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Publications: (Google Scholar Page)


Erte Xiao and Howard Kunreuther (forthcoming) "Punishment and Cooperation in Stochastic Prisoner’s Dilemma Game" Journal of Conflict Resolution


Lingfang Li and Erte Xiao (2014) "Money Talks? An Experimental Study of Rebate in Reputation System Design" Management Science, 60(8), pp 2054-2072.


Daniel Houser, David M. Levy, Kail Padgitt, Sandra J. Peart, Erte Xiao (2014) “Raising the Price of Talk: An Experimental Analysis of Transparent Leadership”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization ,105, pp208-218


Erte Xiao and Fangfang Tan (2014) “Justification and Legitimate PunishmentJournal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 170(1), pp168-188.


Erte Xiao (2013) "Profit seeking punishment corrupts norm obedience" Games and Economic Behavior, 77, 321-344


Fangfang Tan and Erte Xiao (2012) "Peer punishment with third party approval in a social dilemma game". Economics Letters, 117, 589-591 


Erte Xiao and Cristina Bicchieri (2012) “Words or deeds: Choose what to know about others”, Synthese, 187:49–63


Erte Xiao and Daniel Houser 2011 “Punish in Public”, Journal of Public Economics.95, 1006-1017


Cristina Bicchieri,  Erte Xiao and Ryan Muldoon. 2011. “Trustworthiness is a social norm, but trusting is notPolitics, Philosophy and Economics, 10(2), 170-187


Daniel Houser, Robert Kurzban, Erte Xiao. 2011. “Social and Biological Evidence on Motives for Punishment”, Neuroscience of Decision Making, ed. Oshin Vartanian and David R. Mandel, Psychology Press.


Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao 2011 "Classification of Natural Language Messages Using A Coordination Game". Experimental Economics, 14(1). 1-14


David Levy, Kail Padgitt, Sandy Peart, Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao, 2011, “Leadership, cheap talk, real cheap talk”,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.77, 40–52


Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao. 2010. "Inequality seeking punishment",   Economics Letters, 109(1),20-23


Erte Xiao and Cristina Bicchieri.  2010.  "When Equality Trumps Reciprocity", Journal of Economic Psychology, 31, pp456-470


Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao. 2010. “Understanding Context Effects”,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.73(1), 58-61


Sarah F. Brosnan, Daniel Houser, Kristi Leimgruber, Erte Xiao, Tianwen Chen and Frans B. M. de Waal. 2010. “Competing demands of prosociality and equity in monkeys”, Evolution and Human Behavior. 31(4),279-288


Jian Li, Erte Xiao, Daniel Houser and Read Montague. 2009, “Neural responses to sanction threats in two-party economic exchange,”,  PNAS. September 29, vol. 106 no. 39, 16835-16840


Cristina Bicchieri and Erte Xiao. 2009 "Do the right thing: But only if others do so",  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.22(2), 191-208.


Erte Xiao and Daniel Houser. 2009. “Avoiding the sharp tongue: Anticipated written messages promote fair economic exchange”, Journal of Economic Psychology. 30(3), 393-404  


Daniel Houser, Barbara Sandsand, Erte Xiao. 2009. “Three Parts Natural, Seven Parts Man-Made: Bayesian Analysis of China's Great Leap Forward Demographic Disaster" . Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.69, 148–159.


Erte Xiao. 2008. “Emotion expression, decision making and well-being”. In Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 20: Neuroeconomics, Daniel Houser and Kevin McCabe(Eds), Elsevier. 161-178.


Daniel Houser, Erte Xiao, Kevin McCabe and Vernon Smith. 2008. “When punishment fails: Research on sanctions, intentions and non-cooperation”, Games and Economic Behavior, 62 (2), 509-532.

Daniel Houser, Daniel Schunk, Erte Xiao. 2007 “Combining Brain and Behavioral Data to Improve Econometric Policy Analysis  Analyse & Kritik 29, 86-96.

Erte Xiao and Daniel Houser, 2005 "Emotion Expression in Human Punishment Behavior", PNAS ,102(20), 7398-7401.

*Reprinted in Advances in Cognitive Economics, Boicho Kokinov (Ed.), New Bulgarian University Press, Bulgaria (2006)           

* Reprinted in The New Behavioral Economics, Elias Khalil (Ed.), Edward Elgar Press. Forthcoming.


Working Papers:


Daniel Houser, Daniel Schunk, Joachim Winter and Erte Xiao Temptation, Commitment and Self-control in the Laboratory”.  (Revision requested by Games and Economic Behavior)


Erte Xiao "Justification and Fairness"


Daniel Houser and Erte Xiao "Trust and House Money"


Silvia Tiezzi and Erte Xiao Time Delay and Support for Taxation”.


Erte Xiao and Daniel Houser "Sign Me Up! a Model and Field Experiment on Volunteering"


Fangfang Tan and Erte Xiao Third party punishment: retribution or deterrence? A comparison of groups and individuals in social dilemmas


Peter Kriss, Roberto Weber and Erte Xiao “Turning a Blind Eye: On the Robustness of Costly Third-Party Punishment in Humans”.


Xiaofei Pan and Erte Xiao “It’s not just the thought that counts: An experimental study on hidden cost of giving”