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.

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103 Attitudes Toward Risk and the Optimal Exploitation of an Exhaustible Resource. 03/01/1976
104 Optimal Resource Management Under Conditions of Uncertainty: The Case of an Ocean Fishery. 11/01/1975
105 The 'New Political History': A Methodological Critique.
106 An Experimental Market for Public Goods: The PBS Station Program Cooperative.
107 Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Efficiency in an Economy with an Incomplete Set of Markets. 01/01/1976
108 Breaking Out of the Regulatory Dilemma: Alternatives to the Sterile Choice.
109 Population Pressure and Fertility Changes in Costa Rica, 1906-1970. 01/01/1976
110 Transcript of a Five-Member Committee Experiment. 01/01/1976
111 Alternatives to Regulation: Competition in Air Transportation and the Aviation Act of 1975.
112 Political Science and Anthropology: The Study of Rural Politics in the Developing Areas.
113 Financial Implications of Regulatory Change in the Airline Industry.
114 What to Show the World: The Office of War Information and Hollywood, 1942-1945.
115 Censored Regression Models with Unobserved Stochastic Censoring Thresholds.
116 Axiomatic Social Choice Theory: An Overview and Interpretation.
117 Decisive Coalitions in the Theory of Social Choice.
118 Price Uncertainty & the Heckscher-Ohlin Model.
119 Equilibrium in Spatial Voting: The Median Voter Result is an Artifact. 06/01/1976
120 Rate of Return Regulation and Factor Bias in Innovations. 04/01/1976
121 The Inherent Predictability of Legislative Votes: The Perils of Successful Prediction. 04/01/1976
122 Safety Regulation.
123 Two Notes on Distributed Lags, Prediction, and Signal Extraction.
124 Some New Impossibility Theorems.
125 Major League Team Sports. 04/13/2011
126 Energy vs. the Environment. 05/01/1976
127 Priorities in American Behavioral History: Quantitative. 05/30/2013
128 A Simple Direction Model of Electoral Competition.
129 Some Evidence on Non-Voting Models in the Spatial Theory of Electoral Competition. 06/01/1976
130 The Economics of Disaster Defense: The Case of Building Codes to Resist Seismic Shock.
131 Responses to Disaster: Planning for a Great Earthquake in California. 04/01/1977
132 Has the Averch-Johnson Effect Been Empirically Verified? 10/01/1976
133 Market Search Models: A Selective Survey. 06/01/1976
134 Liberalism in Retreat: The Interior Department, 1945-1952. 07/01/1976
135 Empirical Studies of Utility Regulation. 04/13/2011
136 The Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry Communities in America, 1870-1915: A Statistical Survey. 03/01/1977
137 Monopoly and the Rate of Extraction of Exhaustible Resources: Notes.
138 Candidate Preference Under Uncertainty: An Expanded View of Rational Voting.
139 Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry in America, 1870-1915: A Comparative Institutional Analysis.
140 Dynamic and Static Components of Political Support in Britain.
141 Bureaucratic Compliance as a Game on the Unit Square.
142 A Rational Choice Perspective on Congressional Norms. 10/01/1976
143 A Model of Agenda Influence on Committee Decisions.
144 Commodity Agreements and the New International Economic Order. 09/01/1977
145 The Distribution of Rights in Society.
146 On the Formal Theory of Inspection and Evaluation in Product Markets.
147 A Case Study of Regulatory Programs of the Federal Energy Administration. 04/13/2011
148 Strategic Voting in Britain.
149 Specification and Estimation of a Simultaneous-Equation Model with Limited Dependent Variables.
150 An Information-Theoretic Approach to Job Quits.
151 Agenda Influence and Its Implications.
152 Economic Theory of Choice and the Preference Reversal Phenomenon.