Professor David Cooper
David J. Cooper is Professor of Economics. He is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., 1988) and Princeton University (PhD, 1993).
Professor Cooper’s research focuses on experimental economics with applications to game theory, organizational economics, and entrepreneurship. He has written papers on learning in strategic settings, decision making by teams in strategic settings, overcoming coordination failure within organizations, and the role of communication in fostering collusion. His work has appeared in, among others, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. Dr. Cooper is joint Editor-in-Chief for Experimental Economics. He has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation as well as other sources.
Personal website: http://myweb.fsu.edu/djcooper/
Stand by Me - Experiments on help and commitment in coordination gamesFull Text UEA Repository
Entrepreneurship and team participation: An experimental studyFull Text UEA Repository
Misery loves company: Social regret and social interaction effects in choices under risk and uncertaintyFull Text UEA Repository
The role of context and team play in cross-game learningFull Text UEA Repository
Understanding overbidding in second price auctions: An experimental studyFull Text UEA Repository
Long-term follow-up of randomized trials of immediate versus deferred zidovudine in symptom-free HIV infectionUEA Repository
Key Research Interests
- "Misery loves company: Social regret and social interaction effects in choices under risk and uncertainty," (with Mari Rege) Games and Economic Behavior, 73, 1, pp. 91-110.
- "History Dependence and the Formation of Social Preferences: An Experimental Study," (with Carol Kraker Stockman)
- "Role Selection and Team Performance," (with Matthias Sutter)
- "Communication, Renegotiation, and the Scope for Collusion," (with Kai-Uwe Kühn)
- "When Are Two Heads Better than One?," (with John Kagel)
- "Entrepreneurship and Team Participation: An Experimental Study," (with Krista Jabs Saral)
- "Stand by Me: Help, Heterogeneity and Commitment in Experimental Coordination Games," (with Jordi Brandts & Enrique Fatas)
- "Other Regarding Preferences: A Survey of Experimental Results," (with John Kagel) in J. Kagel and A. Roth (eds.), The Handbook of Experimental Economics, Vol. 2, (forthcoming) Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- "The Dynamics of Responder Behavior in Ultimatum Games: A Meta-study," (with Glenn Dutcher), mimeo, Florida State University, March 2009.
- "Managed Care and Physician Incentives: The Effects of Competition on Quality of Care," (with Jim Rebitzer), Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, 5, 1, Article 16.
- Managed Care and Physician Incentives (Appendix)
- "It's What You Say, Not What You Pay: An Experimental Study of Manager-Employee Relationships in Overcoming Coordination Failure," (12/07, with Jordi Brandts) Journal of the European Economic Association, 5, 6, pp. 1223-1268
- "Leadership and Overcoming Coordination Failure with Asymmetric Costs," (9/07, with Jordi Brandts and Enrique Fatas), Experimental Economics, 10, 3, pp. 269-284.
- "Evidence on the Equivalence of the Strategic and Extensive Form Representation of Games," Journal of Economic Theory, (6/03, with John Van Huyck) 110, pp. 290 - 308.
- "Are Two Heads Better Than One? Team versus Individual Play in Signaling Games," American Economic Review, (6/05, lead article, with John Kagel) 95, 3, 477 - 509.
- "The Formation of Social Preferences: An Experimental Study," (with Carol Kraker) , mimeo, Florida State University, October 2004.
- "Observability and Overcoming Coordination Failure in Organizations: An Experimental Study," (12/06, with Jordi Brandts) Experimental Economics, 9, 4, pp. 407-423
- "Learning to Punish: Experimental Evidence from a Sequential Step Level Public Goods Game," (6/02, with Carol Stockman), Experimental Economics, 5, 1, pp. 39 - 51.
- "The Role of Context and Team Play in Cross-Game Learning," (9/09, with John Kagel) Journal of the European Economic Association, 7, 5, pp. 1101-1139.
- "Learning and Transfer in Signaling Games," (3/08, with John Kagel) Economic Theory, 34, 3, pp. 415-440.
- "Fairness and Learning in a Step-level Public Goods Game," Games and Economic Behavior, (10/02, with Carol Stockman) 41, 26 - 45.
- "Understanding Overbidding in Second Price Auctions: An Experimental Study," (with Hanming Fang) forthcoming The Economic Journal
- "A Change Would Do You Good: An Experimental Study on How to Overcome Coordination Failure in Organizations," American Economic Review, (6/06, with Jordi Brandts) 96, 3, 669 - 693.
- "Are Experienced Managers Experts at Overcoming Coordination Failure?" Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy, 6, 2, Article 6.