Jean-Robert Tyran



  • "The Dark Side of the Vote: Biased Voters, Social Information, and Information Aggregation through Majority Voting", with Morton, R. and Piovesan, M. 
    Games and Economic Behavior forthcoming.
  • "Thinking Fast, Thinking Badly", with Jimenez, N., Rodriguez-Lara, I. and Wengström, E.  Economics Letters 2018, 162: 41-44.
  • "The Price of Prejudice", with Hedegaard, M.
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2018, 10(1): 40-63 (Appendix).
  • "Choosing a Public-Spirited Leader. An Experimental Investigation of Political Selection", with Markussen, T.
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization  2017, 144: 204-18.
  • "Judicial Error and Cooperation", with Markussen, T. and Putterman, L. 
    European Economic Review 2016, 89: 372-88.
  • "Medical Insurance and Free Choice of Physician Shape Patient Overtreatment. A Laboratory Experiment", with Huck, S., Lünser, G. and Spitzer, F.
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization  2016, 131: 78-105.
  • "Fairness is Intuitive", with Cappelen, A.W., Nielsen, U.H., Tungodden, B. and Wengström, E. Experimental Economics 2016, 19(4): 727-74 .
  • "Risk Aversion Relates to Cognitive Ability: Preferences or Noise?", with Andersson, O., Holm, H.J. and Wengström, E.
    Journal of the European Economic Association 2016, 14(5): 1129-54.
  • "Price Competition and Reputation in Markets for Experience goods: An Experimental Study" with Huck, S. and Lünser, G.
    RAND Journal of Economics 2016, 47(1): 99-117.
  • "Deciding for Others Reduces Loss Aversion," with Andersson, O., Holm, H.J. and Wengström, E.
    Management Science 2016, 62(1): 29-36.
  • "Predicting Lotto Numbers" with Galbo-Jørgensen, C.B. and Suetens, S. 
    Journal of the European Economic Association 2016, 14(3): 584–607.
  • "Predicting Lotto Numbers" with Galbo-Jørgensen, C.B. and Suetens, S. 
    Journal of the European Economic Association 2016, 14(3): 584–607.
  • Corruption in Committees: An Experimental Study of Information Aggregation through Voting", with Morton, R.
    Journal of Public Economic Theory 2015, 17(4): 553-579.
  • "State or Nature? Formal vs. Informal Sanctioning in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods," with Kamei, K. and Putterman, L.
    Experimental Economics, 2015, 18(1): 38-65.
  • "Discriminatory Taxes are Unpopular - Even when they are Efficient and Distributionally Fair", with Sausgruber, R.
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2014, 108: 463-476.
  • "Does Money Illusion Matter?: Reply," with Fehr, E.
    American Economic Review 2014, 104(3): 1063-71.
  • Competition, Cooperation, and Collective Choice," with Markussen, T. and Reuben,E.  
    Economic Journal 2014, 124(574): F163-95.
  • "Second Thoughts on Free Riding," with Nielsen, U. and Wengström, E.
    Economics Letters 2014, 122(2): 136-9.
  • "Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanction Regimes," with Markussen, T. and Putterman, L.
    Review of Economic Studies 2014, 81(1): 301-24.
  • "Give and Take in Dictator Games", with Cappelen, A.W., Nielsen, U.H.,  Sørensen, E.Ø. and Tungodden, B.
    Economics Letters 2013, 118(2): 280-3.
  • "Inequality Aversion and Voting on Redistribution", with Höchtl, W. and Sausgruber, R. European Economic Review 2012, 56(7): 1406-21.
  • "Competition Fosters Trust", with Huck, S. and Lünser, G.
    Games and Economic Behavior 2012, 76(1): 195-209.
  • "The Gambler’s Fallacy and Gender", with Suetens, S.
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2012, 83(1): 118-24.
  • "Microfoundations of Social Capital", with Thöni, C. and Wengström, E.
    Journal of Public Economics 2012, 96(7): 635-43.
  • "Money Illusion and Nominal Inertia in Experimental Asset Markets", with Noussair, C. and Richter, G.
    Journal of Behavioral Finance 2012, 13(1): 27-37.
  • "Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes", with Kamei, K. and Putterman, L.
    Journal of Public Economics 2011, 95(10): 1213-22.
  • "Let the Experts Decide? Asymmetric Information, Abstention, and Coordination in Standing Committees", with Morton, R.
    Games and Economic Behavior 2011, 72(2): 485-509.
  • "Are We Taxing Ourselves? How Deliberation and Experience Shape Voting on Taxes", with Sausgruber, R.
    Journal of Public Economics 2011, 95(1): 164-76.
  • "Voting on Thresholds for Public Goods: Experimental Evidence", with Rauchdobler, J. and Sausgruber, R.
    Public Finance Analysis 2010, 66(1): 34-64.
  • "Consumer Networks and Firm Reputation: A First Experimental Investigation", with Huck, S. and Lünser G.
    Economics Letters 2010, 108(2): 242-4.
  • "Everyone is a Winner: Promoting Cooperation through All-Can-Win Intergroup Competition", with Reuben, E.
    European Journal of Political Economy 2010, 26(1): 25-35.
  • "Limited Rationality and Strategic Interaction. The Impact of the Strategic Environment on Nominal Inertia", with Fehr, E.
    Econometrica 2008, 76(2): 353-94.
  • "Money Illusion and the Market", 
    Science 2007, 314(5841): 1042-3.
  • "Pure Redistribution and the Provision of Public Goods", with Sausgruber, R.
    Economics Letters 2007, 95(3): 334-8.
  • "Money Illusion and Coordination Failure", with Fehr, E.
    Games and Economic Behavior 2007, 58(2): 246-68.
  • "Reciprocity, Social Ties, and Competition in Markets for Experience Goods", with Huck, S.
    Journal of Socio-Economics 2007, 36(2): 191-203.
  • "Cournot Competition and Hit-and-Run Entry and Exit in a Teaching Experiment", with Gächter, S. and Thöni, C.
    Journal of Economic Education 2006, 37(4): 418-30.
  • "A Little Fairness may Induce a Lot of Redistribution in Democracy", with Sausgruber, R.
    European Economic Review 2006, 50(2): 469-85.
  • "Achieving Compliance when Legal Sanctions are Non-Deterrent", with Feld, L.
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics 2006, 108(1): 135-56.
  • "Individual Irrationality and Aggregate Outcomes", with Fehr, E.
    Journal of Economic Perspectives 2005, 19(4): 43-66.
    Reprinted in: ICFAI Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2006, 3(2): 6-26.
  • "Tax Liability Side Equivalence in Gift-Exchange Labor Markets", with Riedl, A.
    Journal of Public Economics 2005, 89(11): 2369-82.
  • "The Diffusion of Policy Innovations", with Sausgruber, R.
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics 2005, 15(4): 423-42.
  • "To Buy or Not to Buy? An Experimental Study of Consumer Boycotts in Retail Markets", with Engelmann, D.
    Economica 2005, 72(285): 1-16.
  • "Learning Trust", with Bohnet, I., Harmgart, H., Huck, S.
    Journal of the European Economic Association 2005, 3(3): 322-9.
  • "Testing the Mill Hypothesis of Fiscal Illusion", with Sausgruber, R.
    Public Choice 2005, 122(2): 39-68.
  • "Price Rigidity in Customer Markets", with Renner, E.
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2004, 55(4): 575-93.
  • "Voting when Money and Morals Conflict. An Experimental Test of Expressive Voting"
    Journal of Public Economics 2004, 88(7): 1645-64.
  • "Do Institutions Promote Rationality? An Experimental Study of the Three-Door Anomaly", with Slembeck, T.
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2004, 54(3): 337-50.
  • "Tax Evasion and Voting", with Feld, L.
    Kyklos 2002, 55(2): 197-221.
  • "Does Money Illusion Matter?", with Fehr, E.
    American Economic Review 2001, 91(5): 1239-62. (AER)
    Reprinted in: Carbone, E. and Starmer, C. (eds.): New Developments in Experimental
    Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.
    Reprinted in: Sadrieh, A. and Weimann, J. (eds.): Experimental Economics in Germany,  
    Austria, and Switzerland. A collection of papers in honor or Reinhard Tietz. Marburg: Metropolis, 
    2008: pp. 81-113.
  • "Institutions and Reciprocal Fairness", with Fehr, E.
    Nordic Journal of Political Economy 1996, 23(1): 133-44.
  • "Environmental Impairment Liability as an Instrument of Environmental Policy", with Zweifel, P.
    Ecological Economics 1994, 11(1): 43-56.
  • "Environmental Risk Internalization through Capital Markets (ERICAM): The Case of Nuclear Power", with Zweifel, P.
    International Review of Law and Economics 1993, 13(4): 431-44.

