» ESI Lecture Series, sponsored by IFREE

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+ - 2018-2019 Lecture Guests

Oct. 19, 2018, John Wallis, Ph.D. - Impersonal Rules and Relational Contracts (Also hosted by SIPEP)

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Description: This paper is based on a preliminary version of a chapter in my book Leviathan Denied: Governments, Rules, Organizations, and Social Dynamics.

Bio: Professor Wallis is an economic historian who specializes in the public finance of American governments, constitutions, and the institutional development of governments and economies.

He is the Mancur Olson Professor of Economics, at the University of Maryland. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. In addition to numerous articles, Professor Wallis published Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History with Douglass North and Barry Weingast.  He edited Organizations, Civil Society and the Roots of Development with Naomi Lamoreaux.

Oct. 26, 2018, Jonathan Stieglitz, Ph.D. - Marital violence and fertility in a relatively egalitarian high fertility population

Simon Board headshotAbstract- Ultimate and proximate explanations of men’s physical intimate partner violence (IPV) against women have been proposed. An ultimate explanation posits that IPV is used to achieve a selfish fitness-relevant outcome, and predicts that IPV is associated with greater marital fertility. Proximate IPV explanations contain either complementary strategic components (e.g. men’s desire for partner control), non-strategic components (e.g. men’s self-regulatory failure), or both strategic and non-strategic components involving social learning. Consistent with an expectation from an ultimate IPV explanation, we find that IPV predicts greater marital fertility among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of Bolivia (n=133 marriages, 105 women). This result is robust to using between- versus within-subject comparisons, and considering secular changes, reverse causality, recall bias and other factors (e.g. women’s preference for high status men who may be more aggressive than lower status men). Consistent with a complementary expectation from a strategic proximate IPV explanation, greater IPV rate is associated with men’s attitudes favoring intersexual control. Neither men’s propensity for intrasexual physical aggression, nor men’s or women’s childhood exposure to family violence predict IPV rate. Our results suggest a psychological and behavioral mechanism through which men exert direct influence over marital fertility, which may manifest when spouses differ in preferred family sizes.

Bio- Dr. Stieglitz's research aims to understand how ecological and social factors interact to influence human health. Specifically, his research addresses three questions: 1) Why do families form and function the way they do? 2) How does variability in family functioning affect health and well-being of household members? and 3) Why and how do social relationships (family and other) interact with local ecology to influence health over the life course? He is Assistant Professor at the University of Toulouse, and Program Director of Anthropology at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and has 14 years of experience conducting integrated bio-behavioral research as part of the Tsimane Health and Life History Project.   

 Nov. 2, 2018, Simon Board, Ph.D. - An Inspection Model of Learning in Networks

Simon Board headshotAbstract: We propose a tractable model of social learning on directed networks. Before adopting a new innovation (e.g. electric cars), agents see the adoption decisions of their neighbors, and then choose whether to inspect the innovation to assess its quality. We characterize the learning dynamics of the unique equilibrium via a system of ODEs, shedding light on how learning depends on the network structure. In tree networks, all direct and indirect links contribute to an agent’s learning; we show that one direct link is more valuable than an infinite chain of indirect links. But not all links are beneficial: An agent learning decreases when her neighbors are also learning from her, and when her neighbors are linked to each other.

Bio: Simon Board is a Professor of Economics at UCLA. He is a microeconomic theorist, with interests in contract theory, industrial organization, and labor economics. His recent research includes the design of dynamic pricing algorithms, and the role of reputation in incentivizing investment. He has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Economic Studies. He is Co-Editor at Theoretical Economics and Associate Editor at the American Economic Review.

 Nov. 9, 2018, Kai Konrad, Ph.D. -Sequential Majoritarian Blotto Games

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Abstract- We study Colonel Blotto games with sequential battles and a majoritarian objective. For a large class of contest success functions, the equilibrium is unique and characterized by an even split: Each battle that is reached before one of the players wins a majority of battles is allocated the same amount of resources from the player's overall budget. As a consequence, a player's chance of winning any particular battle is independent of the battlefield and of the number of victories and losses the player accumulated in prior battles. This result is in stark contrast to equilibrium behavior in sequential contests that do not involve either  fixed budgets or a majoritarian objective. We also consider the equilibrium choice of an overall budget. For many contest success functions, if the sequence of battles is long enough the payoff  structure in this extended games resembles an all-pay auction without noise.

