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List, John A. 1968-

Works: 214 works in 929 publications in 2 languages and 8,354 library holdings
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Most widely held works by John A List
Field experiments in economics( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental economists are leaving the reservation. They are recruiting subjects in the field rather than in the classroom, using field goods rather than induced valuations, and using field context rather than abstract terminology in instructions. This volume examines the methodology of field experiments, and offers a wide array of applications of field experiments. The methodological issues revolve around the ability of field experimenters to ensure the same degree of control that lab experimenters claim. The applications cover issues such as risk and time preferences of the Danish population, savings decisions of the Canadian working poor, differences between the social preferences of American students and workers, the effect of educational vouchers on American school children, and differences in bargaining behavior across nations. This volume serves as an introduction to the issues and applications of this new area of experimental economics
The why axis : hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life by Uri Gneezy( Book )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colorful examination of why people do what they do--observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve--as reviewed by two superstars revolutionizing economics
Using experimental methods in environmental and resource economics by J. A List( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores frontier work at the intersection of experimental and environmental economics. It focuses on improving benefit - cost analysis, which remains the hallmark of public policy decision-making around the globe. It also explores important aspects associated with optimal resource use and regulation of resources
Recent advances in environmental economics by J. A List( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, a host of distinguished scholars from Europe and the US examines a range of topical issues in environmental and resource economics. Employing cutting-edge tools, they take a look at some of the most significant international and domestic issues at the forefront of public policy debates. The volume has two main themes: environmental policy making within a federalist context; and valuation issues, including experimental design. Beyond this, the 16 chapters give an overview of developments in the field and present important views on pressing policy issues. Many of the chapters offer
Introduction à l'économie by Daron Acemoglu( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For courses in Principles of Economics Acemoglu, Laibson, List: An evidence-based approach to economics Throughout Economics, authors Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson, and John List use real economic questions and data to help students learn about the world around them. Taking a fresh approach, the authors use the themes of optimization, equilibrium and empiricism to illustrate the power of simple economic ideas, and their ability to explain, predict, and improve what happens in the world. Each chapter begins with an empirical question that is later answered using data in the Evidence-Based E
Handbook on experimental economics and the environment( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laboratory and field experiments have grown significantly in prominence over the past decade. The experimental method provides randomization in key variables therefore permitting a deeper understanding of important economic phenomena. This path-breaking volume provides a valuable collection of experimental work within the area of environmental and resource economics and showcases how laboratory and field experiments can be used for both positive and normative purposes. The Handbook provides a timely reminder to social scientists, policymakers, international bodies, and practitioners that appropriate decision-making relies on immediate and sharp feedback, both of which are key features of proper experimentation. This book includes a collection of research that makes use of the experimental method to explore key issues within environmental and resource economics that will prove invaluable for both students and academics working in these areas
Microéconomie by Daron Acemoglu( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For courses in Principles of Microeconomics Acemoglu, Laibson, List: An evidence-based approach to economics Throughout Microeconomics, authors Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson, and John List use real economic questions and data to help students learn about the world around them. Taking a fresh approach, the authors use the themes of optimization, equilibrium and empiricism to illustrate the power of simple economic ideas, and their ability to explain, predict, and improve what happens in the world. Each chapter begins with an empirical question that is later answered using data in the Eviden
Macroéconomie by Daron Acemoglu( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to economics -- The principles and practice of economics -- Economic methods and economic questions -- Optimization : doing the best you can -- Demand, supply, and equilibrium -- Introduction to macroeconomics -- The wealth of nations : defining and measuring macroeconomic aggregates -- Aggregate incomes -- Long-run growth and development -- Economic growth -- Why isn't the whole world developed -- Equilibrium in the macroeconomy -- Employment and unemployment -- Credit markets -- The monetary system -- Short-run fluctuations and macroeconomic policy -- Short-run fluctuations -- Countercyclical macroeconomic policy -- Macroeconomics in a global economy -- Macroeconomics and international trade -- Open economy macroeconomics -- Chapters on the web
Field experiments by Omar Al-Ubaydli( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research review discusses the most critical and influential articles that utilise field experimentation to answer questions of economic importance. Field experiments have gained popularity in recent years, allowing researchers to infer causal effects of different market environments, policies and interventions. The articles analysed here provide insights into market functioning and individual and group decision-making across a wide range of domains, including marketplace transactions, labor decisions, charitable giving, financial planning, and education and health-related decision-making. This research review will be an important resource for students new to the methodology and applications of field experiments and academics alike
