- (New) Here is my latest paper testing different theories of overbidding in rent-seeking contests "Impulsive Behavior in Competition: Testing Theories of Overbidding in Rent-Seeking Contests."
- (New) Here is the paper examining how recognition impacts charitable giving in the field "Selective Recognition: How to Recognize Donors to Increase Charitable Giving."
- (New) I have just finished writing a survey paper reviewing experimental research on group contests "Behavior in Group Contests: A Review of Experimental Research." Since this is the first working version of the paper, I would appreciate any feedback, especially if you think there are some missing studies that should belong to the survey.
- (New) Our new paper examining behavior in all-pay auctions with ties: "Behavior in All-Pay Auctions with Ties."
- (New) In my recent paper "Competition between and within Universities: Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Group Identity and the Desire to Win" my co-authors and I examine how salient group identity, created through competition between students from different universities, as well as differences in the value of winning impact competitive behavior.
- (New) Cary Deck and I have recently wrote a paper examining behavior in a tug-of-war game: "Tug-of-War in the Laboratory."
- Our paper comparing sequential and simultaneous contest is finally under review "New Hampshire Effect: Behavior in Sequential and Simultaneous Election Contests."
- My co-authors and I have recently completed a paper trying to explain why Europeans and Americans have different norms of giving: "When Income Depends on Performance and Luck: The Effects of Culture and Information on Giving."
- Our survey paper on contests, all-pay auctions and tournaments "A Survey of Experimental Research on Contests, All-Pay Auctions and Tournaments" has been recently published in Experimental Economics.
- A summary of my work explaining overbidding (over-dissipation) phenomenon in contest experiments can be found in a recent book chapter "Behavioral Dimensions of Contests" published in Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking, edited by Roger Congleton and Arye Hillman.
- If you are interested in studying conflict resolution in the lab, here are the three published papers addressing the problems of commitment, asymmetry, and rights in conflict resolution: “Commitment Problems in Conflict Resolution.”, “When Parity Promotes Peace: Resolving Conflict Between Asymmetric Agents”, and “Why Can’t We Be Friends? Entitlements and the Costs of Conflict.
- “Principal-Agent Settings with Random Shocks,” with Jared Rubin, Management Science, forthcoming.
- “The Gender Difference in the Value of Winning,” with Zhuoqiong (Charlie) Chen and David Ong, Economics Letters, forthcoming.
- “The Paradox of Misaligned Profiling: Theory and Experimental Evidence,” with Charlie Holt, Andrew Kydd and Laura Razzolini, Journal of Conflict Resolution,
- “Facing Your Opponents: Social Identification and Information Feedback in Contests,” with Shakun Mago and Anya Samek, Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming.
- “When Identifying Contributors is Costly: An Experiment on Public Goods,” with Anya Samek, Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.
- “A Survey of Experimental Research on Contests,All-Pay Auctions and Tournaments,” with Emmanuel Dechenaux and Dan Kovenock, Experimental Economics, 2015, 18, 609-669.
- “Conflicted Emotions Following Trust-Based Interaction,” with Eric Schniter and Tim Shields, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2015, 51, 48-65.
- “Endowment Origin, Demographic Effects and Individual Preferences in Contests,” with Curtis Price, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2015, 24, 597-619.
- “Strategically Equivalent Contests,” with Subhasish Chowdhury, Theory and Decision, 2015, 78, 587-601.
- “Commitment Problems in Conflict Resolution,” with Jared Rubin, Erik Kimbrough and Tim Shields, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 112, 33-45.
- “Divided Loyalists or Conditional Cooperators? Creating Consensus About Cooperation in Multiple Simultaneous Social Dilemmas,” with Matt McCarter and Anya Samak, Group and Organization Management, 2014, 39, 744-771.
- “Predictable and Predictive Emotions: Explaining Cheap Signals and Trust Re-Extension,” with Eric Schniter, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2014, 8, 1-18.
- “Recognizing Contributors: An Experiment on Public Goods,” with Anya Samek, Experimental Economics, 2014, 17, 673-690.
- “Why Can’t We Be Friends? Entitlements and the Costs of Conflict,” with Erik Kimbrough, Journal of Peace Research, 2014, 51, 487-500.
- “Overbidding and Overspreading in Rent-Seeking Experiments: Cost Structure and Prize Allocation Rules,” with Subhasish Chowdhury and Ted Turocy, Games and Economic Behavior, 2014, 87, 224-238.
- “Three-Player Trust Game with Insider Communication,” with Jingjing Zhang, Economic Inquiry, 2014, 52, 576-591.
- “When Parity Promotes Peace: Resolving Conflict Between Asymmetric Agents,” with Erik Kimbrough and Tim Shields, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 99, 96-108.