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.

# Titlesort ascending Authors Created
964 Yudin Cones and Inductive Limit Topologies 04/01/1996
1281 You won’t harm me if you fool me 12/01/2007
918 x 07/16/2013
806 WP 806 has been replaced by WP 851.
719 Worldwide Persistence, Business Cycles, and Economic Growth. 02/01/1990
1375 Words get in the way: The effect of deliberation in collective decision-making 05/11/2013
328 Women and the Legitimisation of Succession at the Norman Conquest.
758 Will Economics Become an Experimental Science? 12/01/1990
801 Why Were There Black Schools in the Segregated South? The Exit Explanation Reconsidered 07/01/1992
1344 Why was it Europeans who conquered the world? 03/18/2012
939 Why Did The Incumbency Advantage In U.S. House Elections Grow? 09/01/1995
1062 Why Did Proposition 227 Pass? 04/01/1999
435 Who is Held Responsible? Further Evidence on the Hibbing-Alford Thesis. 07/01/1982
318 White Servitude and the Growth of Black Slavery in Colonial America.
959 When Politics and Models Collide: Estimating Models of Multi-Party Elections 03/01/1996
707 When is the Core Equivalence Theorem Valid? 09/01/1989
1299 When does aggregation reduce uncertainty aversion? 02/01/2009
814 When Do Campaigns Matter? Informed Votes, the Heteroscedastic Logit and the Responsiveness of Electoral Outcomes 04/01/1993
860 When Core Beliefs Collide: Conflict, Complexity, or Just Plain Confusion? 08/01/1993
1351 What's age got to do with it? Supreme Court appointees and the long run location of the Supreme Court median justice 08/29/2011
114 What to Show the World: The Office of War Information and Hollywood, 1942-1945.
1252 What matchings can be stable? The refutability of matching theory 04/01/2006
1368 What makes voters turn out: The effects of polls and beliefs 01/07/2013
324 What is Regulation? 06/01/1980
976 What are Judicially Manageable Standards of Redistricting? Evidence from History 08/01/1996
890 Welfare Magnets, The Labor-Leisure Decision and Economic Efficiency 06/01/1994
753 Welfare Economics for Tobit Models. 01/01/1991
165 Water Rights and Optimal Reservoir Management. 01/21/2010
228 Water Law, Water Transfers and Economic Efficiency: The Colorado River. 04/08/2011
612 Wasted Votes and Other Mares' Nests: A View of Electoral Reform. 06/01/1986
807 Was Memphis's Electoral Structure Adopted or Maintained for a Racially Discriminatory Purpose? 08/01/1992
559 Voting Operators in the Space of Choice Functions. 02/01/1985
777 Voting on Growth Control Measures: Preferences and Strategies. 09/01/1991
1257 Voting blocs, coalitions and parties 11/01/2006
717 Voting and Lottery Drafts as Efficient Public Goods Mechanisms.
194 Voters, Legislators and Bureaucracy: Institutional Design in the Public Sector.
159 Voters, Bureaucrats and Legislators: A Rational Choice Perspective on the Growth of Bureaucracy.
519 Voters, Absent and Present: A Review Essay. 03/01/1984
968 Voters Can Have Strong Incentives To Become Informed, Or To Be Strategically Ignorant 05/01/1996
722 Voter Preference for Trade Policy Instruments. 03/01/1990
902 Voter Choice in 1992: Economics, Issues, and Anger 09/01/1994
1359 Vote Trading with and without Party Leaders 01/31/2012
1215 Vote buying 03/01/2005
1282 Volunteering and image concerns 03/01/2008
1077 Voluntary Implementation 11/01/1999
1179 Virtual Repeated Implementation 09/01/2003
847 Veto Games: Spatial Committees Under Unanimity Rule 04/01/1993
800 Vertigo: Comparing Structural Models of Imperfect Behavior in Experimental Games. 07/01/1992
1135 Using Information from Trading In Trading and Portfolio Management: Ten Years Later 05/01/2002
874 Using Computerized Exchange Systems to Solve an Allocation Problem in Project Management