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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.

+ - 2015-2016 Lecture Guests

February 12, 2016, Gustavo Manso, Ph.D. - Incentives and Innovation

Juergen Huber

Abstract: Motivating innovation is important in many incentive problems. This research shows that the optimal innovation-motivating incentive scheme exhibits substantial tolerance (or even reward) for early failure and reward for long-term success. Moreover, commitment to a long-term compensation plan, job security, and timely feedback on performance are essential to motivate innovation. In a controlled laboratory setting, we provide evidence for the theory. The most recent laboratory experiment studies the impact of timely feedback on creativity and innovation.

Bio: Gustavo Manso is the William A. and Betty H. Hasler Chair in New Enterprise Development and Associate Professor of Finance at Berkeley-Haas. He earned a Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2006. His research interests are in corporate finance, contract theory, economics of organizations, and entrepreneurship. Much of his research focuses on incentives for innovation in organizations.  For example, he has recently examined how managerial compensation affects innovation activity and how the structure of scientific research funding influences breakthrough discoveries.

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

Peter KuhnAbstract: How malleable are preferences over short time horizons and in what ways do preferences change? In the laboratory, we estimate the effects of prior exertion of self-control, consumption of a sugared drink, and consumption of a placebo drink on intertemporal monetary choice.  All three treatments increase savings among subjects with lower cognitive ability. To understand these results, we estimate the effects of the treatments on the three parameters of a simple decision utility model.  All treatments primarily affect utility curvature, with smaller effects on present bias. These two parameters are closely correlated within individuals, in that increased utility curvature corresponds to more present bias. We argue that these patterns are best explained by a treatment effect on income-as-consumption error. 

Bio: Peter Kuhn's recent research interests include behavioral and personnel economics, discrimination, migration, China's labor markets, and the role of the internet as a labor market matchmaker.  His research has been funded by the NSF, NIH and Ford Foundation, among others.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the Center for Economic Studies (CES).  He currently serves on the editorial board of  AEJ: Applied and Labour Economics.  Kuhn is Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and directs UCSB’s Broom Demography Center.

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

Katya SherstyukAbstract: We study, theoretically and experimentally, alternative mechanisms to allocate assets when the future value of the asset is unknown at the time of allocation because of strategic uncertainty. We compare auctions, or bidding with money, for the right to play the minimum effort coordination game, with bidding with action (effort) proposals, where bidders with the highest proposed actions are selected as winners. Provided that the bidders commit to their proposals, bidding with action proposals eliminates strategic uncertainly and is characterized by unique fully efficient Nash equilibrium. Allowing to revise action proposals after the assets are allocated admits both informative fully efficient, and uninformative babbling equilibria. In the experiment, bidding with action proposals with commitment consistently leads to the efficient outcome, whereas without commitment, both fully efficient and inefficient outcomes are observed. Auctioning off the right to play leads to higher actions than under random allocation, but is characterized by significant overbidding and winner losses. We further experimentally compare the mechanisms in their ability to train the players to achieve and sustain efficient coordination even after the allocation mechanism changes.

Bio: Katerina Sherstyuk is a professor of economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She received her PhD in Social Sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 1995. Before joining the University of Hawaii, she taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include experimental economics, game theory and mechanism design.

March 02, 2016, Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Ph.D. Making Sense of Restrictions on Online Sales

Jeanine miklos-thaiAbstract: This paper considers a vertical-contracting game between a supplier and competing retailers that sell both online and in brick-and-mortar outlets. We find that the supplier cannot achieve full channel coordination with standard supply contracts that depend on the total quantity ordered by a retailer. Our analysis offers a simple explanation for vertical contracts that impose limits on the percentage of internet sales in the total sales made by a retailer.

Bio: Professor Miklos-Thal’s research focuses on analytical modeling of strategic interactions between firms and consumers. Her main areas of expertise are (i) antitrust economics, with a focus on vertical restraints and collusion, and (ii) the implications of reputational concerns for decision-making. Miklos-Thal’s research has been published in leading economics and management journals, including the Journal of the European Economic Association, Management Science, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Marketing Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and Economic Theory. Prior to joining the Simon School, Miklos-Thal taught at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

March 11, 2016, Nageeb Ali, Ph.D. Image Versus Information: Changing Societal Norms and Optimal Privacy

