Areas of Expertise
Experimental Economics Laboratory
Behavioral and Experimental Economics; Applied Microeconomics
Smith, Alexander (2012). "Estimating the Causal Effect of Beliefs on Contributions in Repeated Public Good Games." Experimental Economics, forthcoming. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10683-012-9345-5
Smith, Alexander (2012). "The Changing Effects of Community Characteristics on Volunteering in Canada." Canadian Public Policy, 38(3), 361-373. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_public_policy/v038/38.3.smith.pdf
Smith, Alexander (2012). "Comment on Social Preferences, Beliefs, and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Good Experiments." Economics Bulletin, 32(1), 923-931. http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2012/Volume32/EB-12-V32-I1-P87.pdf
Smith, Alexander (2011). "Group Composition and Conditional Cooperation." Journal of Socio-Economics, 40(5), 616-622. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2011.04.018
Smith, Alexander (2011). "Identifying In-Group and Out-Group Effects in the Trust Game." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11(1)-Topics, Article 38. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejeap.2011.11.issue-1/bejeap.2011.11.1.2878/bejeap.2011.11.1.2878.xml
Smith, Alexander (2011). "Income Inequality in the Trust Game." Economics Letters, 111(1), 54-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.01.008
"Farmers, Bandits, Soldiers: A Model for Addressing Peace Agendas." With Khalid Saeed, Oleg Pavlov and Jeanine Skorinko. Revise and resubmit at System Dynamics Review.
"On the Dynamics of Beliefs and Contributions in Repeated Public Good Games." Under review.
"Income Inequality and Conditional Charitable Giving." Under review.
"Reciprocity Effects in the Trust Game." Under review.
"Can Cognitive Dissonance Affect Social Preferences?" With Robert J. Oxoby.
"Optimism in a Taking Game."
"Information Overload and Message Dynamics: A Study Combining Economic Experiments and System Dynamics Modeling." With Oleg Pavlov.
"Using Psychology to Promote Saving."
ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics, C and D Terms, 2011; D Term, 2012; C Term, 2013.
ECON 2110 - Intermediate Microeconomics, C Term, 2012.
ECON 211X - Behavioral Economics, B Term, 2010; B Term, 2012.
ECON 2155 - Experimental Economics, A Term, 2011.
ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics, Spring and Summer, 2008; Spring and Summer, 2009.
ECON 341 - Money and Banking, Spring and Summer, 2007.
Windhoek, Namibia, D Term, 2013. With Creighton Peet.
PhD in Economics, University of Calgary, 2010
MA in Economics, University of Toronto, 2004
BA in Economics, York University, 2003
Office: Salisbury Labs, 310B
Address: Department of Social Science and Policy Studies (SSPS), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
I am the Director of the WPI SSPS Experimental Economics Laboratory. The facility is designed for conducting computerized economics experiments with up to 14 participants at a time, and is located in Salisbury Labs, 223A. For more information about the Lab, visit: http://users.wpi.edu/~adksmith/lab.html
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