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Nick Feltovich

Most recent update: May 2020

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University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. (Economics), August 1997

Virginia Tech, B.S. (Mathematics), 1991


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Parsons, Daniel M., Nick Feltovich and Philip J. Grossman (2020), "The effect of leadership on free-riding: results from a public-good experiment", forthcoming, Review of Behavioral Economics.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2019), "Is earned bargaining power more fully exploited?" Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 167C, pp. 152-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.09.021

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2019), "The interaction between competition and unethical behaviour", Experimental Economics 22 (1), pp 101-130. DOI: 10.1007/s10683-018-9578-z

 

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Khalil, Elias L. and Nick Feltovich (2018), "Moral licensing, instrumental apology and insincerity aversion: taking Immanuel Kant to the lab", PLOS One 13 (11), e0206878. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206878

 

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Anbarci, Nejat, Nick Feltovich and Mehmet Y. Gurdal (2018), "Payoff inequity reduces the effectiveness of correlated-equilibrium recommendations", European Economic Review 108, pp. 172-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.07.003

 

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Anbarci, Nejat and Nick Feltovich (2018), "Pricing in competitive search markets: the roles of price information and fairness perceptions", Management Science 64 (3), pp. 1101-1120. DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2016.2620

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Yasuyo Hamaguchi (2018), "The effect of leniency programmes on anti-competitive behaviour: an experimental study", Southern Economic Journal 84(4), pp. 1024-1049. DOI: 10.1002/soej.12263

 

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Anbarci, Nejat and Nick Feltovich (2018), "How fully do people exploit their bargaining position? The effects of bargaining institution and the 50-50 norm", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 145, pp. 320-334. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.020

 

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Currie, James, Dheeraj Buruju, Jennifer S. Perrin, Ian C. Reid, J. Douglas Steele and Nick Feltovich (2017), "Schizophrenia illness severity is associated with reduced loss aversion", Brain Research 1664, pp. 9-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2017.03.006

 

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Anbarci, Nejat, Richard Dutu and Nick Feltovich (2015), "Inflation tax in the lab: a theoretical and experimental study of competitive search equilibrium with inflation", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 61, pp. 17-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2015.09.005

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Philip J. Grossman (2015), "How does the effect of pre-play suggestions vary with group size? Experimental evidence from a threshold public-good game", European Economic Review 79, pp. 263-280. DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.08.001.

 

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Anbarci, Nejat, Nick Feltovich and Mehmet Y. Gurdal (2015), "Lying about the price? Ultimatum bargaining with messages and imperfectly observed offers", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 116, pp. 346-360. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.05.009.

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Francesco Giovannoni (2015), "Selection vs. accountability: an experimental investigation of campaign promises in a moral-hazard environment", Journal of Public Economics 126, pp. 39-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2015.03.008.

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Ourega-Zoe Ejebu (2014), "Do positional goods inhibit saving? Evidence from a life-cycle experiment", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107, pp. 440-454. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.01.015.

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Sobei H. Oda (2014), "The effect of matching mechanism on learning in games played under limited information", Pacific Economic Review 19(3), pp. 260-277. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0106.12065.

 

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Anbarci, Nejat and Nick Feltovich (2013), "How sensitive are bargaining outcomes to changes in disagreement payoffs?", Experimental Economics 16 (4), pp.560-596. DOI: 10.1007/s10683-013-9352-1.

 

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Anbarci, Nejat and Nick Feltovich (2013), "Directed search, coordination failure and seller revenue: an experimental comparison of posted pricing with single and multiple prices", International Economic Review 54 (3), pp. 873-884. DOI: 10.1111/iere.12020.

 

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Feltovich, Nick, Lata Gangadharan and Michael P. Kidd (2013), "Implementation and removal of an affirmative-action quota: the impact on workers' skill acquisition", Canadian Public Policy 39 (s1), pp. 123-140. DOI: 10.3138/CPP.39.Supplement1.S123.

 

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Feltovich, Nick, Atsushi Iwasaki, and Sobei H. Oda (2012), "Payoff levels, loss avoidance, and equilibrium selection in games with multiple equilibria: an experimental study", Economic Inquiry 50 (4), pp. 932-952. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2011.00406.x.

 

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Anbarci, Nejat and Nick Feltovich (2012), "Bargaining with random implementation: an experimental study", Games and Economic Behavior 76 (2), pp. 495-514. DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2012.07.007.

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Joe Swierzbinski (2011), "The role of strategic uncertainty in games: an experimental study of cheap talk and unstructured bargaining in the Nash demand game", European Economic Review 55 (4), pp. 554-574. DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2010.07.001.

 

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Buchheit, Steve and Nick Feltovich (2011), "Experimental evidence of a sunk-cost paradox: a study of pricing behavior in Bertrand-Edgeworth duopoly", International Economic Review 52 (2), pp. 317-347. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2011.00630.x. (This paper used to be called "Sunk costs and firms' pricing decisions in an experimental Bertrand-Edgeworth duopoly.")

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2011), "The effect of subtracting a constant from all payoffs in a hawk-dove game: experimental evidence of loss aversion in strategic behavior", Southern Economic Journal 77 (4), pp. 814-826.

