Working Papers by Social Sciences Faculty

Below are links to the working papers by current and former Caltech social sciences faculty and their collaborators. Papers can be sorted by number, title, author name, or date by clicking on the corresponding column heading. Certain working papers with numbers below 1000 are not available online. Paper copies may be requested from, and any other questions about working papers can be directed to, the HSS working paper coordinator ( Please include the working paper number, author, and title, and your full mailing address in your request for a paper copy, which will be sent to you at no charge.

# Title Authors Createdsort ascending
1427 Candidate entry and political polarization: An experimental study 12/15/2016
1426 Empirical Evidence of Overbidding in M&A Contests 11/15/2016
1424 ACE: A Combinatorial Market Mechanism 11/03/2016
1425 Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: Asset Diversification in a Flat World 10/20/2016
1422 Communication Among Voters Benefits the Majority Party 10/17/2016
1423 The Effects of Income Mobility and Tax Persistence on Income Redistribution and Inequality 10/17/2016
1421 Subset Optimization for Asset Allocation 06/02/2016
1420 A Characterization of Combinatorial Demand 05/31/2016
1419 Improved Methods for Detecting Acquirer Skills 05/17/2016
1418 On Multiple Discount Rates 05/09/2016
1417 Full Stock Payment Marginalization in M&A Transactions 04/05/2016
1416 Random Projection Estimation of Discrete-Choice Models with Large Choice Sets 03/29/2016
1412 Two Information Aggregation Mechanisms for Predicting the Opening Weekend Box Office Revenues of Films: Box Office Prophecy and Guess of Guesses 02/22/2016
1415 The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study 02/08/2016
1413 Information Flow and Expected Inflation: an Empirical Analysis 12/22/2015
1414 An "Enhanced" Corporate Valuation Model: Theory and Empirical Tests 12/22/2015
1411 Seeking Alpha? It's a Bad Guideline for Portfolio Optimization 12/10/2015
1410 Response Time and Utility 11/17/2015
1409 Average Choice 10/12/2015
1408 Trading Votes for Votes. A Decentralized Matching Algorithm 10/06/2015
1407 General Luce Model 10/01/2015
1406 Multiple Items, Ascending Price Auctions: An Experimental Examination of Alternative Auction Sequences 04/13/2015
1405 An Agnostic and Practically Useful Estimator of the Stochastic Discount Factor 03/05/2015
1404 Call Market Experiments: Efficiency and Price Discovery Through Multiple Calls and Emergent Newton Adjustments 02/23/2015
1403 Duality in Dynamic Discrete Choice Models 02/09/2015
1402 To Score or Not to Score? Estimates of a Sponsored Search Auction Model 02/05/2015
1401 Testable Implications of Translation Invariance and Homotheticity: Variational, Maxmin, Cara and CRRA Preferences 01/22/2015
1400 How Cheap Talk Enhances Efficiency in Public Goods Games 01/15/2015
1399 Static and Dynamic Underinvestment: An Experimental Investigation 01/08/2015
1398 Can Housing Risk be Diversified? A Cautionary Tale from the Housing Boom and Bust 10/13/2014
1397 Estimating Multinomial Choice Models Using Cyclic Monotonicity 10/09/2014
1396 Testing the Quantal Response Hypothesis 09/29/2014
1395 Correlated Equilibria in Voter Turnout Games 08/26/2014
1394 Information Transfer and Aggregation in an Uninformed Committee: A Model for the Selection and Use of Biased Expert Advice 08/25/2014
1393 The Propagation of Shocks Across International Equity Markets: A Microstructure Perspective 08/12/2014
1392 Resolving the Errors-in-Variables Bias in Risk Premium Estimation 07/21/2014
1387 Scheduling Auctions and Proto-Parties in Legislatures 07/21/2014
1386 Ignorance and Bias in Collective Decisions 07/21/2014
1391 Choosing with the Worst in Mind: A Reference-Dependent Model 07/14/2014
1390 The Hubris Hypothesis: Emperical Evidence 07/10/2014
1389 Mechanism Design with Public Goods: Committee Karate, Cooperative Games and the Control of Social Decisions through Subcommittees 06/26/2014
1388 Testable Implications of Quasi-Hyperbolic and Exponential Time Discounting 05/20/2014
1385 Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: A Laboratory Study 01/31/2014
1383 Public Choice and the Development of Modern Laboratory Experimental Methods in Economics and Political Science 01/23/2014
1384 The Continuous Combinatorial Auction Architecture 01/21/2014
511 Uncertainty and Shopping Behavior: An Experimental Analysis 11/25/2013
1382 Experiments in political economy 11/21/2013
1381 Testable implications of exponential discounting 11/13/2013
1380 Savage in the Market 10/22/2013
1357 Turnout and Power Sharing (revised) 10/11/2013