Stephen V. Burks

University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science

Professor of Economics and Management

600 East 4th St.

Morris, MN 56267

United States

http://www.morris.umn.edu/academics/truckingproject/

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=1883

Center for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx)

External Fellow

University Park

Nottingham, NG7 2RD

United Kingdom

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cedex/people/external/index.aspx

Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota

Affiliated Researcher

200 Transportation & Safety Bldg.

511 Washington Ave. SE

Minneapolis, MN

United States

http://www.cts.umn.edu/

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Scholarly Papers (21)

The Facts About Referrals: Toward an Understanding of Employee Referral Networks

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2017
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Pennsylvania - Health Care Systems Department
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Referrals, productivity, worker selection, innovation, patents, cognitive ability, non-cognitive ability, job testing

The Value of Hiring Through Referrals

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7382
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 18 May 2013
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Pennsylvania - Health Care Systems Department
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referrals, productivity, worker selection, innovation, patents, cognitive ability, non-cognitive ability, job testing, call centers, high-tech, software, trucking, truck accidents

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Overconfidence is a Social Signaling Bias

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4840
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Mar 2010
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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overconfidence, Bayesian updating, self-image, social signaling, field experiment, IQ, numeracy, personality, MPQ

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Performance Pay and the Erosion of Worker Cooperation: Field Experimental Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2013
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Mar 2006
Stephen V. Burks, Jeffrey P. Carpenter and Lorenz Goette
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics and University of Lausanne
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field experiment, social preference, altruism, conditional cooperation, egoism

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Cognitive Skills Explain Economic Preferences, Strategic Behavior, and Job Attachment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3609
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Aug 2008
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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field experiment, risk aversion, ambiguity aversion, loss aversion, time preference, Prisoners Dilemma, social dilemma, IQ, MPQ, numeracy, U.S. trucking industry, for-hire carriage, truckload (TL), driver turnover, employment duration, survival model

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Toward the Integration of Personality Theory and Decision Theory in the Explanation of Economic and Health Behavior

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6750
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minnesota Crop Improvement Association and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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personality theory, decision theory, strategic behavior, credit score, smoking, obesity, prisoners' dilemma, job performance, heavy truck accident, truckload, turnover, trucker

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Comparing Students to Workers: The Effects of Social Framing on Behavior in Distribution Games

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1341
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Oct 2004
Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Stephen V. Burks and Eric A. Verhoogen
Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science and Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
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Ultimatum game, Dictator game, fairness, reciprocity, field experiment

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Training Contracts, Worker Overconfidence, and the Provision of Firm-Sponsored General Training

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 18 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2013
Mitchell Hoffman and Stephen V. Burks
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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Firm-sponsored general training, training contracts, overconfidence

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Using Behavioral Economic Experiments at a Large Motor Carrier: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2789
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 May 2007
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne, California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics, Independent and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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field experiment, risk aversion, loss aversion, time preference, IQ, MPQ, numeracy, U.S. trucking industry, for-hire carriage, truckload (TL), driver turnover, employment duration, survival model, tenure-productivity curve

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Stuck in the Slow Lane: Traffic Composition and the Measurement of Labor Productivity in the U.S. Trucking Industry

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2576
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Kenneth Boyer and Stephen V. Burks
Michigan State University and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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labor productivity, physical productivity, nominal versus real productivity, ton-mile, transportation, trucking industry, VIUS, traffic mix, long haul, short haul, service quality

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Fairness and Freight-Handlers: Local Labor-Market Conditions and Wage-Fairness Perceptions in a Trucking Firm

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1352
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Oct 2004
Eric A. Verhoogen, Jeffrey P. Carpenter and Stephen V. Burks
Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Middlebury College - Department of Economics and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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fairness, gift exchange, reference point, efficiency wage

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Which Measures of Time Preference Best Predict Outcomes? Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5808
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Jul 2011
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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time preference, impatience, discounting, present bias, field experiment, trucker

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Lab Measures of Other-Regarding Preferences Can Predict Some Related On-the-Job Behavior: Evidence from a Large Scale Field Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9767
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Mar 2016
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, University of Nottingham, University of Minnesota - Morris, Innovations for Poverty Action, Northwestern University, University of Bonn and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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experiments, generalizability, external validity, parallelism, social identity, other-regarding behavior, costly cooperation, social preferences, prisoners' dilemma, trucker, truckload

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Health Behavior and Accident Risk: Obesity is Associated with the Future Risk of Heavy Truck Crashes Among Newly Recruited Commercial Drivers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6408
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Mar 2012
University of Minnesota - Morris, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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body mass index, obesity, traffic accidents, commercial motor vehicle, heavy truck, Poisson regression, Cox proportional hazard, truckload, health behavior

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A Multi-Method Approach to Identifying Norms and Normative Expectations within a Corporate Hierarchy: Evidence from the Financial Services Industry

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5818
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Jul 2011
Stephen V. Burks and Erin L. Krupka
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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norms, ethics, financial adviser, corporate leader, financial services, field experiment, coordination game

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Self Selection Does Not Increase Other-Regarding Preferences Among Adult Laboratory Subjects, But Student Subjects May Be More Self-Regarding than Adults

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5389
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Dec 2010
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association, University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Nottingham, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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methodology, selection bias, laboratory experiment, field experiment, other-regarding behavior, social preferences, truckload, trucker

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What are Over-the-Road Truckers Paid For? Evidence from an Exogenous Regulatory Change on the Role of Social Comparisons and Work Organization in Wage Determination

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6375
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Mar 2012
Stephen V. Burks and Frederick Guy
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science and University of London - Birkbeck College
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fair wage, equity, compensating differential, cognitive ability, quasi-rent, rent-sharing, work organization, trucking, trucker, less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload (TL), regulation, deregulation, union premium

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Moving Ahead by Thinking Backwards: Cognitive Skills, Personality, and Economic Preferences in Collegiate Success

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7952
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, University of Minnesota - Morris, University of Minnesota - Morris, University of Minnesota - Morris, University of Minnesota - Morris, University of Lausanne, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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graduation, Big Five, cognitive skill, backward induction, economic preferences, GPA

Training Contracts, Employee Turnover, and the Returns from Firm-Sponsored General Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10835
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Mitchell Hoffman and Stephen V. Burks
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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training contract, firm-sponsored general training, organizations, trucking, truck driver, truckload

Training Contracts, Employee Turnover, and the Returns from Firm-Sponsored General Training

NBER Working Paper No. w23247
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Mitchell Hoffman and Stephen V. Burks
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Large Motor Carrier: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project

NBER Working Paper No. w12976
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2018
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science, Middlebury College - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne, California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics and Independent
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Worker Overconfidence: Field Evidence and Implications for Employee Turnover and Returns from Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10794
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Mitchell Hoffman and Stephen V. Burks
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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overconfidence, biased learning, turnover, truckload, firm-sponsored training, truck driver

Worker Overconfidence: Field Evidence and Implications for Employee Turnover and Returns from Training

NBER Working Paper No. w23240
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Mar 2017
Mitchell Hoffman and Stephen V. Burks
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science
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Is the U.S. Labor Market for Truck Drivers Broken? An Empirical Analysis Using Nationally Representative Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11813
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Stephen V. Burks and Kristen A. Monaco
University of Minnesota, Morris - Division of Social Science and California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics
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occupational mobility, industrial mobility, trucking, truckload, motor freight, turnover, truck driver, driver shortage, secondary labor market segment