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
264 A Theory of Optimal Agenda Design. 05/04/2011
265 The House Is Not a Home: M.P.'s and Their Constituencies. 05/04/2011
259 Uncertainty and the Theory of Tax Incidence in a Stock Market Economy. 05/03/2011
260 Experiments on the Core: Some Disconcerting Results for Majority Rule Voting Games. 05/03/2011
1346 The CMS auction: Experimental studies of a median-bid procurement auction with non-binding bids 04/26/2011
252 An Impossibility Theorem for Von Neumann-Morgenstern Solutions. 04/14/2011
147 A Case Study of Regulatory Programs of the Federal Energy Administration. 04/13/2011
244 Short and Long-Term Effects of Economic Conditions on Individual Voting Decisions. 04/13/2011
135 Empirical Studies of Utility Regulation. 04/13/2011
168 Representations of Binary Decision Rules by Generalized Decisiveness Structures. 04/13/2011
253 Price Controls and the Behavior of Auction Markets: An Experimental Examination. 04/13/2011
125 Major League Team Sports. 04/13/2011
241 The Effect of Intertemporal Speculation on the Outcomes in Seller Posted Offer Auction Markets. 04/13/2011
242 The Role of Money in Supporting the Pareto Optimality of Competitive Equilibrium in Consumption-Loan Type Models. 04/13/2011
1345 An experimental test of Marchall's basic principle of entry, volume and efficiency seeking market synamics 04/12/2011
281 Pre-meeting Discussions and the Possibility of Coalition-Breaking Procedures in Majority Rule Committees. 04/11/2011
282 In Defense of a Basic Approach. 04/11/2011
299 Asset Valuation in an Experimental Market. 04/11/2011
228 Water Law, Water Transfers and Economic Efficiency: The Colorado River. 04/08/2011
214 Continuous-Valued Binary Decision Procedures. 04/08/2011
216 Need for Power: Regulating Electricity Demand by Source. Published title - "An assessment of the determination of engery needs: The case of nuclear power 04/08/2011
223 The Application of Laboratory Experimental Methods to Public Choice. 04/08/2011
204 Separate but Not Equal: The Supreme Court's First Decision on Racial Discrimination in Schools. 04/04/2011
205 Aggregate Expected Consumer Surplus as a Welfare Index with an Application to Price Stabilization. 04/04/2011
210 On the Properties of Stable Decision Procedures. 04/04/2011
237 The Commercialization of Agriculture and the Rise of Rural Political Protest in Black Africa. 03/21/2011
238 Efficient Intertemporal Allocation, Consumption-Value Maximization and Capital-Value Transversality: A Unified View. 03/21/2011
206 Toward a Theory of Legislative Decision. 03/21/2011
1343 Candidate Entry and Political Polarization: An anti-median voter theorem 03/17/2011
368 A Framework for Unreasonable Risk in the Toxic Substances Control Act. 03/10/2011
249 The Methodology of Benefit-Cost Analysis with Particular Reference to the CFC Program. 03/10/2011
257 The Severance Tax as an Instrument of Intertemporal Equity. 03/10/2011
1342 Optimal Delivery in Display Advertising 12/17/2010
1334 The Process of Choice in Guessing Games 12/15/2010
1341 Exploiting Myopic Learning 12/10/2010
1314 Aspirations and Growth: A model where the income of others acts as a reference point (Revised: new title) 12/01/2010
1338 Local Institutions and the Dynamics of Community Sorting 11/30/2010
1339 Community Dynamics in the Lab: Congestion, public good provision, and local instability 11/30/2010
1337 Existence and testable implications of extreme stable matchings 11/10/2010
1333 A revealed preference approach to computational complexity in economics 09/24/2010
1332 General revealed preference theory 09/22/2010
1329 Extreme Walrasian Dynamics: The Gale example in the lab 08/10/2010
1330 A reverse auction for toxic assets 08/10/2010
1328 Revealed preference tests using supermarket data: The money pump 06/28/2010
1327 Strategic voting in a jury trial with plea bargaining 06/21/2010
1326 Nonparametric learning rules from bandit experiments: The eyes have it! 06/18/2010
1340 Can Relational Contracts Survive Stochastic Interruptions? 06/06/2010
1324 A simple estimator for dynamic models with serially correlated unobservables 05/28/2010
1325 Estimation of random coefficients logit demand models with interactive fixed effects 05/28/2010
1335 Pure strategy Nash euilibria in non-zero sum colonel Blotto games 05/21/2010