» ESI Lecture Series, sponsored by IFREE

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+ - 2017-2018 Lecture Guests

February 23, 2018, Arthur Robson, Ph.D. - Adaptive Hedonic Utility

Arthur RobsonAbstract: Recent research in neuroscience provides a foundation for a von Neumann Morgenstern utility function that is both hedonic and adaptive. We model such adaptation as arising from a limited capacity to make fine distinctions, where the utility functions adapt in real time. For minimizing the probability of error, an optimal mechanism is particularly simple. For maximizing expected fitness, a still simple mechanism is approximately optimal. The model predicts the hedonic treadmill and behavioral contrast effects. It has the promise to explain the S-shape of utility of Kahneman-Tversky, and resolve the puzzle posed by Rabin concerning attitudes to risk in experiments.

Bio: Arthur Robson's research has revolved for more than twenty five years around the belief that modern human economic behavior is best explained by considering biological and anthropological factors. Such a view was once heretical but is becoming more widely accepted within economics. Before joining the faculty of Simon Fraser University, Robson held a faculty position at the University of Western Ontario. He has held visiting positions at Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Yale, NYU, Princeton, and Stanford. Robson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Econometric Society. He won the John Rae Prize for 2014 from the Canadian Economics Association. Robson earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also took courses in Pure Mathematics. He was a Fulbright Fellow.

March 06, 2018, Matthias Sutter, Ph.D. - Measuring Indirect Effects of Unfair Employer Behavior on Worker Productivity – A Field Experiment

Matthias SutterAbstract: We conduct a field experiment to study how workers’ productivity is affected if employers act unfairly towards their co-workers. Our employees work for two shifts in a call-center. In one treatment, we lay off some workers before the second shift. Compared to two control treatments, we find that the layoff reduces the productivity of unaffected workers by 12 percent. This result is not driven by altered beliefs about the job or the managers’ competence, but caused by workers’ perception of unfair employer behavior. In fact, this indirect effect is as large as the direct effects of wage cuts.

Bio: Matthias Sutter is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn and (in part-time) professor of Experimental Economics at the University of Cologne and the University of Innsbruck. He got his PhD in economics from the University of Innsbruck in 1999. His work concentrates on credence goods markets, team decision making and experiments with children. His papers were published in AER, Econometrica, REStud, or Science.

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

Yaroslav RosokhaAbstract: We study the evolution of cooperation in the indefinitely repeated prisoner's dilemma when it is costly for players to adjust their strategy. Our experimental interface allows subjects to design a comprehensive strategy that then selects actions for them in every period. We conduct lab experiments in which subjects can adjust their strategies during a repeated game but may incur a cost for doing so. We find three main results. First, subjects learn to cooperate more when adjustments are costless than when they are costly. Second, subjects make more adjustments to their strategies when adjustments are costless, but they still make adjustments even when they are costly. Finally, we find that cooperative strategies emerge over time when adjustments are costless but not when adjustments are costly. These results highlight that within-game experimentation and learning are critical to the rise of cooperative behavior. We provide simulations based on an evolutionary algorithm to support these results.

Bio: Yaroslav Rosokha is an assistant professor of economics in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Rosokha's research interests include individual, social, and operational decision making under uncertainty. In particular, he uses experiments and agent-based computational models to investigate learning processes and outcomes in the presence of (strategic) uncertainty.

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

Chad KendallAbstract: Herding and contrarian strategies in financial markets produce informational inefficiencies because investors ignore private information, instead following or bucking past trends. In a simple trading environment, I demonstrate theoretically that investors with prospect theory preferences ignore private information by following a strategy that looks like herding or contrarianism, but which is actually trend-independent. I confirm the theory's predictions in a laboratory experiment designed to rule out other sources of these behaviors, and find that approximately 70% of subjects exhibit herd-like behavior. Finally, I perform a calibration exercise using actual market data to demonstrate the applicability of the results to more general settings.

Bio: Chad Kendall is an economist that specializes in financial economics and political economy. He is particularly interested in questions related to the acquisition and use of information in these domains. His work has been published in the American Economic Review and his current projects look at the ability of markets to aggregate information, both theoretically and experimentally. He previously worked as a semiconductor engineer.

+ - Past Speakers

Feb. 09, 2018, Vojtech Zika - Does Competition Trigger and Boost Overconfidence?

Feb. 02, 2018, Giuseppe Lopomo, Ph.D - Budget-Constrained Procurement

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

Dec. 01, 2017, Henrik Cronqvist, Ph.D. - In the Red: The Effects of Color on Investment Behavior

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

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

Nov. 03, 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

Oct. 06, 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

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

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

Sept. 08, 2017, Rob Gasaway - Constitutional Law-A Portal to Modernity

Sept. 01, 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

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 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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