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John Smith

John Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey
#327 Armitage Hall
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Phone: 1-856-225-6319
E-mail: smithj@camden.rutgers.edu
Personal website: http://crab.rutgers.edu/~smithj/
CV: download pdf

Education

  • Princeton University, Ph.D., Economics, 2007
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Economics and Astronomy, 1997

Teaching Course Information

Research Interests

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Communication
  • Cognitive Load
  • Political Economics
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Social Identity

Publications

  • Cognitive Load and the Multi-player Prisoner’s Dilemma: Are There Brains in Games? with Sean Duffy, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2014, 51: 47-56
  • Costly and Discrete Communication: An Experimental Investigation, with Sean Duffy and Tyson Hartwig, Theory and Decision, 2014, 76(3): 395-417
  • Too Smart to be Selfish? Measures of Cognitive Ability, Social Preferences and Consistency, with Chia-Ching Chen, I-Ming Chiu, and Tetsuji Yamada, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 90: 112-122
  • Toward an Understanding of the Endogenous Nature of Group Identity in Games, with Katarina Bezrukova, Social Science Journal, 2013, 50(2): 204-212
  • Not So Cheap Talk: Costly and Discrete Communication, with Johanna Hertel, Theory and Decision, 2013, 75(2): 267-291
  • Preference for Increasing Wages: How Do People Value Various Streams of Income? with Sean Duffy, Judgment and Decision Making, 2013, 8(1): 74-90
  • An Evaluation of Healthcare Information on the Internet: The Case of Colorectal Cancer Prevention, with Chia-Ching Chen and Tetsuji Yamada, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2014, 11(1): 1058-1075
  • The Endogenous Nature of the Measurement of Social Preferences, Mind and Society, 2012, 11(2): 235-256.
  • Reputation, Social Identity and Social Conflict, Journal of Public Economic, Theory, 2012, 14(4): 677-709.
  • Behavioral Risk Reduction and Health Intervention for Adolescents, Mindshare, International Journal of Research and Development, 2012, 2(2): 1-12, with Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and Martin J. Finkelstein.
  • Health Disparities and Health Integration, Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health, 2012, 2(1): 21-37, with Tetsuji Yamada and Chia-Ching Chen.
  • Ethnic Fragmentation and Police Spending, Applied Economics Letters, 2011, 18(4): 329-332, with Olugbenga Ajilore.
  • Improving Children’s Healthcare through State Health Insurance Programs: An Emerging Need, Health Policy, 2011, 99(1): 72-82, with Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, and I-Ming Chiu.
  • Imperfect Memory and the Preference for Increasing Payments, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2009, 165(4): 684-700.
  • Cognitive Dissonance and the Overtaking Anomaly: Psychology in the Principal-Agent Relationship, Journal of Socio-Economics, 2009, 38(4): 684-690.
  • Healthcare Services Accessibility of Children in the USA, Applied Economics, 2009, 41(4): 437-450, with Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, and I-Ming Chiu.

Working Papers

  • Racial Biases and Market Outcomes: “White Men Can’t Jump,” But Would You Bet On It? with Deniz Igan and Marcelo Pinheiro
  • Cognitive Load and Strategic Sophistication, with Sarah Allred and Sean Duffy
  • Cognitive constraints increase estimation biases: Cognitive load and delay in judgments, with Sarah Allred, L. Elizabeth Crawford, and Sean Duffy
  • Minimax on the gridiron: Serial correlation and its effects on outcomes in the National Football League, with Noha Emara, David Owens, and Lisa Wilmer

