Costly Voting: A Large-scale Real Effort Experiment (with Marco Faravelli and Carlos Pimienta)
We test the turnout predictions of the standard two-party, private value, costly voting model through a large, real effort experiment. We do this by recruiting 1,200 par- ticipants through Amazon Mechanical Turk and employing a 2 x 2 between subjects design encompassing small (N = 30) and large (N = 300) elections, as well as symmetric and asymmetric ones. We find evidence of the size effect in asymmetric elections and of the competition effect in large elections. We also find evidence of underdog effect in small elections but, contrary to theoretical predictions, we observe bandwagon behavior in large elections. We propose a behavioral model that accounts for these results.
8th Annual IGSS Conference
The Institute of Behavioral Science and University of Colorado Population Center are hosting the 8th annual conference entitled Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. The two day conference will include a 4 hour advanced statistical genetics workshop. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. More info on the conference website above.
Antigua is moving to Bogotá!
The experimental economics laboratory of Universidad del Rosario is pleased to announce a new edition of the Bogotá Experimental Economics Conference (formerly Antigua Experimental Economics Conference). The event will relocate to the historic district in the modern city of Bogotá, Colombia.
For more information about this conference visit its website:
The Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University and the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at New York University Abu Dhabi are inviting social science PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior Assistant Professors in experimental social science to submit a paper/research design to the Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute (WESSI) Workshop at New York University Abu Dhabi to be held January 17-19, 2018.
More info on WESSI Workshop.