On the generalizability of experimental results in economics by Omar Al-Ubaydli( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists are increasingly turning to the experimental method as a means to estimate causal effects. By using randomization to identify key treatment effects, theories previously viewed as untestable are now scrutinized, efficacy of public policies are now more easily verified, and stakeholders can swiftly add empirical evidence to aid their decision-making. This study provides an overview of experimental methods in economics, with a special focus on developing an economic theory of generalizability. Given that field experiments are in their infancy, our secondary focus pertains to a discussion of the various parameters that they identify, and how they add to scientific knowledge. We conclude that until we conduct more field experiments that build a bridge between the lab and the naturally-occurring settings of interest we cannot begin to make strong conclusions empirically on the crucial question of generalizability from the lab to the field
How elections matter : theory and evidence from environmental policy by John A List( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we explore to what extent secondary policy issues are influenced by electoral incentives. We develop a political agency model in which a politician decides on both a frontline policy issue, such as the level of public spending, and a secondary policy issue, such as environmental policy. The model shows under which conditions the incumbent finds it worthwhile to manipulate the secondary policy to attract additional votes to his platform. We test the predictions of the model using state-level panel data on Gubernatorial environmental policy choices over the years 1960-2000. In contrast to the popular view that choices on secondary policy instruments are largely determined by lobbying, we find strong effects of electoral incentives on environmental policy
The why axis : hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life by Uri Gneezy( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors are like anthropologists in that they embed themselves in the messy world to try and solve big, difficult problems, such as the gap between rich and poor students and the violence plaguing inner city schools. Their field experiments show how economic incentives can change outcomes. Their results will change the way people both think about and take action on big and little problems, and force listeners to rely no longer on assumptions, but upon the evidence of what really works
Chasing the smokestack : strategic policymaking with multiple instruments by Per Fredriksson( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical evidence suggesting that a considerable amount of horizontal strategic interaction exists amongst governments is important in light of recent devolutionary trends of many important public programs. The empirical approach in these studies typically relies on estimating reaction functions in a uni-dimensional policy framework, where a nonzero slope estimate is interpreted as evidence in support of strategic interactions. While this framework is a useful representation within certain contexts, it is potentially too restrictive; for example, in models of resource competition, localities may use multiple instruments in their recruiting pursuits, leading to potential strategic interactions across policy instruments. In this study, we first develop a simple theoretic construct that includes resource competition in a world of three-dimensional policy choice. The model suggests that while a zero-sloped reaction function may exist for any particular policy, this does not necessarily imply the absence of strategic interactions. We examine the implications of the model empirically using US state-level panel data over the period 1977-1994. The results suggest that important cross-policy strategic interactions exist, lending support in favor of the multi-dimensional framework, and indicate that uni-dimensional frameworks may present lower bound estimates of the degree of strategic interaction
Neoclassical theory versus prospect theory : evidence from the marketplace by John A List( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Neoclassical theory postulates that preferences between two goods are independent of the consumer's current entitlements. Several experimental studies have recently provided strong evidence that this basic independence assumption, which is used in most theoretical and applied economic models to assess the operation of markets, is rarely appropriate. These results, which clearly contradict closely held economic doctrines, have led some influential commentators to call for an entirely new economic paradigm to displace conventional neoclassical theory e.g., prospect theory, which invokes psychological effects. This paper pits neoclassical theory against prospect theory by investigating three clean tests of the competing hypotheses. In all three cases, the data, which are drawn from nearly 500 subjects actively participating in a well-functioning marketplace, suggest that prospect theory adequately organizes behavior among inexperienced consumers, whereas consumers with intense market experience behave largely in accordance with neoclassical predictions. The pattern of results indicates that learning primarily occurs on the sell side of the market: agents with intense market experience are more willing to part with their entitlements than lesser-experienced agents
The behavioralist meets the market : measuring social preferences and reputation effects in actual transactions by John A List( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of the market in mitigating and mediating various forms of behavior is perhaps the central issue facing behavioral economics today. This study designs a field experiment that is explicitly linked to a controlled laboratory experiment to examine whether, and to what extent, social preferences influence outcomes in actual market transactions. While agents drawn from a well-functioning marketplace behave in accord with social preference models in tightly controlled laboratory experiments, when observed in their naturally occurring settings their behavior approaches what is predicted by self-interest theory. In the limit, much of the observed behavior in the marketplace that is consistent with social preferences is due to reputational concerns: suppliers who expect to have future interactions with buyers provide higher product quality only when the buyer can verify quality via a third-party certifier. The data also speak to theories of how reputation effects enhance market performance. In particular, reputation and the monitoring of quality are found to be complements, and findings suggest that the private market can solve the lemons problem through third party verification"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Using tontines to finance public goods : back to the future? by Andreas Lange( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tontine, which is an interesting mixture of group annuity, group life insurance, and lottery, has a peculiar place in economic history. