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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1377 Identifying treatment effects under data combination 05/11/2013
1376 Simple two-stage inference for a class of partially identified models 05/11/2013
1375 Words get in the way: The effect of deliberation in collective decision-making 05/11/2013
1374 Estimating dynamic discrete choice models via convex analysis 05/11/2013
1373 Stragegic uncertainty and unraveling in matching markets 04/15/2013
1372 Ordinal and cardinal solution concepts for two-sided matching 03/20/2013
1371 The dynamic free rider problem: A laboratory study 01/08/2013
1370 External validation of voter turnout models by concealed parameter recovery 02/08/2013
1369 Flip-flopping, intense primaries and the selection of candidates 08/27/2012
1368 What makes voters turn out: The effects of polls and beliefs 01/07/2013
1367 A Parimutuel-like Mechanism from Information Aggregation: A Field Test Inside Intel 01/03/2013
1366 How to control controlled school choice 12/14/2012
1365 Market microstructure design and flash crashes: A simulation approach 12/06/2012
1364 Misconceptions and game form recognition: Challenges to theories of revealed preference and framing (Revised) 09/10/2012
1363 Symmetric play in repeated allocation games 07/05/2012
1362 Social preferences under uncertainty: Equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome 04/26/2012
1361 Understanding price controls and non-price competition with matching theory 02/22/2012
1360 Price controls, non-price quality competition, and the nonexistence of competitive equilibrium 07/11/2013
1359 Vote Trading with and without Party Leaders 01/31/2012
1358 Cooperation without immediate reciprocity: An experiment in favor exchange 01/18/2012
1357 Turnout and Power Sharing (revised) 10/11/2013
1356 Allais, Ellsberg, and Preferences for Hedging. Original title "Objective lotteries as ambiguous objects: Allais, Ellsberg, and Hedging 06/15/2012
1355 The Free Rider Problem: A Dynamic analysis (Revised March 2012) 10/15/2011
1354 Finding a Walrasian Equilibrium is easy for a fixed number of agents 10/26/2011
1353 Salary competition in matching markets with private informaiton 09/06/2011
1352 Legislative bargaining and the dynamics of public investment 08/31/2011
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
1350 Incentive compatibility of large centralized matching markets 06/23/2011
1349 Quantal Response and Nonequlibrium Beliefs Explain Overbidding in Maximum-Value Auctions 06/22/2011
1348 Testable Implications of Bargaining Theories 06/07/2011
1347 A dynamic school choice model 05/16/2011
1346 The CMS auction: Experimental studies of a median-bid procurement auction with non-binding bids 04/26/2011
1345 An experimental test of Marchall's basic principle of entry, volume and efficiency seeking market synamics 04/12/2011
1344 Why was it Europeans who conquered the world? 03/18/2012
1343 Candidate Entry and Political Polarization: An anti-median voter theorem 03/17/2011
1342 Optimal Delivery in Display Advertising 12/17/2010
1341 Exploiting Myopic Learning 12/10/2010
1340 Can Relational Contracts Survive Stochastic Interruptions? 06/06/2010
1339 Community Dynamics in the Lab: Congestion, public good provision, and local instability 11/30/2010
1338 Local Institutions and the Dynamics of Community Sorting 11/30/2010
1337 Existence and testable implications of extreme stable matchings 11/10/2010
1336 An experimental comparison between free negotiation and multi-issue point mechanism 05/21/2010
1335 Pure strategy Nash euilibria in non-zero sum colonel Blotto games 05/21/2010
1334 The Process of Choice in Guessing Games 12/15/2010
1333 A revealed preference approach to computational complexity in economics 09/24/2010
1332 General revealed preference theory 09/22/2010
1331 Competitive equillibrium in markets for votes (revised) 02/23/2012
1330 A reverse auction for toxic assets 08/10/2010
1329 Extreme Walrasian Dynamics: The Gale example in the lab 08/10/2010
1328 Revealed preference tests using supermarket data: The money pump 06/28/2010