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June 2014Ode to the sea: Workplace Organizations and Norms of Cooperation
with Uri Gneezy, Andreas Leibbrandt: w20234
May 2014The Behavioralist as Nutritionist: Leveraging Behavioral Economics To Improve Child Food Choice and Consumption
with Anya Savikhin Samek: w20132
March 2014The Behavioralist As Tax Collector: Using Natural Field Experiments to Enhance Tax Compliance
with Michael Hallsworth, Robert Metcalfe, Ivo Vlaev: w20007
On the Role of Group Size in Tournaments: Theory and Evidence from Lab and Field Experiments
with Daan Van Soest, Jan Stoop, Haiwen Zhou: w20008
January 2014Voting to Tell Others
with Stefano DellaVigna, Ulrike Malmendier, Gautam Rao: w19832
Equalizing Superstars: The Internet and the Democratization of Education
with Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson: w19851

Published: Daron Acemoglu & David Laibson & John A. List, 2014. "Equalizing Superstars: The Internet and the Democratization of Education," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 523-27, May. citation courtesy of

November 2013Toward an Understanding of why Suggestions Work in Charitable Fundraising: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
with James T. Edwards: w19665

Published: Edwards, James T. & List, John A., 2014. "Toward an understanding of why suggestions work in charitable fundraising: Theory and evidence from a natural field experiment," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 1-13. citation courtesy of

On the Generalizability of Experimental Results in Economics: With A Response To Camerer
with Omar Al-Ubaydli: w19666
Testing the Theory of Multitasking: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment in Chinese Factories
with Fuhai Hong, Tanjim Hossain, Migiwa Tanaka: w19660
August 2013Using Field Experiments in Environmental and Resource Economics
with Michael K. Price: w19289
February 2013The Importance of Being Marginal: Gender Differences in Generosity
with Stefano DellaVigna, Ulrike Malmendier, Gautam Rao: w18748

Published: Stefano DellaVigna & John A. List & Ulrike Malmendier & Gautam Rao, 2013. "The Importance of Being Marginal: Gender Differences in Generosity," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 586-90, May. citation courtesy of

November 2012Do Women Avoid Salary Negotiations? Evidence from a Large Scale Natural Field Experiment
with Andreas Leibbrandt: w18511
October 2012Carrots that Look Like Sticks: Toward an Understanding of Multitasking Incentive Schemes
with Omar Al-Ubaydli, Steffen Andersen, Uri Gneezy: w18453
September 2012The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing
with Michael Greenstone, Chad Syverson: w18392
July 2012Enhancing the Efficacy of Teacher Incentives through Loss Aversion: A Field Experiment
with Roland G. Fryer, Jr, Steven D. Levitt, Sally Sadoff: w18237
June 2012The Behavioralist Goes to School: Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Improve Educational Performance
with Steven D. Levitt, Susanne Neckermann, Sally Sadoff: w18165
April 2012Toward an Understanding of Learning by Doing: Evidence from an Automobile Assembly Plant
with Steven D. Levitt, Chad Syverson: w18017

Published: Steven D. Levitt & John A. List & Chad Syverson, 2013. "Toward an Understanding of Learning by Doing: Evidence from an Automobile Assembly Plant," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 121(4), pages 643 - 681. citation courtesy of

March 2012How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People’s Donations to Fund Public Goods?
with Dean Karlan: w17954
On the Generalizability of Experimental Results in Economics
with Omar Al-Ubaydli: w17957

Published: Al-Ubaydli, Omar, and John A. List, On the generalizability of experimental results in economics, In Frechette, G. & Schotter, A., Methods of Modern Experimental Economics, Oxford University Press, 2013.

