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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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
1325 Estimation of random coefficients logit demand models with interactive fixed effects 05/28/2010
1324 A simple estimator for dynamic models with serially correlated unobservables 05/28/2010
1323 To elect or to appoint? Bias, information, and responsiveness of bureaucrats and politicians 05/21/2010
1322 Contracts vs. salaries in matching 05/21/2010
1321 Endowment effect theory, subject misconceptions and enchancement effect theory: A reply to Isoni, Lommes and Sugden 05/04/2010
1320 Modeling the change of paradigm: non-Bayesian reactions to unexpected news 03/17/2010
1319 The pro-competitive effect of campaign limits in non-majoritarian elections 03/03/2010
1318 Political institutions and the dynamics of public investment 01/30/2010
1317 The axiomatic structure of empirical content 01/28/2010
1316 Aggregate matchings 01/19/2010
1315 Clearinghouses for two-sided matching: An experimental study 12/21/2009
1314 Aspirations and Growth: A model where the income of others acts as a reference point (Revised: new title) 12/01/2010
1313 The value of information in the court. Get it right, keep it tight 09/01/2009
1312 The not-so-popular branch: Bicameralism as a counter-majoritarian device 09/01/2009
1311 Information gatekeepers: Theory and experimental evidence 09/01/2009
1310 Testable implications of gross substitutes in demand 09/01/2009
1309 Speculative overpricing in asset markets with information flows (Revised) 01/19/2012
1308 Implications of Pareto Efficiency for two-agent (household) choice 07/01/2009
1307 Designing experiments with computational testbeds: Effects of convergence speed in coordination games 06/01/2009
1306 Ambiguity aversion in asset market: Experimental study of home bias 06/01/2009
1305 Improving coordination and cooperation through competition 06/01/2009
1304 Modeling dynamics in time-series-cross-section political economy data 06/01/2009
1303 The testable implication of zero-sum games 04/01/2009
1302 The nature of collusion facilitating and collusion breaking power of simultaneous ascending price and simultaneous descending price auctions 04/01/2009
1301 Market design for fishery IFQ programs 04/01/2009
1300 Inequality aversion and risk aversion 03/01/2009
1299 When does aggregation reduce uncertainty aversion? 02/01/2009
1298 The core matchings of markets with transfers 10/01/2008
1297 An internal fuel efficiency credit market mechanism for meeting the CAFE Standard: Internalizing a regulation caused externality 09/01/2008
1296 Information aggregation & strategic abstention in large laboratory elections 07/01/2008
1295 Money metric utilitarianism 07/01/2008
1294 Correcting for survey misreports using auxiliary information with an application to estimating turnout 07/01/2009
1293 An empirical Bayes approach to estimating ordinal treatment effects 07/01/2008
1292 A citizen candidate model with private information and unique equilibrium 06/01/2008
1291 Network architecture, salience and coordination
1290 A statistical model of abstention under compulsory voting
1288 Policy-based abstention in Brazil's 2002 presidential election 12/01/2007
1287 A Bayesian multinomial probit analysis of voter choice in Chile's 2005 presidential election 12/01/2007
1286 Choice and individual welfare 03/01/2008
1285 On the nature of competition in alternative lectoral systems (Formally "Ideology and competence in alternative electoral systems 08/01/2009
1284 The impact of minority representation on policy outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. States 03/01/2008
1283 The impact of race and ideology on voting: Does race still matter? 03/01/2008
1282 Volunteering and image concerns 03/01/2008
1281 You won’t harm me if you fool me 12/01/2007
1280 Information aggregation in standing and ad hoc committees (formerly: Information aggregation and equilibrium selection in committees)
1279 No Trade 09/01/2007
1278 A test for monotone comparative statics 09/01/2007
1277 The "Reasonable Man" and other legal standards 09/01/2007