Louis Putterman

Brown University - Department of Economics

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Providence, RI 02912

United States

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

Preferences for Redistribution and Perception of Fairness: An Experimental Study

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Aug 2009
Ruben Durante and Louis Putterman
Sciences Po and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 383 (59,542)
Citation 12

Abstract:

income distribution, political economy, redistribution, social preference

2.

State History and Economic Development: Evidence from Six Millennia

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Jul 2014
Oana Borcan, Ola Olsson and Louis Putterman
Göteborg University, University of Gothenburg and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 195 (84,175)

Abstract:

State history, comparative development

3.

States and Markets: The Advantage of an Early Start

Brown University Working Paper No. 2000-12
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Dec 2001
Louis Putterman, Valerie Bockstette and Areendam Chanda
Brown University - Department of Economics, Credit Suisse First Boston and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics
Downloads 187 (110,007)
Citation 42

Abstract:

Economic Growth, Economic Institutions

Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes: An Experiment

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 10-02
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jan 2010
Louis Putterman, Jean-Robert Tyran and Kenju Kamei
Brown University - Department of Economics, University of Vienna and Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 141 (169,237)
Citation 12

Abstract:

public good, voluntary contribution, formal sanction, experiment, penalty, voting

Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes: An Experiment

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Mar 2010
Louis Putterman, Jean-Robert Tyran and Kenju Kamei
Brown University - Department of Economics, University of Vienna and Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance
Downloads 42 (353,449)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Public good, voluntary contribution, formal sanction, experiment, penalty, voting

Voluntary Association in Public Goods Experiments: Reciprocity, Mimicry, and Efficiency

Brown U, Economics Working Paper No. 02-19
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jun 2002
Talbot Page, Louis Putterman and Bulent Unel
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Downloads 155 (156,023)
Citation 43

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, group formation, reciprocity

Voluntary Association in Public Goods Experiments: Reciprocity, Mimicry and Efficiency

Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 506, pp. 1032-1053, October 2005
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Dec 2005
Talbot Page, Louis Putterman and Bulent Unel
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Downloads 13 (493,734)
Citation 43

Abstract:

Agriculture, Diffusion, and Development: Ripple Effects of the Neolithic Revolution

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Nov 2006
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 144 (166,340)
Citation 13

Abstract:

economic growth, agriculture, transition to agriculture, Neolithic

Agriculture, Diffusion and Development: Ripple Effects of the Neolithic Revolution

Economica, Vol. 75, No. 300, pp. 729-748, November 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 5 (536,673)
Citation 13

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7.

Enterprise Restructuring and Firm Performance: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Enterprises in Jiangsu Province

William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 668
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 May 2004
Xiao-Yuan Dong, Louis Putterman and Bulent Unel
University of Winnipeg, Brown University - Department of Economics and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Downloads 145 (163,109)
Citation 4

Abstract:

China, ownership reform, privatization, SOE, TVE

Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Formal, Informal, and No Sanction Regimes

Brown Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
Downloads 78 (258,543)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Formal Sanctions, Informal Sanctions, Experiment, Voting, Cooperation

Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Formal, Informal, and No Sanction Regimes

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 11-04
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
Downloads 56 (310,171)
Citation 2

Abstract:

formal sanctions, informal sanctions, experiment, voting, cooperation, punishment

State or Nature? Formal vs. Informal Sanctioning in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

Brown Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Kenju Kamei, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
Downloads 92 (232,873)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Sanction, Social Dilemma, Public Goods, Voluntary Contribution Mechanism, Punishment, Experiment

State or Nature? Formal vs. Informal Sanctioning in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Kenju Kamei, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
Downloads 40 (360,506)
Citation 3

Abstract:

sanction, social dilemma, public goods, voluntary contribution mechanism, punishment, experiment

Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Nov 2008
Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 98 (223,068)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Economic Growth, Migration, Income Inequality, State History, Linguistic Distance

Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality

NBER Working Paper No. w14448
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 24 (430,692)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Security of Property as a Public Good: Institutions, Socio-Political Environment and Experimental Behavior in Five Countries

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4003
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Bank of Mexico - Economic Research Department, Brown University - Department of Economics, Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Innsbruck, Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Innsbruck
Downloads 80 (254,684)

Abstract:

property rights, theft, efficiency, experiment, socio-political factors

Security of Property as a Public Good: Institutions, Socio-Political Environment and Experimental Behavior in Five Countries

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
Bank of Mexico - Economic Research Department, Brown University - Department of Economics, Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Innsbruck, Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Innsbruck
Downloads 41 (356,932)

Abstract:

Property Rights, Theft, Efficiency, Experiment, Socio-Political Factors

12.