Books and contributions to edited volumes

  • "Experimental Evidence on Expressive Voting,” with A.K. Wagner. In: Congleton, R., Grofman, B. and Voigt, S. (eds.): Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, Forthcoming.
  • "Personality Traits and the Gender Gap in Ideology" Morton, R. and Wengström, E. In: Gallego, M. and Schofield, N. (eds.): The Political Economy of Social Choices. Springer, 2016: 153-85.
  • "Schaffen Institutionen Vertrauen?" with Spitzer, F. In: Hammer, E. und Tomaschek, N. (eds.): Vertrauen. Standpunkte zum sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Handeln. University – Society – Industry. Münster: Waxmann, 2013, Bd. 2: 91-104.
  • "Coordination Failure" In: W.A. Darity (ed.): International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2007, 2nd ed., Macmillan, Vol. 2: 127-8.
  • "Expectations and the Effects of Money Illusion" with Fehr, E. In: B. Agarwal and A. Vercelli (Eds.): Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behavior. Challenging Standard Assumptions. International Economic Association 2005, Ch. 8: 155-80.
  • "Instinct or Incentive to be Trustworthy? The Role of Informational Institutions", with Bohnet, I. and Huck, S.
    Jahrbuch für Neue Politische Ökonomie 2003, 21: 213-21.
  • "What Causes Nominal Inertia?" with Fehr, E. In: J. Carillo and I. Brocas (eds.): The Psychology of Economic Decisions, Vol. 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003: 299-322.
  • "Geldillusion und Geldpolitik", in: E. Fehr und G.S. Schwarz (eds.): Psychologische Grundlagen der Ökonomie. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2002: 91-5.
  • "Ursachen nominaler Rigiditäten", with Fehr, E. In: G. Chaloupek, A. Guger, E. Nowotny and G. Schwödiauer (eds.): Ökonomie in Theorie und Praxis. Berlin: Springer, 2001: 89-105.
  • "Money Illusion and Strategic Complementarity as Causes of Monetary Non-Neutrality" Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 1999, 472 (228 pages) Springer.