Nageeb AliAbstract: This paper describes the costs and benefits of using social image and stigma to promote good behavior. We formalize a simple principle: publicizing actions of individuals fosters cooperation but impedes information aggregation. We study a Principal seeking to motivate image-conscious agents to contribute to a public good. Each of the agents and Principal privately observes noisy information about the quality of the public good. Each agent chooses how much to contribute based on his own mix of public-spiritedness and reputational concern for appearing prosocial. The Principal can amplify or dampen these reputational payoffs by making individual behavior more or less visible to the community (e.g. by stigmatizing low contributions and praising high contributions). Upon observing aggregate contributions, the Principal can contribute to the public good herself. Publicizing contributions leaves her with a smaller burden in achieving op- timal public good provision, but endogenously, bears an informational cost: because she knows neither the social value of the public good nor how much agents care about their reputations, she cannot perfectly infer whether contributions are motivated by the quality of the public good or image-seeking behavior. We study how she optimally resolves this tradeoff, and how this optimal degree of publicity varies with the primitives of our framework. We show in particular that in a fast-changing society (greater variability in the “fundamental” or the image-motivated component of average preferences), privacy should be greater than in a more static one. Our results highlight, in the context of legal policymaking, how what people do (the “descriptive norm” may be a poor indicator of what they value (the “prescriptive norm”) when individual decisions are publicized.

Bio: S. Nageeb Ali is an Associate Professor of Economics at Penn State. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. His research interests are in economic theory, political economy, and behavioral economics. He is broadly interested in using economic theory to understand the dynamics of social norms and collective choice. He currently serves on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, and is a regular visitor to Microsoft Research. 

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

matthew mccarterAbstract: The current research uses theory triangulation to examine competing hypotheses about self-restraint and population growth. The research setting is 18th century Sweden (1753 to 1800) where the strong majority of its population had no education and dwelled in an impoverished village commons. We operationalize self-restraint as entering into marriage and the (un-)married fertility rate of the nation – both of which impact the chances of straining the commons. Because the preservation and international trade of food were almost nil in 18th century Sweden, the primary explanatory variable is the previous year’s harvest quality. The “social-trap hypothesis” assumes that the commons villagers incur the brunt of costs from rearing a child, and subsequently predicts that individual families will enter into marriage and produce children regardless of the quality of the previous year’s harvests. Conversely, the “individual-trap hypothesis” assumes that the individual family carriers the brunt of costs of rearing their child, and subsequently predicts that individuals’ entering into marriage and producing children will rise and fall in response to whether the previous year’s harvest was good or poor. Time-series analysis finds support for the individual-trap perspective of population control in a village commons even after controlling for the health, mortality, wars, and political regime.

Bio: Matthew’s primary research interest is managerial decision making with a particular interest in social dilemmas and collaboration problems in organizational settings.  He bridges scholarly conversations by teaming with scholars in a variety of fields – e.g. organizational behavior, operations management, strategic management, economics, experimental economics, managerial economics, finance, behavioral finance, healthcare management, quantitative psychology, social psychology, and geography – to study strategies that organizations and other collectives may employ to increase effective decision making, trust, and pro–social behavior in a variety of business ventures; e.g. alliances, supply chains, public–private partnerships, work teams, and communities.

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

david dickinsonAbstract: Simple bargaining games are the foundation of more complex social interactions necessary for healthy relationships and well-functioning societies.  Neuroscience research has shown that high-level deliberative thinking processes are necessary for social-decision making—it just seems cognitively less demanding to be greedy or to mistrust.  In this paper, our focus is on how commonly-experienced adverse sleep states impact outcomes in the classic simple bargaining games (ultimatum, dictator, and trust games).  Specifically, we experimentally manipulate sleep states of 184 young-adult subjects who took part in a 3 week experimental protocol.  Subjects were administered each game twice:  once after a full week of sleep restriction and once after a full week of well-rested sleep levels.  Subjects were also randomly assigned to early morning (7:30 am) or later evening (10:00 pm) sessions to manipulate the optimality of the time-of-day of the decisions.  We find a robust result of increased greed, reduced trust, and reduced trustworthiness following sleep restriction, after controlling for demographics and session indicators.  We find no significant impact of circadian timing of the decision for these tasks.  A manipulation check indicates that the sleep restriction component of the design contributes most significantly to increased self-reported sleepiness and altered mood states like irritability and alertness.  These results are consistent with the hypothesis that sleep restriction reduces the relative input of deliberate thinking in social interactions. 

Bio: David Dickinson is a Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CERPA (Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis) at Appalachian State University.  He is also affiliated with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Economic Science Institute (ESI).  His current research includes, among other things, a major program involving “sleep and decision making”.  His research has been regularly supported over the years by the National Science Foundation, and his work has appeared in Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Labor Economics, Experimental Economics, and the Journal of Sleep Research, to name a few.

+ - Past Speakers

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

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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