February 2012Toward an Understanding of Why People Discriminate: Evidence from a Series of Natural Field Experiments
with Uri Gneezy, Michael K. Price: w17855
September 2011Is There a 'Hidden Cost of Control' in Naturally-Occurring Markets? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
with Craig E. Landry, Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price, Nicholas G. Rupp: w17472
The Hidden Benefits of Control: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
with Craig E. Landry, Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price, Nicholas G. Rupp: w17473
May 2011Empirical Implementation of Nonparametric First-Price Auction Models
with Daniel J. Henderson, Daniel L. Millimet, Christopher F. Parmeter, Michael K. Price: w17095

Published: Henderson, Daniel J. & List, John A. & Millimet, Daniel L. & Parmeter, Christopher F. & Price, Michael K., 2012. "Empirical implementation of nonparametric first-price auction models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 168(1), pages 17-28. citation courtesy of

March 2011Does Market Experience Eliminate Market Anomalies? The Case of Exogenous Market Experience
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Published: John A. List, 2011. "Does Market Experience Eliminate Market Anomalies? The Case of Exogenous Market Experience," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 313-17, May. citation courtesy of

January 2011Is the Endowment Effect a Reference Effect?
with Ori Heffetz: w16715

Heffetz, Ori, and John A. List. 2013. Is the Endowment Effect an Expectations Effect? Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming.

November 2010Do Competitive Work Places Deter Female Workers? A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment on Gender Differences in Job-Entry Decisions
with Jeffrey A. Flory, Andreas Leibbrandt: w16546

Flory, Jeffrey A., Andreas Leibbrandt and John A. List, “Do Competitive Work Places Deter Female Workers? A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment on Gender Differences in Job- Entry Decisions," Review of Economic Studies, (2014), forthcoming.

Toward an understanding of the relative strengths of positive and negative reciprocity
with Omar Al-Ubaydli, Uri Gneezy, Min Sok Lee: w16547

Published: Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 5, No. 7, December 2010, pp. 524–539 citation courtesy of

October 2010A Dynamic Explanation of the Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept Disparity
with Catherine L. Kling, Jinhua Zhao: w16483

Published: Catherine L. Kling & John A. List & Jinhua Zhao, 2013. "A Dynamic Explanation Of The Willingness To Pay And Willingness To Accept Disparity," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 51(1), pages 909-921, 01. citation courtesy of

September 2010Auctions with Resale When Private Values Are Uncertain: Evidence from the Lab and Field
with Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price: w16360

Published: Lange, Andreas & List, John A. & Price, Michael K., 2011. "Auctions with resale when private values are uncertain: Evidence from the lab and field," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 54-64, January. citation courtesy of

August 2010The Nature of Excess: Using Randomized Treatments to Investigate Price Dynamics
with Omar Al-Ubaydli, Michael K. Price: w16319
June 2010Field Experiments in Labor Economics
with Imran Rasul: w16062

Published: Field Experiments in Labor Economics , joint with John A.List, Chapter 2 in Handbook of Labor Economics Volume 4a, O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (editors), Elsevier, 2011, pp104-228.

May 2010How Can Behavioral Economics Inform Non-Market Valuation? An Example from the Preference Reversal Literature
with Jonathan E. Alevy, Wiktor Adamowicz: w16036

Published: Jonathan E. Alevy & John A. List & Wiktor L. Adamowicz, 2011. "How Can Behavioral Economics Inform Nonmarket Valuation? An Example from the Preference Reversal Literature," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 87(3), pages 365-381. citation courtesy of

Investment under Uncertainty: Testing the Options Model with Professional Traders
with Michael S. Haigh: w16038

Published: John A. List & Michael S. Haigh, 2010. "Investment Under Uncertainty: Testing the Options Model with Professional Traders," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 92(4), pages 974-984, 04. citation courtesy of

January 2010So you want to run an experiment, now what? Some Simple Rules of Thumb for Optimal Experimental Design
with Sally Sadoff, Mathis Wagner: w15701

Published: John List & Sally Sadoff & Mathis Wagner, 2011. "So you want to run an experiment, now what? Some simple rules of thumb for optimal experimental design," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 439-457, November. citation courtesy of

December 2009The Behavioralist Visits the Factory: Increasing Productivity Using Simple Framing Manipulations
with Tanjim Hossain: w15623

Published: Tanjim Hossain & John A. List, 2012. "The Behavioralist Visits the Factory: Increasing Productivity Using Simple Framing Manipulations," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 58(12), pages 2151-2167, December. citation courtesy of

