Contexts
James C. Cox
(Revision of 2007-08)
2008-09Your Place in Space: Classroom Experiment on Spatial Location Theory
Margo Bergman, G. Dirk Mateer, Michael Reksulak, Jonathan C. Rork, Rick K. Wilson and David Zirkle
2008-10The Today and Tomorrow of Kids
Marco Castillo, Paul Ferraro, Jeff Jordan and Ragan Petrie
2008-11Face Value
Catherine C. Eckel and Ragan Petrie
2008-12Rationality and the Nature of the Market
Marco Castillo, Ragan Petrie and Maximo Torero
2008-13Insurance Decisions for Low-Probability Losses
Susan K. Laury, Melayne Morgan McInnes and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision of 2008-03)

2007

2007-01Social Barriers to Cooperation: Experiments on the Extent and Nature of Discrimination in Peru
Marco Castillo, Ragan Petrie and Maximo Torero
2007-02Discrimination in the Lab: Experiments Exploring the Impact of Performance and Appearance on Sorting and Cooperation
Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie
(Revision of 2006-20)
2007-03Inconsistent Choices in Lottery Experiments: Evidence from Rwanda
Sarah Jacobson and Ragan Petrie
2007-04Board structures around the world: An experimental investigation
Ann B. Gillette, Thomas H. Noe and Michael J. Rebello
2007-05Is There A Plausible Theory for Risky Decisions?
James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj, Bodo Vogt and Utteeyo Dasgupta
(Revision as 2008-04)
(Revision as 2010-06)
(Revision as 2012-09)
2007-06Revealed Altruism
James C. Cox, Daniel Friedman and Vjollca Sadiraj
(Revision of 2006-09)
2007-07Discrete Implementation of the Groves-Ledyard Mechanism
J. Todd Swarthout and Mark Walker
2007-08Trust and Reciprocity: Implications of Game Triads and Social Contexts
James C. Cox
(Revision as 2008-08)
2007-09An experimental inquiry into the effect of yardstick competition on corruption
Angelino Viceisza
2007-10Discrimination in the Warplace: Evidence from a Civil War in Peru
Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie
2007-11Trust in Private and Common Property Experiments
James C. Cox, Elinor Ostrom, James M. Walker, Jamie Castillo, Eric Coleman, Robert Holahan, Michael Schoon and Brian Steed
2007-12On The Preferences of Principals and Agents
Marco Castillo, Ragan Petrie and Maximo Torero

2006

2006-01Assigning Intentions when Actions are Unobservable: the Impact of Trembling in the Trust Game
James C. Cox and Cary A. Deck
2006-02Barking Up the Right Tree: Are Small Groups Rational Agents?
James C. Cox and Stephen C. Hayne
2006-03Small- and Large-Stakes Risk Aversion: Implications of Concavity Calibration for Decision Theory
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
2006-04Coordination of Purchasing and Bidding Activities Across Markets
Daniel D. Zeng, James C. Cox and Moshe Dror
2006-05A Tractable Model of Reciprocity and Fairness
James C. Cox, Daniel Friedman and Steven Gjerstad
2006-06EconPort: Creating and Maintaining a Knowledge Commons
James C. Cox and J. Todd Swarthout
2006-07When are Women More Generous than Men?
James C. Cox and Cary A. Deck
2006-08Estimating the Value of Water Use Permits: A hedonic approach applied to farmland in the southeastern US
Ragan A. Petrie and Laura O. Taylor
2006-09Revealed Altruism
James C. Cox, Daniel Friedman and Vjollca Sadiraj
(Revision as 2007-06)
2006-10Implications of Trust, Fear, and Reciprocity for Modeling Economic Behavior
James C. Cox, Klarita Sadiraj and Vjollca Vjollca
2006-11Trust, Fear, Reciprocity, and Altruism: Theory and Experiment
James C. Cox
2006-12Using Meta Analysis for Benefits Transfer: Theory and Practice
John C. Bergstrom and Laura O. Taylor
2006-13Direct Tests of Models of Social Preferences and a New Model
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
(Revision as 2010-03)
2006-14Altruism Spillovers: Are Behaviors in Context-Free Experiments Predictive of Altruism Toward a Naturally Occurring Public Good?
Susan K. Laury and Laura O. Taylor
2006-15Procurement Auctions for Differentiated Goods
Jason Shachat and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision as 2009-07)
2006-16Voting cycles when a dominant point exists
Vjollca Sadiraj, Jan Tuinstra and Frans van Winden
2006-17Learning about Learning in Games through Experimental Control of Strategic Interdependence
Jason Shachat and J. Todd Swarthout
(Revision as 2008-06)
2006-18Let Me Vote! An experimental study of vote rotation in committees
R. Bosman, P. Maier, V. Sadiraj and F. van Winden
(Revision as 2013-07)
2006-19A computational electoral competition model with social clustering and endogenous interest groups as information brokers
Vjollca Sadiraj, Jan Tuinstra and Frans van Winden
2006-20Discrimination in the Lab: Experiments Exploring the Impact of Performance and Appearance on Sorting and Cooperation
Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie
(Revision as 2007-02)
2006-21Revealing Preferences for Fairness in Ultimatum Bargaining
James Andreoni, Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie
2006-22Beauty, Gender and Stereotypes: Evidence from Laboratory Experiments
James Andreoni and Ragan Petrie
2006-23Further Reflections on Prospect Theory
Susan K. Laury and Charles A. Holt
2006-24Pay One or Pay All: Random Selection of One Choice for Payment
Susan K. Laury
2006-25Explanation and Misrepresentation in the Laboratory
Lucy F. Ackert, Bryan K. Church and Ping Zhang
2006-26On Modeling Voluntary Contributions to Public Goods
James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj
2006-27Social Distance and Reciprocity
Lucy F. Ackert, Bryan K. Church and Shawn Davis
2006-28When the Shoe is on the Other Foot: Experimental Evidence on Valuation Disparities
Lucy F. Ackert, Bryan K. Church and Gerald P. Dwyer