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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404 The Effects of Market Practices in Oligopolistic Markets: An Experimental Examination of the Ethyl Case.
405 Industrial Organization Theory and Experimental Economics.
406 Sharecropping and Investment in Agriculture in Early Modern France. 10/01/1981
407 Technology Adoption Under Imperfect Information. 11/01/1981
408 Quasitransitive Social Choice Without the Pareto Principle. 12/01/1981
409 Incentive Compatibility in Risk Assessment Mechanisms. 06/01/1982
410 Public Roles, Private Roles, and the Question of South African Investments. 11/01/1981
411 A Noncooperative Equilibrium Concept with an Endogenously Determined Dominant Player: The Case of Cournot versus Stackelberg. 12/01/1982
412 Rousseau's General Will, The Pareto Principle, and the Problem of Consent. 12/01/1981
413 Nash Equilibrium Search for the Best Alternative. 06/30/2011
414 The Social Consequence of Rural-Urban Migration in Imperial Germany: The 'Floating Proletariat' Thesis Reconsidered. 12/01/1981
415 Existence, Local Uniqueness, and Optimality of a Marginal Cost Pricing Equilibrium in an Economy with Increasing Returns. 01/01/1982
416 Food Supply and Population Growth in Southwest China, 1250-1850.
417 Log-Linear Analysis of Contingency Tables: An Introduction for Historians with an Application to Thernstrom on the 'Floating Proletariat.
418 Continuum and Finite-Player Noncooperative Models of Competition. 02/01/1982
419 Decentralization of Truthful Revelation and Other Decision Rules. 09/01/1982
420 Critical Elections in Historical Perspective. 04/01/1982
422 Bureaucratic (?) Failures: Causes and Cures. 04/01/1982
423 The Enforceability of Security Interests in Consumer Goods. 04/01/1982
424 The Ecological Fallacy Revisited: Aggregate Versus Individual Level-Findings on Economics and Elections, and Sociotropic Voting. 12/01/1981
425 Optimal and Nonoptimal Satisficing II: An Experimental Analysis. 08/01/1982
426 Innovation and Industry Evolution.
427 Equilibrium in Markets with a Riesz Space of Commodities. 06/01/1982
428 Public Goods Provision in an Experimental Environment. 05/30/2013
429 In the Mood: The Effect of Election Year Considerations upon the Appropriations Process. 06/01/1982
430 Handbook for Reform: Breyer on Regulation. 07/07/2011
431 Uncertain Innovation and the Persistence of Monopoly. 06/01/1982
432 The Future of Telecommunications Regulation. 07/01/1982
433 Government Policy and the Productivity Predicament. 07/01/1982
434 Elections with Limited Information: A Fulfilled Expectations Model Using Contemporaneous Poll and Endorsement Data as Information Sources.
435 Who is Held Responsible? Further Evidence on the Hibbing-Alford Thesis. 07/01/1982
436 The Rationality of Candidates who Challenge Incumbents in Congressional Elections. 07/01/1982
437 An Impossibility Theorem for Spatial Models. 08/01/1982
438 Group Concentration and the Delegation of Legislative Authority. 08/01/1982
439 The Constituency Service Basis of the Personal Vote for U.S. Representatives and British MPs.
440 Tradable Air Pollution Permits in the Overall Regulatory System: Problems of Regulatory Interactions. 08/01/1982
441 Implementing Representation: A Framework and Two Comparisons. 09/01/1982
442 An Empirical Analysis of Backlog, Inventory, Production and Price Adjustments: An Application of Recursive Systems of Log-Linear Models. 01/01/1983
443 Probability Feedback in a Recursive System of Probability Models. 09/01/1982
444 Probability Feedback in a Recursive System of Logit Models: Estimation. 09/01/1982
445 Product quality and imperfect information (original title "Consumer Markets for Warranties"). 07/07/2011
446 Intertemporal Speculation with a Random Demand in an Experimental Market. 07/07/2011
447 Product Quality Signaling in Experimental Markets.
448 The Great Fish War: A Cooperative Solution. 10/01/1982
449 If At First You Don't Succeed: Budgeting by a Sequence of Referenda. 10/01/1982
450 Strategic Comment Under Uncertainty with Private Information. 10/01/1982
451 The Regulation of Rural Markets in Africa. 10/01/1982
452 A Dynamic Model of Targeting in R & D Contracts. 12/01/1982
453 The Revivalism of Narrative: A Response to Recent Criticisms of Quantitative History. 11/01/1982
454 Consumer Surplus Under Uncertainty: An Application to Dam-Reservoir Projects. 02/01/1985