Testing for Altruism and Social Pressure in Charitable Giving
with Stefano DellaVigna, Ulrike Malmendier: w15629

Published: Stefano DellaVigna & John A. List & Ulrike Malmendier, 2012. "Testing for Altruism and Social Pressure in Charitable Giving," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 127(1), pages 1-56. citation courtesy of

What Happens in the Field Stays in the Field: Exploring Whether Professionals Play Minimax in Laboratory Experiments
with Steven D. Levitt, David H. Reiley, Jr.: w15609

Published: Steven D. Levitt & John A. List & David H. Reiley, 2010. "What Happens in the Field Stays in the Field: Exploring Whether Professionals Play Minimax in Laboratory Experiments," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 78(4), pages 1413-1434, 07. citation courtesy of

Checkmate: Exploring Backward Induction Among Chess Players
with Steven D. Levitt, Sally E. Sadoff: w15610

Published: Steven D. Levitt & John A. List & Sally E. Sadoff, 2011. "Checkmate: Exploring Backward Induction among Chess Players," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(2), pages 975-90, April. citation courtesy of

October 2009Are CEOs Expected Utility Maximizers?
with Charles Mason: w15453

Published: List, John A. & Mason, Charles F., 2011. "Are CEOs expected utility maximizers?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 162(1), pages 114-123, May. citation courtesy of

The Economics of Open Air Markets
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May 2009Was there Really a Hawthorne Effect at the Hawthorne Plant? An Analysis of the Original Illumination Experiments
with Steven D. Levitt: w15016

Published: Steven D. Levitt & John A. List, 2011. "Was There Really a Hawthorne Effect at the Hawthorne Plant? An Analysis of the Original Illumination Experiments," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 224-38, January. citation courtesy of

December 2008Rebate Rules in Threshold Public Good Provision
with Michael A. Spencer, Stephen K. Swallow, Jason F. Shogren: w14559

Published: Spencer, Michael A. & Swallow, Stephen K. & Shogren, Jason F. & List, John A., 2009. "Rebate rules in threshold public good provision," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(5-6), pages 798-806, June. citation courtesy of

September 2008Field Experiments in Economics: The Past, The Present, and The Future
with Steven D. Levitt: w14356

Published: Levitt, Steven D. & List, John A., 2009. "Field experiments in economics: The past, the present, and the future," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 53(1), pages 1-18, January. citation courtesy of

Is a Donor in Hand Better than Two in the Bush? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
with Craig E. Landry, Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price, Nicholas G. Rupp: w14319

Published: Craig E. Landry & Andreas Lange & John A. List & Michael K. Price & Nicholas G. Rupp, 2010. "Is a Donor in Hand Better Than Two in the Bush? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 100(3), pages 958-83, June. citation courtesy of

January 2008Gender Differences in Competition: Evidence from a Matrilineal and a Patriarchal Society
with Uri Gneezy, Kenneth L. Leonard: w13727

Published: Uri Gneezy & Kenneth L. Leonard & John A. List, 2009. "Gender Differences in Competition: Evidence From a Matrilineal and a Patriarchal Society," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 77(5), pages 1637-1664, 09. citation courtesy of

Matching and Challenge Gifts to Charity:Evidence from Laboratory and Natural Field Experiments
with Daniel Rondeau: w13728

Published: Daniel Rondeau & John List, 2008. "Matching and challenge gifts to charity: evidence from laboratory and natural field experiments," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 253-267, September. citation courtesy of

April 2007Naturally Occurring Markets and Exogenous Laboratory Experiments: A Case Study of the Winner's Curse
with Glenn W. Harrison: w13072

Published: GlennW. Harrison & JohnA. List, 2008. "Naturally Occurring Markets and Exogenous Laboratory Experiments: A Case Study of the Winner's Curse," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 118(528), pages 822-843, 04. citation courtesy of

