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20-18 Wilson, B.J. (2020). A Simple, Ecologically Rational Rule for Settling Found Property Disputes. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 178, 660-671.

20-17 Wilson, B.J., Brosnan, S.F., Lonsdorf, E.V. et al. (2020). Consistent differences in a virtual world model of ape societies. Sci Rep, 10, 14075.

20-16 Smith, V.L. (2020). Causal versus Consequential Motives in Mental Models of Agent Social and Economic Action: Experiments, and the Neoclassical Diversion in Economics. Kyklos73, 3, 341-379.

20-15 Alger, I., Hooper, P.L., Cox, D., Stieglitz, J., & Kaplan, H.S. (2020). "Paternal provisioning results from ecological change" 

20-14 Deck, C.A., & Thomas, C.J. (2020). Using Experiments to Compare the Predictive Power of Models of Multilateral Negotiations. International Journal of Industrial Organization70. 

20-13 Deck, C., Servátka, M., & Tucker, S. (2020). Designing Call Auction Institutions to Eliminate Price Bubbles: Is English Dutch the Best? American Economic Association2(2), 225-236.

20-12 Majerczyk, M., Sheremeta, R., & Tian, Y. (2020). Adding Tournament to Tourbament: Combining Between-Team and Within-Team Incentives. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 166, 1-11.

20-11 McElroy, T. & Dickinson, D.L. (2020). Thinking About Complex Decisions: How Sleep and Time-of-Day Influence Complex Choices. Consciousness and Cognition, 76.

20-10 Arifovic, J., Evans, G.W., & Kostyshyna, O. (2020). Are Sunspots Learnable? An Experimental Investigation in a Simple Macroeconomic Model. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 110.

20-09 Dewan, A. & Neligh, N. (2020). Estimating Information Cost Functions in Models of Rational Inattention. Journal of Economic Theory, 187.

20-08 Schniter, E., Shields, T.W., & Sznycer, D. (2020). Trust in Humans and Robots: Economically Similar but Emotionally Different. Journal of Economic Psychology, 78.

20-07 Capraro, V., Rodriguez-Lara, I., & Ruiz-Martos, M.J. (2020). Preferences for Efficiency, Rather than Preferences for Morality, Drive Cooperation in the One-Shot Stag Hunt Game. Journal for Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 86.

20-06 McElroy, T., Dickinson, D.L., & Levin, I.P. (2020). Thinking About Decisions: An Integrative Approach of Person and Task FactorsJournal of Behavioral Decision Making

20-05 Fan, J., Gómez‐Miñambres, J., & Smithers, S. (2020). Make it Too Difficult, and I'll Give Up; Let Me Succeed, and I'll Excel: The Interaction Between Assigned and Personal Goals. Managerial and Decision Economics

20-04 Berger, N., DeSantis, M., & Porter, D. (2020). The Impact of High-Frequency Trading in Experimental Markets. The Journal of Investing.

20-03 Alami, S., von Rueden, C., Seabright, E., Kraft, T.S., Blackwell, A.D., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2020). Mother's Social Status is Associated with Child Health in a Horticulturalist Population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287.

20-02 Schneider, M. & Porter, D. (2020). Effects of Experience, Choice Architecture, and Cognitive Reflection in Strategyproof Mechanisms. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 171, 361-377.

20-01 Inoua, S.M. (2020). News-Driven Expectations and Volatility Clustering. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 13(1), 17.


19-52 Smyth, A. & Wilson, B.J. (2019) No mere tautology: the division of labour is limited by the division of labour. Oxford Economic Papers, gpz067.

19-51 Caginalp, C. (2019) A Dynamical Systems Approach to Cryptocurrency Stability. AIMS Mathematics, 4(4), 1065-1077.

19-50 Caginalp, C. & Caginalp, G. (2019). Establishing Cryptocurrency Equilibria Through Game Theory. AIMS Mathematics, 4(3), 420-436.

