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Capra, C. M., R. Croson, M. Rigdon, & T. Rosenblat (eds.)
Handbook of Experimental Game Theory
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“Altruistic self-concept mediates the effects of personality traits on volunteering: Evidence from an online experiment” (with B. Jiang and Y. Su) Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, vol 92, June 2021.

“Evolutionary Psychology and Economics” (with P. Rubin) forthcoming in the SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, SAGE Publishing 2020.

“Understanding decision processes in guessing games: a protocol analysis approach” Journal of the Economic Science Association. 10.1007/s40881-019-00074-0. July 2019.

“Are (Active) Entrepreneurs a Different Breed?” (with B. Jiang) Managerial and Decision Economics 39 (11),  June 2018 613-628.

“Coordination and Common Knowledge on Communication Networks” (with G. Korkmaz, A. Kraig, C. Kuhlman, K. Lakkaraju, and F. Vega-Redondo) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS ’18). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, 1062–1070.

“Drive and Confidence Characterize Entrepreneurs” (with Bing Jiang) in Personality Traits and Types: Perceptions, Gender Differences and Impact on Behavior, Judy Hawkins (ed.) Nova Science Publishers, September 2015.

“Entrepreneurship and Credit Rationing: How to Screen Successful Projects” (with Irene Comeig and Matilde O. Fernández-Blanco) in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Crisis: Lessons for Research, Policy and Practice, 139-148. K. Rüdiger, M. Peris-Ortiz and A. Blanco-Gonzalez (eds) Springer International, 2014.

“You Can’t Gamble on Others: Dissociable Systems for Strategic Uncertainty and Risk in the Brain” (with W. Ekins, R. Caceda, and G. Berns) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 94 (October 2013): 222-233.

“Can Personality Type Explain Heterogeneity in Probability Distortions?” (with B. Jiang, J. Engelmann, and G. Berns) Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, September 2013, 6(3), pp: 151 – 166.

“Differential Neurobiological Effects of Expert Advice on Risky Choice in Adolescents and Adults” (with J. Engelmann, S. Moore and G. Berns) Scan, May 2012, doi: 10.1093 / scan / nss050, pp: 557 – 567.

“The Price of Your Soul: Neural Evidence for the Non-Utilitarian Representation of Sacred Values” (with G. Berns, E. Bell+, M. Prietula, B. Anderson, J. Ginges, and S. Atran) Philosophical Transactions, Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, March 2012, 367(1589), pp. 754-762.

“Rationality and Utility:  Economics and Evolutionary Psychology” (with P. Rubin) Evolutionary Psychology for the Business Sciences, 319 – 338, Gad Saad (ed) Springer, 2011.

“The Evolutionary Psychology of Economics” (with P. Rubin) in Applied Evolutionary Psychology, Craig Roberts (ed) Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Neural Insensitivity of Upticks in Value is Associated with the Disposition Effect” (with A. Brooks and G. Berns) NeuroImage, November 2011 doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.10.081

“The Effects of Induced Mood on Bidding in Random Nth-price Auctions,” (with K. Lanier and S. Meer) the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, August 2010, 7(2), 223-234

“Project performance and the antecedents and implications of project group member ties: A multi-level analysis” (with E. Bendoly and D. Thomas) Decision Sciences, 41(3), August 2010.

“From Bad to Worse: Striatal Coding of Relative Value of Painful Decisions,” (with A. Brooks, V.S. Chandrasekhar, C. Noussair, J. Engelmann, and G. Berns) Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, Sept. 19, 2010.

“Neural Mechanisms of the Influence of Popularity on Adolescent Ratings of Music” (with G. Berns, S. Moore and C. Noussair) NeuroImage, 49 (3), February 2010, 2687-2696

“Exploiting Moral Wiggle Room: Illusory Preference for Fairness? A Comment” (with T. Larson) Judgment and Decision Making, 4, October 2009, 467-474.

“Moral Hazard and Credit Screening in an Experimental Market” (with I. Comeig and M. Fernández) 18th World IMACS / MODSIM Congress, Cairns, Australia 13-17 July 2009

“Tie Me Up! An Empirical Investigation of Perceived Tie Characteristics of Prospective Connections Creating Social Network Links” (with E. Bendoly and D. Thomas) AMCIS 2009 Proceedings, Jan. 2009. 
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“Adolescent Engagement in Dangerous Behaviors is Associated with Increased White Matter Maturity of Frontal Cortex,” (with G. Berns and S. Moore) Public Library of Science – One, Vol 4, No. 8, August 2009, e6773

“The Impact of Simple Institutions in Experimental Economies with Poverty Traps” (with C. Camerer, L. Feiler, C, Noussair, V. Sovero, and T. Tanaka) the Economic Journal, lead article, 119(539), July 2009, 977-1009

“Expert Advice Neurobiologically “Offloads” Financial Decision-Making under Risk” (with G. Berns, J. Engelman, and C. Noussair) Public Library of Science – One, 4(3), March 2009, 1-14.

