Y2K Bibliography of Experimental Economics and Social Science
Common Pool Resources

updated December 29, 1999
Charles A. Holt, cah2k@virginia.edu, suggestions and corrections welcome
(for online and personal use only)

Beckenkamp, Martin, and Axel Ostmann (1998) “Designing Multi-Agent Models for Common Property Resources,” University of Karlsruhe, Discussion Paper, presented at the Summer 1998 ESA Meeting. Keywords: experiments, public goods, game theory, common pool resource, computer simulation, bounded rationality, psychology. Abstract: The paper presents a comparison of simulated and human data in common-pool resource games. The simulations incorporate bounded rationality and psychological reactions like anger, greed, and fear. Email Contact: axel@cops.uni-sb.de

Beckenkamp, Martin, and Beate Wojtyniak (1998) “Optimizing Fines in Commons Dilemmas?,” University of Karlsruhe, Discussion Paper, presented at the Summer 1998 ESA Meeting. Keywords: experiments, public goods, common pool resources, efficient exclusion. Abstract: The paper resports commons dilemma experiments with penalties (sanctions) for excess resource depletion. The sanctions did not increase efficiency in two out of three sanction levels used. Email Contact: bwo@vwl3.wiwi.uni-karlsruhe.de

Budescu, David V., Amnon Rapoport, and Ramzi Suleiman (1992) “Simultaneous vs. Sequential Requests in Resource Dilemmas with Incomplete Information,” Acta Psychologica, 80297-310. Keywords: experiments, public goods, common pool resource, incomplete information, sequential decisions. Email Contact: dbudescu@s.psych.uiuc.edu

Budescu, David V.*, Amnon Rapoport, and Ramzi Suleiman (1994) “The Role of a Player's Position in a Resource Dilemma Game,” in Social Dilemmas and Cooperation, edited by U. Schulz, W. Albers and U. Mueller, New York: Springer-Verlag, 55-73. Keywords: experiments, public goods, common pool resource, sequential choice. Email Contact: dbudescu@s.psych.uiuc.edu

Budescu, David V., Amnon Rapoport, and Ramzi Suleiman (1995) “Positional Order Effects in Social Dilemma Games with Uncertain Resources,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 61225-238. Keywords: experiments, public goods, common pool resource, uncertainty, sequential decisions. Email Contact: dbudescu@s.psych.uiuc.edu

Budescu, David V., Amnon Rapoport, and Ramzi Suleiman (1995) “Common Pool Resource Dilemmas under Uncertainty: Qualitative Tests of Equilibrium Solutions,” Games and Economic Behavior, 10:1 (July), 171-201. Keywords: experiments, public goods, common pool resource, uncertainty. Email Contact: dbudescu@s.psych.uiuc.edu

Budescu, David V., Amnon Rapoport, and Ramzi Suleiman (1996) “Fixed Position and Property Rights in Sequential Resource Dilemmas Under Uncertainty,” Acta Psychologica, 93229-245. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, uncertainty, sequential choice. Email Contact: dbudescu@s.psych.uiuc.edu

Capra, C. Monica, Rosario Gómez, and Susana Cabrera-Yeto (1999) “A Bunch of Deviating Choices in Common Pool Resource Games with Sequential Decisions,” University of Málaga, Discussion Paper, presented at the Fall 1999 European Regional ESA Meeting. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, sequential game. Abstract: Two individuals make alternating decisions in a common pool resource game. The remaining stock grows at a fixed rate for a finite number of periods. Consistent deviations from the subgame perfect Nash equilibrium are observed. Email Contact: rosgomez@uma.es

Casari, Marco, and Charles R. Plott (1999) “Agents Monitoring Each Other in a Common Pool Resource Environment,” California Institute of Technology, Discussion Paper, presented at the Summer 1999 ESA Meeting. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource game, monitoring, punishment, cooperation. Email Contact: cplott@hss.caltech.edu

Dawes, Robyn M., Jeanne McTavish, and Harriet Shaklee (1977) “Behavior Communication and Assumptions about Other People's Behavior in a Commons Dilemma Situation,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 35:1 1-11. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, communications.

Gardner, Roy, Andrew Herr, Elinor Ostrom, and James Walker (1999) “The Power and Limitations of Proportional Cutbacks in Common-Pool Resources,” Indiana University, Discussion Paper. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resources, proportional cutbacks. Email Contact: gardner@ucs.indiana.edu

Gardner, Roy, Andrew Herr, Elinor Ostrom, and James Walker (1999) “Voting on Allocation Rules in Commons Without Face-to-Face Communication; Theoretical Issues and Experimental Results,” Economic Journal, forthcoming. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resources, voting. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu

Gardner, Roy, Michael Moore, and James Walker (1997) “Governing a Groundwater Commons: A Strategic and Laboratory Analysis of Western Water Law,” Economic Inquiry, 35(April), 218-234. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, water resources, environmental, law. Email Contact: gardner@ucs.indiana.edu

Gardner, Roy, Elinor Ostrom, and James M. Walker (1990) “The Nature of Common Pool Resource Problems,” Rationality and Society, 2335-358. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resources. Email Contact: gardner@ucs.indiana.edu

Giraud, Kelly L., and Mark L. Hermann (1999) “The Allocation of Renewable Resources Under Different Property Rights and Regulation Schemes,” University of Alaska Fairbanks, Discussion Paper. Keywords: experiments, classroom games, public, common pool resources, environmental economics, fisheries.

