Curriculum Vitae

 


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APPOINTMENTS

1999-Present James Jermain Professor of Political Economy
                     Department of Economics
                     Middlebury College
                     Middlebury, VT 05753

2011-Present Associate Editor, Management Science

2012-Present Associate Editor, Journal of Socio-Economics

2004-Present Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

2005-2013 Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

2002-2010 Member, MacArthur Foundation Network on Norms and Preferences


EDUCATION

1993-1999

University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Ph.D. Economics - February 2000

 

1998

Economic Science Laboratory: Pre-doctoral fellowship in experimental methods with Prof. Vernon Smith; sponsored by the Economic Science Lab.

1997

Institute for Empirical Research in Economics: Pre-doctoral fellowship in experimental methods with Prof. Ernst Fehr; sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation's Norms & Preferences working group.

1993-1996

 

University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
M.A. Economics - September 1996

1984-1989

University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Carlson School of Management
B.S. Accounting - December 1989


RESEARCH

Journal Articles:

 

Motivating Agents: How much does the mission matter? with Erick Gong, the Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.

An Introduction to "Bucket Auctions" for Charity, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews, Games and Economic Behavior, 88(1): 260-276 (2014).

Workplace Democracy in the Lab, with Peter Matthews and Phil Mellizo, Industrial Relations Journal, 45(4): 313-328 (2014).

Peer Monitoring and Microcredit: Field experimental evidence from Paraguay, with Tyler Williams, Oxford Development Studies, 42(1): 111-135 (2014).

Overconfidence is a Social Signaling Bias, With Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goette and Aldo Rustichini, the Review of Economic Studies, 80(3):949-983 (2013).

Moral Hazard, Peer Monitoring and Microcredit: Field experimental evidence from Paraguay, with Tyler Williams, Oxford Development Studies, forthcoming.

Cognitive Ability and Strategic Sophistication, with Michael Graham and Jesse Wolf, Games and Economic Behavior, 80(1): 115-130 (2013).

Self Selection and Variations in the Laboratory Measurement of Other-Regarding Preferences across Subject Pools: Evidence from one college student and two adult samples, with various co-authors, Experimental Economics, 16(2): 170-189 (2013).

Risk Attitudes and Well-being in Latin America, with Juan Camilo Cardenas, the Journal of Development Economics 103(2): 52-61 (2013).

Which Measures of Time Preference Best Predict Outcomes? Evidence from a large-scale field experiment, with Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goette and Aldo Rustichini, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 84(1): 308-320 (2012).

Network Architecture and Mutual Monitoring in Public Goods Experiments, with Shachar Kariv and Andrew Schotter, the Review of Economic Design 12(2): 93-118 (2012).

Norm Enforcement: Anger, Indignation or Reciprocity, with Peter Matthews, the Journal of the European Economic Association 10(3): 555-572 (2012).

Crying Over Spilt Milk: Sunk Costs, Fairness Norms, and the Hold-Up Problem, with Peter Matthews, the Journal of Microeconomics 1(1): 1-22 (2012).

Dopamine Receptor Genes Predict Risk Preferences, Time Preferences, and Related Economic Outcomes, with Justin Garcia and J. Loji Lum, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 42(3): 233-261 (2011).

An Inter-Cultural Examination of Cooperation in the Commons, with Juan Camilo Cardenas, the Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(4): 632-651 (2011).

Jumping and Sniping at the Silents: Does it matter for charities? with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews, the Journal of Public Economics 95(5-6): 395-402 (2011).

Do Social Preferences Increase Productivity? Field experimental evidence from fishermen in Toyama Bay with Erika Seki, Economic Inquiry 49(2): 612-630 (2011).

Endogenous Participation in Charity Auctions, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews, the Journal of Public Economics 94(11-12): 921-935 (2010).

Why Volunteer? Evidence on the role of altruism, reputation and incentives, with Caitlin Myers, the Journal of Public Economics 94(11-12): 911-920 (2010).

Norm Enforcement: The Role of Third Parties, with Peter Matthews, the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 166(2): 239-258 (2010).

Tournaments and Office Politics: Evidence from a real effort experiment, with Peter Matthews and John Schirm, the American Economic Review, 100(1): 504-17 (2010).

They Come to Play: Supply effects in an economic experiment, with Allison Liati and Brian Vickery, Rationality & Society, 22(1): 83-102 (2010).