19-49 Aycinena, D., Rentschler, L. (2019). Endogenous Entry in Contests with Incomplete Information: Theory and Experiments. European Journal of Political Economy.

19-48 McCarter, M.W., Kopelman, S., Turk, T.A., & Ybarra, C.E. (2019). Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth: Toward a Theory for How the Tragedy of the Anticommons Emerges in Organizations. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 

19-47 Stieglitz J., Trumble B.C., Finch C.E., Li D., Budoff, M.J, Kaplan H., & Gurven M.D. (2019). Computed Tomography Shows High Fracture Prevalence among Physically Active Forager-Horticulturalists with High Fertility. Elife, 8. 

19-46 Carvalho, J.-P., Iyer, S., & Rubin, J. (2019). “Introduction,” in Advances in the Economics of Religion (edited by Jean-Paul Carvalho, Sriya Iyer, and Jared Rubin). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-21.

19-45 Aycinena, D., Baltaduonis, R., & Rentschler, L. (2019). Valuation Structure in Incomplete Information Contests: Experimental Evidence. Public Choice, 179(3-4). 

19-44 Boudreau, J.W., Rentschler, L., & Sanders, S. (2019). Stag Hunt Contests and Alliance Formation. Public Choice, 179(3-4), 267-285. 

19-43 Aimone, J.A., North, C., & Rentschler, L. (2019). Priming the Jury by Asking for Donations: An Empirical and Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 160, 158-167.

19-42 Aycinena, D., Blazsek, S., Rentschler, L., & Sandoval, B. (2019). Smoothing, Discounting, and Demand for Intra-Household Control for Recipients of Conditional Cash Transfers. Journal of Applied Economics, 22(1), 218-241.

19-41 Kovenock, D., Roberson, B., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2019). The Attack and Defense of Weakest-Link Networks. Public Choice, 179(3-4), 175-194.

19-40 Corgnet, B. & Hernán-González, R. (2019). Revisiting the Tradeoff between Risk and Incentives: The Shocking Effect of Random Shocks? Management Science, 65(3), 1096-1114.

19-39 Stranlund, J.K., Murphy, J.J., Spraggon, J.M.,&  Zirogiannis, N. (2019).Tying Enforcement to Prices in Emissions Markets: An Experimental Evaluation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 98.

19-38 Ma, D. & Rubin, J. (2019). The Paradox of Power: Principal-Agent Problems and Administrative Capacity in Imperial China (and Other Absolutist Regimes). Journal of Comparative Economics, 47(2), 277-294.

19-37 Foster, J., Deck, C., & Farmer, A. (2019). Behavioral Demand Effects when Buyers Anticipate Inventory Shortages. European Journal of Operational Research, 276(1), 217-234.

19-36 Deck, C. & Murphy, J. (2019). Donors Change Both Their Level and Pattern of Giving in Response to Contests among Charities. European Economic Review, 112, 91-106. 

19-35 Plott, C., Roll, R., Seo, H., & Zhao, H. (2019). Tick Size, Price Grids and Market Performance: Stable Matches as a Model of Market Dynamics and Equilibrium. Games and Economic Behavior, 118, 7-28.

19-34 Koster, J., Lukas, D., Nolin, D., Power, E., Alvergne, A., Mace, R., Ross, C., Kramer, K., Greaves, R., Caudell, M., MacFarlan, S., Schniter, E., Mattison, S., Reynolds, A., Yi-Sum, C., & Massengill, E. (2019). Kinship Ties Across the Lifespan in Human Communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1780).

19-33 Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Towner, M.C., Baldini, R., Beheim, B., Bowles, B., Colleran, H., Gurven, M., Kramer, K., Mattison, S.M., Nolin, D.A., Scelza, B.A,, Schniter, E., Sear, R., Shenk, M.K., Voland, E., & Ziker, J. (2019). Differences Between Sons and Daughters in the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1780).

