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Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (in press). Procrastination and Impatience. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

Reuben, E., C. Traxler, and F. van Winden (in press). Advocacy and Political Convergence under Preference Uncertainty. European Economic Review.

Lacomba, J.A., F.M. Lagos, E. Reuben, and F. van Winden (2014). On the Escalation and De-escalation of Conflict. Games and Economic Behavior 86: 40-57.

Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2014). How Stereotypes Impair Women's Career in Science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 4403–4408.

Markussen, T., E. Reuben, and J.-R. Tyran (2014). Competition, cooperation, and collective choice. Economic Journal 124: F163-F195.

Reuben, E. and M. Stephenson (2013). Nobody Likes a Rat: On the Willingness to Report Lies and the Consequences Thereof. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 93: 384-391.

Großer, J., E. Reuben, and A. Tymula (2013). Political Quid Pro Quo Agreements: An Experimental Study. American Journal of Political Science 57: 582-597.

Großer, J. and E. Reuben (2013). Redistribution and Market Efficiency: An Experimental Study. Journal of Public Economics 101: 39-52.

Egas, M., R. Kats, X. van der Sar, E. Reuben, and M.W. Sabelis (2013). Human Cooperation by Lethal Group Competition. Scientific Reports 3: 1373.

Reuben, E. and A. Riedl (2013). Enforcement of Contribution Norms in Public Good Games with Heterogeneous Populations. Games and Economic Behavior 77: 122-137.

Reuben, E., P. Rey-Biel, P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2012). The Emergence of Male Leadership in Competitive Environments. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 83: 111-117.

Reuben, E. and S. Suetens (2012). Revisiting Strategic versus Non-Strategic Cooperation. Experimental Economics 15: 24-43.

Reuben, E. and F. van Winden (2010). Fairness Perceptions and Prosocial Emotions in the Power to Take. Journal of Economic Psychology 31: 908-922.

Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2010). Time Discounting for Primary and Monetary Rewards. Economics Letters 106: 125-127.

Reuben, E. and J.-R. Tyran (2010). Everyone is a Winner: Promoting Cooperation through All-Can-Win Intergroup Competition. European Journal of Political Economy 26: 25-35.

Hopfensitz, A. and E. Reuben (2009). The Importance of Emotions for the Effectiveness of Social Punishment. Economic Journal 119: 1534-1559.

Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2009). Is Mistrust Self-Fulfilling?. Economics Letters 104: 89-91.

Reuben, E. and A. Riedl (2009). Public Goods Provision and Sanctioning in Privileged Groups. Journal of Conflict Resolution 53: 72-93.

Reuben, E. and F. van Winden (2008). Social Ties and Coordination on Negative Reciprocity: The Role of Affect. Journal of Public Economics 92: 34-53.


Working Papers

Later Stages (under submission)

Reuben, E., M. Wiswall, and B. Zafar. Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender. Working paper #7579. IZA. R&R Economic Journal

Herrera, H., E. Reuben, and M.M. Ting. Turf Wars. Working paper #8585. IZA.

Reuben, E. and S. Suetens. Instrumental reciprocity as an error. Working Paper. Columbia University.

Earlier Stages (available upon request)

Bernard, M., E. Reuben, and A. Riedl. Fairness and Coordination: The Role of Fairness Principles in Coordination Failure and Success. Mimeo.

Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales. Competitiveness and the gender wage gap among young professionals. Mimeo.



Lagos, F. and E. Reuben (2011). Experimentos de Macroeconomía. In P. Brañas-Garza (ed.) Economía Experimental y del Comportamiento, 291-307. Antoni Bosch Editor: Barcelona, Spain.

Meier, S. and E. Reuben (2010). Competitive Dynamics and Business Strategy. Columbia CaseWorks 100414.

Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2008). A Description of the Chicago-Templeton Longitudinal Study. University of Chicago.

Reuben, E. (2006). Fairness in the Lab - The Effects of Norm Enforcement in Economic Decisions. PhD Thesis. University of Amsterdam.

Reuben, E. (2003). The Evolution of Theories of Collective Action. Master Thesis. Tinbergen Institute.



I normally teach the Strategy Formulation core course and a course in Experimental Economics


Contact Information and Links

My mailing address is:

Columbia Business School
Uris Hall 705
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Moreover, this is my university webpage and my profiles at IZA, Ideas, ORCID, ResearcherID, and Google Scholar.

Here are the webpages of my co-authors:

Paola Sapienza----- Luigi Zingales----- Jens Großer----- Arno Riedl----- Sigrid Suetens----- Frans van Winden

Jean-Robert Tyran----- Astrid Hopfensitz----- Juan Lacomba----- Francisco Lagos----- Thomas Markussen

Pedro Rey Biel----- Agnieszka Tymula-----Matthew Wiswall-----Basit Zafar-----Mark Bernard-----Christina Rott

Helios Herrera----- Michael Ting----- Christian Traxler-----

Also, I have had the pleasure of working in the following research groups:

CREED (U of Amsterdam)-----CEE (U of Copenhagen)-----Chicago-Templeton Longitudinal Study (U of Chicago)


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