Bio- Kai A. Konrad is Director at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich and a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society. He is a Co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics.  He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He is a member of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the Federal Ministry of Finance and was the chairperson of this Council from 2011-2014. His research is on governance issues within groups and between groups.

+ - Past Speakers

Oct. 12, 2018, Eli Beracha, Ph.D. - Specialization and Institutional Investors’ Performance – Evidence from Publicly Traded Real Estate

Oct. 5, 2018, Mitch Warachka, Ph.D. - Does Finance Make Us Less Social?

Sep. 28, 2018, Michael Hertzel, Ph.D. - Speed Matters: Limited Attention and Supply-Chain Information Diffusion - Watch lecture

Sep. 21, 2018, Jeffrey Naecker, Ph.D. - When Fair Isn’t Fair: Understanding Choice Anomalies Involving Social Preferences - Watch lecture

Sept. 7, 2018, Dirk Krueger, Ph.D. - Intergenerational Redistribution in the Great Recession - Watch lecture

Aug. 31, 2018, Thomas Hemmer, Ph.D. - Aggregation and Convexity in the Provision of Dynamic Incentives - Watch lecture

May 4, 2018, Alessandra Cassar, Ph.D. - The Competitive Woman - Watch lecture

April 27, 2018, Dan Bernhardt, Ph.D. - The Pied Piper of Pensioners - Watch lecture

Apr. 6, 2018, Daniel Friedman, Ph.D. - Varieties of Risk Elicitation - Watch lecture

Mar. 30, 2018, Chad Kendall, Ph.D. - Herding and Contrarianism: A Matter of Preference? - Watch lecture

Mar. 16, 2018, Yaroslav Rosokha, Ph.D. - The Evolution of Cooperation: The Role of Costly Strategy Adjustments - Watch lecture

Mar. 9, 2018, John Rust, Ph.D. - The Dynamics of Bertrand Price Competition with Cost-Reducing Investments - Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2018, Matthias Sutter, Ph.D. - Measuring Indirect Effects of Unfair Employer Behavior on Worker Productivity – A Field Experiment

Feb. 23, 2018, Arthur Robson, Ph.D. - Adaptive Hedonic Utility - Watch lecture

Feb. 9, 2018, Vojtech Zika - Does Competition Trigger and Boost Overconfidence? - Watch lecture

Feb. 2, 2018, Giuseppe Lopomo, Ph.D - Budget-Constrained Procurement - Watch lecture

Dec. 8, 2017, Jason Shachat, Ph.D. - Market frictions and the anatomy of an arbitrage - Watch lecture

Dec. 1, 2017, Henrik Cronqvist, Ph.D. - In the Red: The Effects of Color on Investment Behavior - Watch lecture

Nov. 17, 2017, Jim Marrone, Ph.D. - Linguistic and Cultural Assimilation as a Human Capital Process - Watch lecture

Nov. 10, 2017, Hyunseok Lee, Ph.D. - Understanding and Managing Customer-Induced Negative Externalities in Congested Self-Service Environments - Watch lecture

Nov. 3, 2017, Sevgi Yuksel, Ph.D. - Biases Over Biased Information Structures: Confirmation, Contradiction and Certainty Seeking Behavior in the Laboratory

Oct. 27, 2017, Eric Schliesser, Ph.D. - Rawls and the Economists on The Displacement of Knightian Uncertainty in Mathematical Economics 

Oct. 20, 2017, Sebastien Pouget, Ph.D. - The Present Value Relation Over Six Centuries: The Case of the Bazacle Company - Watch lecture

Oct. 6, 2017, Robin Hanson, Ph.D. - The Elephant in the Brain

Sept. 29, 2017, Antonio Espín, Ph.D. - Economic preferences 2.0: Connecting competition, cooperation and inter-temporal preferences - Watch lecture

Sept. 22, 2017, Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - Let’s make up! A study of the dynamics of make-up calls by umpires in Major League Baseball - Watch lecture

Sept. 15, 2017, Ted Bergstrom, Ph.D. - When Was Coase Right? - Watch lecture

Sept. 8, 2017, Rob Gasaway - Constitutional Law-A Portal to Modernity - Watch lecture