19-32 Macfarlan, S.J., Garcia, J., Schniter, E., Guevara Beltran, D.,  Amador Bibo, J.G., & Ruiz-Campos, G. (2019). Geographic Distribution: Elgaria Velazquezi (Central Baja California Alligator Lizard). Herpetological Review, 50(1),102. 

19-31 Barbieri, S., Kovenock, D., Malueg, D.A., & Topolyan, I. (2019). Group Contests with Private Information and the 'Weakest Link.' Games and Economic Behavior, 188, 382-411.

19-30 Fan, J. & Gómez-Miñambres, J. (2019). Nonbinding Goals in Teams: A Real Effort Coordination Experiment. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

19-29 Gjerstad, S.D. (2019). Bondholder Reorganization of Systemically Important Financial Institutions. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 10(2), 281-289.

19-28 Leland, J., Schneider, M., & Wilcox, N. (2019). Minimal Frames and Transparent Frames for Risk, Time, and UncertaintyManagement Science, 65(9), 4318-4335.

19-27 Kovenock, D. & Rojo Arjona, D. (2019). A Full Characterization of Best-Response Functions in the Lottery Colonel Blotto Game. Economics Letters, 182, 33-36.

19-26 Martin, M., Blackwell, A., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2019). Differences in Tsimane Children’s Growth Outcomes and Associated Determinants as Estimated by WHO Standards vs. Within-Population References. PloS one, 14(4). 

19-25 O’Gorman, R., Redhead, D.J., von Rueden, C., Gurven, M., & Kaplan, H. (2019). The Dynamics of Men’s Cooperation and Social Status in a Small-Scale Society. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286(1908).

19-24 Bigoni, M., Camera, G., & Casari, M. (2019). Partners of Strangers? Cooperation, Monetary Trade, and the Choice of Scale of Interaction. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 11(2), 195-227.

19-23 Corgnet, B., DeSantis, M., & Porter, D. (2019). The Distribution of Information and the Price Efficiency of Markets. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

19-22 Caginalp, C. & Caginalp, G. (2019). Stochastic Asset Price Dynamics and Volatility Using a Symmetric Supply and Demand Price Equation. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 523, 807-824. 

19-21 Munro, D.R. & Rassenti, S.J. (2019). Combinatorial Clock Auctions: Price Direction and Performance. Games and Economic Behavior, 117, 195-217.

19-20 Gelder, A., Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B. (2019). All-Pay Auctions With Ties. Economic Theory, 1-49.

19-19 Thomas, C.J. (2019). A New Perspective on Entry in Horizontal Merger Analysis. Review of Industrial Organization, 1-33.

19-18  Mago, S.D. & Sheremeta, R.M. (2019). New Hampshire effect: Behavior in Sequential and Simultaneous Multi-Battle Contests. Experimental Economics, 22(2), 325-349.

19-17 McCarter, M.W. & Winn A.M. (2019). The Rational Irrationality of Auction Fever: Evidence from Amazon.com Gift Cards, Consumer Products on eBay, and the Behavioral Laboratory. Journal of Marketing Behavior.

19-16 Caginalp, G. & DeSantis, M. (2019). Nonlinear Price Dynamics of S&P 100stocks. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.

19-15 Chaudhuri, S., Burnham, T., & Lo, A. (2019). An Empirical Evaluation of Tax-Loss Harvesting Alpha. SSRN Electronic Journal.

19-14 Smyth, A. (2019). An Experiment on Innovation and Collusion. Economic Inquiry, 57(3), 1526-1546.

19-13 Kimbrough, E.O. & Sheremeta, R.M. (2019). Theories of Conflict and War. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159(C), 384-387.

19-12  Sheremeta, R. (2019). The Attack and Defense Games. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, E140.

19-11 Holbein, J.B., Schafer, J.P. & Dickinson, D.L. (2019). Insufficient Sleep Reduces Voting and Other Prosocial Behaviors. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 492-500.

19-10 Deck, C. & Sheremeta, C. (2019). The Tug-of-War in the Laboratory. European Journal of Political Economy.