Grobelnik, Marko, Vesna Prasnikar, and Charles A. Holt (1999) “Classroom Games: Strategic Interaction on the Internet,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 13:2 (Spring), 211-220. Keywords: experiments, classroom games, game theory, extensive form games, common pool resources.

Hackett, Steven, Edella Schlager, and James Walker (1994) “The Role of Communication in Resolving Commons Dilemmas: Experimental Evidence with Heterogeneous Appropriators,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2799-126. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, communication. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu

Herr, Andrew, Roy Gardner, and James Walker (1997) “An Experimental Study of Time-Independent and Time-Dependent Externalities in the Commons,” Games and Economic Behavior, 1977-96. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resources, externalities, time dependent externalities. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu

Ito, Massaru, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, and Masashi Une (1995) “The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 28:3 311-335. Keywords: experiments, public, commons. Email Contact: saijo@iser.osaka-u.ac.jp

Meinhardt, Holger, and Axel Ostmann (1998) “Resolving Commons Dilemmas by Cooperative Games,” University of Karlsruhe, Discussion Paper, presented at the Summer 1998 ESA Meetings. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource games, cooperative game theory. Abstract: The paper uses cooperative game theory to reanalyze data from a common pool dilemma experiment. Email Contact: holger@iwb.uni-sb.de, hme@vwl3sun1.wiwi.uni-karlsruhe.de

Moore, Michael R., Roy Gardner, and James M. Walker (1998) “Groundwater Institutions: Models and Experiments,” in Designing Institutions for Environmental and Resource Management, edited by E. T. Loehman and D. M. Kilgour, Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 321-328. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, institutions, environmental economics, water. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu

Moxnes, Erling (1998) “Overexploitation of Renewable Resources: The Role of Misperceptions,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 37:1 107-127. Keywords: experiments, public, commons, biases.

Ostrom, Elinor, Roy Gardner, and James K. Walker (1994) Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource. Email Contact: ostrom@indiana.edu

Ostrom, Elinor, Roy Gardner, and James K. Walker (1997) “Theory, Field, and Laboratory: The Continuing Dialogue,” in Understanding Strategic Interaction: Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten, edited by W. Albers, W. Güth, P. Hammerstein, B. Moldovanu and E. van Damme, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 386-393. Keywords: experiments, methodology, field studies, public, common pool resource. Email Contact: ostrom@indiana.edu

Ostrom, Elinor, and James K. Walker (1991) “Communication in a Commons: Cooperation without External Enforcement,” in Laboratory Research in Political Economy, edited by T. Palfrey, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 289-322. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, communication. Email Contact: ostrom@indiana.edu

Ostrom, Elinor, and James K. Walker (1997) “Neither Markets Nor States: Linking Transformation Processes in Collective Action Arenas,” in Perspectives on Public Choice: A Handbook, edited by D. C. Mueller, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 35-72. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource. Email Contact: ostrom@indiana.edu

Rapoport, Amnon, David V. Budescu, and Ramzi Suleiman (1994*) “Sequential Requests From Randomly Distributed Shared Resources,” Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 37241-265. Keywords: experiments, public goods, common pool resource, sequential decisions. Email Contact: arapoport@bpa.arizona.edu

Suleiman, Ramzi, and Amnon Rapoport (1988) “Environmental and Social Uncertainty in Single Trial Resource Dilemmas,” Acta Psychologica, 6899-112. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resource, uncertainty. Email Contact: arapoport@bpa.arizona.edu

Walker, James M., and Roy Gardner (1992) “Probabilistic Destruction of Common-pool Resources: Experimental Evidence,” Economic Journal, 102:414 (September), 1149-1161. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resources. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu

Walker, James M., Roy Gardner, Andy Herr, and Elinor Ostrom (1999) “Collective Choice in the Commons: Experimental Results on Proposed Allocation Rules and Votes,” Economic Journal, forthcoming. Keywords: experiments, public, common pool resources, voting. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu

Walker, James M., Roy Gardner, and Elinor Ostrom (1990) “Rent Dissipation in a Limited-Access Common-Pool Resource: Experimental Evidence,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 19:3 (November), 203-211. Keywords: experiments, public, game theory, common pool resource, rent dissipation. Email Contact: walkerj@indiana.edu