I am a Professor of Economics and Associate Dean in the Social Science Division of New York University Abu Dhabi as well as an affiliated researcher in the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). My main research interests lie within behavioral economics and public policy. In particular, I focus on the emergence and enforcement of prosocial norms, the behavioral determinants of labor market outcomes, and the effect of biases on discrimination. I regularly organize the international Symposium in Experimental Economics (iSEE). Finally, I am one of the founding researchers of the Center for Behavioral Institutional Design.

Email: ereuben@nyu.edu


Baranski, A., Reuben, E., and A. Riedl. Fairness and Coordination: The Role of Fairness Ideals in Coordination Failure and Success. Mimeo.
Erkut, H. and E. Reuben. Social networks and organizational helping behavior: Experimental evidence from the helping game. NYUAD Working paper.
Baranski, A. and E. Reuben. Competing for proposal rights: Theory and experimental evidence. NYUAD Working paper.
Lozano, L. and E. Reuben. (Re)Measuring preferences for competition. NYUAD Working paper.
Muñoz-Herrera, M. and E. Reuben (in press). The role of personal and impersonal relational contracts on partner selection and efficiency. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
Nikiforakis, N., E. Reuben, and R. Stüber (2024). Normative conflict and the gender gap in cooperation. Economics Letters 238: 111680.
Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2024). Overconfidence and Preferences for Competition. Journal of Finance 79: 1087-1121. [Download data]
Cortés, P., J. Pan, L. Pilossoph, E. Reuben, and B. Zafar (2023). Gender differences in job search and the earnings gap: Evidence from the field and lab. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 138: 2069–2126. [Download data]
Lozano, L., E. Ranehill, and E. Reuben (2023). Gender and preferences in the labor market: Insights from experiments. In K. F. Zimmermann (ed.) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Springer Cham.
Reuben, E., S.X. Li, S. Suetens, A. Svorenčík, T. Turocy, and V. Kotsidis (2022). Trends in the Publication of Experimental Economics Articles. Journal of the Economic Science Association 8: 1-15. [Download data]
Casoria, F., E. Reuben, and C. Rott (2022). The effect of group identity on hiring decisions with incomplete information. Management Science 68: 6336-6345. [Download data]
Behnk, S., L. Hao, and E. Reuben (2022). Shifting normative beliefs: On why groups behave more antisocially than individuals. European Economic Review 145: 104116. [Download data]
Cobo-Reyes, R., J.A. Lacomba, F. Lagos, C. Zenker, and E. Reuben (2021). Early adolescents' food selection after evaluating the healthiness of remote peers' food choices. Child Development 92: e1198-e1210.
Behnk, S. and E. Reuben (2021). On lies and hard truths. Frontiers in Psychology 12: 2627. [Download data]
Sarsons, H., K. Gërxhani, E. Reuben, and A. Schram (2021). Gender Differences in Recognition for Group Work. Journal of Political Economy 129: 101-147.
Fallucchi, F., D. Nosenzo, and E. Reuben (2020). Measuring preferences for competition with experimentally-validated survey questions. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 178: 402-423. [Download data]
Erkut, H. and E. Reuben (2019). Preference measurement and manipulation in experimental economics. In A. Schram and A. Ule (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics, 39-56. Edward Elgar Publishing: Glos, UK.
Reuben, E. and K. Timko (2018). On the Effectiveness of Elected Male and Female Leaders and Team Coordination. Journal of the Economic Science Association 4: 123-135. [Download data]
Reuben, E. and S. Suetens (2018). Instrumental reciprocity as an error. Games 9: 66.
Lacomba, J.A., F. Lagos, E. Reuben, and F. van Winden (2017). Decisiveness, Peace, and Inequality in Games of Conflict. Journal of Economic Psychology 63: 216-229.
Reuben, E., M. Wiswall, and B. Zafar (2017). Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender. Economic Journal 127: 2153-2186. [Download data]
Herrera, H., E. Reuben, and M.M. Ting (2017). Turf Wars. Journal of Public Economics 152: 143-153. [Download data]
Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2015). Procrastination and Impatience. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 58: 63-76.
Reuben, E., C. Traxler, and F. van Winden (2015). Advocacy and Political Convergence under Preference Uncertainty. European Economic Review 79: 16-36.
Lacomba, J.A., F. Lagos, E. Reuben, and F. van Winden (2014). On the Escalation and De-escalation of Conflict. Games and Economic Behavior 86: 40-57.
Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2014). How Stereotypes Impair Women's Careers in Science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 4403–4408. [Download data]
Markussen, T., E. Reuben, and J.-R. Tyran (2014). Competition, cooperation, and collective choice. Economic Journal 124: F163-F195. [Download data]
Reuben, E. and M. Stephenson (2013). Nobody Likes a Rat: On the Willingness to Report Lies and the Consequences Thereof. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 93: 384-391.
Großer, J., E. Reuben, and A. Tymula (2013). Political Quid Pro Quo Agreements: An Experimental Study. American Journal of Political Science 57: 582-597.
Großer, J. and E. Reuben (2013). Redistribution and Market Efficiency: An Experimental Study. Journal of Public Economics 101: 39-52.
Reuben, E. and A. Riedl (2013). Enforcement of Contribution Norms in Public Good Games with Heterogeneous Populations. Games and Economic Behavior 77: 122-137. [Download data]
Reuben, E., P. Rey-Biel, P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2012). The Emergence of Male Leadership in Competitive Environments. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 83: 111-117.
Reuben, E. and S. Suetens (2012). Revisiting Strategic versus Non-Strategic Cooperation. Experimental Economics 15: 24-43.
Krawczyk, M. and E. Reuben (2012). (Un)Available upon Request: Field Experiment on Researchers' Willingness to Share Supplementary Materials. Accountability in Research 19: 175-186.
Reuben, E. and F. van Winden (2010). Fairness Perceptions and Prosocial Emotions in the Power to Take. Journal of Economic Psychology 31: 908-922.
Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2010). Time Discounting for Primary and Monetary Rewards. Economics Letters 106: 125-127.
Reuben, E. and J.-R. Tyran (2010). Everyone is a Winner: Promoting Cooperation through All-Can-Win Intergroup Competition. European Journal of Political Economy 26: 25-35.
Hopfensitz, A. and E. Reuben (2009). The Importance of Emotions for the Effectiveness of Social Punishment. Economic Journal 119: 1534-1559.
Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2009). Is Mistrust Self-Fulfilling? Economics Letters 104: 89-91.
Reuben, E. and A. Riedl (2009). Public Goods Provision and Sanctioning in Privileged Groups. Journal of Conflict Resolution 53: 72-93. [Download data]
Reuben, E. and F. van Winden (2008). Social Ties and Coordination on Negative Reciprocity: The Role of Affect. Journal of Public Economics 92: 34-53.