19-09 Camera, G., Deck, C. & Porter, D. (2019). Do Economic Inequalities Affect Long-Run Cooperation and Prosperity? Experimental Economics, 1-31.

19-08 Deck, C. & Wilson, B.J. (2019). Auctions in Near-Continuous Time. Experimental Economics, 1-17.

19-07 Smith, M.F., Leverett, K.L., Wilson, B.J. & Brosnan, S.F. (2019). Capuchin Monkeys (Sapajus [Cevus] Apella) Play Nash Equiklibra in Dynamic Games, but Their Decisions are Likely not influenced by Oxytocin. American Journal of Primatology. 

19-06 Alekseev, A. (2019). Using response times to measure ability on a cognitive task. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 1-11.

19-05 Lumineau, F., Graebner, M., & Kamal, D.F. (2019). Unrequited: Asymmetry in Interorganizational Trust. Strategic Organization.

19-04 Schneider, M., Deck, C., Shor, M., Besedeš, T., & Sarangi, S. (2019). Optimizing Choice Architectures. Decision Analysis.

19-03 Hajikhameneh, A. & Rubin, J. (2019). Exchange in the Absence of Legal Enforcement: Reputation and Multilateral Punishment under Uncertainty. The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

19-02 Corgnet, B., Martin, L., Ndodjang, P., & Sutan, A. (2019). On the Merit of Equal Pay: Performance Manipulation and Incentive Setting. European Economic Review.

19-01 Caginalp, C. & Caginalp, G. (2019). Price Equations with Symmetric Supply/Demand; Implicatiosn for Fat Tails. Economic Letters.


18-31 von Rueden, C., Alami, S., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Sex Differences in Political Leadership in an Egalitarian Society. Evol Hum Behav, 39(4), 402-411. 

18-30 Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Martial Violence and Fertility in a Relatively Egalitarian High-Fertility Population. Nat Hum Behav, 2(8), 565-572. 

18-29 Thomas, C.J. (2018). An Alternating-Offers Model of Multilateral Negotiations. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 129, 269-293.

18-28 Cason, T.N., Masters, W.A., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2018). Winner-Take-All and Proportional-Prize Contests: Theory and Experimental Results. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

18-27 Schneider, M., Leland, J.W., & Wilcox, N.T. (2018). Ambiguity Framed. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 57(2), 133-151.

18-26 Chávez, C.A., Murphy, J.J., & Stranlund, J.K. (2018). Managing and Defending the Commons: Experimental Evidence from TURFs in Chile. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 91, 229-246.

18-25 Camera, G. & Casari, M. (2018). Monitoring Institutions in Indefinitely Repeated Games. Experimental Economics, 21(3), 673-691.

18-24 Clingingsmith, D. & Sheremeta, R.M. (2018). Status and the Demand for Visible Goods: Experimental Evidence on Conspicuous Consumption. Experimental Economics, 21(4), 877-904.

18-23 Rietz, T., Schniter, E., Sheremeta, R. & Shields, T.W. (2018). Trust, Reciprocity, and Rules. Economic Inquiry, 56(3). 

18-22 McCarter M.W., Clark J.R., Fudge Kamal, D., & Winn A.M. (2018). Like a Jar of Flies? A Study of Self-Control in an Organizational Social Dilemma With Large Stakes. PLOS ONE, 13(12).

18-21 Bejarano, H., Gillet, J., & Rodriguez-Lara, I. (2018). Do Negative Random Shocks Affect Trust and Trustworthiness? Southern Economic Journal, 85(2), 563-579. 

18-20 Wilson, B. J. (2018). On Private Governance. Review of Austrian Economics, 31(2), 231-234.

18-19 DeSantis, M., McCarter, M. W., & Winn, A. M. (2018). Land Assembly with Taxes, Not Takings. Applied Economics Letters, 26(7), 604-607.