March 2007Internal Increasing Returns to Scale and Economic Growth
with Haiwen Zhou: t0336
Internal Increasing Returns to Scale and Economic Growth
with Haiwen Zhou: w12999
Field Experiments: A Bridge Between Lab and Naturally-Occurring Data
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Published: List John A., 2007. "Field Experiments: A Bridge between Lab and Naturally Occurring Data," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 5(2), pages 1-47, April. citation courtesy of

December 2006Is the Endangered Species Act Endangering Species?
with Michael Margolis, Daniel E. Osgood: w12777
Information Cascades: Evidence from An Experiment with Financial Market Professionals
with Jonathan E. Alevy, Michael S. Haigh: w12767

Published: Jonathan E. Alevy & Michael S. Haigh & John A. List, 2007. "Information Cascades: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Financial Market Professionals," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 62(1), pages 151-180, 02.

July 2006That's News to Me! Information Revelation in Professional Certification Markets
with Ginger Zhe Jin, Andrew Kato: w12390

Published: Ginger Zhe Jin & Andrew Kato & John A. List, 2010. "That'S News To Me! Information Revelation In Professional Certification Markets," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 48(1), pages 104-122, 01. citation courtesy of

June 2006Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence From a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment
with Dean Karlan: w12338

Published: Dean Karlan & John A. List, 2007. "Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(5), pages 1774-1793, December. citation courtesy of

March 2006Friend or Foe? A Natural Experiment of the Prisoner's Dilemma
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Published: List, John A. "Friend Or Foe? A Natural Experiment Of The Prisoner's Dilemma," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006, v88(3,Aug), 463-471. citation courtesy of

Putting Behavioral Economics to Work: Testing for Gift Exchange in Labor Markets Using Field Experiments
with Uri Gneezy: w12063

Published: Gneezy, Uri, and John A. List. “Putting Behavioral Economics to Work: Testing for Gift Exchange in Labor Markets Using Field Experiments.” Econometrica 74, 5 (September 2006): 1365-1384. citation courtesy of

September 2005The Behavioralist Meets the Market: Measuring Social Preferences and Reputation Effects in Actual Transactions
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Published: John A. List, 2006. "The Behavioralist Meets the Market: Measuring Social Preferences and Reputation Effects in Actual Transactions," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 114(1), pages 1-37, February. citation courtesy of

Toward an Understanding of the Economics of Charity: Evidence from a Field Experiment
with Craig Landry, Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price, Nicholas G. Rupp: w11611

Published: Landry, Craig E., Andreas Lange, John A. List, Michael K. Price and Nicholas G. Rupp. "Toward An Understanding Of The Economics Of Charity: Evidence From A Field Experiment," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, v121(2,May), 747-782. citation courtesy of

July 2005Nonrenewable Resource Prices: Deterministic or Stochastic Trends?
with Junsoo Lee, Mark Strazicich: w11487

Published: Lee, Junsoo, John A. List and Mark C. Strazicich. "Non-renewable Resource Prices: Deterministic Or Stochastic Trends?," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2006, v51(3,May), 354-370. citation courtesy of

December 2004Using Tontines to Finance Public Goods: Back to the Future?
with Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price: w10958
July 2004Auctions with Resale When Private Values Are Uncertain: Theory and Empirical Evidence
with Andreas Lange, Michael K. Price: w10639
How Elections Matter: Theory and Evidence from Environmental Policy
with Daniel M. Sturm: w10609

Published: John A List & Daniel M Sturm, 2006. "How Elections Matter: Theory and Evidence from Environmental Policy," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 121(4), pages 1249-1281, November. citation courtesy of

June 2003Chasing the Smokestack: Strategic Policymaking With Multiple Instruments
with Per G. Fredriksson, Daniel L. Millimet: w9801

Published: Fredriksson, Per G., John A. List and Daniel L. Millimet. "Chasing The Smokestack: Strategic Policymaking With Multiple Instruments," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2004, v34(4,Jul, 387-410. citation courtesy of

Neoclassical Theory Versus Prospect Theory: Evidence from the Marketplace
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Published: List, John A. "Neoclassical Theory Versus Prospect Theory: Evidence From The Marketplace," Econometrica, 2004, v72(2,Mar), 615-625. citation courtesy of

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