R. Mark Isaac
Quinn Eminent Scholar ProfessorDepartment of Economics Chair
Department of Economics
Florida State University
288 Bellamy Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2180
Office: Bellamy 288A
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The Pay-What-You-Like Business Model: Warm Glow Revenues and Endogenous Price Discrimination,
Just the Facts Ma'am: A Case Study of the Reversal of Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department,
The Allocation of Scarce Resources: Experimental Economics and the Problem of Allocating Airport Slots,
Just the Facts Ma'am: A Case Study of the Reversal of Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department (Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave, 2013)
Current editor of Research in Experimental Economics for JAI Press, Inc.:
Published Articles and Chapters
"Cooperative Game Models of the Influence of the Closed Rule in Three Person, Majority-Rule Committees: Theory and Experiment,"
"The Inherent Disadvantage of the Presidential Party in Midterm-Congressional Elections,"
"Price Controls and the Behavior of Auction Markets: An Experimental Examination,"
"The Opportunity for Conspiracy in Restraint of Trade: An Experimental Study,"
"Petroleum Price Controls When Information is a Joint Product,"
"Fuel Cost Adjustment Mechanisms and the Regulated Utility Facing Uncertain Fuel Prices."
"The Allocation of Landing Rights by Unanimity Among Competitors,"
"Demand Revealing Mechanisms for Private Good Auctions,"
"Public Goods Provision in an Experimental Environment,"
"Natural Monopoly and Contested Markets: Some Experimental Results,"
"Divergent Expectations on Free Riding: An Experimental Examination of Possible Explanations,"
"The Effects of Market Organization on Conspiracies in Restraint of Trade,"
"Market Contestabiltiy in the Presence of (Sunk) Entry Costs,"
"Laboratory Experimental Economics as a Tool in Public Policy Analysis,"
"OCS Leasing and Auctions: Incentives and the Performance of Alternative Bidding Institutions,"
"In Search of the Winner's Curse,"
"In Search of Predatory Pricing,"
"Information and Conspiracy in Sealed-Bid Auctions,"
"In Search of the Winner's Curse: Reply,"
"Incentive Regulation: A Case Study in the Use of Laboratory Experiments,"
"Innovation and Property Rights in Information: An Experimental Approach to Testing Hypotheses About R&D Behavior,"
"Remnants of Regulation."
"Experimental Economics and Experimental Psychology: Ever the Twain Shall Meet?"
"Cooperative Institutions for Information Sharing in the Oil Industry."
"The Value of Information in Resource Exploration: The Interaction of Strategic Plays and Institutional Rules."
"Mechanisms for Incentive Regulation: Theory and Experiment,"
"Group Size Hypotheses of Public Goods Provision: An Experimental Examination"
"Appropriability and Market Structure in a Stochastic Invention Model,"
"Communication and Free Riding Behavior: The Voluntary Contributions Mechanism,"
"The Assurance Problem in a Laboratory Market"
"On the Suboptimality of Public Goods Provision: Further Experimental Evidence,"
"Theories and Tests of Blind Bidding in Sealed Bid Auctions,"
"Costly Communication: An Experiment in a Nested Public Goods Problem,"
"Schumpeterian Competition in Experimental Markets,"
"Managing J. Pierrepont Finch: Should He Be Given a PC?"
"Price Cap Regulation: A Case Study of Some Pitfalls of Implementation."
"Incentive Regulation and Innovation,"
"Institutional Framing and Perceptions of Fairness,"
"An Experimental Investigation of the Hahn-Noll Revenue Neutral Auction for Emissions Licenses,"
"Group Size and the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods: Experimental Evidence Utilizing Very Large Groups,"
"Stochastic Innovation and Product Market Organization,"
"Heterogenous Demand for Public Goods: Effects on the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism,"
"Vernon Smith, An Appreciation,"
"Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection in Procurement Contracting,"
"The Scope for Laboratory Experiments In Research on Marketable Pollution Permits,"
"Asymmetric Benefits in the Voluntary Contributions Mechanism,"
"Experiments with the Pivot Process for Providing Public Goods,"
"Absolute and Relative Rewards for Individuals in Team Production,"
"Nash as an Organizing Principle in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods: Experimental Evidence,"
"Experimental Research on the EPA's 'Two Tier' System for Marketable Emissions Permits,"
"Experiments in Decentralized Monopoly Restraint,"
"Just Who Are You Calling Risk Averse?"
"Asset Market Efficiency: The Effects of Tournament Incentives for Individuals,"
"Robustness of the Incentive Compatible Combinatorial Auction."
"Experimental Economics Methods in the Large Undergraduate Classroom: Practical Considerations,"
"Two or Four Firms: Does It Matter,"
"Boundaries of the Tournament Pricing Effect in Asset Markets: Evidence From Experimental Markets,"
"Games: Voluntary Contributions"
"A Theory of Jump Bidding in Ascending Autions,"
"Silent Auctions in the Field and in the Laboratory"
"An Experimental Test of Alternative Models of Bidding in Ascending Auctions,"
"Revenue from the Saints, the Showoffs and the Predators: Comparisons of Auctions with Price-Preference Auctions,"
"Seald Bid Variations on the Silent Auction,"
"Endogenous Group Formation,"
"Coming and Going: Experiments on Endogenous Group Sizes for Excludable Public Goods,"
"Experiments With Public Goods: From Cooperation to Formation," (with Douglas A. Norton) in Isaac and Norton, eds. Research in Experimental Economics Volume 13: Charity With Choice (Emerald, 2010)
"Endogenous Production Technology in a Public Goods Enterprise" (with Douglas A. Norton) in Isaac and Norton, eds. research in Experimental Economics volume 13: Charity with Choice (Emerald, 2010)
"Do Preferences for Charitable Giving Help Auctioneers?" (with Svetlana Pevnitskaya and Tim C. Salmon) Experimental Economics 13:14-44, 2010.
"Rent Seeking in Groups" (with T.K. Ahn and Tim Salmon) International Journal of Industrial Organization 29:116-125, 2011.
"Individual Behavior and Bidding Homogeneity in Sealed Bid Auctions When the Number of Bidders is Unknown" (with Svetlana Pevnitskaya and Kurt Schnier) Economic Inquiry 50:516-533, 2012.
"Experts with a Conflict of Interest: A Source of Ambiguity?" (with [first author] Douglas A.Norton) Experimental Economics 15:260-277, 2012
"The Role of Trust, Endogenous Institutions, and the Possibility of Grace in Public Goods Provision" (with Douglas A. Norton)Public Choice 156:253-284, 2013.
"Holdout: Existence, Information, and Contingent Contracting" (with Sean M. Collins) Journal of Law and Economics 55:793-814, 2012.
Just The Facts Ma'am: A Case Study of the Reversal of Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department (With Douglas Norton) New York: Palgrave, 2013.
Risky Curves: On the Empirical Failure of Expected Utility (with Daniel Friedman, Duncan James, and Shyam Sunder) New York and London: Routledge. 2014
"The Parable of the Great Banquet: Insights from Laboratory Economics" (with Douglas A. Norton) Faith & Economics 63, 2014.
"The Pay-What-You-Want Business Model: Warm Glow Revenues and Price Discrimination" (with John Lightle and Douglas A. Norton) Forthcoming in The Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
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