18-18 Stephenson, D. G. (2018). Coordination and Evolutionary Dynamics: When are Evolutionary Models Reliable? Games and Economic Behavior.

18-17 Yetish, G., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Sleep Variability and Nighttime Activity Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 166, 3, (499-509).

18-16 Alami, S., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Low Perceived Control Over Health is Associated with Lower Treatment Uptake in a High Mortality Population of Bolivian Forager-Farmers. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 156-165.

18-15 Leland, J. & Schneider, M. (2018). A Theory of Focal Points in 2x2 Games. Journal of Economic Psychology, 65, 75-89.

18-14 Thompson, R., Trumble, B., Gurven, M., Rowan, C., Walsworth, K., Neunuebel, F., Allam, A., Frohlich, B., Wann, S., Michalik, D., Sutherland, M., Sutherland, J., Lombardi, G., Beheim, B., Stieglitz, J., Narula, J., Min, J., Finch, C., Thomas, G., & Kaplan, H. (2018). Atherosclerosis As Manifest By Thoracic Aortic Calcium: Insights From A Remote Native Population With Extremely Low Levels Of Coronary Atherosclerosis And Traditional Cv Risk Factors. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71(11).

18-13 Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Jaeggi, A., Beheim, B., Schwartz, M., Seabright, E., Cummings, D., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Parental Hormones are Associated with Crop Loss and Family Sickness Following Catastrophic Flooding in Lowland Bolivia. Physiology & Behavior, 193, 101-107. 

18-12 Costa, M., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Child Nutritional Status Among Births Exceeding Ideal Family Size in a High Fertility Population. Maternal & Child Nutrition.

18-11 Kaplan, H., Schniter, E., Smith, V., & Wilson, B. (2018). Experimental Tests of the Tolerated Theft and Risk-Reduction Theories of Resource Exchange. Nature Human Behavior, 2, 383-388.

18-10 Winn, A. & McCarter, M. (2018). Who's Holding Out? An Experimental Study of the Benefits and Burdens of Eminent Domain. Journal of Urban Economics, 105, 176-185.

18-09 Smith, V. & Wilson, B. (2018). Equilibrium Play in Voluntary Ultimatum Games: Beneficience Cannot be Extorted. Games and Economic Behavior, 109, 452-464.

18-08 Corgnet, B., DeSantis, M., & Porter, D. (2018). What Makes a Good Trader? On the Role of Intuition and Reflection on Trader Performance. The Journal of Finance, 73(3), 1113-1137.

18-07 Schniter, E., Wilcox, N., Beheim, B., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. (2018). Information Transmission and the Oral Tradition: Evidence of a Late-Life Service Niche for Tsimane Amerindians. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(1), 94-105.

18-06 McCarter, M.W., Wade-Benzoni, K.A., Kamal, D.K.F., Bang, H.M., Hyde, S.J., & Maredia, R. (2018). Models of Intragroup Conflict in Management: A Literature ReviewJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 000, 1-22.

18-05 Dickinson, D.L., Wolkow, A.P., Rajaratnam, S.M.W., & Drummond, S.P.A. (2018). Personal Sleep Debt and Daytime Sleepiness Mediate the Relationship Between Sleep and Mental Health Outcomes in Young Adults. Depress Anxiety, 1-9.

18-04 Bourke, V., DeSantis, M., & Porter, D. (2018). The Effects of Make and Take Fees in Experimental Markets. Experimental Economics.

18-03 Corgnet, B., Gómez-Miñambres, J., & Hernán-González, R. (2018). Goal Setting in the Principal-Agent Model: Weak Incentives for Strong Performance. Games and Economic Behavior, 109, 311-326.

18-02 Kuran, T. & Rubin, J. (2018). The Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Weak Rule of Law. Economic Journal, 128(609), 758-796.

18-01 Kovenock, D. & Roberson, B. (2018). The Optimal Defense of Networks of Targets. Economic Inquiry, 56, 2195-2211.