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it played a major role in raising funds to finance public goods in Europe, but today it is rarely encountered outside of murder mysteries. This study provides a formal model of individual contribution decisions under a tontine mechanism. We analyze the performance of tontines and compare them to another popular fundraising scheme used today by both government and charitable fundraisers: lotteries. Our major theoretical results are that (i) the optimal tontine for agents with identical valuations of the public good consists of all agents receiving a fixed "prize" amount in the first period equal to a percentage of their total contribution, (ii) contribution levels in the optimal tontine are identical to those of risk-neutral agents in an equivalently valued single prize lottery, (iii) contribution levels for the optimal tontine are independent of risk-aversion, and thereby outperform lotteries when agents are risk-averse, (iv) if agents are sufficiently asymmetric in their valuation of the public good, equilibrium contribution levels are larger under tontines than any lottery. In particular, one can obtain full participation in the tontine mechanism compared to only partial participation in a lottery. These insights highlight that the tontine institution can be a useful tool for fundraisers in the future"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Nonrenewable resource prices : deterministic or stochastic trends? by Junsoo Lee( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we examine temporal properties of eleven natural resource real price series from 1870-1990 by employing a Lagrangian Multiplier unit root test that allows for two endogenously determined structural breaks with and without a quadratic trend. Contrary to previous research, we find evidence against the unit root hypothesis for all price series. Our findings support characterizing natural resource prices as stationary around deterministic trends with structural breaks. This result is important in both a positive and normative sense. For example, without an appropriate understanding of the dynamics of a time series, empirical verification of theories, forecasting, and proper inference are potentially fruitless. More generally, we show that both pre-testing for unit roots with breaks and allowing for breaks in the forecast model can improve forecast accuracy
Auctions with resale when private values are uncertain : theory and empirical evidence by Andreas Lange( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auction theory is one of the richest areas of research in economics over the past three decades. Yet whether and to what extent the introduction of secondary resale markets influences bidding behavior in sealed bid first-price auctions remains under researched. This study begins by developing theory to explore auctions with resale when private values are uncertain. We put our theory to the test by examining both field data and experimental data from the lab. Our field data are from a unique data set that includes nearly 3,000 auctions (over 10,000 individual bids) for cutting rights of standing timber in British Columbia from 1996-2000. In comparing bidding patterns across agents who are likely to have resale opportunities with those who likely do not, we find evidence that is consistent with our theoretical predictions. Critical evaluation of the reduced-form bidding model, however, reveals that sharp tests of the theoretical predictions are not possible because several other differences may exist across these bidder types. We therefore use a laboratory experiment to examine if the resale opportunity by itself can have the predicted effect. We find that while it does have the predicted effect, a theoretical model based on risk-averse bidders explains the overall data patterns more accurately than a model based on risk-neutral bidders. More generally, the paper highlights the inferential power of combining naturally occurring data with laboratory data
Putting behavioral economics to work : testing for gift exchange in labor markets using field experiments by Uri Gneezy( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent discoveries in behavioral economics have led scholars to question the underpinnings of neoclassical economics. We use insights gained from one of the most influential lines of behavioral research -- gift exchange -- in an attempt to maximize worker effort in two quite distinct tasks: data entry for a university library and door-to-door fundraising for a research center. In support of the received literature, our field evidence suggests that worker effort in the first few hours on the job is considerably higher in the "gift" treatment than in the "non-gift treatment." After the initial few hours, however, no difference in outcomes is observed, and overall the gift treatment yielded inferior aggregate outcomes for the employer: with the same budget we would have logged more data for our library and raised more money for our research center by using the market-clearing wage rather than by trying to induce greater effort with a gift of higher wages
Internal increasing returns to scale and economic growth by John A List( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study develops a model of endogenous growth based on increasing returns due to firms' technology choices. Particular attention is paid to the implications of these choices, combined with the substitution of capital for labor, on economic growth in a general equilibrium model in which the R & D sector produces machines to be used for the sector producing final goods. We show that incorporating oligopolistic competition in the sector producing finals goods into a general equilibrium model with endogenous technology choice is tractable, and we explore the equilibrium path analytically. The model illustrates a novel manner in which sustained per capita growth of consumption can be achieved -- through continuous adoption of new technologies featuring the substitution between capital and labor. Further insights of the model are that during the growth process, the size of firms producing final goods increases over time, the real interest rate is constant, and the real wage rate increases over time
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List, J. 1968-

List, J. A. 1968-

List, John 1968-

List, John A.

Лист, Джон Август

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ליסט, ג'ון א 1968-

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