Research: Subhasish M. Chowdhury

My main research area is Applied Game Theory with specializations in Contest Theory, Industrial Organization and Behavioral Economics. Lists of my publications and working papers are given below. You can also access the final PDF versions directly from here. 

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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

22.   Chowdhury, S.M., Jeon, J. & Ramalingam, A. (2018). Property Rights and Loss Aversion in Contests, Economic Inquiry, 56(3), 1492-1511.   (PDF

21.   Chowdhury, S.M. (2017). The All-pay Auction with Non-monotonic Payoff, Southern Economic Journal, 84 (2), 375-390.   (PDF) 

20.   Chowdhury, S.M., Jeon, J. & Saha, B. (2017). Gender Differences in the Giving and Taking Variants of the Dictator Game, Southern Economic Journal, 84 (2), 474-483.  (PDF

19.   Chowdhury, S.M., & Kim, S.H. (2017). "Small, yet Beautiful": Reconsidering the Optimal Design of Multi-winner Contests, Games and Economic Behavior, 104, 486-493.      (PDF)  

18.   Balart, P., Chowdhury, S.M., & Troumpounis, O. (2017). Linking Individual and Collective Contests through Noise Level and Sharing Rules, Economics Letters, 155, 126-130.     (PDF 

17.   Chowdhury, S.M., & Moffatt, P.G. (2017). Overbidding and Heterogeneous Behavior in Contest Experiments: A Comment on the Endowment Effect, Journal of Economic Surveys, 31(2), 572-576.  (PDF)

16.   Chowdhury, S.M., & Martin, S. (2017). Exclusivity and Exclusion in Platform MarketsJournal of Economics, 120 (2), 95-118.   (Lead Article)   (PDF)

15.    Brown, A., & Chowdhury, S.M. (2017). The Hidden Perils of Affirmative Action: Sabotage in Handicap Contests, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 133, 273-284.  (PDF 

14.   Chowdhury, S.M., & Topolyan, I. (2016). Best-shot Versus Weakest-link in Political Lobbying: An Application of Group All-pay Auction, Social Choice and Welfare, 47 (4), 959-971.   (PDF

13.   Chowdhury, S.M., Jeon, J. & Ramalingam, A. (2016). Identity and Group Conflict, European Economic Review, 90, 107-121.   (PDF)

12.   Choi, J.P, Chowdhury, S.M., & Kim, J. (2016). Group Contests with Internal Conflict and Power Asymmetry, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 118 (4), 816-840.   (PDF)

11.   Chowdhury, S.M., Lee, D., & Topolyan, I. (2016). The Max-Min Group Contest: Weakest-link (Group) All-pay Auction, Southern Economic Journal, 83 (1), 105-125.    (PDF)

   Chowdhury, S.M., & Topolyan, I. (2016). The Attack-and-Defense Group Contests: Best-shot versus Weakest-linkEconomic Inquiry, 54 (1), 548-557.   (PDF)

9.     Chowdhury, S.M., & Gürtler, O. (2015). Sabotage in Contests: A Survey, Public Choice, 164 (1), 135-155.   (PDF)

8.     Chowdhury, S.M., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2015). Strategically Equivalent Contests, Theory and Decision, 78 (4), 587-601.   (PDF)

7.     Chowdhury, S.M., & Kim, S.H. (2014). A Note on Multi-winner Contest Mechanisms, Economics Letters, 125 (3), 357-359.   (PDF)

6.    Chowdhury, S.M., & Jeon, J. (2014). Impure Altruism or Inequality Aversion?: An Experimental Investigation Based on Income Effects, Journal of Public Economics, 118, 143-150.  (PDF)    highlighted by the ESRC, UK.

