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Dr. Erik Kimbrough

Associate Professor, Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Expertise: Experimental Economics; Institutions; Norms; Conflict; Cooperation
Education:
The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts
The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts
George Mason University, Master of Science
George Mason University, Ph.D.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Pickup, Mark, Erik O. Kimbrough, and Eline de Rooij. "Identity and the Self-Reinforcing Effect of Norm Compliance.” 2020. Southern Economic Journal. 86(3): 1222-1240.
Kimbrough, Erik O., Andrew D. McGee and Hitoshi Shigeoka. “How Do Peers Impact Learning? An Experimental Investigation of Ability Tracking,” Journal of Human Resources. Forthcoming.
Akbari, Masha, Duman Bahrami-Rad, Erik O. Kimbrough, Pedro Romero, and Sadegh Alhosseini. “An Experimental Study of Kin and Ethnic Favoritism.” Economic Inquiry. Forthcoming.
Hunter, Ruth F., Felipe Montes, Jennifer M. Murray, Sharon C. Sanchez-Franco, Shannon C. Montgomery, Joaquín Jaramillo, Christopher Tate, Rajnish Kumar, Laura Dunne, Abhijit Ramalingam, Erik Kimbrough, Erin Krupka, Huiyu Zhou, Laurence Moore, Linda Bauld, Blanca Llorente, Olga L. Sarmiento and Frank Kee. "MECHANISMS Study: Using Game Theory to assess the effects of social norms and social networks on adolescent smoking in schools - study protocol." 2020. Frontiers in Public Health. 8(377): 1-14.
Freeman, David J., Erik O. Kimbrough, and J. Philipp Reiss. "Opportunity Cost, Inattention, and the Bidder's Curse." European Economic Review. Forthcoming.
Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Akbari, Mahsa, Duman Bahrami-Rad, and Erik O. Kimbrough. "Kinship, Fractionalization and Corruption." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2019. 166: 493-528.
DeScioli, Peter and Erik O. Kimbrough. “Alliance Formation in a Side-taking Experiment.” Journal of Experimental Political Science. 2019. 6(1): 53-70.
Hajikhameneh, Aidin and Erik O. Kimbrough. “Individualism, Collectivism and Trade.” Experimental Economics. 2019. 22(2): 294-324. (Lead Article)
Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Kimbrough, Erik O. and Andrew Smyth. “Testing the Boundaries of the Double Auction: the Effects of Complete Information and Market Power.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2018. 150: 372-396.
Kimbrough, Erik O. and Alexander Vostroknutov. “A Portable Method of Eliciting Respect for Social Norms,” 2018. Economics Letters. 168: 147-150.
Kimbrough, Erik O., Kevin Laughren and Roman M. Sheremeta. “War and Conflict in Economics: Theories, Applications, and Recent Trends.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. In Press.
Freeman, David, Erik O. Kimbrough, Garrett Petersen, and Hanh Tong. "Instructions." 2018. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 4(2): 165-179.
Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Deck, Cary A. and Erik O. Kimbrough. “Experimenting with Contests for Experimentation.” Southern Economic Journal. 2017. 84(2): 391-406.
Kimbrough, Erik O., Nikolaus Robalino, and Arthur Robson. “Applying ‘Theory of Mind’: Theory and Experiments.” Games and Economic Behavior. 2017. 106: 209-226.
Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Hoover, Gary A. and Erik O. Kimbrough. “An Experimental Study of the Impact of Inequality on Investment.” Social Science Quarterly. 2016. 97(2): 350-361.
Kimbrough, Erik O. and Taylor A. Jaworski. “Bubbles, Crashes, and Endogenous Uncertainty in Linked Asset and Product Markets.” International Economic Review. 2016. 57(1): 155-176.
Kimbrough, Erik O. and Alexander Vostroknutov. “Norms Make Preferences Social.” Journal of the European Economic Association. 2016. 14(3): 608-638.