What Norms Trigger Punishment? with Peter Matthews, Experimental Economics, 12(3): 272-288 (2009).

Cognitive Skills Explain Economic Preferences, Strategic Behavior and Job Attachment, with Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goette and Aldo Rustichini, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May 12; 106(19): 7745-7750 (2009).

Strong Reciprocity and Team Production, with Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis and Sung-Ha Hwang, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71(2): 221-232 (2009).

Performance Pay and the Erosion of Worker Cooperation: Field experimental evidence, with Stephen Burks and Lorenz Goette, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 70(3): 459-469 (2009).

Altruistic Behavior in a Representative Dictator Experiment, with Cristina Connolly and Caitlin Myers, Experimental Economics, 11(3): 282-298 (2008).

Behavioral Development Economics: Lessons from field labs in the developing world, with Juan-Camilo Cardenas, Journal of Development Studies, 44(3): 337-364 (2008).

Charity Auctions: A Field Experiment, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews, the Economic Journal, 118(January): 92-113 (2008).

Fairness and Freight-Handlers: A Test of Fair-Wage Theory in a Trucking Firm, with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 60(4): 477-498 (2007).

Punishing Free-Riders: How Group Size Affects Mutual Monitoring and the Provision of Public Goods, Games and Economic Behavior, 60(1): 31-51 (2007).

The Demand for Punishment, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 62(4): 522-542 (2007).

Space, Trust, and Communal Action: Results from field experiments in Southeast Asia, with Amrita Daniere and Lois Takahashi, Journal of Regional Science, 46(4): 681-705 (2006).

Competitive Work Environments and Social Preferences: Field experimental evidence from a Japanese fishing community, with Erika Seki, Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, BE Press, 5(2), Article 2 (January 2006).

No Switch Backs: rethinking aspiration-based dynamics in the ultimatum game, with Peter Matthews, Theory and Decision, 58(4):351-385 (June 2005).

The Effect of Stakes In Distribution Experiments, with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, Economics Letters, 86(3):393-398 (March 2005).

Cooperation, Trust and Social Capital in Southeast Asian Urban Slums, with Amrita Daniere and Lois Takahashi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 55(4):533-552 (December 2004).

Endogenous Social Preferences," Review of Radical Political Economics, 37(1):63-84 (Winter, 2005).

Why Punish? Social Reciprocity and the Enforcement of Prosocial Norms, with Peter Matthews and Okomboli Ong'Ong'a, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 14(4): 407-429 (October 2004).

When in Rome: Conformity and the Provision of Public Goods, Journal of Socio-Economics, 33(4):395-408 (September 2004).

Social Capital and Trust in Southeast Asian Cities, with Amrita Daniere and Lois Takahashi, Urban Studies, 41(4):853-874 (April 2004).

Is Fairness Used Instrumentally? Evidence from Sequential Bargaining, Journal of Economic Psychology, 24(4):467-489 (August 2003).

Fairness, Escalation, Deference, and Spite: Strategies used in Labor-Management Bargaining Experiments with Outside Options with McAndrew Rudisill, Labour Economics, 10(4):427-442 (August 2003).

Playing Both Roles in the Trust Game with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 51(2):195-216 (June 2003).

Beliefs, Intentions, and Evolution: The new versus the old psychological game theory with Peter Matthews, Behavior and Brain Sciences, 26(2):158-159 (April 2003).

Bargaining Outcomes as the Result of Coordinated Expectations: an experimental study of sequential bargaining, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 47(2):119-139 (April 2003).

Evolutionary Models of Bargaining: Comparing agent-based computational and analytical approaches to understanding convention evolution, Computational Economics, 19(1):25-49 (April 2002).

Information, Fairness, and Reciprocity in the Best Shot Game, Economics Letters, 75(2):243-248 (April 2002).

Negotiation in the Commons: Incorporating Field and Experimental Evidence into a Theory of Local Collective Action, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 156(4):661-683 (December 2000).

Blurring the Line Between Rationality and Evolution, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 7(1-2):291-295 (January/February 2000).

Books:

Field Experiments in Economics (with John List, and Glenn Harrison, Eds.), Volume 10, Research in Experimental Economics, JAI Press, Greenwich and London (Spring 2005).

Book Chapters:

 

Charity Auctions in the Experimental Lab, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews, In Research In Experimental Economics Volume 13 (pp. 201-249), Bingly: Emerald Group Publishing (2010).

