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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: Shawn Kantor, Ph.D. – Do Research Universities Generate Local Economic Growth?

April 20, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

April 20th, Shawn Kantor, Ph.D. – Do Research Universities Generate Local Economic Growth? Abstract: We estimate the local agglomeration spillovers from research university activity in a sample of urban counties. We use the fact that universities follow a rigid endowment spending policy based on the market value of their endowments to identify the causal effect

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: Sean Crockett, Ph.D. – Do Reference Dependent Preferences Really Matter?

April 13, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Apr. 13th, Sean Crockett, Ph.D. – Do Reference Dependent Preferences Really Matter? Bio:  Sean Crockett is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch College, City University of New York.  He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and was a postdoc  at Caltech for two years afterward.  His

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“Underwater Recession” By Joy A. Buchanan, Steven Gjerstad, & Vernon L. Smith

April 11, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

The article “Underwater Recession” authored by Economic Science Institute’s Professors Steven Gjerstad, Vernon L. Smith and, Graduate of the Economic Systems Design program, Joy Buchanan will be published in The American Interest: Policy, Politics & Culture’s May/June 2012 issue. “The U.S. economy is stuck in a painfully slow recovery. Neither accommodative monetary policy nor fiscal

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Doug Tuggle Has Been Named Editor of The International Journal of Critical Studies in Organizational Learning.

March 23, 2012 by | Faculty

Francis D. (Doug) Tuggle, Ph.D., professor in Chapman’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, has been named editor of the prestigious international and interdisciplinary scholarly journal: The Learning Organization: The International Journal of Critical Studies in Organizational Learning. “The journal is about knowledge,” explains Dr Tuggle. “The theme of the journal is: to what extent

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents Max Krasnow, Ph.D.

March 23, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Mar. 23rd, Max Krasnow, Ph.D. – Evolution of direct reciprocity under uncertainty can explain human generosity in one-shot encounters Abstract: Are humans too generous? The discovery that subjects choose to incur costs to allocate benefits to others in  anonymous, one-shot economic games has posed an unsolved challenge to models of economic and

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Dr. Bart Wilson Awarded 2012 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 22, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Congratulations Dr. Bart Wilson of the Economic Science Institute! The 2012 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization was awarded to Bart J. Wilson, Taylor Jaworski, Karl E. Schurter, and Andrew Smyth for their article entitled, “The Ecological and Civil Mainsprings of Property: An Experimental Economic History

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents Alex Brown, Ph.D.

March 16, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Mar. 16th, Alex Brown, Ph.D. – Experimental Analysis of Envy-Free Auction Dr. Alex Brown, a guest of the IFREE/ESI Lecture SeriesAbstract: Economic concerns for equity have motivated game theorists to study envy-free mechanisms. Though not incentive compatible, these mechanisms implement in Nash equilibria efficient allocations at which no agent prefers the consumption of

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