Ben Smith

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics

College of Business Administration

60th and Dodge Streets

Omaha, NE 68182

United States

http://bensresearch.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

14

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972

SSRN CITATIONS

2

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Improving Student Performance through Loss Aversion

Smith, B., Shrader, R., White, D., Wooten, J., Dogbey, J., Nath, S., O'Hara, M.J., Xu, N., & Rosenman, R. (2019). Improving Student Performance Through Loss Aversion. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 5(4), 278-288.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2020
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, California State University, Stanislaus, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Louisiana Tech University - Department of Economics and Finance, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Accounting, Univ. of Neb. at Omaha - Finance, Banking, and Real Estate, Amazon.com, Inc. and Washington State University
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Prospect Theory, Loss Aversion, Student Grades, Incentives

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Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2023.10.035
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2023
Kellie Lindsay, Ben Smith and Dustin White
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics
Downloads 102 (482,964)

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Experimental Economic Methods, Labor Economics, Wage Discrimination, Bias

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On Guessing: An Alternative Adjusted Positive Learning Estimator and Comparing Probability Misspecification with Monte Carlo Simulations

Applied Psychological Measurement, https://doi.org/10.1177/01466216211013905
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 May 2018 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Ben Smith and Dustin White
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics
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Disaggregated Learning, Gain Measurement, Value-Added Learning, Monte Carlo Simulation

4.

Path Dependence as a Path to Consumer Surplus and Loyalty

Akhundjanov, S.B., Smith, B.O. & St. Brown, M. Path Dependence as a Path to Consumer Surplus and Loyalty. Rev Ind Organ (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-023-09904-2
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2023
Washington State University - School of Economic Sciences, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and Oregon Public Utility Commission
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Hotelling, Aftermarkets, Bounded Rationality, Complementary Goods, Path Dependance

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Network Externalities and Friendly Neighbors: When Firms Choose to Invite Competition

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2017
Dustin White and Ben Smith
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics
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entry and exit, network externalities, industry structure, barriers to entry

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Let Them Tweet Cake: Estimating Public Dissent Using Twitter

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2020
Ethan Spangler and Ben Smith
Independent and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics
Downloads 77 (575,433)

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Public Dissent, Twitter, Civil Unrest

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Assessing Proxies of Knowledge and Difficulty with Rubric-Based Instruments

Accepted at Southern Economic Journal
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2023
Ben Smith and Jadrian Wooten
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Downloads 74 (588,558)

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measuring knowledge, rubric assessment, assessment

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Giving Away the Store: How the Zero Price Constraint Results in Fewer Add-On Features

Economics Bulletin, Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 983-992, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Ben Smith
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics
Downloads 64 (635,840)

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Aftermarkets, Bounded Rationality, Consumer Myopia, Add-Ons, Shrouded Prices

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Changing It Up: Determining the Nash Equilibria for MLB pitchers

Accepted at American Behavioral Scientist
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2023
Dustin White and Ben Smith
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics
Downloads 58 (667,451)

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Baseball, Game Theory, Utility Maximization, Heuristics

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Distributional Properties of the Statistic of Online Student Evaluations: The Mean Does not Mean What You Think It Means

Ben O. Smith, Dustin R. White, Jamie Wagner, Patricia Kuzyk & Alex Prera (2023) Distributional properties of the statistic of online student evaluations: the mean does not mean what you think it means, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2023.2211079
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2023
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, Washington State University and Washington State University
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student evaluations, survey administration mediums, bootstrap, simulations, online teaching evaluation

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Estimating State-Industry Employment: With an Application to Industrial Localisation

Andrew J Cassey & Ben O Smith (2018) Estimating state-industry employment, with an application to industrial localization, Applied Economics, 50:48, 5189-5203, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2018.1486012
Posted: 16 May 2018 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2018
Andrew Cassey and Ben Smith
Washington State University and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics

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Processed Food, Localization

12.

Adjusting for Guessing and Applying a Statistical Test to the Disaggregation of Value-Added Learning Scores

Ben O. Smith & Jamie Wagner (2018) Adjusting for guessing and applying a statistical test to the disaggregation of value-added learning scores, The Journal of Economic Education, DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2018.1500959
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2018
Ben Smith and Jamie Wagner
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics

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Difference score, learning disaggregation, guessing, simulation

13.

Short vs. Long: Cognitive Load, Retention and Changing Class Structures

Education Economics. doi: 10.1080/09645292.2017.1305099
Posted: 04 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Elon University, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics and University of Nebraska at Omaha - College of Business Administration

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Cognitive Load, Class Structure, Retention

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Improved Grade Outcomes with an E-Mailed 'Grade Nudge'

Smith, Ben O. and White, Dustin R. and Kuzyk, Patricia and Tierney, James E. Improved Grade Outcomes with an E-mailed 'Grade Nudge.' The Journal of Economic Education, 2018 Forthcoming
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Economics, Washington State University - Department of Economics and Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

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nudge, bounded rationality, selective transparency, grading outcomes