Bradley J. Ruffle

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4

Canada

http://https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/people/ruffle-bradley

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Are Good-Looking People More Employable?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2014
Bradley J. Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudiner
McMaster University and Ariel University - Department of Economics
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beauty, discrimination, job interview, jealousy, experimental economics

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Tat Will Tell: Tattoos and Time Preferences

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Bradley J. Ruffle and Anne Wilson
McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 617 (53,594)
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experimental economics, tattoo, time preferences, impulsivity

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Clever Enough to Tell the Truth

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2016
Bradley J. Ruffle and Yossef Tobol
McMaster University and The Jerusalem College of Technology
Downloads 594 (55,577)
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honesty, cognitive ability, soldiers, high non-monetary stakes

Clever Enough to Tell the Truth

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9860
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Apr 2016
Bradley J. Ruffle and Yossef Tobol
McMaster University and The Jerusalem College of Technology
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honesty, cognitive ability, soldiers, high non-monetary stakes

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Does it Pay to Pray? Evaluating the Economic Return to Religious Ritual

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Oct 2003
Bradley J. Ruffle and Richard H. Sosis
McMaster University and University of Connecticut - Department of Anthropology
Downloads 341 (108,961)
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economics of religion, experimental economics, religious ritual, cooperation, signaling, field experiment, kibbutz

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Buyer Countervailing Power: A Survey of the Theory and Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Apr 2006
Bradley J. Ruffle
McMaster University
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Buyer power, experimental economics, price discrimination, quantity discounts

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Here's Something You Never Asked for, Didn't Know Existed, and Can't Easily Obtain: A Search Model of Gift Giving

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Jan 2001
Todd R. Kaplan and Bradley J. Ruffle
University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics and McMaster University
Downloads 310 (120,811)
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Gift Giving, Search, Welfare, Retailing, Refunds

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Do Religious Contexts Elicit More Trust and Altruism? An Experiment on Facebook

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Mar 2010
Bradley J. Ruffle and Richard H. Sosis
McMaster University and University of Connecticut - Department of Anthropology
Downloads 303 (123,820)
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Religion, Trust, Altruism, Religious Context, Religious-Secular Conflict

Are Income and Consumption Taxes Ever Really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment with Real Goods

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2194
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Jan 2008
Tomer Blumkin, Bradley J. Ruffle and Yosef Ganun
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, McMaster University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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experimental economics, tax equivalence, income tax, consumption tax, behavioral economics

Are Income and Consumption Taxes Ever Really Equivalent? Evidence from a Real-Effort Experiment with Real Goods

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5145
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Tomer Blumkin, Bradley J. Ruffle and Yosef Ganun
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, McMaster University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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experimental economics, tax equivalence, income tax, consumption tax, behavioral economics

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The Self-Serving Bias and Beliefs About Rationality

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Jan 2001
Todd R. Kaplan and Bradley J. Ruffle
University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics and McMaster University
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Tax and Subsidy Incidence Equivalence Theories: Experimental Evidence from Competitive Markets

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Bradley J. Ruffle
McMaster University
Downloads 227 (165,663)
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tax incidence equivalence, subsidy, competitive markets, experimental markets, framing effects

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99: Are Retailers Best Responding to Rational Consumers? Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Dec 2002
Bradley J. Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudiner
McMaster University and Ariel University - Department of Economics
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99 cents, experimental economics, rational expectations, public goods, imitation

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The Strategies Behind Their Actions: A New Method to Infer Repeated-Game Strategies and an Application to Buyer Behavior

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Feb 2002
Jim Engle-Warnick and Bradley J. Ruffle
McGill University - Department of Economics and McMaster University
Downloads 186 (199,152)
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Strategy inference, repeated-game strategies, Bayesian methods, strategic buyer behavior, binary decision tree, experimental posted-offer market

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Just How Cooperative are Kibbutz Members? Field Experiments on Israeli Kibbutzim and in Israeli Cities

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jun 2002
Bradley J. Ruffle and Richard H. Sosis
McMaster University and University of Connecticut - Department of Anthropology
Downloads 166 (219,696)
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cooperation, field experiment, kibbutz, in-group-out-group bias, self-selection, socialization

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Buyer Concentration as a Source of Countervailing Power: Evidence from Experimental Posted-Offer Markets

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 May 2002
Jim Engle-Warnick and Bradley J. Ruffle
McGill University - Department of Economics and McMaster University
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Strategic buyer behavior, buyer concentration, market structure, experimental economics

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Which Way to Cooperate

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2011
Todd R. Kaplan and Bradley J. Ruffle
University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics and McMaster University
Downloads 155 (232,765)
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experimental economics, cooperation, incomplete information, alternating, cutoff strategies, random payoffs

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Do Buyer-Size Discounts Depend on the Curvature of the Surplus Function? Experimental Tests of Bargaining Models

