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Carpenter, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Carpenter is associate professor at the Department of Economics of the Middlebury College.

Selected journal articles

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, forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Norm Enforcement: Anger, Indignation or Reciprocity, with Peter Matthews, forthcoming at the Journal of the European Economic Association.

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).

Downloadable papers

An Introduction to "Bucket Auctions" for Charity, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews.

Workplace Democracy in the Lab, with Philip Mellizo and Peter Matthews, IZA DP No. 5460.

Self Selection Does Not Increase Other-Regarding Preferences Among Laboratory Subjects, But Student Subjects May Be More Self-Regarding Than Adults, with various co-authors, IZA DP No. 5389.

Risk Attitudes and Well-Being in Latin America, with Juan Camilo Cardenas, IZA DP No. 5279.

Network Architecture and Mutual Monitoring in Public Goods Experiments, with Shachar Kariv and Andrew Schotter, IZA DP No. 5307.

Moral Hazard, Peer Monitoring and Microcredit: Field experimental evidence from Paraguay, with Tyler Williams, FRB-Boston Working paper 10-6.

Overconfidence is a Social Signaling Bias, with Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goette and Aldo Rustichini.

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, forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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 (formerly IZA DP No. 1697), 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). (Experiment protocol and survey instrument).

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).

Norm Enforcement: Anger, Indignation or Reciprocity, with Peter Matthews, forthcoming in the Journal of the European Economic Association (press coverage in the New York Times).

Experiments and Economic Development: Lessons from field labs in the developing world, with Juan Camilo Cardenas.

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

Cognitive Skills Affect Economic Preferences, Strategic Behavior and Job Attachment (formerly IZA DP No. 3609), with Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goette and Aldo Rustichini, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May 12, 2009; 106(19): 7745-7750. (Appendix) (press coverage in the Wall Street Journal)

Tournaments and Office Politics: Evidence from a real effort experiment (formerly IZA DP No. 2972), with Peter Matthews and John Schirm, the American Economic Review, 100(1):504-17 (2010).

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

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

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).

Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Large Motor Carrier: The context and design of the truckers and turnover project, with Stephen Burks, Lorenz Goette, Kristen Monaco, Aldo Rustichini and Kay Porter, NBER Working Paper No. 12976.

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).

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

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

Social Preferences, forthcoming in the (new) New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.

Fairness and Freight-Handlers: A Test of Fair-Wage Theory in a Trucking Firm, with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, 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): 31-52 (2007).

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

Space, Trust and Communal Action: Empirical Differences across Southeast Asian Cities, 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 (2006) .

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

Field Experiments in Economics: An Introduction, with Glenn Harrison and John List, in Field Experiments in Economics, (JAI), eds. Jeffrey Carpenter, Glenn Harrison, John List, pp. 1-16 (Spring 2005).

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

Comparing Students to Workers: The Effects of Stakes, Social Framing, and Demographics on Bargaining Outcomes, with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, in Field Experiments in Economics, (JAI), eds. Jeffrey Carpenter, Glenn Harrison, John List, pp. 261-290 (Spring 2005).

Examining the Effect of Stakes in Distribution Experiments, with Stephen Burks and Eric Verhoogen, Economics Letters, 86(3):393-398.

Cooperation, Trust and Social Capital in Southeast Asian Urban Slums, with Amrita Daniere and Lois Takahashi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 55(4):533-551 (December 2004). (Appendices with Community Descriptions, Experimental Instructions, and Post-Experiment Survey)

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).

Review of - Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary lessons from experimental research, Elinor Ostrom and James Walker eds., Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 55(1):93-99, (September, 2004).

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

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). (Participant Instructions)

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

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 Emotions: Old versus New Psychological Game Theory, with Peter Matthews, (Invited comment on Andrew Colman's Cooperation, psychological game theory and limtations of rationality in social interaction), 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).

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

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, pp. 119-137 (Fall, 2002).

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

Working papers

Charity Auctions in the Experimental Lab, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews.

Charity Auctions: A Field Experimental Investigation, with Jessica Holmes and Peter Matthews.

The Determinants of Sunk Cost Sensitivity in Students, with Peter Matthews and Ashley Brown.

Crying Over Spilt Milk: Sunk Costs, Fairness Norms, and the Hold-Up Problem, with Peter Matthews.

Social Reciprocity, with Peter Matthews.

Comparing Measures of Social Capital Using Data From Southeast Asian Slums, with Amrita Daniere and Lois Takahashi.

Behavioral Marxism One: Collective Action, with Peter Matthews.

Affiliation

Middlebury College, Department of Economics

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