Sept. 1, 2017, Florian Morath, Ph.D. - Escalation in dynamic conflict: On beliefs and selection

May 12, 2017, Ron Harstad, Ph.D. - Designing Experimental Inference from Revealed Preference - Watch lecture

Apr. 28, 2017, Thor Koeppl, Ph.D. - The Economics of Cryptocurrency- Bitcoin and Beyond - Watch lecture

Apr. 21, 2017, Charles Sprenger, Ph.D. - Procrastination in the Field: Evidence from Tax Filing

Apr. 14, 2017, Piotr Evdokimov, Ph.D. - Myopic Loss Aversion or Randomness in Choice? An Experimental Investigation - Watch lecture

Apr. 7, 2017, Andrew Smyth, Ph.D. - Contests under the shadow of the future - Watch lecture

Mar. 31, 2017, Ross Starr, Ph.D. - Responding to Martin Hellwig’s Presidential Address:  Smith, Knapp, Menger, Hicks, and Tobin Deal with the Hahn Problem - Watch lecture

Mar. 10, 2017, Rod Garratt, Ph.D. - Let Me, or Let George? Motives of Competing Altruists - Watch lecture

Mar. 3, 2017, John Patton, Ph.D. - Culture Does Not Account for Variation in Ultimatum Game Behavior in the Conambo River Valley

Feb. 10, 2017, Charles Calomiris, Ph.D. -  How News and Its Context Drive Risk and Returns Around the World - Watch lecture

Dec. 9, 2016, Florian Artinger, Ph.D. - Heuristic Pricing In An Uncertain Market: Ecological And Constructivist Rationality

Nov. 11, 2016, Praveen Kujal, Ph.D. - Lack of trust, demand for institutions and pro-social behaviour: some experimental evidence - Watch lecture

Nov. 4, 2016, Hong Qu, Ph.D. - How Do Public Forecasts Affect Price Efficiency and Welfare Allocations? The Role of Exogenous Disclosure and Endogenous Prices in Empowering Uniformed Traders - Watch lecture

Oct 14, 2016, Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - The rational irrationality of auction fever: Evidence from Amazon.com gift cards, consumer products on eBay, and the behavioral laboratory - Watch lecture

Oct. 7, 2016, Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D. - Status and Economic Rents: Experimental Evidence on the Matthew Effect - Watch lecture

Sept. 16, 2016, Matthias Stefan, Ph.D. - Experimental studies on moral behavior in markets? Paper 1, Paper 2 - Watch lecture

May 13, 2016, Catherine Tucker, Ph.D. - Privacy Protection, Personalized Medicine and Genetic Testing - Watch lecture

May 6, 2016 - Luis Carlos Corchon, Ph.D. - Relinquishing Power, Exploitation and Political Unemployment in Democratic Organizations - Watch lecture

Apr. 29, 2016, John Duffy, Ph.D. - Adoption of a New Payment Method: Theory and Experimental Evidence - Watch lecture

Apr. 22, 2016, Alistair Wilson, Ph.D. - Information Transmission and the Shadow of the Future: An Experiment on Reputation, Rents and Deception - Watch lecture

Apr. 15, 2016, Boris Maciejovsky, Ph.D - Information Aggregation in Organizations - Watch lecture

Apr. 8, 2016, David Dickinson, Ph.D. - Sleep restriction and time-of-day effects on simple social interaction - Watch lecture

Apr. 1, 2016, Adam Fremeth, Ph.D. - Corporate Political Strategy in Contested Regulatory Environments: Evidence from the Electric Utility Sector - Watch lecture

Mar. 18, 2016, Matt McCarter, Ph.D. - It’s a Trap! Theory Triangulation of Self-Restraint and Population Growth in the 18th Century Swedish Commons

Mar. 11, 2016, Nageeb Ali, Ph.D. Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy - Watch lecture

Mar 2, 2016, Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Ph.D. Making Sense of Restrictions on Online Sales - Watch lecture

Feb. 26, 2016, Katya Sherstyuk, Ph.D. - Bidding with money or action plans? Asset allocation under strategic uncertainty

Feb. 24, 2016, Marco Castillo, Ph.D. - Children’s rationality, risk attitudes and misbehavior

Feb. 19, 2016, Peter Kuhn, Ph.D. -  When and How are People ‘Behavioral’?  Evidence from Intertemporal Choices 

