Gary Bolton, Naveen Jindal Chair


Gary Bolton

International Faculty

Publications (since 2014)

In Press

Bolton, Gary., Greiner, Ben & Ockenfels, Axel. (in press).

"Dispute Resolution or Escalation? The Strategic Gaming of Feedback Withdrawal Options in Online Markets." Management Science.

Bolton, G. & Katok, E. (in press).

"Cry Wolf or Equivocate? Credible forecast guidance in a cost-loss game." Management Science.

Bolton, G. & Werner, P. 2016.

"The Influence of Potential on Wages and Effort." Experimental Economics, 19(3), 1-27.

Bolton, G. E., Feldhaus, C. & Ockenfels, A. 2016.

"Social Interaction Promotes Risk Taking in a Stag Hunt Game." German Economic Review, 17(3), 409-423.

Bolton, G. E., Ockenfels, A. & Stauf, J. 2015.

"Social Responsibility Promotes Conservative Risk Behavior." European Economic Review, 74, 109–127.

Bolton, G. E. & Ockenfels, A. 2014.

"Does Laboratory Mirror Behavior in Real World Markets? Fair Bargaining and Competitive Bidding on eBay." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 97, 143-154.

van Damme, E., Binmore, K. G., Roth, A. E., Samuelson L., Winter, E., Bolton, G. E., Ockenfels, A., Dufwenberg, M., Kirchsteiger, G., Gneezy, U., Kocher, M. G., Sutter, M., Sanfey, A. G., Kliemt, H., Selten, R., Nagel, R. & Azar, O. H. 2014.

"How Werner Güth’s Ultimatum Game Shaped our Understanding of Social Behavior." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 108, 292-318.

Press releases

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In the media

BYU Radio, 27.10.2015 | Julie Rose

„If you are a risk-taker, research shows you’ll be a little less-bold in your decisions when other people are involved. The power of the group to push people toward more conservative choices is fairly well documented. The question is, why does it happen?” Gary Bolton, professor of managerial economics and C-SEB principal investigator.

Link to article:, 18.09.2015 | Brittany Magelssen

„‘Suppose that the chances I’m going to take influence not only what will happen to me, but what will happen to you,’ Bolton said. ‘Does that change my risk-taking behavior? This is important because a lot of risk decisions are taken in groups—in terms of business, government or family. You’re not just deciding for yourself, but you’re deciding for others as well’.” Gary Bolton is professor of managerial economics and C-SEB principal investigator.

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