Publications by Topic (see in chronological order)

Social Norms/Social Dilemmas/Blame

Eijkelenboom, G.G., Rohde, I., Vostroknutov, A., 2018. The Impact of the Level of Responsibility on Choices under Risk: The Role of Blame. Experimental Economics, forthcoming
Erik Kimbrough
Kimbrough, E.O., Vostroknutov, A., 2018. A Portable Method of Eliciting Respect for Social Norms. Economics Letters, 168, 147-150

Gross, J., Emmerling, F., Vostroknutov, A., Sack, A.T., 2018. Manipulation of Pro-Sociality and Rule-Following with Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Scientific Reports, 8, 1827

Gächter, S., Mengel, F., Tsakas, E., Vostroknutov, A., 2017. Growth and Inequality in Public Good Provision. Journal of Public Economics, 150, 1-13

Thomsson, K.M., Vostroknutov, A., 2017. Small-World Conservatives and Rigid Liberals: Attitudes Towards Sharing in Self-Proclaimed Left and Right. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 135, 181-192

Erik Kimbrough
Kimbrough, E.O., Vostroknutov, A., 2016. Norms Make Preferences Social. The Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(3), 608-638
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Erik Kimbrough
Kimbrough, E.O., Vostroknutov, A., 2015. The Social and Ecological Determinants of Common Pool Resource Sustainability. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 72, 38-53

Observational Learning

Vostroknutov, A., Polonio, L., Coricelli, G., 2018. The Role of Intelligence in Social Learning. Scientific Reports, 8, 6896


Rustichini, A., Vostroknutov, A., 2014. Merit and Justice: An Experimental Analysis of Attitude to Inequality. PLoS ONE 9(12): e114512
Vostroknutov, A., 2013. Preferences over Consumption and Status. Theory and Decision 74(4), 509-537

Vostroknutov, A., Tobler, P., Rustichini, A., 2012. Causes of Social Reward Differences Encoded in Human Brain. Journal of Neurophysiology 107, 1403-1412

Reasoning in Games

Baader, M., Vostroknutov, A., 2017. Interaction of Reasoning Ability and Distributional Preferences in a Social Dilemma. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 142, 79-91

Hawes, D.R., Vostroknutov, A., Rustichini, A., 2012. Experience and Abstract Reasoning in Learning Backward Induction. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience 6, 23

Gneezy, U., Rustichini, A., Vostroknutov, A., 2010. Experience and Insight in the Race Game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 75, 144-155
z-Tree programs and instructions

Decisions under Uncertainty

Mengel, F., Tsakas, E., Vostroknutov, A., 2016. Past Experience of Uncertainty Affects Risk Aversion. Experimental Economics, 19(1), 151-176
Supplementary Material
Video of the talk at Risk, Uncertainty & Decision 2011
Vostroknutov, A., 2012. Non-probabilistic Decision Making with Memory Constraints. Economics Letters 117, 303-305

Book Chapters

Coricelli, G., Polonio, L., Vostroknutov, A., 2018. The Process of Choice in Games. In Capra, M., Croson, R., Rosenblatt, T., Rigdon M., (eds): Handbook of Experimental Game Theory. Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming

Submitted Papers

Norm Compliance, Enforcement, and the Survival of Redistributive Institutions, with Mehmet Y. Gürdal and Orhan Torul, Boğaziçi University and University of Trento
submitted to Econometrica

Dynamic Regret Avoidance, with Michele Fioretti and Giorgio Coricelli, University of Southern California and University of Trento
submitted to AEJ: Micro
Meta-Context and Choice-Set Effects in Mini-Dictator Games, with Folco Panizza and Giorgio Coricelli, University of Trento and University of Southern California
submitted to Games and Economic Behavior

Working Papers

Normative Perception of Power Abuse, with Leonard Hoeft and Wladislaw Mill, MPI Bonn, University of Mannheim, and University of Trento

Erik Kimbrough
A Model of Frames and Norms in Games, with Erik Kimbrough and Joshua Miller, Chapman University, Università Bocconi, and University of Trento
available upon request
The Bitterness of Unshared Victory in Competitive Environments
A Theory of Reciprocity with Incomplete Information, METEOR working paper RM/12/015 Maastricht University

Awareness in Repeated Games, with Friederike Mengel and Elias Tsakas, METEOR working paper RM/09/010 Maastricht University

Ongoing Projects

A Normative Model of Social Behavior
with Erik Kimbrough
Rational (In)attention in Observational Learning
with Luca Polonio, Joshua Zonca, and Giorgio Coricelli
Learning Optimal Bayesian Strategy through Observation
with Luca Polonio and Giorgio Coricelli
Influence of Observation on Other-Regarding Attitude: A Computational Exploration
with Folco Panizza and Giorgio Coricelli
Incentives and Persuasion in Bilateral Interactions
with Andreas Aristidou and Giorgio Coricelli
Emotions in Games: Behavioral and fMRI Study
with Arno Riedl, Evi Nalmpanti, and Vincent van de Ven
Evaluating Skills of Others During Observational Learning
with Nadège Bault, Tobias Larsen, Mehdi Khamassi, Luca Polonio, and Giorgio Coricelli


How much does political leaning influence giving, and what does that mean in broader terms?

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kliemt on norm following and the emergence of social order