Conferences and Workshops

  • Conference on the Foundations of Utility and Risk, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2014
  • Second Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Haverford PA, June 2014
  • ASSA Meetings, Philadelphia, Session chair, January 2014
  • Haverford Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Haverford PA, August 2013
  • Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference, Atlanta, July 2013
  • Eastern Economics Association Conference, New York, May 2013
  • Herbert Simon Society Conference, New York, April 2013
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, November 2012.
  • Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference, Granada, Spain, July 2012.
  • Economic Science Association Conference, New York University, June 2012.
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economists of the Mid-Atlantic Meeting, Haverford College, Haverford PA, June 2012.
  • Rutgers University, Faculty Research Symposium, Camden NJ, March 2012.
  • Rutgers University, Department of Economics, New Brunswick NJ, February 2012.
  • Rutgers University, Department of Economics, New Brunswick NJ, October 2011.
  • Drexel University, Department of Economics, Philadelphia, October 2011.
  • International Association for Research in Economic Psychology/Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics World Meeting, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, July 2011.
  • 7th International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Barcelona, April 2011.
  • ASSA Meetings, Denver, January 2011.
  • ASSA Meetings, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Poster Session Organizer, Denver, January 2011.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, September 2010.
  • Economic Science Association Conference, University of Copenhagen, July 2010.
  • Midwestern Theory Meetings, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, May 2010.
  • Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory Conference, Newport Beach CA, May 2010.
  • Eastern Economics Association Conference, Philadelphia, February 2010.
  • ASSA Meetings, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Poster Session Organizer, Atlanta, January 2010.
  • European Economics Association and Econometric Society European Meeting, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, August 2009.
  • Stony Brook Workshop on Behavioral Game Theory, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY, July 2009.
  • 20th International Conference on Game Theory, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY, July 2009.
  • Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics/International Association for Research in Economic Psychology Joint Conference, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, July 2009.
  • 5th Spain, Italy, Netherlands Meeting on Game Theory, VU University Amsterdam, July 2009.
  • Economic Science Association Conference, Washington DC, June 2009.
  • Eastern Economics Association Conference, New York, February 2009.
  • ASSA Meetings, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Poster Session Organizer, San Francisco, January 2009.
  • International Association for Research in Economic Psychology/Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics World Meeting, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, September 2008.
  • Economic Science Association Conference, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA, June 2008.
  • Rutgers University-Camden, Business School, Organizational Behavior Seminar, Camden NJ, February 2008.
  • ASSA Meetings, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Poster Session Participant, New Orleans, January 2008.
  • Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference, New York University, May 2007.
  • Midwest Economics Association Conference, Minneapolis, March 2007.
  • Australian National University, School of Economics, Canberra, Australia, February 2006.
  • Massey University, Department of Commerce, Albany, New Zealand, February 2006.
  • Oberlin College, Department of Economics, Oberlin OH, February 2006.
  • Rutgers University-Camden, Department of Economics, Camden NJ, February 2006.
  • Budapest Workshop on Behavioral Economics, Central European University, Budapest, July 2005.
  • Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference on Behavioral Approaches to Finance, Economics and Marketing, Yale University, New Haven CT, May 2005.

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Professor, Applied Game Theory, Economics 366 (now listed as 321), Rutgers University-Camden, Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012.
  • Professor, Managerial Economics, Economics 308, Rutgers University-Camden, Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, Fall 2012
  • Professor, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics 203, Rutgers University-Camden, Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Professor, Principles of Microeconomics, Economics 102, Rutgers University-Camden, Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • Supervisor, Independent Study, Economics 491, Rutgers University-Camden, Spring 2008, Spring 2009.
  • Supervisor, Senior Thesis Advisor, Rutgers University-Camden, Fall 2010-Spring 2011.
  • Lecturer, Junior Paper Advisor, Princeton University, Fall 2003- Spring 2004.
  • Teaching Assistant for Professor Bogan, Economics and Public Policy, WWS 307, Princeton University, Fall 2003.
  • Teaching Assistant for Professor Bogan, Description and Analysis of Price Systems, Economics 102, Princeton University, Spring 2003.
  • Teaching Assistant for Professor Cherkes, Introduction to Finance, Economics 201, Princeton University, Fall 2002, Fall 2001.
  • Teaching Assistant for Professor Dixit, Games of Strategy, Economics 199, Princeton University, Spring 2002.
  • Research Assistant for Professor Massimo Morelli, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton NJ, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
  • Teacher, Algebra I, Algebra II and Junior Varsity Baseball Coach, David Starr Jordan High School, Los Angeles CA, Fall 1997-Spring 1998.

Professional and University Service

  • Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Treasurer, September 2010-Present
  • Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty Senate, Fall 2007-Fall 2010, Fall 2011

Grants

  • Rutgers Research Council Grant #202227, July 2011
  • Rutgers Research Council Grant #202171, July 2010
  • Rutgers Research Council Grant #202084, July 2009
  • Rutgers Research Council Grant #202344, July 2008
  • Rutgers Initial Research Grant, August 2006

Grants Supervised

  • Rutgers-Camden, Undergraduate Research Grant, Tyson Hartwig, May 2010

Referee and Reviewing Service

  • American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Psychology, Oxford University Press, Social Science Journal

Senior Thesis Supervision

  • Tyson Hartwig, Rutgers University-Camden, Fall 2010-Spring 2011, University of British Columbia Graduate School, Department of Economics.