“Nonlinear Neurobiological Probability Weighting Functions for Aversive Outcomes” (with G. Berns, J. Chappellow, S. Moore, and C. Noussair) NeuroImage, 39 (4), February 2008, 1499-1509

“Communication and the Extraction of Renewable Natural Resources with Threshold Externalities,” (with T. Tanaka) in Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods, Todd Cherry, Stephan Kroll, and Jason Shogren (Eds.), Oxford: Routledge, 2008.

“Three Studies on the Neuroeconomics of Decision-making when Payoffs are Real and Negative” (with G. Berns and C. Noussair) in Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Kevin McCabe and Daniel Houser (Eds.), Elsevier, 2008.

“Neurobiological Regret and Rejoice Functions for Aversive Outcomes” (with P. Chandresakhar, S. Moore, C. Noussair, and G. Berns) NeuroImage, 39 (4), February 2008, 2047-2057

“A Shocking Experiment: New Evidence on Probability Weighting and Common Ratio Violations” (with G. Berns, S. Moore and C. Noussair) Judgment and Decision Making, 2(4), August 2007, 234-242

“Receptor Theory and Biological Constraints on Value” (with G. Berns and C. Noussair) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1104, June 2007, 301-309

“Probability Weighting over Losses: Behavioral and neurobiological measures” (with G. Berns, J. Chappelow, S. Moore and C. Noussair) Waseba, Keisoshobo, Tokyo (in Japanese), 2007.

“Behavior in One-shot Traveler’s Dilemma Games: Model and Experiment with Advise” (with S. Cabrera and R. Gomez) Spanish Economic Review, 9(2), June 2006, 129-152

“Mood Driven Behavior in Strategic Interactions,” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 94(2), May 2004, 387-372

“A Common Pool Resource Game with Sequential Decisions and Experimental Evidence” (with L. Bru, S Cabrera, and R. Gomez) Experimental Economics, July 2003, 6, 91-114

Bounded Rationality and Decision Processes” in Estrategia y Competitividad Global, Facultad Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (in Spanish), May 2003.

“Learning and Noisy Behavior in an Experimental Study of Imperfect Price Competition,” (with J. Goeree, R. Gomez, and C. Holt), International Economic Review, August 2002, 43(3), 613-636

“Classroom Games: A Prisoner’s Dilemma,” (with C. Holt) the Journal of Economic Education, Sumer 2000, 229-236

“Predation, Asymmetric Information, and Strategic Behavior in the Classroom: An Experimental Approach to the Teaching of Industrial Organization,” (with J. Goeree, R. Gomez, and C. Holt) International Journal of Industrial Organization, January 2000, 18(1), 205-225

“Treasury Auctions in Bolivia” Revista de Análisis, Banco Central de Bolivia (in Spanish), December 1999, 2(2), 122-155

“Anomalous Behavior in a Traveler’s Dilemma?” (with J. Goeree, R. Gomez, and C. Holt) the American Economic Review, June 1999, 89 (3), 678-690

“Coordination” (with C. Holt) Southern Economic Journal, 65(3), January 1999, 630-636.

“A Dynamic Decision Model with Error” in Jóvenes Economistas en Andalucía, Eds. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad de Málaga (in Spanish), May 1999.

Edited Volumes

Handbook of Experimental Game Theory,  C. M. Capra, R. Croson, M. Rigdon, and T. Rosenblat (eds.), Edward Elgar Press, 2020, ISBN: 978 1 78536 332 0

Working Papers

“Do pledges lead to more volunteering? An experimental study (with B. Jiang and Y. Su) R&R at Economic Inquiry.

“Can text message reminders influence healthy lifestyle choices of Hispanics? Exploratory study with mobile clinic patients.” (with M. Sierra, G. Rustamov, S. Mowjood, S. Chatterjee, O. Alharbi, S. Ewais) Manuscript submitted for review.

“An Experimental Study of Common Knowledge and Coordination on Social Networks” (with G. Korkmaz, F. Vega Redondo, A. Kraig, C. Kuhlman, B. Good). Manuscript under review.

“How did it get so late so soon? The Effects of Time Perception on Discounting (with J.Y. Park). Unpublished working paper.

“Back-to-basics: attitudinal questions can predict pro-social behaviors,” (with K. Lanier and S. Meer). Unpublished working paper