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Aug 2003
Hans-Theo Normann, Bradley J. Ruffle and Christopher M. Snyder
Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Department of Economics, McMaster University and Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
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buyer-size discounts, surplus function, experimental economics, posted-bid market

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Compliance with Social Distancing: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Ontario during COVID-19

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Sep 2020
Anastasios Papanastasiou, Bradley J. Ruffle and Angela Zheng
McMaster University, McMaster University and McMaster University
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COVID-19; physical distancing; non-compliance fines; wage subsidies; risk of infection

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Coordination and Critical Mass in a Network Market: An Experimental Investigation

Bar-Ilan University Department of Economics Research Paper No. 2010-03
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2010
Bradley J. Ruffle, Avi Weiss and Amir Etziony
McMaster University, Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise - Hewlett-Packard Company
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experimental economics, network goods, coordination game, critical mass

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The Truth About Tattoos

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Jun 2018
Bradley J. Ruffle and Anne Wilson
McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 82 (364,626)

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experimental economics, tattoo, honesty, strategic cheating

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The Impact of Tax Exclusive and Inclusive Prices on Demand

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2012
Naomi E. Feldman and Bradley J. Ruffle
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Economics and McMaster University
Downloads 74 (386,693)
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experimental economics, sales tax, VAT, tax salience

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When do Large Buyers Pay Less? Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Aug 2009
Bradley J. Ruffle
McMaster University
Downloads 72 (397,160)
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experimental economics, large-buyer discounts, buyer power, seller competition

When Do Large Buyers Pay Less? Experimental Evidence

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 61, Issue 1, pp. 108-137, 2013
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Mar 2013
Bradley J. Ruffle
McMaster University
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The Impact of Tax Exclusive and Inclusive Prices on Demand

FEDS Working Paper No. 2012-50
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Dec 2012
Naomi E. Feldman and Bradley J. Ruffle
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Economics and McMaster University
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Experimental economics, sales tax, VAT, tax salience

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Screening for Honesty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8286
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jul 2014
Bradley J. Ruffle and Yossef Tobol
McMaster University and The Jerusalem College of Technology
Downloads 50 (468,965)

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experimental methods, honesty, personnel selection, soldiers, high non-monetary stakes, regression discontinuity design

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First-Mover Advantage in Best-Of Series: An Experimental Comparison of Role-Assignment Rules

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2014
Bradley J. Ruffle and Oscar Volij
McMaster University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics
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experimental economics, two-sided competitions, best-of series, asymmetric game, psychological pressure

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Heterogeneity in the Support for Mandatory Masks Unveiled

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jan 2021
University of Toronto, McMaster University, McMaster University and McMaster University
Downloads 39 (517,054)

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COVID-19, mandatory protective masks, heterogeneity in beliefs, ideology, political partisanship

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Costly Superstitious Beliefs: Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Ya'akov M. Bayer, Bradley J. Ruffle, Ze'ev Shtudiner and Ro'i Zultan
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, McMaster University, Ariel University - Department of Economics and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Downloads 38 (521,823)
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experimental economics, individual choice, pregnancy, popular beliefs, superstition, repugnance

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Good-Looking Prices

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Mar 2020
Bradley J. Ruffle, Arie Sherman and Ze'ev Shtudiner
McMaster University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Ariel University - Department of Economics
Downloads 26 (588,112)
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experimental economics, beauty, price discrimination, negotiation, price discounts, search costs

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Insurable Losses, Pre-filled Claims Forms and Honesty in Reporting

McMaster University, Department of Economics Working Paper 2020-01
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2020
William G. Morrison and Bradley J. Ruffle
Wilfrid Laurier University and McMaster University
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experimental economics, pre-filled forms, pre-populated fields, insurance, dishonesty, claim build-up

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Cooperation through Coordination in Two Stages

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2017
Todd R. Kaplan, Bradley J. Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudiner
University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics, McMaster University and Ariel University - Department of Economics
Downloads 24 (601,076)
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experimental economics, cooperation, efficiency, two-stage games, turn-taking.

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Honest on Mondays: Honesty and the Temporal Distance between Decisions and Payoffs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7312
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Bradley J. Ruffle and Yossef Tobol
McMaster University and The Jerusalem College of Technology
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experimental economics, honesty, temporal distance, soldiers

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Do Religious Contexts Elicit More Trust and Altruism? Decision-Making Scenario Experiments

Electronic version of an article published as [Journal of Economics, Management and Religion, Volume 1, Number 1, 2020, 25 pages] [DOI/10.1142/S2737436X20500028] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company]
Posted: 01 Feb 2021
Bradley J. Ruffle and Richard H. Sosis
McMaster University and University of Connecticut - Department of Anthropology

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Religion; trust; altruism; religious context; religious-secular conflict

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Some Factors Affecting Demand Withholding in Posted-Offer Markets

Posted: 12 Mar 2001
Bradley J. Ruffle
McMaster University

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Strategic Buyer Behavior, Demand Withholding, Fairness, Reference Profit