Feb. 12, 2016, Gustavo Manso, Ph.D. - Incentives and Innovation - Watch lecture

Feb. 5, 2016, Juergen Huber, Ph.D. - Do Economics Lab Experiments Replicate Predictably? - Watch lecture

Dec. 4, 2015, Alberto Mingardi, Ph.D. - Progress and Knowledge in Thomas Hodgskin - Watch lecture

Nov. 20, 2015, Joseph Gerakos, Ph.D. - Asset Manager Funds - Watch lecture

Nov. 13, 2015, Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D.Status and the Demand for Visible Goods: Experimental Evidence on Conspicuous Consumption - Watch lecture

Oct. 30, 2015, Roberto Weber, Ph.D. - The Spillover Effect of Institutions on Cooperative Norms, Preferences, and Beliefs - Watch lecture

Oct. 9, 2015, Ian Larkin, Ph.D. - Motivational Spillovers from Awards: Crowding Out in a Multitasking Environment - Watch lecture

Sept. 25, 2015, Adam Sanjurjo, Ph.D. - Surprised by the Gambler´s and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers - Watch lecture

Sept. 18, 2015, Brian Roberson, Ph.D. - Estimating the Gains from Liberalizing Services Trade: The Case of Passenger Aviation - Watch lecture

Apr. 24, 2015, David Rojo Arjona, Ph.D. - Focal points in strategic interactions: theory and evidence - Watch lecture

Apr. 17, 2015, Marco Janssen, Ph.D. - The role of information in governing social-ecological systems - Watch lecture

Apr. 8, 2015, Charles Noussair, Ph.D. - Emotional State and Market Behavior - Watch lecture

Apr. 3, 2015, Diego Aycinena, Ph.D. - Control of household finances, risk and discounting for recipients of conditional cash transfers - Watch lecture

Mar. 20, 2015, John Horton, Ph.D. - Price Floors and Employer Preferences: Evidence from a Minimum Wage Experiment

Mar. 13, 2015, Charles Thomas, Ph.D. - A New Perspective on Entry in Horizontal Merger Analysis - Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2015, Guillaume Frechette, Ph.D. - Strategy Choice In The Infinitely Repeated Prisoners’ Dilemma - Watch lecture

Feb. 27, 2015, Marina Agranov, Ph.D. - Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: A Laboratory Study - Watch lecture

Feb. 20, 2015, Jim Murphy, Ph.D. - Using Targeted Messages to Get People to Pick, Click, Give: A Natural Field Experiment in the State of Alaska - Watch lecture

Feb. 13, 2015, Marta Serra Garcia, Ph.D. - Motivated Self-Deception, Identity and Unethical Behavior - Watch lecture

Dec. 12, 2014, Matthew Selove, Ph.D. - A Dynamic Model of Competitive Entry Response - Watch lecture

Dec. 5, 2014, Gabriel Rossman, Ph.D. - Obfuscatory Relational Work and Disreputable Exchange - Watch lecture

Nov. 21, 2014, Matthew McCarter, Ph.D. - Who’s Holding Out? An Experimental Study of the Benefits and Burdens of Eminent Domain - Watch lecture

Nov. 7, 2014, Monica Capra, Ph.D. - The Neurobiology of Pre-play Communication - Watch lecture

Oct. 31, 2014, Nathan Fong, Ph.D. - The Robustness of Anchoring Effects in Product Valuations - Watch lecture

Oct. 24, 2014, Devin Shanthikumar, Ph.D. - CEO Incentives and Product Innovation: Insights from Trademarks - Watch lecture

Oct. 17, 2014, Jennifer Arlen, Ph.D. - Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institution - Watch lecture

Oct. 3, 2014, Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D. - Behavior in Contests - Watch lecture

Sept. 19, 2014, Michael Seiler, Ph.D. - The Role of Prospect Theory in the Perceived Moral Reprehensibility of Strategic Mortgage Default - Watch lecture

Sept. 12, 2014, David Skarbek, Ph.D. - The Social Order of the Underworld - Watch lecture

Sept. 5, 2014, Ryan Opera, Ph.D. - Testing the Theory of Continuous Time Games - Watch lecture

May 9, 2014, Leeat Yariv, Ph.D. - Collusion through Communication in Auctions - Watch lecture