Lavish Returns on Cheap Talk: Non-Binding Communication in a Trust Experiment

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Sep 2007
Avner Ben-Ner, Louis Putterman and Ting Ren
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Downloads 104 (189,256)
Citation 5

Abstract:

trust game, trust, trustworthiness, reciprocity, commitment, communication, cheap talk.

Social Capability, History and the Economies of Communist and Post-Communist States

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2005-04
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 May 2005
Louis Putterman and Peter Iliev
Brown University - Department of Economics and Pennsylvania State University - Department of Finance
Downloads 104 (213,903)

Abstract:

economic growth, transition, Communism, history, ethnic fractionalization

Social Capability, History and the Economies of Communist and Post-Communist States

Studies in Comparative International Development, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Louis Putterman and Peter Illiev
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University

Abstract:

economic growth, transition, Communism, history, ethnic fractionalization

14.

Early Starts, Reversals and Catchup in the Process of Economic Development

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
Areendam Chanda and Louis Putterman
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 100 (208,566)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Economic growth, economic development, economic history

15.

Determinants and Economic Consequences of Colonization: A Global Analysis

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Aug 2012
Arhan Ertan, Louis Putterman and Martin Fiszbein
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 98 (168,834)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Colonization, Growth, Institutions, Pre-Modern Development, Migration

16.

On Perverse and Second-Order Punishment in Public Goods Experiments with Decentralized Sanctioning

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2004-12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 May 2005
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Economics
Downloads 93 (220,229)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, experiment, punishment, demand

17.
Downloads 90 (234,520)
Citation 1

Equality, Equity and Incentives: An Experiment

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 Sep 2010
University of Innsbruck, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Innsbruck
Downloads 47 (337,065)
Citation 1

Abstract:

equality, efficiency, voluntary contribution mechanism, incentives, experiment

Equality, Equity and Incentives: An Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5204
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
University of Innsbruck, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Innsbruck
Downloads 43 (350,063)
Citation 1

Abstract:

equality, efficiency, voluntary contribution mechanism, incentives, experiment

18.

The Ecology of Collective Action: A Public Goods and Sanctions Experiment with Controlled Group Formation

Brown University Department of Economics Paper No. 2004-01
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 May 2005
Umut Ones and Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 82 (246,758)
Citation 14

Abstract:

public goods, voluntary contribution mechanism, heterogeneous

19.

Sub-Saharan Growth Surprises: Geography, Institutions and History in an All African Data Panel

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Sep 2007
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 78 (252,391)

Abstract:

Sub-Saharan Africa, Institutions, Geography, Social and Historical

20.

Cooperation Under the Threat of Expulsion in a Public Goods Experiment

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 2004-05
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 May 2005
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 78 (244,935)
Citation 24

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, punishment

21.

Heterogeneous Predispositions and the Effects of Sorting, Voting, and Communication in Collective Action Dilemmas

Context and the Evolution of Mechanisms for Solving Collective Action Problems Paper
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 18 May 2010
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 68 (270,514)

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22.

Do Non-strategic Sanctions Obey the Law of Demand? The Demand for Punishment in the Voluntary Contribution Mechanism

Brown University Economics Working Paper No. 03-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Aug 2003
Christopher M. Anderson and Louis Putterman
University of Rhode Island - Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 60 (283,895)
Citation 46

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, experiment, punishment, demand

23.

Preferences for Redistribution and Perception of Fairness: An Experimental Study

Forthcoming, Journal of the European Economic Association
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Ruben Durante, Louis Putterman and Joel J. van der Weele
Sciences Po, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - Center for Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED)
Downloads 48 (274,900)
Citation 11

Abstract:

income distribution, political economy, redistribution, social preferences

24.

Getting Punishment Right: Do Costly Monitoring or Redistributive Punishment Help?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jan 2008
Talbot Page, Louis Putterman and Bruno Garcia
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University
Downloads 36 (353,393)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, experiment, punishment

25.

Trust Among the Avatars: A Virtual World Experiment, With and Without Textual and Visual Cues

Southern Economic Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Dec 2010
Stephen A. Atlas and Louis Putterman
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 35 (356,725)

Abstract:

trust, experiment, internet, virtual world, priming

26.

Not Just Babble: A Voluntary Contribution Experiment with Iterative Numerical Messages

Brown University Department of Economics Paper No. 2005-05
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 May 2005
Louis Putterman and Oliver Bochet
Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Namur
Downloads 35 (367,181)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, communication, punishment, cheap talk

27.

Not Just Babble: Opening the Black Box of Communication in a Voluntary Contribution Experiment

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2008
Olivier Bochet and Louis Putterman
New York University Abu Dhabi and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 24 (386,163)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Public goods, collective action, communication, punishment, cheap talk

28.

