» ESI Lecture Series, sponsored by IFREE

Friday lectures are open to anyone that would like to attend and will be from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Wilkinson Hall, room 116, except when otherwise noted below. For more information on IFREE please visit their website.

+ - 2017-2018 Lecture Guests

September 01, 2017, Florian Morath, Ph.D. - Escalation in dynamic conflict: On beliefs and selection

Florian MorathAbstract: We study a dynamic multi-stage contest that resolves in each stage only with a given probability. Assuming that there is unobservable heterogeneity in intrinsic motivations we derive properties of the equilibrium efforts across the different stages. Whereas in the corresponding complete information benchmark equilibrium efforts are stable across the stages, uncertainty about the type distribution of possible opponents generates learning. We identify reasons for dynamic adjustments of efforts caused by belief formation and updating and by selection of certain types into continuing conflict. A corresponding experimental setup provides evidence for escalation of efforts in later stages, for type heterogeneity, for belief formation and belief updating, and for self-selection. Overall, our results suggest the importance of an appropriate benchmark model when testing predictions on behavior in conflict or related strategic interactions.

Bio: Florian Morath is a Professor of Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt. He received his Ph.D. from Free University of Berlin and was a research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich before moving to the University of Frankfurt in 2016. His research focuses on questions in the fields of Applied Microeconomics, Public Economics and Political Economy and currently includes projects on the economics of conflict, taxation and redistribution, and internet markets. Prof. Morath’s research has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, the International Economic Review, and the European Economic Review.


September 15, 2017, Ted Bergstrom, Ph.D. - When Was Coase Right?

Ted BergstromAbstract: The “Coase theorem" asserts that in the absence of transaction costs, parties to an externality will bargain to an efficient outcome. It also claims that the resulting level of externality-generating is independent of initial assignment of rights. It is well-known that Coase's second claim is true if utility is quasi-linear so that the valuation of externalities does not depend on wealth. This paper finds a class of preferences for which Coase's second claim is true when there are wealth effects. It presents a necessary and sufficient condition for Coase's second claim and discusses applications of this result.

Bio: I was born and raised on a Minnesota farm, about 25 miles north of Lake Woebegone.  Went to Carleton College in Northfield Minn, majored in math. (1957-1962),  My math teacher  at Carleton said there was such a thing as mathematical economics and that Arrow at Stanford would be a good person to study with. So I did that. (1962-1966).  My first job was at  Washington U St. Louis (1966-74), then  University of Michigan, (1975-96), now at UC Santa Barbara (1996-).


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

Antonio EspinAbstract: This paper presents a “second generation” theory on the nature of social preferences. Incorporating an inter-temporal ingredient, we generate an outcome-based model which focuses on the conflict between cooperation towards social efficiency and competition for the individual relative standing. We build on the argument that cooperative (competitive) patterns are more likely to arise when the future is perceived as secure and predictable (unsecure and unpredictable). In order to accommodate this argument with recent experimental results showing a relationship between individuals’ inter-temporal preferences and social behavior in one-shot games, social efficiency is assumed to trigger long-run satisfaction whereas relative standing is linked to short-run satisfaction. In so doing, we add a dynamic component to social preferences. This feature of the model implies that more patient individuals are more willing to get involved in cooperative affairs while more impatient individuals are more likely to display competitive patterns. Yet, an individual’s inter-temporal preferences interact with contextual factors (cues of future (un)predictability) to determine her course of action. The theory is then tested to shed new light on individuals’ decisions in different games used in experimental research where a relationship between game play and inter-temporal preferences has been found. We show that our new combination of social and inter-temporal preferences adds well to the explanatory power of economic theory on human decision making.

Bio: Antonio M. Espín is a research fellow at Middlesex University London (Economics Department). He holds a PhD from the University of Granada, Spain. His main research interests are focused on the psychological and biological underpinnings of human social behavior. Dr. Espín has published in outstanding academic journals such as Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Journal of Happiness Studies, Economics Letters and Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. He is board member of the Society for the Advancement of Judgment and Decision-making Studies (SEJyD) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy.


