Resources for Students and Researchers

DyPy: Python Library for Evolutionary Dynamics in Games (White Paper)

Created by Eric Lubin and Andrew Ferdowsian

Published Papers

Putting Social Rewards and Identity Salience to the Test: A Field Experiment on Teachers in Philadelphia

with Syon Bhanot, Gordon Kraft-Todd, and Dave Rand
Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, January 2018

Behavioral Science Tools to Strengthen Energy and Environmental Policy

with a large team headed by Elke Weber
Behavioral Science & Policy, August 2017

Potential Follow-up Increases Private Contributions to Public Goods

with Todd Rogers and John Ternovski
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May 2016

Promoting Cooperation in the Field

with Gordon Kraft-Todd, Syon Bhanot, and Dave Rand
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, June 2015

Cooperate Without Looking

with Moshe Hoffman and Martin Nowak
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, January 2015
Supplemental Information

Harnessing Reciprocity to Promote Cooperation and the Provisioning of Public Goods

with Moshe Hoffman and Dave Rand
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, October 2014.
"Lightning" Video Summary

Powering Up with Indirect Reciprocity in a Large-scale Field Experiment

with Moshe Hoffman, Dave Rand, and Martin Nowak
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2013

Working Papers

The Evolutionary Basis of Sex Differences in Risk Preferences

with Moshe Hoffman
Last Updated: September 2013

The Benefits of Reducing Fraud

with Dan Becker, Jack Mountjoy, and Doug Smith
Last Updated: December 2012

Books and Book Chapters

Game Theory and Morality

with Moshe Hoffman, and Carlos David Navarrete
The Evolution of Morality, Edited by Todd Shackelford and Ranald Hansen, Springer, 2016

Articles and Opinions in the Popular Press

Feeling helpless about the US election? Five things you can do to get out the vote in 2016

with Moshe Hoffman and Dave Rand
Quartz; November 02, 2016

The Trick to Acting Heroically

with Dave Rand
The New York Times; August 30, 2015

How To Get People to Pitch In

with Gordon Kraft-Todd, Syon Bhanot, and Dave Rand
The New York Times; May 15, 2015

How To Prevent Summer Blackouts

with Moshe Hoffman and Dave Rand
The New York Times; July 4, 2014

The Red Line on Chemical Weapons in Syria

with Moshe Hoffman
The Economist; September 14, 2013

The Risks of Avoiding a Debate on Gender Differences

with Moshe Hoffman
Rady Business Review; Winter 2013

Assigning Property Rights to Human Tissue

with Marcella Bothwell
Rady Business Review; Winter 2013

Media Mentions

Wem selbstloses Verhalten nutzt

Deutschland Radio; June 2, 2015

Playing the ‘Envelope Game’

Harvard Gazette; February 19, 2015

What is the motive?

Neuro-patch; February 12, 2015

Theoretical Support Found for ‘Authentic Altruism’

The Boston Globe; January 28, 2015

Echte Moral will keine Kostenrechnung

Die Presse; January 26, 2015

How to Choose a Customer Engagement Strategy That Works

GreenBiz; December 6, 2013

The Psychology of Being Online

Huffington Post; October 8, 2013

Reputation Plays A Role in Participation

Bowdoin Daily Sun; June 28, 2013

New Study Shows Reputation Trumps Money

Psych Central; June 15, 2013

Reputation vs. Cash Rewards: How to Inspire Good Behavior

TIME; June 14, 2013

‘Observability’ a Strong Influence on Deeds, Research Finds

Harvard Gazette; June 12, 2013

Positive Peer Pressure More Effective Than Cash Incentives, Study Finds

UCSD News Center; June 11, 2013

Other Interests

My Grandfather's Blog

Enthralling stories of hijackings and more


My Flickr page


Some recordings on Soundcloud


My (incredible) CrossFit gym


The most fun you can legally have in Somerville, MA