Areas of Expertise
Experimental Economics Laboratory
Behavioral and Experimental Economics; Applied Microeconomics
Smith, Alexander (2014). "On the Nature of Pessimism in Taking and Giving Games." Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, forthcoming.
Saeed, Khalid, Oleg Pavlov, Jeanine Skorinko and Alexander Smith (2013). "Farmers, Bandits and Soldiers: A Generic System for Addressing Peace Agendas." System Dynamics Review, 29(4), 237-252. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sdr.1507/full
Smith, Alexander (2013). "Estimating the Causal Effect of Beliefs on Contributions in Repeated Public Good Games." Experimental Economics, 16(3), 414-425. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10683-012-9345-5
Smith, Alexander (2013). "Reciprocity Effects in the Trust Game." Games, 4(3), 367-374. http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4336/4/3/367
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
"Contribution Heterogeneity and the Dynamics of Contributions in Repeated Public Good Games." Under review.
"Modeling the Dynamics of Contributions and Beliefs in Repeated Public Good Games." Under review.
"Studying Charitable Giving Using the Sequential and Strategy Methods."
"Reward the Lucky - The Effect of Delegated Risk-taking on Altruism." With Angela C. M. de Oliveira and John Spraggon.
"Using Cognitive Dissonance to Manipulate Social Preferences." With Robert J. Oxoby.
"Investing in Institutions for Cooperation." With Xi Wen.*
"Income Inequality and Investment in the Productivity of Public Goods."
"Shock Value: On the Precursors and Consequences of Changes in Contributions in Repeated Public Good Games."
* denotes a WPI student.
ECON 110X - The Economics of Everyday Life, C Term, 2014/15.
ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics, my next offering: 2015/16. Most recent reviews: 4.32/5 for the course; 4.43/5 for me.
ECON 2110 - Intermediate Microeconomics, my next offering: 2015/16. Most recent reviews: 4.80/5 for the course; 4.72/5 for me.
ECON 2145 - Behavioral Economics, B Term, 2014/15.
ECON 2155 - Experimental Economics, my next offering: 2015/16. Most recent reviews: 4.60/5 for the course; 4.67/5 for me.
ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics (5x).
ECON 341 - Money and Banking (3x).
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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