Selected Research Publications


  1. Bolton, Ben Greiner and Axel Ockenfels, Engineering Trust: Reciprocity in the production of reputation information, Management Science, forthcoming.

  2. Bolton, Axel Ockenfels and Ulrich W. Thonemann, Managers and students as newsvendors, Management Science, forthcoming.

  3. Bolton and Jeannette E, Brosig-Koch, How do coalitions get built? Evidence from an extensive form coalition game with and without communication, International Journal of Game Theory, 2012, 41, 623-649.

  4. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Behavioral economic engineering, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2012, 33, 665-676.

  5. Bolton, Axel Ockenfels and Felix Ebeling, Information value and externalities in reputation building, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2010, 29, 23-33.

  6. Park, Sungsoon, Bolton, Ling Rothrock and Jeannette Brosig, Towards an Interdisciplinary perspective of training intervention for negotiations: Developing strategic negotiation support contents, Decision Support Systems, 2010, 49. 213-221.

  7. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Betrayal aversion: Evidence from Brazil, China, Oman, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States: Comment, American Economic Review, 2010, 100, 628-633.

  8. Bolton, Testing models and internalizing context: A comment on Vernon Smith’s ‘Theory and experiment: What are the questions?’ Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010, 73, 16-20.

  9. Bolton, and Axel Ockenfels, The limits of trust, in eTrust, K. Cook, C. Snijders, V. Buskens, eds., Russell Sage: New York, 2009, 15-36.

  10. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Testing and modeling fairness motives, Rationality, Markets and Morals, 2009, 0, 199-206.

  11. Bolton, Claudia Loebbecke and Axel Ockenfels, How social reputation networks interact with competition in online trading: An experimental study, Journal of Management Information Systems, 2008, 25, 145-169.

  12. DeBruyn, Arnaud and Bolton, Estimating the influence of fairness on bargaining behavior, Management Science, 2008, 54, 1774-1791.

  13. Bolton and Elena Katok, Learning-by-doing in the newsvendor problem: A Laboratory investigation of the role of experience and feedback, Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, 2008, 10, 519-538.

  14. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Inequality aversion, efficiency, and maximin preferences in simple distribution experiments, American Economic Review, 2006, 96, 1906-1911.

  15. Roulston, Mark, Bolton, Andrew Kleit, Addison Sears-Collins (2006), “A laboratory study of the benefits of including uncertainty information in weather forecasts,” Weather and Forecasting, 2006, 21, 116-122.

  16. Bolton, Jordi Brandts and Axel Ockenfels, Fair procedures: Evidence from games involving lotteries, Economics Journal, 2005, 115, 1054-1076.

  17. Bolton, Elena Katok and Axel Ockenfels, Cooperation among strangers with limited information about reputation, Journal of Public Economics, 2005, 89, 1457-1468.

  18. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, A stress test of fairness measures in models of social utility, Economic Theory, 2005, 25, 957-82.

  19. Bolton, Katok and Ockenfels, How effective are electronic reputation mechanisms? An experimental investigation, Management Science, 2004, 50, 1587-1602.

  20. Bolton, Kalyan Chatterjee and Kathleen McGinn, How communication links influence coalition bargaining: A laboratory investigation, Management Science, 2003, 49, 583-598.

  21. Fong, Duncan K. H., Scott E. Pammer, Steven F. Arnold and Bolton, Reanalyzing ultimatum bargaining: Comparing nondecreasing curves without shape constraints, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2002, 20, 423-430.

  22. Abbink, Klaus, Bolton, Karim Sadrieh and Fang-Fang Tang, Learning versus punishment in ultimatum bargaining, Games & Economic Behavior, 2001, 37, 1-25.

  23. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, ERC: A theory of equity, reciprocity and competition, American Economic Review, 2000, 90, 166-193.

  24. Bolton, Jordi Brandts and Axel Ockenfels, Measuring motivation in the reciprocal responses observed in a dilemma game, Experimental Economics, 1998, 1, 207-220.

  25. Bolton and Elena Katok, Reinterpreting arbitration's narcotic effect: An experimental investigation, Games and Economic Behavior, 1998, 25, 1-33.

  26. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Strategy and equity: An ERC-analysis of the Güth-van Damme game, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 1998, 42, 215-226.

  27. Bolton, Elena Katok and Rami Zwick, Dictator game giving: Rules of fairness versus acts of kindness, International Journal of Game Theory, 1998, 27, 269-299.

  28. Bolton and Rami Zwick, Anonymity versus punishment in ultimatum bargaining, Games and Economic Behavior, 1995, 10, 95-121.

  29. Bolton, A comparative model of bargaining: Theory and evidence, American Economic Review, 1991, 81, 1096-1136.

    Other Publications, Review Articles, Introductions, Book Reviews

  30. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Testing and modeling fairness motives, in Perspectives in Moral Science: Contributions from Philosophy, Economics, and Politics in Honour of Hartmut Kliemt, Michael Baurmann and Bernd Lahno, eds., 2009, 3-10.

