Robert Gazzale

Dept of Economics
Williams College

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Participate in upcoming experiments!

Williams students, Earn Cash! I (and other Williams economics professors) are currently running experiments and looking for volunteers. Sessions generally last about one hour, and you will be paid, in cash, at the end of a session. To participate, you must first register here.

Once you have registered, you can sign up for particular sessions. You will be notified by email about sessions for which you are eligible to participate. To sign up, click on the link in the email.

Working Papers

“I'll cross that bridge if I get to it: Focusing on the Near Future,” with Lina Walker. (PDF.) Subject instructions: PDF. (Experiment 2 previously circulated as “Behavioral Biases in Annuity Choice: An Experiment.”)

“Learning to Play Nash from the Best.” (PDF.)

“Giving Gossips Their Due: Information Provision in Games with Private Monitoring.” (PDF.)

Publications

“Ambiguous Solicitation: Ambiguous Prescription,” with Julian Jamison, Alexander Karlan and Dean Karlann. Economic Inquiry, forthcoming. (PDF of working paper version.)

“Remain Silent and Ye Shall Suffer: Seller Exploitation of Reticent Buyers in an Experimental Reputation System,” with Tapan Khopkar. Experimental Economics, forthcoming. (Available here. PDF of working paper version.)

“User cost, usage and library purchasing of electronically-accessed journals,” with Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason. In Wendy Lougee and Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason, eds., Economics and usage of digital libraries: byting the bullet. University of Michigan Scholarly Publishing Office, 2008. (Available here.)

“When Does Learning in Games Generate Convergence to Nash Equilibria? The Role of Supermodularity in an Experimental Setting” with Yan Chen. The American Economic Review, 94(5), December 2004, pages 1505–1503. (PDF of earlier version.)

“Improving Learning Performance by Applying Economic Knowledge,” with Christopher H. Brooks, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Edmund H. Durfee. In Peyman Faratin, David C. Parkes, Juan A. Rogríquez-Aguilar & William E. Walsh, eds., Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce V: Designing Mechanisms and Systems. Springer Verlag, 2004. (PDF of earlier version.)

“Model Selection in an Information Economy: Choosing What to Learn,” with Christopher H. Brooks, Rajarshi Das, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Edmund H. Durfee. Computational Intelligence, 18(4), 2002, pages 566–582. (PDF of earlier version.)

“Pricing and Bundling Electronic Information Goods: Evidence from the Field,” with Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Juan F. Riveros. In Ingo Vogelsand & Benjamin M. Compaine, eds., The Internet Upheaval. MIT Press, 2000. (PDF of earlier version.)

Refereed Conference Papers

“Endogenous Differentiation of Information Goods under Uncertainty,” with Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason. Proceedings of the 2001 ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce. ACM Press, October 2001. (PDF of subsequent version.)

“Pricing Information Bundles in a Dynamic Environment,” with Jeffrey O. Kephart, Christopher H. Brooks, Rajarshi Das, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Edmund H. Durfee. Proceedings of the 2001 ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce. ACM Press, October 2001. (PDF of earlier version.)

“Information Bundling in a Dynamic Environment,” with Christopher H. Brooks, Rajarshi Das, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason and Edmund H. Durfee. Proceedings of the IJCAI-2001 Workshop on Economic Agents, Models and Mechanisms. (PDF of earlier version.)