Other writings

Bochet, O., N. Nikiforakis, E. Reuben, J. Wooders, and M. Wooders (2020). An introduction to the second special issue commemorating works of James Andreoni, Theodore Bergstrom, Larry Blume, and Hal Varian. Journal of Public Economic Theory 22: 279-284.
Bochet, O., N. Nikiforakis, E. Reuben, J. Wooders, and M. Wooders (2019). Introduction to the JPET special issues commemorating works of James Andreoni, Theodore Bergstrom, Larry Blume, and Hal Varian. Journal of Public Economic Theory 21: 799-803.
Lagos, F. and E. Reuben (2016). Macroeconomic experiments. In P. Brañas-Garza and A. Cabrales (eds.) Experimental Economics, 149-165. Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK.
Egas, M., R. Kats, X. van der Sar, E. Reuben, and M.W. Sabelis (2013). Human Cooperation by Lethal Group Competition. Scientific Reports 3: 1373.
Lagos, F. and E. Reuben (2011). Experimentos de Macroeconomía. In P. Brañas-Garza (ed.) Economía Experimental y del Comportamiento, 291-307. Antoni Bosch Editor: Barcelona, Spain.
Meier, S. and E. Reuben (2010). Competitive Dynamics and Business Strategy. Columbia CaseWorks 100414.
Reuben, E., P. Sapienza, and L. Zingales (2008). A Description of the Chicago-Templeton Longitudinal Study. University of Chicago.
Reuben, E. (2006). Fairness in the Lab - The Effects of Norm Enforcement in Economic Decisions. PhD Thesis. University of Amsterdam.
Reuben, E. (2003). The Evolution of Theories of Collective Action. Master Thesis. Tinbergen Institute.


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