  31. Bolton, Claudia Loebbecke, Axel Ockenfels, The impact of competition and reputation feedback systems on Internet trading, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Canada, Dec. 9-12, 2007.

  32. Bolton, Claudia Loebbecke, Axel Ockenfels, The interplay between competition and feedback in online trading networks, Academy of Management Annual Meeting AoM), Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Professional Development Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, US, August 3-8, 2007.

  33. Bolton and Costin Zaharia, “Pricing favors: Some evidence on the efficiency of backscratching,” Political Psychology, 2006, 27, 479-495.

  34. Bolton, Elena Katok and Axel Ockenfels, Bridging the trust gap in electronic markets: A strategic framework for empirical study, in Applications of Supply Chain Management and E-commerce Research in Industry, E. Akcalai, J. Geunes, P.M Pardolos, H. E. Romeijn, and Z. J. Shen, eds., Kluwer: New York, 2005, 195-216.

  35. Bolton, Elena Katok and Axel Ockenfels, Trust among Internet traders: A behavioral economics approach, Analyse und Kritik¸ 2004, 26, 185-202.

  36. Bolton and Elena Katok, The role of learning in arbitration: As exploratory experiment, in Advances in Understanding Strategic Behaviour: Game Theory, Experiments, and Bounded Rationality: Essays in Honour of Werner Güth, Steffen Huck, ed., 2004, 235-57.

  37. Bolton, Duncan K. H. Fong and Paul L. Mosquin, Bayes factors and ultimatum bargaining: Evaluating the strength of evidence for an experimenter observation effect, Experimental Economics, 2003, 6, 311-325.

  38. Bolton, Game theory’s role in role-playing, International Journal of Forecasting¸ 2002, 18, 353-358.

  39. Bolton, Motives and the games people play, Journal of Consciousness Studies, 2000, 7, 285-291. Republished in Evolutionary origins of morality, Leonard D. Katz (ed.), 2000, Bowling Green, OH: Imprint Academic, 285-291.

  40. Bolton, Jordi Brandts and Elena Katok, How strategy sensitive are contributions? A test of six hypotheses in a two-person dilemma game, Economic Theory, 2000, 15, 367-387.

  41. Bolton and Elena Katok, An experimental test of the crowding out hypothesis: The nature of beneficent behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1998, 37, 315-331.

  42. Duncan K. H. Fong and Bolton, Analyzing ultimatum bargaining: A Bayesian approach to the comparison of two potency curves under shape constraints, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, 1997, 15, 335-344ü

  43. Bolton, The rationality of splitting equally, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1997, 32, 365-381.

  44. Bolton and Kalyan Chatterjee, Coalition formation, communication and coordination: An exploratory experiment, in R. Zeckhauser, R. Keeney, and J. Sebenius, eds., Wise Choices: Games, Decisions, and Negotiations, Harvard Business School Press, 1996, 253-271.

  45. Bolton and Elena Katok, An experimental test for gender differences in beneficent behavior, Economics Letters, 1995, 48, 287-292.

  46. Bolton and Rachel T. A. Croson, Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Economic Conflict Resolution, G.E. Bolton and R.T.A. Croson (eds.), forthcoming.

  47. Bolton, Review of Experimental Economics: Rethinking the Rules by N. Bardsley, R. Cubitt, G. Loomes, P. Moffatt, C. Starmer and R. Sugden, Journal of Economic Literature, 2011, 49, 440-3.

  48. Bolton, Werner Güth, Axel Ockenfels and Alvin E. Roth, Social behavior in economic games, in A. Ockenfels and A. Sadrieh, eds., The Selten School of Behavioral Economics, Springer: Heidelberg, 2010, 185-202.

  49. Bolton, Jordi Brandts, Elena Katok, Axel Ockenfels and Rami Zwick, Testing theories of other-regarding behavior: A sequence of four laboratory studies, in C. R. Plott and V. L. Smith, eds., Handbook of Experimental Economics Results, North Holland: Amsterdam, 2008, 488-499.

  50. Bolton and Axel Ockenfels, Self-centered fairness in games with more than two players, in C. R. Plott and V. L. Smith, eds., Handbook of Experimental Economics Results, North Holland: Amsterdam, 2008, 531-540.

  51. Bolton, Review of Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction by C. F. Camerer, Journal of Economic Literature¸ 2004, 42, p. 841-842.

  52. Bolton and Anthony M. Kwasnica, Editors’ introduction to the special issue on experimental economics in practice, Interfaces, 2002, 32, 1-3.

  53. Bolton, Weak and strong equity effects, in D. Budescu, I. Erev and R. Zwick, eds., Games and Human Behavior, Erhlbaum: Mahwah, NJ, 1999, 203-236.

  54. Bolton, Bargaining and dilemma games: From experimental data towards theoretical synthesis, Experimental Economics, 1998, 1, 257-281.

  55. Bolton, Editor’s introduction to the special issue on experimental economics, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 1998, 42, 129-132.