Professor
Department of Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University 
Waterloo, Canada 
Email: bruffle@wlu.ca 

Working Papers:
  • “Tat will tell: Tattoos and time preferences,” (with Anne Wilson) 2018. [download]
  • "Time preferences of older people with mild cognitive impairment,” (with Ya'akov Bayer, Ro’i Zultan and Tzvi Dwolatzky) 2018. [download]
Publications in Refereed Journals:
  • “Costly Superstitious Beliefs: Experimental Evidence,” (with Ya'akov Bayer, Ze'ev Shtudiner and Ro'i Zultan) Journal of Economic Psychology, forthcoming. [download]
  • "The Truth about Tattoos," (with Anne Wilson) Economics Letters, forthcoming. [download]
  • “Cooperation through Coordination in Two Stages,” (with Todd Kaplan and Ze'ev Shtudiner) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming. [download]
  • “Clever Enough to Tell the Truth,” (with Yossef Tobol) Experimental Economics, 20:1, 2017, 130–155. [download]
  • "First-Mover Advantage in Two-Sided Competitions: An Experimental Comparison of Role Assignment Rules,” (with Oscar Volij) International Journal of Game Theory, 45:4, 2016, 933–970. [download]
  • “The Impact of Including, Adding and Subtracting a Tax on Demand,” (with Naomi Feldman) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7:1, 2015, 95–118. [download]
  • “Are Good-Looking People more Employable?” (with Ze'ev Shtudiner) Management Science, 61:8, 2015, 1760–1776.[download]
  • “Honest on Mondays: Honesty and the temporal separation between decisions and payoffs,” (with Yossef Tobol) European Economic Review, 65, 2015, 126-135. [download]
  • “When do large buyers pay less? Experimental evidence,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 61:1, 2013, 108-137. [download]
  • “Are Income and Consumption Taxes Ever Really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment,” (with Tomer Blumkin and Yosef Ganun) European Economic Review, 56, 2012, 1200-1219. [download]
  • “Which Way to Cooperate?” (with Todd Kaplan) Economic Journal, 2012, 122, 1042-1068.[download]
  • “In search of welfare-improving gifts,” (with Todd Kaplan) European Economic Review, 53, 2009, 445-460.[download]
  • “Do Buyer-Size Discounts Depend on the Curvature of the Surplus Function? Experimental Tests of Bargaining Models,” (with Hans-Theo Normann and Christopher Snyder) RAND Journal of Economics, 38:3, 2007, 747-767.[download]
  • “Does it Pay to Pray? Costly Ritual and Cooperation,”(with Richard Sosis) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 7: Iss. 1 (Contributions), 2007, Article 18.[download]
  • “99: Are Retailers Best Responding to Rational Consumers? Experimental Evidence,” (with Ze'ev Shtudiner) Managerial and Decision Economics, 27:6, 2006, 459–475. [download]
  • “Cooperation and the In-Group-Out-Group Bias: A Field Test on Israeli Kibbutz Members and City Residents,”(with Richard Sosis) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 60:2, 2006, 147–163. [download]
  • “Tax and Subsidy Incidence Equivalence Theories: Experimental Evidence from Competitive Markets,” Journal of Public Economics, 89:8, 2005, 1519–1542.[download]
  • “Reply: Religious Ritual and Cooperation,” (with Richard Sosis) Current Anthropology, 45:4, 2004, 529–530. [download]
  • “The Self-Serving Bias and Beliefs about Rationality,”(with Todd Kaplan) Economic Inquiry, 42:2, 2004, 237–246. [download]
  • “Religious Ritual and Cooperation: Testing for a Relationship on Israeli Religious and Secular Kibbutzim,” (with Richard Sosis) Current Anthropology, 44:5, 2004, 713–722. [download]
  • “Competitive Equilibrium and Classroom Pit Markets,” Journal of Economic Education, 34:2, 2003, 123–137. [download]
  • “Reasonable Reasons for Waiting,”(with Orit Tykocinski) Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 16, 2003, 1–11. [download]
  • “Some Factors Affecting Demand Withholding in Posted-Offer Markets,” Economic Theory, 16:3, 2000, 529–544. [download]
  • “The Deadweight Loss of Christmas: Comment,”(with Orit Tykocinski) American Economic Review, 90:1, 2000, 319–324. [download]
  • “Gift Giving with Emotions,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 39:4, 1999, 399–420. [download]
  • “More is Better, But Fair is Fair: Tipping in Dictator and Ultimatum Games,” Games and Economic Behavior, 23, 1998, 247–265. [download]
  • “Self-Serving Bias [Comment],”(with Todd Kaplan) Journal of Economic Perspectives, 12:2, 1998, 243–244. [download]