In Broad Daylight: Fuller Information and Higher-Order Punishment Opportunities Can Promote Cooperation

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2013
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 22 (382,171)

Abstract:

collective action, social dilemma, voluntary contribution, public goods, punishment, counter-punishment, higher-order punishment

29.

Institutions and Behavior: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Democracy

NBER Working Paper No. w13999
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 May 2008
Pedro Dal Bo, Andrew D. Foster and Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 22 (394,611)

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30.

Play it Again: Partner Choice, Reputation Building and Learning in Restarting, Finitely-Repeated Dilemma Games

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2013
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 19 (413,027)

Abstract:

cooperation, reputation, voluntary contribution, public goods, sorting, endogenous grouping, group formation, experiment

31.

Judicial Error and Cooperation

Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 14-27
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Dec 2014
Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Vienna
Downloads 18 (363,669)

Abstract:

Public goods, sanctions, type I errors, type II errors, willingness to pay

32.

An Uninterpreted Spatial Version of the Trust Game: Evidence of Reciprocity Without Suggestive Words, Evidence of Iterated Dominance Self-Taught

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Talbot Page and Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 13 (464,145)

Abstract:

33.

Early Starts, Reversals and Catch-Up in the Process of Economic Development

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 109, No. 2, pp. 387-413, June 2007
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Areendam Chanda and Louis Putterman
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 13 (474,409)
Citation 12

Abstract:

The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w21907
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Stelios Michalopoulos, Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 3 (546,914)

Abstract:

The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11366
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Jul 2016
Stelios Michalopoulos, Louis Putterman and David N. Weil
Brown University - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 0

Abstract:

Africa, agriculture, Culture, Development, Ethnicity

35.

Reforming China's Soes: An Overview

Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 353-380, 2008
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Sep 2010
Weiye Li and Louis Putterman
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 2 (527,845)
Citation 3

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36.

Reputation Transmission Without Benefit to the Reporter: A Behavioral Underpinning of Markets in Experimental Focus

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Sep 2015
Kenju Kamei and Louis Putterman
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1 (503,889)

Abstract:

reputation, prisoners’ dilemma, experiment, punishment, communication, costly reporting, social preference, inequity aversion

37.

On the Emergence of Labour Redundancy in China's State Industry: Findings from a 1980-1994 Data Panel

Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 111-128, 2001
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Sep 2010
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Louis Putterman
University of Winnipeg and Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1 (536,520)
Citation 3

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38.

Human Nature, Communication and Trust

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 119-131, March 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Jan 2009
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1 (536,520)

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39.

Gender and Redistribution: Experimental Evidence

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 16-063/I
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Thomas Buser, Louis Putterman and Joel J. van der Weele
University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE), Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - Center for Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED)
Downloads 0 (382,171)

Abstract:

gender, redistribution, overconfidence, risk attitudes, voting, taxation

40.

Trust and Communication in a Property Rights Dilemma

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jul 2016
Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Innsbruck, Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Bank of Mexico - Economic Research Department, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Innsbruck
Downloads 0 (469,371)

Abstract:

property rights, theft, efficiency, experiment, communication

41.

Learned Generosity? A Field Experiment with Parents and Their Children

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper 2706751
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2016
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Downloads 0 (319,564)

Abstract:

field experiment, children, parents, transmission, social preferences, influence

42.

Institutions, Social Capability, and Economic Growth

Economic Systems, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2013
Posted: 14 Oct 2015
Louis Putterman
Brown University - Department of Economics

Abstract:

Social capability, Institutions, Economic growth, Comparative development, Economy of China

43.

Why Capital Suppliers (Usually) Hire Workers: What We Know And What We Need To Know

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 43, No. 3, November 2000
Posted: 17 Jan 2001
Gregory K. Dow and Louis Putterman
Simon Fraser University and Brown University - Department of Economics

Abstract:

Firm ownership; Firm organization; Labor-managed firm; Control rights

44.

Pre-reform Industry and State Monopsony in China

J of Comparative Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 32-60, March 2000
Posted: 03 Oct 2000
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Louis Putterman
University of Winnipeg and Brown University - Department of Economics

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45.

A Note on Income Distribution and Government Transfers

Posted: 22 Apr 1997
William F. Bassett, John Burkett and Louis Putterman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), University of Rhode Island and Brown University - Department of Economics

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46.

Why Capital (Usually) Hires Labor: An Assessment of Proposed Explanations

Posted: 15 Jan 1997
Gregory K. Dow and Louis Putterman
Simon Fraser University and Brown University - Department of Economics

Abstract: