Dr. Abel Winn

Dr. Abel Winn

Associate Professor
The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics
Expertise: Experimental Economics; Land Assembly; Auctions;
Office Location: Beckman Hall 307F
Office Hours: T: 2-5 pm
Phone: (714) 744-7986
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Hillsdale College, Bachelor of Arts
George Mason University, Master of Arts
George Mason University, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Managerial Economics, Dr. Winn's research interests include economic systems design and experimental economics. Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University he was director of experimental economics at the Market-Based Management Institute, in affiliation with Koch Industries and Wichita State University, where he conducted research on expectation formation, incentive compensation and hold-out problems. Dr. Winn helped to develop the auction system for Commonwealth of Virginia's nitrous oxide emission credits, and has conducted research on buyer-only and two-sided multiple unit call markets.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

"The rational irrationality of auction fever: Evidence from amazon. com gift cards, consumer products on eBay, and the behavioral laboratory," Journal of Marketing Behavior: Vol. 4: No. 1, pp 57-101
"Who's holding out? An experimental study of the benefits and burdens of eminent domain," Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 105 (May 2018)
"Land assembly with taxes, not takings," Applied Economics Letters, available online June 18, 2018
"Like a jar of flies? A study of self-control in an organizational social dilemma with large stakes," PLOS One, Dec. 19, 2018
Title: "Seller Beware: Supply and Demand Reduction and Price Manipulation in Multiple-Unit Uniform Price Auctions," Outlet: Southern Economic Journal Review Status: Available in print December 2015
Title: "Re-Trading, Production and Asset Market Performance," Outlet: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Review Status: Available online November 24, 2015
Title: "Does Money Illusion Matter?: Comment" Outlet: American Economic Review Status: Available in print March, 2014
Title: "Bargaining Behavior and the Tragedy of the Anticommons" Outlet: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Status: Available online August 22, 2012