Nicholas Weller

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Assistant Professor

900 University Avenue

Riverside, CA 92521

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

The Mythology of Game Theory

Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 01-12
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 09 May 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 477 (39,909)

Abstract:

game theory, human behavior, Nash equilibrium, economics, Trust game, prediction markets

2.

The Theory of Minds Within the Theory of Games

Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2012
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 May 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 223 (89,475)

Abstract:

Behavioral game theory, experiments, cognition, Trust, Dictator, Donation, Prediction Markets

3.

Connected Coordination: Network Structure and Group Coordination

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2009
Mathew D. McCubbins, Ramamohan Paturi and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 195 (120,712)
Citation 2

Abstract:

networks, coordinatinon, experiments, human behavior

4.

The Promise of Process Tracing: Case selection in a World of Causal Complexity

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 19 May 2011
Jeb Barnes and Nicholas Weller
University of Southern California - Department of Political Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 167 (131,443)

Abstract:

process tracing, case selection, pathway cases, qualitative methods

5.

Finding Pathways: Case Selection for Studying Causal Mechanisms in Mixed-Methods Research

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Sep 2012
Jeb Barnes and Nicholas Weller
University of Southern California - Department of Political Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 154 (114,206)

Abstract:

causal mechanisms, case studies, qualitative research, mixed-methods research, case selection

6.

The Challenge of Flexible Intelligence for Models of Human Behavior

Technical Report of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Spring Symposium, 2012, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 03-12
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 09 May 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 145 (147,079)
Citation 1

Abstract:

game theory, economics, human behavior, experiments

7.

Testing the Foundations of Quantal Response Equilibrium

Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Jan 2013
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 99 (176,890)

Abstract:

bounded rationality, human behavior, Nash equilibrium, behavioral game theory, strategic uncertainty, social preferences, Quantal Response Equilibrium

8.

Trading Policy: Constituents and Political Party in U.S. Trade Policy

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2008
Nicholas Weller
University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 99 (218,567)
Citation 5

Abstract:

political economy, trade policy, congress

9.

Irrational Beliefs, Rational Actions: Understanding Subjects' Behavior in a Laboratory Experiment

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Mathew D. McCubbins and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 90 (227,779)
Citation 1

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10.

Trusting Your Beliefs: Understanding Beliefs and Behavior in a Trust Game

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2011
Mathew D. McCubbins and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 76 (244,656)

Abstract:

trust, game theory, belief elicitation, experimental design

11.

Making Talk Cheap (and Problems Easy): How Political and Legal Institutions Can Facilitate Consensus

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2010
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 75 (253,963)
Citation 1

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12.

Diffusion in Direct Democracy: The Effect of Political Information on Proposals for Tax and Expenditure Limits in the U.S. States

State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Vol.11, No. 3, pp. 348-368
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2012
Ellen Seljan and Nicholas Weller
Lewis & Clark College and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 72 (250,153)

Abstract:

Policy Diffusion, Tax and Expenditure Limits, State Politics

13.

Moral Hazard in Campaigns: Do Political Candidates Keep Hiring Their Consultants?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2009
Nina Walton and Nicholas Weller
University of Southern California and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 56 (307,770)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Political consulting, campaigns, principal-agent relationship, moral hazard

14.

Hurdles to Investment

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Nicholas Weller
University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 56 (302,597)

Abstract:

investment, information, trust

15.

The Elements of Protest: Combining Coordination, Cooperation, and Communication in the Lab

Prepared for American Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Sep 2012
Daniel P. Enemark, Mathew D. McCubbins and Nicholas Weller
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 45 (321,679)

Abstract:

collective action, experiments, networks, communication, coordination

16.

Opting in or Opting Out: The Conditions for Developing Consensus

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2010
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 41 (339,522)

Abstract:

consensus, experiments, political communication

17.

Can We Think Locally, Act Globally? Understanding When Local Information Can Facilitate Global Coordination

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2016
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 36 (369,464)

Abstract:

coordination, collective action, experiments, networks

18.

Cheap, Easy, or Connected: The Conditions for Creating Group Coordination

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 86, 2013, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 32 (352,271)

Abstract:

coordination, consensus, institutional design, experiments

19.

Bonding for Investment

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Nicholas Weller
University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 32 (380,699)

Abstract:

investment treaties, investment, experiments, international institutions

20.

Making Talk Cheap (and Problems Easy): How Legal and Political Institutions Can Facilitate Consensus

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 7, Issue 4, pp. 868-885, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Jan 2011
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 2 (524,553)
Citation 1

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21.

Unintended Causal Pathways: Probing Experimental Mechanisms Through Mediation Analysis

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 May 2017 Last Revised: 10 May 2017
R Joseph Huddleston and Nicholas Weller
University of Southern California, Department of Political Science, Students and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 0 (492,470)

Abstract:

survey experiments, audience costs, causal mechanisms, mediation analysis, experimental design, public opinion, foreign policy

22.

Coordinated Cooperation: The Effect of Network Structure on Coordination with Costly Actions

APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 16 Jul 2012
Nicholas Weller, Daniel P. Enemark and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Riverside (UCR), University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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