Experimental papers published by VELE researchers

2023 & forthcoming

  • -Dohmen, T., Quercia, S., and Willrodt, J. (2023). A note on Salience of Own Preferences and the Consensus Effect. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 209, 15-21.
  • -Levati, M.V., and Nardi, C. (2023). Letting third parties who suffer from petty corruption talk: Evidence from a collusive bribery experiment. European Journal of Political Economy, 76, 102233.


  • -Bašić, Z. and Quercia, S. (2022). The influence of self and social image concerns on lying. Games and Economic Behavior, 133, 162-169.
  • -Dickie, M., Adamowicz, W., Gerking, S., and Veronesi, M. (2022). Risk Perception, Learning, and Willingness to Pay to Reduce Heart Disease Risk. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 13(3), 363-382.
  • -Gächter, S., Kölle, F., and Quercia, S. (2022). Preferences and Perceptions in Provision and Maintenance Public Goods. Games and Economic Behavior, 135, 338-355.
  • -Jørgensen, L.K., Piovesan, M., and Willadsen, H. (2022). Gender Differences in Competitiveness: Friends Matter. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 101, 101955.


  • -Bucciol A., Quercia, S., and Sconti, A. (2021). Promoting Financial Literacy among the Elderly: Consequences on Confidence. Journal of Economic Psychology, 87, 102428.
  • -Fallucchi, F., Faravelli, M., and Quercia, S. (2021). Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19: What do people think?. Journal of Medical Ethics, 47, 3-6.
  • -Kölle, F. and Quercia, S. (2021). The Influence of Empirical and Normative Expectations on Cooperation. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 190, 691-703.


  • - Faillo, M., Grieco, D., and Zarri, L. (2020). The Impact of Peer Ratings on Cooperation: The Role of Information and Cost of Rating.  Journal of Public Economic Theory, 22(2),  408-432.
  • - Feess, E., Levati, M.V., Rieser, M., and Soraperra, I. (2020). High-powered contracts, self-selection, and welfare in settings with externalities. Economica, 87, 328-363.


  • - Attanasi, G., Battigalli, P., Manzoni, E., and Nagel, R. (2019). Belief-dependent preferences and reputation: Experimental analysis of a repeated trust game. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 167, 341-360.
  • - Casal S., Fallucchi F., and Quercia S. (2019). The Role of Morals in Three-Player Ultimatum Games. Journal of Economic Psychology, 70, 67-79.
  • - Conte, A., Levati, M.V., and Montinari, N. (2019). Experience in public goods experiments. Theory and Decision, 86(1), 65-93. 
  • Levati, M.V., and Koukoumelis A. (2019). An experiment investigating the spillover effects of communication opportunities. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 158, 147-157.


  • - Conte, A., Levati, M.V., and Nardi, C. (2018). Risk Preferences and the Role of Emotions. Economica, 85, 305-328.
  • - Fallucchi F. and Quercia S. (2018). Affirmative Action and Retaliation in Experimental Contests. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations, 156, 23-40.
  • - He, P., Veronesi, M., and Engel, S. (2018). Consistency of Risk Preference Measures: An Artefactual Field Experiment from Rural China. Journal of Development Studies, 54, 1955-1973.
  • - Lo Gerfo, E., Pisoni, A., Ottone, S., Ponzano, F., Zarri, L., Vergallito, A., Varoli, E., and Fedeli, D. (2018). Goal Achievement Failure Drives Corticospinal Modulation in Promotion and Prevention Contexts. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 1-11.
  • Nardi, C. (2018). Play versus Strategy Method: Behavior and the Role of Emotions in the Ultimatum Game. Italian Economic Journal, 4, 91-106.


  • - Carlsson, F., Kataria, M., Lampi, E., and Levati, M.V. (2017). Doing good with other people's money: An experiment on people's (un)willingness to grant others the freedom to choose. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 71, 79-87.
  • - Faillo, M., Grieco, D., and Zarri, L. (2017). Enforcing cooperation in public goods games: Is one punisher enough?. Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 55-73.
  • - Levati, M.V., Napel, S., and Soraperra, I. (2017). Collective choices under ambiguity. Group Decision and Negotiation, 26, 133-149. 


  • - Gueth, W., Levati, M.V., Nardi, C., and Soraperra, I. (2016). An ultimatum game with multidimensional response strategies. Review of Behavioral Economics, 3, 281-310.


  • - Bucciol, A., Montinari, N., and Piovesan, M. (2015). Do Not Trash the Incentive! Monetary Incentives and Waste Sorting. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117, 1204-1229.
  • - Cicognani, S., D'Ambrosio, A., Gueth, W., Pfuderer, S., and Ploner, M. (2015). Community projects: an experimental analysis of a fair implementation process. Social Choice and Welfare, 44, 109-132.
  • - Güth, W., Levati, M.V., and Soraperra, I. (2015). Common and private signals in public goods games with a point of no return. Resource and Energy Economics, 41, 164-184.
  • - Ottone, S., Ponzano, F., and Zarri, L. (2015). Power to the People? An Experimental Analysis of Bottom-Up Accountability of Third-Party Institutions. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 31, 2, 347-382.
  • - Soraperra, I., Savadori, L., Mittone, L., and Fraccaroli, F. (2015). Effects of Individual Risk Attitude, Safety Climate, and Affective Commitment on Safety Compliance. Business and Economic Research, 5, 196-226.


  • - Cicognani, S. and Mittone, L. (2014). Over-confidence and low-cost heuristics: an experimental investigation of choice behavior. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 8 (2014-36), 1-35.
  • - Conte, A. and Levati, M.V. (2014). Use of data on planned contributions and stated beliefs in the measurement of social preferences. Theory and Decision, 76(2), 201-223.
  • - Güth, W.,  Koukoumelis, A., Levati, M.V., and Ploner, M. (2014). Providing revenue-generating projects under a fair mechanism: An experimental analysis. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 108, 410-419.
  • - Güth, W., Levati, M.V., and Montinari, N. (2014). Ranking alternatives by a fair bidding rule: a theoretical and experimental analysis. European Journal of Political Economy, 34, 206-221.
  • - Kataria, M., Levati, M.V., and Uhl, M. (2014). Paternalism with hindsight: do protégés react consequentialistically to paternalism?. Social Choice and Welfare, 43(3), 731-746.
  • - Levati, M.V., Nicholas, A., and Rai, B. (2014). Testing the single-peakedness of other-regarding preferences. European Economic Review, 67, 197-209.
  • - Levati, M.V., Uhl, M., and Zultan, R. (2014). Imperfect recall and time inconsistencies: an experimental test of the absent-minded driver paradox. International Journal of Game Theory, 43(1), 65-88.
    - Pisoni, A., Lo Gerfo, E., Ottone, S., Ponzano, F., Vergallito, A., Romero Lauro, L.J., and Zarri, L. (2014). Fair Play Doesn’t Matter: MEP Modulation as a Neurophysiological Signature of Status Quo Bias in Economic Interactions. NeuroImage, 101, 150-158.