May 12, 2014, Don Ross, Ph.D - Psychological versus economic models of bounded rationality - Watch lecture

May 2, 2014, Effrosyni Faye Diamantoudi, Ph.D. - Subsidies, emissions, and social welfare in general equilibrium with imperfect competition - Watch lecture

Apr. 25, 2014, Greg Waymire, Ph.D. - Self-Dealing and its Concealment: Evidence from the Lab & the Field - Watch lecture

Apr. 28, 2014, Jeffrey Carpenter, Ph.D. - Motivating Agents: How much does the mission matter? - Watch lecture

Apr. 18, 2013, Tim Salmon, Ph.D. - Sabotage vs Discouragement: Which Dominates Post Promotion Tournament Behavior? - Watch lecture

Apr. 11, 2014, Paola Mallucci, Ph.D. - Fairness Ideals in Distribution Channels - Watch lecture

Mar. 17, 2014, Stephen Burks, Ph.D - Watch lecture

Mar. 14, 2014, Joaquin Gomez Minambres, Ph.D. - Goal Setting and Monetary Incentives: When Large Stakes Are Not Enough - Watch lecture

Mar. 7, 2014, Fabrice Lumineau, Ph.D. - Third Parties and Contract Design: The Case of Contracts for Technology Transfer - Watch lecture

Feb. 28, 2014, David Dickinson, Ph.D. - The impact of glucose on Bayesian v. heuristic-based decision making

Feb. 21, 2014, David Leinweber, Ph.D. - Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines, & Wired Markets - Watch lecture

Feb. 7, 2014, Robert Sugden, Ph.D. - Efficiency, Equality and Labeling: An Experimental Investigation of Focal Points in Explicit Bargaining - Watch lecture

Dec. 06, 2013, Jack Stecher, Ph.D. -Description and Experience Based Decision Making:  An Experimental and Structural Estimation Approach to the Decision-Experience Gap

Nov. 22, 2013, Matt McCarter, Ph.D. - The size of social dilemma science - Watch lecture

Nov. 15, 2013 Juan Carrillo, Ph.D. - Value computation and value modulation: a dual-process theory of self-control - Watch lecture

Oct. 25, 2013 William Gates, Ph.D. - Mechanism Design for Military Force Management - Watch lecture

Oct. 11, 2013 David Malueg, Ph.D. - The Best-Shot All-Pay (Group) Auction with Complete Information - Watch lecture

Sept. 6, 2013 Michel Regenwetter, Ph.D. - Random Preference and Distribution-free Random Utility - There are two papers for this lecture: Paper one. Paper two. - Watch lecture

May 10, 2013 Kimberly Wade-Benzoni, Ph.D. - The Egoism and Altruism of Intergenerational Behavior - Watch lecture

Apr. 19, 2013 Raymond Deneckere, Ph.D. - Multi-Dimensional Screening: A Solution to a Class of Problems- Watch lecture

Apr. 12, 2013 Caroline Thomas, Ph.D. - N-Dimensional Colonel Blotto Game with Asymmetric Battlefield Values - Watch lecture

Apr. 5, 2013 David Cooper, Ph.D. - Ambiguity in Performance Pay: An Online Experiment - Watch lecture

Mar. 22, 2013 Cary Deck, Ph.D. - Contests with Multiple Targets - Watch lecture

Mar. 15, 2013 John Roberts, Ph.D. - Does Working From Home work?  Evidence From a Chinese Experiment - Watch lecture

Mar. 8, 2013 Tony Kwasnica, Ph.D. - A Laboratory Comparison of Auctions and Sequential Mechanisms - Watch lecture

Feb. 22, 2013 Jordi Brandts Bernad, Ph.D. - Let’s talk: How communication affects contract design.

Feb. 1, 2013 Ron Siegel, Ph.D. – Large Contests - Watch lecture

Dec. 7, 2012 Quazi Shahriar, Ph.D. - When Does Cheap-Talk (Fail to) Increase Efficient Coordination? - Watch lecture

Nov. 9, 2012 Uri Gneezy, Ph.D. - Incentives and Behavior Change

Nov. 2, 2012 Glenn Harrison, Ph.D.  - Asset Integration and Attitudes to Risk - Watch lecture

Oct. 26, 2012 Michael Baye, Ph.D. -  Product Search Online - Watch lecture

Oct. 19, 2012 John Morgan, Ph.D. - On the Merits of Meritocracy - Watch lecture

Oct. 12, 2012 Jonathan Meer, Ph.D. - An Experimental Analysis of Charitable Donations of Time and Money - Watch lecture

Oct. 5, 2012 Joshua Tasoff, Ph.D. - Exponential-Growth Bias and Lifecycle Consumption - Watch lecture

Sept. 28, 2012 Charles Thomas, Ph.D. - An Alternating-Offers Model of Multilateral Negotiations - Watch lecture

Sept. 21, 2012 David Stephens, Ph.D. - The Natural History of Acquisition: Evolution, foraging, impulsiveness and behavioral plasticity. Further reading for this lecture. - Watch lecture

Sept. 7, 2012 Gary Charness, Ph.D. – Experimental Games on Networks - Watch lecture

Aug. 31, 2012 Yan Chen, Ph.D. - Crowdsourcing with All-pay Auctions:  a Field Experiment on Taskcn - Watch lecture

May 4, 2012 Tim Groseclose, Ph.D. - Signaling Games and Media. Watch lecture

Apr. 20, 2012 Shawn Kantor, Ph.D. - Do Research Universities Generate Local Economic Growth? - Watch lecture

Apr. 13, 2012 Sean Crockett, Ph.D. - Do Reference Dependent Preferences Really Matter? - Watch lecture

Mar. 23, 2012 Max Krasnow, Ph.D. - Evolution of direct reciprocity under uncertainty can explain human generosity in one-shot encounters. Watch lecture

Mar. 16, 2012 Alex Brown, Ph.D. - Experimental Analysis of Envy-Free Auctions - Watch Lecture

Mar. 9, 2012 Keith Murnighan, Ph.D. - On Greed - Watch Lecture

Mar. 2, 2012 Jeff Smith, Ph.D. - Remarks on Field Experiments in Labor Economics and the Economics of Education - Watch lecture

Feb. 24, 2012 John Tooby, Ph.D. - The Welfare Tradeoff Architecture, Cooperation, and Social Emotions - For further reading please see: Formidability and the logic of human anger and The architecture of human kin detection. - Watch lecture

Feb. 17, 2012 Stefan Szymanski, Ph.D. - Contests on a Line - Watch Lecture

Feb. 10, 2012 Brian Roberson, Ph.D. - Dynamic Special Interest Politics with Relational Contracts - Watch lecture

Feb. 3, 2012 Alexandra Rosati - Evolutionary economics: Mapping decision-making traits in chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans - Watch Lecture

Dec. 9, 2011 Diego Aycinena Abascal, Ph.D. - Auctions with Endogenous Participation - Watch Lecture

Dec. 2, 2011 John Tomasi, Ph.D. - Democratic Legitimacy and Economic Liberty - Watch Lecture

Nov. 18, 2011 Hersh Shefrin, Ph.D. - Systemic Risk and Sentiment - Watch lecture

Nov. 11, 2011 Mark M. Bykowsky, Ph.D. - A Market-based Approach to Establishing Licensing Rules: Licensed Versus Unlicensed Use of Spectrum Federal Communications Commission - please watch this video before lecture - Watch lecture

Nov. 4, 2011 Melissa Thomasson, Ph.D.  - Saving Babies: The Contribution of Sheppard-Towner to the Decline in Infant Mortality in the 1920s - Watch lecture

Oct. 28, 2011 Gabriele Camera, Ph.D.- The coordination value of monetary exchange: Experimental evidence.Watch Lecture

Oct. 21, 2011 Parker Ballinger, Ph.D. - Individual versus Social Learning: The Importance of Demonstrability - Watch lecture

Oct. 7, 2011 David Budescu, Ph.D. - Taking Wason to the market:  Studies of the Wason selection task in competitive markets - Watch Lecture

Sept. 16, 2011 Price Fishback, Ph.D. - Comparisons Across Time and Space of Poverty and Social Insurance Programs. - Watch lecture

Sept. 9, 2011 - Anne Villamil, Ph.D. - The Effects of Credit Subsidies on Development - Watch Lecture

Sept. 1, 2011 – Gad Saad, Ph.D. – The Consuming Instinct 

Apr. 29, 2011 Donald Shoup - The High Cost of Free Parking - Watch Lecture 

Apr. 8, 2011 Kevin McCabe, Ph.D. – Experiments on the role of third parties on redistribution decisions. For further reading please see: Shared Experience and Third-Party Decisions: A Laboratory Result, Legitimacy in the lab – The separate and joint effects of earned roles and earned endowments in third-party redistribution, Whose money is it anyway? Ingroups and distributive behavior. - Watch lecture

Apr. 1, 2011 Michael Gurven, Ph.D. - Experimental investigation of fairness and altruism norms in small-scale societies - Further reading: Culture sometimes matters: Intra-cultural variation in pro-social behavior among Tsimane Amerindians and Collective Action in Action: Prosocial Behavior in and out of the Laboratory - Watch lecture

Mar. 25, 2011 Anya C. Samak (Savikhin), Ph.D. - Conducting Field Experiments with Preschool-Aged Children: New Approaches - Watch lecture

Mar. 11, 2011 Terry Anderson, Ph.D. -"I Own This Place”: Property Rights for Native Americans. - Watch lecture

Mar. 4, 2011 Blake LeBaron, Ph.D. - Heterogeneous Gain Learning and the Dynamics of Asset Prices - Watch lecture

Feb. 18, 2011 Catherine Eckel, Ph.D. - Giving to Government: Voluntary Taxation in the Lab - Watch lecture

Feb. 11, 2011 Jim Engle-Warnick, Ph.D. - Social Learning and Risk and Ambiguity Preferences - Watch lecture

Feb. 4, 2011 Peter Boettke, Ph.D. - Polycentrism and Gargantua: Which Model Best Provides Public Education? - Watch lecture

Dec. 10, 2010 Deirdre McCloskey, Ph.D. – Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World, and Why a Change in Talk Does - Watch lecture

Nov. 5, 2010 James Choi, Ph.D.Religious Identity and Economic Behavior - Watch lecture

Oct. 29, 2010 Svetlana Pevnitskaya, Ph.D. - The Effect of Access to Clean Technology on Pollution Reduction: an Experiment. Watch lecture

Oct. 22, 2010 Craig Yirush, Ph.D.Indigenous Rights in Early Modern Perspective. Watch lecture

Oct. 15, 2010 John Duffy, Ph.D.A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach to Asset Pricing Experiments. Watch lecture

Oct. 5, 2010 Andreas Wilke, Ph.D. - Past and Present Environments: The Evolution of Decision Making

Sept. 24, 2010 David Schmidtz, Ph.D. - What is Nonideal Theory?

Sept. 10, 2010 Charles Thomas, Ph.D. - Equilibrium Behavior in a Model of Multilateral Negotiations - Watch lecture

May 7, 2010 Jim Gentle, Ph.D. - The Contribution of Jumps to the Volatility of Asset Prices - Watch lecture

Apr. 23, 2010 Robert Kurzban Ph.D. - Adaptationist Morality - Watch lecture

Apr. 16, 2010 Menas Kafatos - Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts and What does the Future hold?

Apr. 9, 2010 Gregory Waymire, Ph.D. - Can Trust Be Sustained in an Uncertain World When Individuals Have Machiavellian Intelligence? - Watch lecture

Mar. 26, 2010 John Rust, Ph.D. - The Flat Rental Puzzle - Watch lecture

Mar. 19, 2010 Jason Aimone, Ph.D. - Endogenous Group Formation Through Sacrificial Costs - Watch lecture

Mar. 12, 2010 Deirdre McCloskey, Ph.D. - Linguinomics: Thoughts and Theorems about Language in the Economy

Feb. 26, 2010 Ryan Opera, Ph.D. - A Continuous DilemmaWatch lecture

Feb. 19, 2010 Oliver Goodenough, Ph.D.Strategic Mechanisms, Functional Modeling and Experimental Design in Neurolaw. Watch lecture 

Feb. 12, 2010 Henry Butler, Ph.D. – Are State Consumer Protection Acts Really Mini-FTC Acts? Watch lecture

Feb. 5, 2010 Kevin McCabe, Ph.D. - Watch lecture

Dec. 2, 2009 Jeffrey Tollaksen, Ph.D. - New Ideas About the Nature of Time -  Watch lecture

