Daniel  Houser               


Professor of Economics

Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES)


      Address:  ICES, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1B2, Fairfax, VA, 22030

      Tel:  703-993-4856 (Arlington)       

     Fax: 703-993-4851 

     Email: dhouser@gmu.edu  


Research Interests:


Experimental Statistics and Methods


Emotion and Individual Differences


Political Economy


Selected Publications: (Complete List)

2012 “Belief elicitation in the presence of naive participants: An experimental study,” with Li Hao, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 44:2, 161-180.

2011 “Punish in Public”, with Erte Xiao. Journal of Public Economics, 95, 1006–1017

2009.   “Neural responses to sanction threats in two-party economic exchange,” with Jian Li, Erte Xiao and Read Montague. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. www.pnas.org_cgi_doi_10.1073_pnas.0908855106

2008. “When punishment fails: Research on sanctions, intentions and non-cooperation,” with Erte Xiao, Kevin McCabe and Vernon Smith. Games and Economic Behavior,62 (2), 509-532.

2007. Disposition, History and Contributions in a Public Goods Experiment” with Anna Gunnthorsdottir, Kevin McCabe. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 62(2), 304-315.

2006  “Reputation in auctions: Theory, and evidence from eBay,” with John Wooders. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy,15(2), 353-370.


2005 “Identifying individual differences: An algorithm with application to Phineas Gage,” with Antoine Bechara, Michael Keane, Kevin McCabe and Vernon Smith. Games and Economic Behavior, 52, 373-355.

2005  "Emotion Expression in Human Punishment Behavior", with Erte Xiao. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(20), 7398-7401.


2005 "An experimental investigation of cooperative types in human groups: A complement to evolutionary theory and simulations." With Robert Kurzban. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(5), 1803-1807       

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2004  “Behavior in a dynamic decision problem:  An analysis of experimental evidence using a Bayesian type classification algorithm,” with Michael Keane and Kevin McCabe. Econometrica, 72:3 (May), 781-822.


2004  “How do behavioral assumptions affect structural inference?  Evidence from the laboratory,” with Joachim Winter. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 22:1, 64-79


2003   "Bayesian Analysis of a Dynamic Stochastic Model of Labor Supply and Saving. Journal of  Econometrics.  April, 113:2, 289-335.


2002   “Revisiting Kindness and Confusion in Public Goods Experiments,” with Robert Kurzban. American Economic Review. September, 92:4, 1062-1069. 


2001  “A functional imaging study of cooperation in two-person reciprocal exchange,” with Kevin McCabe, Lee Ryan, Vernon Smith and Theodore Trouard. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 98:20, September. 11832-11835.





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