 

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Duffy, John and Nick Feltovich (2010), "Correlated equilibria, good and bad: an experimental study", International Economic Review 51 (3), pp. 701-721. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2010.00598.x. Sample instructions from one of our treatments can be found here.

 

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Bracht, Juergen and Nick Feltovich (2009), "Whatever you say, your reputation precedes you: observation and cheap talk in the trust game", Journal of Public Economics 93 (9-10), pp. 1036-1044. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2009.06.004.

 

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Bracht, Juergen and Nick Feltovich (2008), "Efficiency in the trust game: an experimental study of precommitment", International Journal of Game Theory 37 (1), pp. 39-72. DOI: 10.1007/s00182-007-0092-3. Sample instructions from one of our treatments can be found here; other sets are available upon request.

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Duffy, John and Nick Feltovich (2006), "Words, deeds, and lies: strategic behaviour in games with multiple signals", The Review of Economic Studies 73 (3), pp. 669-688. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-937X.2006.00391.x

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Feltovich, Nick (2006), "Slow learning in the market for lemons: a note on reinforcement learning and the winner's curse", in Computational Economics: A Perspective from Computational Intelligence, Shu-Heng Chen, Lakhmi Jain, and Chung-Ching Tai, eds., Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing, pp. 149-160.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2005), "Critical values for the robust rank-order test," Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation 34 (3), pp. 525-547. DOI: 10.1081/SAC-200068395.

 

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Feltovich, Nick and Chris Papageorgiou (2004), "An experimental study of statistical discrimination by employers", Southern Economic Journal 70 (4), pp. 837-849. DOI: 10.2307/4135275.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2003), "Nonparametric tests of differences in medians: comparison of the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney and robust rank-order tests," Experimental Economics 6 (3), pp. 273-297. DOI: 10.1023/A:1026273319211.

 

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Cooper, David, Nick Feltovich, Alvin Roth, and Rami Zwick (2003), "Relative versus absolute speed of adjustment in strategic environments: responder behavior in ultimatum games", Experimental Economics 6 (2), pp. 181-207. DOI: 10.1023/A:1025309121659

 

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Feltovich, Nick, Rick Harbaugh and Ted To (2002), "Too cool for school? Signalling and countersignalling", RAND Journal of Economics 33 (4), pp. 630-649. DOI: 10.2307/3087478 (For more, see our write-up in The Economist.)

 

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Duffy, John and Nick Feltovich (2002), "Do actions speak louder than words? An experimental comparison of observation and cheap talk", Games and Economic Behavior 39 (1), pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1006/game.2001.0892.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2001), "Mergers, welfare, and concentration: results from a model of Stackelberg-Cournot oligopoly," Atlantic Economic Journal 29 (4), pp. 378-392. DOI: 10.1007/BF02299328.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2000), "Reinforcement-based vs. beliefs-based learning in experimental asymmetric-information games," Econometrica 68 (3), pp. 605-641. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0262.00125.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (1999), "Equilibrium and reinforcement learning in private-information games: an experimental study," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 23 (9-10), pp. 1605-1632. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1889(98)00086-4.

 

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Duffy, John and Nick Feltovich (1999), "Does observation of others affect learning in strategic environments? An experimental study", International Journal of Game Theory 28 (1), pp. 131-152. DOI: 10.1007/s001820050102.

 

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Other publications:

Feltovich, Nick (2012), "Belief-based learning models", in Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, N. Seel, ed., Springer, p. 161.

     

Feltovich, Nick (2011), "What's to know about laboratory experimentation in economics?" Journal of Economic Surveys 25, pp. 371-379. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6419.2010.00676.x.

     

Feltovich, Nick (2003), Slow learning in the market for lemons: a note on reinforcement learning and the winner's curse," Proceedings of the 7th Joint Conference on Information Sciences, pp. 1023-1026.

 

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Feltovich, Nick (2002), "John Nash's contributions to economics," (in Greek) in Game Theory: A Festschrift in Honor of John Nash, Constantina Kottaridi and Gregorios Siourounis, eds., Athens: Eurasia Publications, pp. 103-108.

 
 
Working papers and in preparation:

"Campaign messages, polling, and elections: theory and experimental evidence" (with Francesco Giovannoni) (Updated October 2019.)

 

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"Market institutions, prices and distribution of surplus: a theoretical and experimental investigation" (with Nejat Anbarci). (Updated August 2019.)

 

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"What kind of communication is best? Cheap talk with two senders and one receiver" (with Nejat Anbarci and Mehmet Y. Gurdal). (Updated August 2019.)

 

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"Incentive schemes, framing, and market behaviour: evidence from an asset-market experiment" (with Xuegang Cui and Kun Zhang). (Updated May 2020.)

 

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"Selection of learning rules: theory and experimental evidence" (with David Cooper). (This paper used to be called "Reinforcement-based learning vs. Bayesian learning: a comparison".)

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"Information cascades with endogenous signal precision."

 

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"Thinking like a game theorist: comment" (with Nathaniel T. Wilcox).

 

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