Ernesto Reuben

Ernesto Reuben

Office
705 Uris

Phone
212-851-0747

E-mail
ereuben@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Ernesto Reuben is an Assistant Professor at the Columbia Business School. His research interests lie within behavioral and public economics. Broadly speaking, he investigates the role played by social norms and particular psychological traits on activities that are economically relevant for public policy and business strategy. One of his main interests is studying the microfoundations of prosocial and antisocial behavior. In particular, how intrinsic or affective motivations interact with strategic consideration in determining behavior in social dilemmas. In this line of research, he has also done experimental studies on the consequences of group heterogeneity on the enforcement of norms and the effectiveness of competition in promoting team output. More recently, he has been working on the role of reciprocity in the interaction between special interest groups and politicians, the effect of present-biased preferences on procrastination, and how implicit associations can lead to biased expectations and discrimination.

Ernesto has taught courses in public economics, microeconomics, experimental economics, statistics, and strategy in numerous universities including Princeton University, the University of Amsterdam, the Norwegian School of Management, and the Kellogg School of Management.

Journal articles

Competition, cooperation, and collective choice In The Economic Journal (2014)
Author(s): Thomas Markussen, Ernesto Reuben, Jean-Robert Tyran

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Nobody likes a rat: On the willingness to report lies and the consequences thereof In Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2013)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Matt Stephenson

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Political Quid Pro Quo Agreements: An Experimental Study In American Journal of Political Science (2013)
Author(s): Jens Grosser, Ernesto Reuben, Agnieszka Tymula

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Redistribution and market efficiency: An experimental study In Journal of Public Economics (2013)
Author(s): Jens Grosser, Ernesto Reuben

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Enforcement of Contribution Norms in Public Good Games with Heterogeneous Populations In Games and Economic Behavior (2013)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Arno Riedl

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The Emergence of Male Leadership in Competitive Environments In Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2012)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Pedro Rey-Biel, Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales

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Revisiting Strategic versus Non-Strategic Cooperation In Experimental Economics (2012)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Sigrid Suetens

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Fairness Perceptions and Prosocial Emotions in the Power to Take In Journal of Economic Psychology (2010)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Frans van Winden

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Everyone Is a Winner: Promoting Cooperation through All-Can-Win Intergroup Competition In European Journal of Political Economy (2010)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Jean-Robert Tyran

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Time Discounting for Primary and Monetary Rewards In Economics Letters (2010)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales

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Is Mistrust Self-Fulfilling? In Economics Letters (2009)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales

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The Importance of Emotions for the Effectiveness of Social Punishment In The Economic Journal (2009)
Author(s): Astrid Hopfensitz, Ernesto Reuben

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Public Goods Provision and Sanctioning in Privileged Groups In Journal of Conflict Resolution (2009)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Arno Riedl

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Social Ties and Coordination on Negative Reciprocity: The Role of Affect In Journal of Public Economics (2008)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Frans van Winden

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CaseWorks

Competitive Dynamics and Business Strategy: Fall 2010
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Ernesto Reuben

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Working Papers

Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender (2013)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Matthew Wiswall, Basit Zafar

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Forthcoming Articles

On the escalation and de-escalation of conflict In Games and Economic Behavior (2014)
Author(s): Juan Lacomba, Francisco Lagos, Ernesto Reuben, Frans van Winden

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How stereotypes impair women's careers in science In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)
Author(s): Ernesto Reuben, Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales

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