David Gill

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I work at the University of Oxford, where I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, the Roger Van Noorden Fellow in Economics at Hertford College, and an Associate Member of the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences.

I am an applied microeconomist who uses game theory and experiments to understand how people and firms behave. My research intersects with labor economics and industrial organization. For more information, click on the tabs to see my research papers, CV and research statement.

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Research Statement

Papers in Refereed Journals

[13] Cognitive ability, character skills, and learning to play equilibrium: A level-k analysis (with Victoria Prowse)
Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming. Working Paper Web Appendix

[12] Competition in posted prices with stochastic discounts (with John Thanassoulis)
Economic Journal, forthcoming. DOI Working Paper

[11] Desert and inequity aversion in teams (with Rebecca Stone)
Journal of Public Economics, 123, 42-54, 2015. DOI Working paper

[10] Gender differences and dynamics in competition: The role of luck (with Victoria Prowse)
Quantitative Economics, 5(2), 351-376, 2014. Paper

[9] Cheating in the workplace: An experimental study of the impact of bonuses and productivity (with Victoria Prowse and Michael Vlassopoulos)
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 96, 120-134, 2013. DOI Working paper

[8] A structural analysis of disappointment aversion in a real effort competition (with Victoria Prowse)
American Economic Review, 102(1), 469-503, 2012. Paper Web Appendix

[7] The optimal choice of pre-launch reviewer (with Daniel Sgroi)
Journal of Economic Theory, 147(3), 1247-1260, 2012. DOI Working paper

[6] Fairness and desert in tournaments (with Rebecca Stone)
Games and Economic Behavior, 69(2), 346-364, 2010. DOI Working paper

[5] The impact of bargaining on markets with price takers: Too many bargainers spoil the broth (with John Thanassoulis)
European Economic Review, 53(6), 658-674, 2009. DOI Working paper

[4] Sequential decisions with tests (with Daniel Sgroi)
Games and Economic Behavior, 63(2), 663-678, 2008. DOI Working paper

[3] Strategic disclosure of intermediate research results
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 17(3), 733-758, 2008. DOI Working paper

[2] Soft money and hard choices: Why political parties might legislate against soft money donations (with Christine Lipsmeyer)
Public Choice, 123(3-4), 411-438, 2005. DOI Working paper

[1] Sequential decision-making and asymmetric equilibria: An application to takeovers (with Daniel Sgroi)
B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 4(1) Topics, Art. 11, 2004. DOI Working Paper

Working Papers

First-place loving and last-place loathing: How rank in the distribution of performance affects effort provision (with Zdenka Kissova, Jaesun Lee and Victoria Prowse)
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A novel computerized real effort task based on sliders (with Victoria Prowse)
Working Paper z-Tree code

Email: david.gill@economics.ox.ac.uk
Cell: +44 (0) 77 1475 6170
Office: 2130 (Phase II)

Department of Economics
University of Oxford
Manor Road Building
Oxford OX1 3UQ, UK