October 20, 2017, Sebastien Pouget, Ph.D. - Asset Pricing in Old Regime France: A test of the consumption-based theory

Sebastien PougetAbstract: This paper proposes a test of consumption-based asset pricing theory. We focus on two ancient shareholding corporations, the Bazacle and the Castel milling companies, as an experimental testbed. We collected the companies’ dividends and share prices from 1591 to 1788. We also collected the total quantity of grain milled in Toulouse as a proxy for investors’ consumption. We derive the main prediction of the consumption-based asset pricing theory, indicating that the price of an asset should equal the expected value of the future cash flow discounted using a stochastic discount factor (SDF). We test this main prediction by using the methodology proposed by Almeida and Garcia (2012) and Ghosh, Julliard, and Taylor (2016). We observe that the model-free SDF correlates with the model-implied one and with our measure of consumption. Moreover, a CRRA-based model is not rejected by the data for low risk aversion levels.

Bio: Sébastien Pouget is a Professor of Finance at the University of Toulouse and a member of the Toulouse School of Economics. He has taught asset management, corporate finance and behavioral finance at various institutions including New York University, Princeton University and Georgia State University. Prof. Pouget’s research studies financial markets’ inefficiencies by relying on insights and methods from economics, management, psychology, and history. Prof. Pouget’s research has been published in top international academic journals including Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Review of Economic Studies.


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

 Hyunseok LeeAbstract: Managing congestion in self-service environments such as fitting rooms in apparel retailers is vital as retailers increasingly rely on their customers to perform many tasks independently. In this paper, we demonstrate the presence of thwarting behavior, defined as a systematic change in customers’ behavior during congestion that imposes negative externalities on other customers, among retail customers. Using point-of-sale (POS), traffic, and labor data obtained from a retail technology platform firm, RetailNext, and one of its clients, we demonstrate an inverted-U relationship between fitting room traffic and sales that is consistent with the presence of thwarting behavior. To provide the direct evidence for thwarting behavior, we conduct a field study observing customer behavior at another retailer. Our field study provides evidence that customers indeed change their behavior during congestion that lead to increased waiting time and phantom stockouts. Finally, we run a field experiment to show that these phantom stockouts cause significant lost sales in retail stores. We quantify that mitigating phantom stockouts in the fitting room area using an associate increases checkout-counter-level hourly sales by 22.6%.

Bio: Dr. Hyun Seok (Huck) Lee is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management in the College of Business at Oregon State University. He conducts research on supply chain management for retailers. Dr. Lee is the recipient of research awards including Rising OM Scholar Award (2016) and M. Wayne DeLozier Award (2016) from Kenan-Flagler Business School. He received his doctorate in Operations from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He also has master’s degree in Logistics, Service and Operations Management and bachelor degree in Business Administration from Korea University Business School.


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

Jim MarroneAbstract: I develop a learning-by-doing theory of cultural assimilation, in which an individual's cultural identity is determined by past investments in culture-specific social capital. The model incorporates several empirically relevant aspects of assimilation that have been difficult to explain in past models. The mechanism in my model yields two possible qualitative outcomes of the assimilation process, depending on the intertemporal complementarities of investment. The first, in which individuals become more homogeneous over time, has been used to explain immigrants' wage assimilation. The second, in which individuals become more heterogeneous as some assimilate and some do not, has vastly different implications for immigration and integration policies. Using detailed datasets from three immigrant destination countries, I provide a variety of evidence from linguistic, identity, and religiosity measures that cultural assimilation (in contrast to economic assimilation) most closely resembles the second type of process.

Bio: Jim Marrone is an economist at RAND Corporation in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 2017. His two research agendas focus on modeling and measuring cultural assimilation, and on measuring the size and scope of the black market for antiquities. In addition, Jim has designed and taught undergraduate courses in time series econometrics (for economics majors) and game theory (for humanities majors). In his free time he does improv and has developed/led a seminar using improv skills to help academics and researchers better communicate their work to non-specialists.

+ - Past Speakers

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

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

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. 03, 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. 09, 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. 08, 2016, David Dickinson, Ph.D. - Sleep restriction and time-of-day effects on simple social interaction - Watch lecture

Apr. 01, 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 02, 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. 09, 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. 05, 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 Good enough, 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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