Field Experiments in Economics: An Introduction, with Glenn Harrison and John List, in Field Experiments in Economics, (JAI/Elsevier series - Research in Experimental Economics Volume 10), eds. Jeffrey Carpenter, John List, and Glenn Harrison, pp. 1-16 (Spring 2005).

Three Themes on Field Experiments and Economic Development, with Juan Camilo Cardenas, in Field Experiments in Economics, (JAI/Elsevier series - Research in Experimental Economics), eds. Jeffrey Carpenter, John List, and Glenn Harrison, pp. 71-124 (Spring 2005).

Comparing Students to Workers: The Effects of Social Framing on Behavior in Distribution Games, with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, in Field Experiments in Economics, (JAI/Elsevier series - Research in Experimental Economics), eds. Jeffrey Carpenter, John List, and Glenn Harrison, pp. 261-290 (Spring 2005).

Measuring Social Capital: Adding Field Experimental Methods to the Analytical Toolbox, in Social Capital, Economic Development and the Environment, (Edward Elgar), eds. Sunder Ramaswamy, Jonathan Isham and Thomas Kelly, (Fall 2002).

Blurring the Line Between Rationality and Evolution, in Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (Imprint Academic), ed. Leonard D. Katz, (March 2000).

Coevolving Social Institutions: An Example of Status and Markets, in Economy and Society, (Montreal: Black Rose) eds. Fikret Adaman and Pat Devine, (Spring 2002).


GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

National Science Foundation - 3-year grant to fund the research project: Raising Money for Charity: An experimental approach, (SES 0617778), May 2006, ($315,319).

Combined MacArthur Foundation, Sloan Foundation, and Corporate Funding - to fund: Truckers and Turnover: Using field experiments to understand driver decision-making (with Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goethe, Aldo Rustichini and others), June 2005 ($300,000).

Mac Arthur Foundation - Reciprocal Fairness and Preferences working group grant to fund: Veloproductivity: Field experiments (with Stephen Burks and Lorenz Goethe), November 2002 ($25,000).

University of Minnesota - Grant in Aid award to fund: Veloproductivity: production experiments with bicycle messengers in Switzerland and the U.S. (with Stephen Burks and Lorenz Goethe), November 2002 ($24,994).

National Science Foundation - 5-year CAREER Grant to fund the research project: The Evolution of Social Capital in Field Settings: Experimental Measurements and Agent-Based Models of Convention Evolution, (SES-CAREER 0092953), January 2001, ($281,428).

Mac Arthur Foundation - Reciprocal Fairness and Preferences working group grant to fund: Field Ultimatum and Dictator Games with High Stakes (with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen), June 2000 and Funding Extension September 2001 ($19,800 total).

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis - grant to fund: North-South Visions of Local And Global Commons: Cross-country Experiments on Preserving Biodiversity (with Juan-Camilo Cardenas), June 2000, ($2,600).

Mac Arthur Foundation - Reciprocal Fairness and Preferences working group grant to fund: Truckers and Trust: Field Experiments on Reciprocity at LTL Trucking Companies (with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen), September 1999, ($35,000).

Mac Arthur Foundation - Reciprocal Fairness and Preferences working group grant to fund: Alchian & Demsetz Revisited: Testing the Effects of Mutual Monitoring, Reciprocity, Team Size and Residual Claimancy on Team Production, March 1999, ($12,025).

National Science Foundation - Dissertation Improvement Grant to fund the research project: Fair Bargaining: An Experimental Study of Reciprocity and Information (SBR Grant # 9730332), March 1998, ($5,205).

Russell Sage Foundation - Grants in Behavioral Economics to fund the research project: Is Fairness Used Instrumentally? Evidence from Ultimatum Bargaining (RSF Grant # 98-98-04), February 1998, ($1,750).

The Economic Science Laboratory - (University of Arizona) invitation and stipend to attend the 1997 Graduate Workshop in Experimental Economics, 31 July - 6 August, 1997.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Middlebury College (1999-2005) Assistant Professor - Microeconomic Theory, Introductory Microeconomics, Game Theory, Bargaining Theory & Behavior.

Middlebury College (2006-present) Associate Professor - Microeconomic Theory, Introductory Microeconomics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics.

Middlebury College (2011-present) Professor - Thesis Research Workshop, Microeconomic Theory, Introductory Microeconomics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics.

 

 
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