Nov. 13, 2009 Sarah F. Brosnan, Ph.D. - An Evolutionary Perspective on the Perception and Utilization of Property . Watch lecture

Nov. 6, 2009 James Konow Ph.D.Just Luck:  An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness

Oct. 30, 2009 Jerome Busemeyer Ph.D. - A Computational Model of the Attention Process Used to Generate Decision Weights. Watch lecture 

Oct. 26, 2009 Harold Demsetz - Externalities and Social Cost . Watch lecture

Oct. 23, 2009 Dan Kovenock Ph.D. –   The Optimal Defense of Networks of Targets . Watch lecture

Oct. 9, 2009 Monica Smith, Ph.D. - A cognitive History of Material Objects:  The Archaeology of Possession, Inheritance, and Value . Watch lecture

Sept. 25, 2009 Bart J. Wilson, Ph.D. - The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History of Whalers’ Rules of Capture

Sept. 18, 2009 Thomas W. Hazlett, Ph.D.  – Tragedy TV: Rights Fragmentation and the Junk Band Problem . Watch lecture

May 20, 2009 Gerd Gigerenzer Ph.D. - Homo Heuristicus: Why Biased Minds Make Better Inferences.  Watch lecture

May 7, 2009 Matt Ridley Ph.D. - The Role of Exchange and Specialization in Human Prosperity. Watch lecture

Apr. 24, 2009 Dan Bogart Ph.D. - Parliament and the Adaptability of Property Rights:  A case study of Estate Acts and the London Property Market. Watch lecture

Apr. 17, 2009 Jasmina Arifovic Ph.D. - A Behavioral Model for Mechanism Design: Individual Evolutionary Learning. Watch lecture

Apr. 3, 2009 John Dickhaut Ph.D.- High Stakes Behavior with Low Payoffs: Inducing Preferences with Holt-Laury Gambles . Watch lecture

Mar. 27, 2009 Arun Sood Ph.D.Self Cleansing Intrusion Tolerance Watch lecture

Mar. 20, 2009 John Ledyard Ph.D. – Individual Evolutionary Learning, Other-regarding Preferences, and the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism. Watch lecture

Mar. 13, 2009 Gregory Waymire Ph.D. - Transaction Records, Impersonal Exchange, and Division of Labor. Watch lecture

Mar. 6, 2009 James Murphy Ph.D. – Rent Dissipation in Competitive Fisheries: An Experimental Analysis. Watch lecture

Feb. 27, 2009 Amnon Rapoport Ph.D. - Coordination in Large-scale Networks under Two different Information Structures: A Laboratory Study. Watch lecture

Feb. 13, 2009 Elena Asparouhova Ph.D. - Cognitive Biases, Ambiguity Aversion and Asset Pricing in Financial Markets. Watch lecture

Feb. 6, 2009 Cary Deck Ph.D. - Sequentially Pricing Multiple Products: Theory and Experiments. Watch lecture

Jan. 16, 2009 Jean-Laurent Rosenthal Ph.D.Market for Mortgages. Watch lecture

Dec. 5, 2008 Hillard Kaplan Ph.D. - Evolution of Aging. Watch lecture

Nov. 21, 2008 Michael McBride Ph.D. -  Conflict and the Shadow of the Future: An Experimental Study.  Background and theoretical basis. Watch lecture

Nov. 7, 2008 Larry Iannaccone Ph.D. - Looking Backward: A Cross-National Study of Religious Trends. Watch lecture

Nov. 6, 2008 Barry Chiswick Ph.D. - Why is the Payoff to Schooling Smaller for Immigrants? Watch lecture

Oct. 31, 2008 John Dickhaut Ph.D. - Efficient Markets and Drift: A Computational Approach. Watch lecture

Oct. 24, 2008  Abel Winn Ph.D. - Framing Effects in Two-Side Clock Auctions. Watch lecture

Oct. 17, 2008  Eric Schoenberg Ph.D. - Relative Wealth Concerns and Asset Bubbles: An Experimental Approach. Watch lecture

Oct. 3, 2008 Peter Bossaerts Ph.D. - Exploring the Nature of "Trading Intuition"

Sept. 15, 2008  Thomas A.  Rietz Ph.D. - Product market efficiency:  The bright side of myopic, uninformed, and passive external finance

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