Didactic contributions

  • “Eksperimentel og psykologisk økonomi” with Sloth, B. Samfundsøkonomen 2005, 3(July): 8-11.
  • “Learning to be a Behavioral and Experimental Economist” Politen 2005, 2: 4-5.
  • “Wege zu einem besseren Verständnis von Geld als Kategorie der Nationalökonomie” Ethik und Sozialwissenschaften 2000, 11(4): 537-9.
  • “Mikroökonomie. Eine Einführung mit zahlreichen Beispielen und Anwendungen” (A Primer in Microeconomics). Zurich: AKAD-Verlag, 1999 (436 pages).
  • “Toolbox Mikroökonomie”. Zurich: AKAD-Verlag, 1999 (164 pages).
  • "Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung” mit Falk, A.; Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium WiSt 1997, 26(6): 326-9.
  • “Einführung in die Makroökonomie” Zürich: AKAD, 1997 (92 p., 40 fig.).
  • “Umwelthaftung aus ökonomischer Sicht” Plädoyer. Das Magazin für Recht und Politik, 1994, 3/94: 30-35.

Book reviews

  • “The Foundations of Behavioral Economic Analysis” by S. Dhami (2016, Oxford Univ. Press). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 2017, 67: 161-2.
  • “Bounds of Reason. Game Theory and the Unification of the Social Sciences” by H. Gintis (2009, Princeton Univ. Press). Journal of Economics 2010, 100(2): 185-8.
  • "Recent Developments in Behavioral Economics" by S. Maital (ed., 2007, Elgar). Journal of Economic Psychology 2008, 29(3): 869-71.
  • "Preference, Belief, and Similarity: Selected Writings by Amos Tversky" by E. Shafir (ed., 2004, MIT Press). Journal of Socio-Economics 2007, 36(4): 675-6.
  • "An Economic Theorist’s Book of Tales" by G.A. Akerlof (1984, Cambridge University Press). In: D. Herz and V. Weinberger (eds): Lexikon der ökonomischen Werke. Schäffer-Poeschel: Düsseldorf, 2006: 3-4.
  • "The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism " by L.-A. Gérard-Varet, S.-C. Kolm, and J. Mercier Ythier (eds., 2000, International Economic Association Conference Vol. no. 130, McMillan Press). Economica 2004, 71(282): 320-1.
  • "Public Goods and Private Wants. A Psychological Approach to Government Spending" by S. Kemp (2002, Edward Elgar). Economic Journal 2004, 114(496): F361-3.
  • "Behavioral Game Theory" by C.F. Camerer (2003, Princeton University Press). Journal of Socio-Economics 2003, 32(6): 717-20.
  • "Experimental Business Research" by R. Zwick and A. Rapoport (2002, Kluwer). Kyklos, 2002, 55(4): 605-7.
  • "Social Capital. A Multifaceted Perspective" by P. Dasgupta and I. Serageldin (eds., 2000, World Bank), Aussenwirtschaft 2001, 56(2): 276-7.

Policy Contributions and Newspaper articles

  • "Ökonomie für ein besseres Leben" Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2017, 14.10.2017: 33.
  • "Of Cashew Nuts, Marshmallows and the Wealth of Nations" The Dufour Street Journal 2016, Vol. 3: 25-26.
  • Various contributions to FehrAdvice blog on behavioral economics and behavioral finance, July - Nov. 2013.
  • "Why is Housing such a Popular Investment? A New Psychological Explanation" with Stephens, T.A., VoxEU, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Nov. 23, 2012.
  • "Predicting the Improbable", with Suetens, S. and C.B. Jørgensen, Vox, 22.4.2011.
  • "Can Markets Be Trusted?", with Huck, S., Policy Insight, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), No. 6, June 2007: 1-6.
  • "Learning to be a Behavioral and Experimental Economist" (contribution to student newspaper Politen at U Copenhagen) 5.2006.
  • "Geldillusion und Geldpolitik", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Nr. 125, 29.5.2001: 25.