5.     Chowdhury, S.M., Sheremeta, R.M., & Turocy, T.  (2014). Overbidding and overspreading in rent-seeking experiments: Cost structure and prize allocation rulesGames and Economic Behavior, 87, 224-238.   (PDF)
4.     Chowdhury, S.M., Lee, D., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2013). Top Guns May Not Fire: Best-Shot Group Contests with Group-Specific Public Good Prizes, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 92, 94-103.   (PDF)
3.     Chowdhury, S.M., Kovenock, D., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2013). An Experimental Investigation of Colonel Blotto Games, Economic Theory52 (3), 833-861.  (Lead Article),  (PDF)
2.    Chowdhury, S.M., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2011). Multiple Equilibria in Tullock Contests, Economics Letters, 112 (2), 216-219. (PDF)
1.    Chowdhury, S.M., & Sheremeta, R.M. (2011). A Generalized Tullock ContestPublic Choice, 147 (3), 413-420. (PDF)

Book Chapters:

2.   Chowdhury, S.M., & Wandschneider, F. (2018). Anti-trust and the ‘Beckerian Proposition’: the Effects of Investigation and Fines on Cartels, In Victor Tremblay, Elizabeth Schroeder, Carol Horton Tremblay, (Eds.),  Handbook of Behavioral Industrial Organization, Edward Elgar, 368-403.    (PDF

1.   Chowdhury, S.M., Jeon, J., & Wandschneider, F. (2019). The Substitutability of the Magnitude and Likelihood of Anti-trust Fines under Avoidance, Industrial Organization: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, Invited.    (PDF

Other publications:

2.    Chowdhury, S.M., & Malueg, D. (2018). Introduction to the Symposium - ‘Contests: Theory and Evidence’Economic Inquiry, 56(3), 1445-1446.  (PDF 

1.    Chowdhury, S.M., & Datta, D. (2009). Indian Telecom: Regulation, Spectrum Allocation and Dispute ManagementIIMB Management Review, 21(4), 287-296.  (Lead Article, cited by the Ministry of Finance, the Govt. of India), (PDF)    
Unpublished manuscripts
Contest theory
12.   Focality and Asymmetry in Multi-battle Contests   (w/ D. Kovenock, D. Rojo-Arjona, & N. Wilcox)   (PDF)

11.   A Combinatorial Multiple-winner Contest with Package Designer Preferences   (w/ D. Kovenock)   (PDF)
10.   Group Size and Matching Protocol in Contests   (w/ K.H. Baik, & A. Ramalingam)    (PDF)
9.    The Effects of Conflict Budget on the Intensity of Conflict: An Experimental Investigation    (w/ K.H. Baik, & A. Ramalingam)   (PDF 

8.    That’s the Ticket: Explicit Lottery Randomisation and Learning in Tullock Contests (w/ A. Mukherjee, & T. Turocy)    (PDF)

Behavioral Economics

7.    Altruism, Anticipation, and Gender   (w/ J. Jeon)   (PDF)

6.    Eye-image in Experiments: Social Cue or Experimenter Demand Effect?   (w/ J. Jeon, & B. Saha)   (PDF)

5.    Pre-planning and its Effects on Repeated Dishonest Behavior: An Experiment (w/ C. Kim & S.H. Kim)  (PDF)

Industrial Organization

4.    Innovation Races with the Possibility of Failure   (w/ S. Martin)   (PDF  and   Technical Appendix)

3.    Product Quality and Business Contracts: Intermediary Crude Oil Pricing in a Southwest-US Regional Market   (w/ O. De, J.Jeon & S. Martin)   (PDF
2.    An Experimental Analysis of Anti-trust Enforcement under Avoidance   (w/ F. Wandschneider)    (PDF)

1.    Post-Cartel Tacit Collusion: Determinants, Consequences, and Prevention   (w/ C. Crede)   (PDF 
Selected research in progress (Titles are tentative)
6.   The Central Influencer Theorem (w/ S.H. Kim)

5.   ‘Born This Way’? Prenatal Exposure to Testosterone May Shape Conflict Behavior (w/ P. Branas-Garza, A. Espin & J. Nieboer)

4.   The Substitutability of the Magnitude and Likelihood of Anti-trust Fines under Avoidance (w/ F. Wandschneider)

3.   The Causal Effect of ‘Winning by Chance’ (w/ A. Brown)

2.   Identity, Concession, and Punishment in Coordination Games   (w/ Z. Bett & J. Jeon)

1.   Inequality and Behavior in Conflict   (w/ J. Jeon, & A. Ramalingam)