Daniel E Houser

Daniel E Houser

Daniel E Houser



Chair of Department Experimental statistics and methods, emotion and individual differences, political economy

For information on Dr. Houser's research and published works please visit his Personal Homepage.

Selected Publications


"Ethics and advances in economic science: The role of two norms”, with Jingnan Chen and Angelina Christie. In George DeMartino and Deirdre McCloskey (Eds), Handbook on Professional Economic Ethics: Views from the Economics Profession and Beyond. Oxford University Press, 2016.

"Adaptive Procedures for Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Tests: Seven Decades of Advances”, with Li Hao. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 2015.

"Dissociable Contribution Of Prefrontal And Striatal Dopaminergic Genes To Learning In Economic Games", with Ming Hsu, Eric Set, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014.

"Raising the price of talk: An experimental analysis of transparent leadership,” with David Levy, Kail Padgitt, Sandra Peart and Erte Xiao. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014.

"House money effects on trust and reciprocity”, with Erte Xiao. Public Choice, 2014.

2014. “Neural Signatures of Betrayal Aversion: An fMRI Study of Trust”, with Jason Aimone and Bernd Weber. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 7 May, vol. 281 no. 178220132127

2014. “The Costs of Conflict”, with Adam Smith, Peter Leeson and Ramin Ostad. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 97, 61-71.

2014 “Experimental Economics and Experimental Game Theory”, with Kevin McCabe. In Paul Glimcher & Ernst Fehr (eds.), Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain. 2nd edition. Academic Press. 19-34.

2013 “Analysis of nonstationary dynamics in the financial system”, with Samar K. Guharay, Gaurav S. Thakur, Fred J. Goodman and Scott L. Rosen. Economics Letters, 454-457.

2013 “High stakes behavior with low payoffs: Inducing preferences with Holt-Laury gambles”, with John Dickhaut, Jason Aimone, Dorina Tila and Cathleen Johnson. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 94, 183-189.

2013 “Cooperation during cultural group formation promotes trust towards members of outgroups”, with Xiaofei (Sophia) Pan. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 07 July, vol 280, no. 1762, doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.0606

2013 “Harnessing the benefits of betrayal aversion”, with Jason Aimone. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 89: 1-8. (Lead volume article)

2013 “The causal effect of market priming on trust: An experimental investigation using randomized control”, with Omar Al-Ubaydli, John Nye, Maria Pia Paganelli, Xiaofei (Sophia) Pan. PLoS ONE 8(3): e55968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055968.

2013 “Temptation at Work,” with Alessandro Bucciol and Marco Piovesan. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e53713. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053713

2012 “What you don’t know won’t hurt you: A laboratory analysis of betrayal aversion”, with Jason Aimone. Experimental Economics, 15:4, 571-588.

2012 “Fairness and Cheating”, with Stefan Vetter and Joachim Winter. European Economic Review, 56:8, 1645-1655.

2012 “Non-human primate studies inform the foundation of fair and just human institutions”, with Jingnan Chen, Social Justice Research, 25:3, 277-297.

2012 “Private and Public Decisions in Social Dilemmas: Evidence from Children's Behavior”, with Natalia Montinari and Marco Piovesan. PLoS ONE 7(8):e41568.doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0041568.

2012 “The life and times of Gordon Tullock,” with Charles Rowley. Public Choice, 152: 3-27

2012 “Gordon Tullock and Experimental Economics”, with Thomas Stratmann. Public Choice, 152 2012 “Belief elicitation in the presence of naive participants: An experimental study,” with Li Hao, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 44:2, 161-180.


Dissertations Supervised

Kun Qian, Dissertation on Motivated Beliefs (2024)

Yi Tian, Essays on Group Identity and Social Preferences (2024)

Shan Gui, Three Essays on Dynamic Mechanism Design (2024)

Yue Deng, Three Essays on Opioid Crisis: Theory and Experiments (2023)

Jianxin Wang, Three Essays on Alcohol Economics (2021)

Jian Song, Three Essays on Contest Theory and Experiments (2021)

Moumita Roy, Social Identity, Leadership and Group Behavior: Theory and Experiments (2021)

Lina M. Diaz, Experiments on Inequality: Measuring Inequity Aversion and Its Impact on Well-Being (2020)

Weiwei Tasch, Essays on Social Preferences and Social Curiosity (2019)

Shuwen Li, Three Essays on Bargaining, Gender and Economic Policy (2018)

David S. Powers, Essays on Formation and Use of Job-Contact Networks (2017)

Joy Buchanan, Three Essays on Experimental and Behavioral Economics (2017)

Siyu Wang, The Economic Value of Natural Language Communication: Theory and Experiments (2016)

Seung Yee Choi, Three Essays in Trust and Markets (2016)

Jingnan Chen, Three Essays in Behavioral and Experimental Economics (2014)

Rong Rong, Endogenous Network Formation: Experiments and Methods (2013)

Brian Hollar, An Economic Inquiry into How Religious Capital Influences Rates and Stability of Marriage (2012)

Xiaofei Pan, Cooperation Without Sanctions: Theory and Experiments (2012)

Jason Aimone, The Economics of Betrayal Aversion (2011)

Li Hao, Three Essays on Methods and Statistics in Experimental and Behavioral Economics (2011)

William Christie, Laboratory Experiments in Voter Behavior (2010)

William McBride, Banking and Asset Bubbles: Testing the Theory of Free Banking Using Agent-Based Computer Simulations and Laboratory Experiments (2010)

Kail Padgitt, Leadership and Social Cooperation: Experimental Analysis of Selection Mechanisms and Transparency (2008)

Carl Johnston, Medicare Part D: An Institutional Analysis (2007)

Erte Xiao, Punishment, Cooperation and Emotion Expression in Economic Exchange (2006)

Jaafar Aksikas, Islamic Modernities: Politics, Society, Culture, and the War of Ideology in Morocco (2005)

Murat Aslan, Three Essays on Structural Economic Problems, and Applied Model Construction for Turkey (2004)