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This paper applies the theory of the evolution of risk-taking in the presence of idiosyncratic...

This paper discusses alternative measures of assortative matching and relates them to Sewall Wright's F-statistic....

This is a preliminary report on our experimental work with competing altruists.

Driving along a lonely road, you come upon a stalled car and a motorist who...

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There are n boys and m girls. The boys are all expected utility maximizers and...

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Students in a large principles class participated in a market experiment in which they had...

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In many applications,assumptions about the log-concavity of a probability distribution allow just enough special structure...

Edward Chamberlin conjectured that the number of trades in realistic trading systems is likely to...

In many applications, assumptions about the log-concavity of a probability distribution allow just enough special...

The paper generalizes theorems of Ky Fan and Hugo Sonnenschein on the existence of maximal...

A retrospective on Vernon Smith's contributions to experimental economics, written for the Scandinavian Journal of...

How selfish does our evolutionary history suggest that humans will be? We explore models in...

This paper explores the quantitative relation between non random, assortative matching and the maintenance of...

Suppose that each person's utility depends on his or her own consumption as well as...

How do rats and squirrels decide how much to hoard for the winter when they...

In 1951, Paul Samuelson showed that a surprisingly rich class of economies the production possibility...

If viewers prefer to watch television as soon as they get home from work, how...

Consider a public utility that offers its service at two different times. We study the...

This paper was written in the form of two puzzles. One puzzle concerns Romeo and...

This paper shows that if workers have identical wealths, abilities, and preferences then a draft...

This paper was stimulated by a paper by Peter Ware, who used calculus first-order conditons...

We present examples of Nash equilibria that do not vary with the distribution of a...

A question with a nice clean answer. When do market games have transferable utility? Subject...

One remark explains how Cournot equilibrium responds to taxation on the duopolists. (To maximize revenue,...

When is the Pareto optimal amount of public goods independent of income distribution? Subject to...

In 1983, I told Richard Manning about Gale and Shapley's beautiful 1962 paper on matching....

A Nash equilibria of the Groves-Ledyard mechanism is Pareto optimal. But this may not be...

This paper develops a "subjectivist" theory of the value that individuals place on risks to...

This paper argues that since the supply of oil in the ground is inelastic, the...

This paper finds the conditions under which an allocation branch can determine the efficient amount...

Cournot's classic oligopoly model has two mineral water sellers whose products are perfect substitutes. Cournot...

This paper contains a proof of the existence of Lindahl equilibrium in a very general...

This paper shows how to prove the existence of competitive equilibrium without assuming either monotonic...

Gale and Mas-Collel and Shafer and Sonnenschein introduced powerful new theorems on the existence of...

This paper generalizes results of Ky Fan and Hugo Sonnenschein on the existence of maximal...

This paper proves that a continuous acyclic relation takes a maximal element on any compact...

The alpha-core is defined to be the set of feasible allocations such that no coalition...

This paper shows how to relax several of the standard assumptions used to prove the...

This paper was my attempt to build a theory of "public factors of production" such...

This paper presents a model of interrelated preferences for pairs of individuals. It investigates the...

A famous paper by Conrad and Meyer calculates that on the eve of the American...

If Persons A and B are both benevolent to C, then a gift from A...

This is my Stanford Ph D thesis. It incorporates "human capital" into an economic growth...

This is a short book review of Frank's ``Darwin Economy''.

Abstract Standard economic approaches to the problem of overuse of common property resources have emphasized...

Control measures used to limit the spread of infectious disease often generate externalities. Vaccination for...

Transplants of donated stem cells save the lives of many patients with blood diseases. Donation...

How should benefit-cost analysis account for the value that benevolent individuals place on other people's...

The net present value of costs and benefits from a pay-as-you-go social security system are...

One of the most disconcerting results in welfare economics is the "paradox of the second...

Can the government get people to contribute more to public goods by subsidizing voluntary contributions....

This paper presents a theoretical model of political support for public provision of day care....

This little paper is presented in the form of two puzzles. It shows that simple...

This paper conducts an empirical test of whether local governments spend more or less than...

We consider a general model of the non-cooperative provision of a public good. Under very...

Mineral deposits in Australia are generally owned by states. Exploration licenses and mining leases are...

We devise and apply a new method for estimating demand for local public goods from...

This paper extends Bowen's theorem on the efficiency of majority-chosen public expenditures. It also discusses...

H.R. Bowen showed that if voters have equal tax shares and if marginal rates of...

This paper presents a general equilibrium model with marketable pollution permits. It shows that competitive...

This paper develops a method for using data for a large cross-section of municipalities relating...

This note was inspired by a 1970 JPE paper by Robin Barlow, who claimed that...

This paper explores the theory and statistical identification of two distinct models of assortative matching....

Several similar maxims, known as "Golden Rules" are found in the writings of moral philosophers...

The article focuses on the economics of family partnerships. It states an allegory involving a...

Scientific publishing is rapidly shifting from a paper-based system to one of predominantly electronic distribution,...

This paper explores the way that assortative matching can maintain cooperative behavior under evolutionary dynamics.

Alexander Field was not convinced of a result that I claimed in my JEP 2001...

William Hamilton developed the biological theory of kin selection before game theory became familiar to...

The theory of parent-offspring conflict predicts that mothers and their offspring may not agree about...

This paper explores the evolutionary foundations of altruism among siblings and extends biologists' kin-selection theory...

This paper explores the workings of stratified societies in which there is primogeniture and where...

About 80% of all societies recorded by anthropologists are polygynous (men have many wives). Even...

This paper considers a series of examples in which evolution supports cooperative behavior in single-shot...

This paper is an advertisement for some facts and ideas that I think likely to...

In an earlier paper Courtship as a Waiting Game, Mark Bagnoli and I proposed a...

This review explores the theory of household technology and the associated possibilities for distributing utility...

In most times and places, women on average, marry older men. We suggest a partial...

Gary Becker's ``Rotten Kid Theorem'' asserts that if all family members receive gifts of money...

Large, short-run fluctuations in the birth rate have been an important demographic feature of industrialized,...

We develop a model of marriage market equilibrium that can be used to study effects...

If event histories are recorded in discrete intervals of times, errors are introduced when the...

We show that for a depletable resource, if the competitive time path of prices is...

Open access publishing has been proposed as one possible solution to the serials crisisâ€”the rapidly...

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Large commercial publishers sell bundled online subscriptions to their entire list of academic journals at...

The academic journal market is characterized by delegated purchasing, unreliable signals of demand, and a...

A recent article by Phil Davis suggested that the Eigenvalue metric does adds little useful...

The impact factor of an academic journal for any year is the number of times...

To answer the question of the paper's title, we looked at the tables of contents...

Large commercial publishers charge dramatically higher prices to institutions than do non-profit publishers. These price...

Here are two comments published by the JEP on my 2001 journals paper my response.

When academic journals were distributed only as paper editions, the obvious way for scholars to...

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This paper incorporates medical insurance, life insurance, annuities, and the value of risks to human...

This paper describes techniques that I use to teach economics principles "interactively". These techniques include...

Edward Chamberlin, who initiated classroom market experiences, used the results of his experiments to argue...

This paper explores the Nash equilibria that arise under alternative rules for ethical behavior in...

The "Volunteers' Dilemma model which was introduced by Andreas Diekmann is a game theoretic model...

Open access publishing has been proposed as one possible solution to the serials crisis |...