Amnon Rapoport

Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations

Degrees

Ph.D. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Dilemmas
  • Behavioral Operations Management 
  • Behavioral Games Theory

Publications and Working Papers

Publications

Rapoport, A. & Amaldoss, W. (2008). In search of experimental support for an asymmetric equilibria solution in symmetric investment games. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 67, 200-203.

Bearden, J.N., Murphy, R.O., & Rapoport, A. (2008). Decision biases in revenue management: Some behavioral evidence. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 10, 625-636.

Otsubo, H., & Rapoport, A. (2008). Vickrey's model of traffic congestion discretized. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 42, 873-889.

Otsubo, H., & Rapoport, A. (2008). Dynamic volunteer's dilemma in finite and discrete time: Theory and Experimental evidence. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 52, 961-984.

Aoki, K, Ohtusbo, Y., Rapoport, A., & Saijo, T. (2007). Effects of prior investment and personal responsibility in a simple network game. Social Psychology, 13, 9-12

Stein, W. E., Rapoport, A., Seale, D. A., Zhang, H., & Zwick, R. (2007). Batch queues with choice of arrivals: Equilibrium analysis and experimental study. Games and Economic Behavior59, 345-363.

Ohtsubo, Y. & Rapoport, A. (2006). Depth of reasoning in strategic form games.   Journal of Socio-Economics35, 31-47.

Murphy, R. O., Rapoport, A., & Parco, J. E. (2006). Breakdown of cooperation in iterative real-time trust dilemmas.   Experimental Economics9, 147-166.

Bearden, J. N., Rapoport, A., & Murphy, R. O. (2006). Sequential selection and assignment with relative ranks: An experimental study.  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making19, 229-250.

Bearden, J. N., Rapoport, A., & Murphy, R. O. (2006).  Sequential observation and selection with rank-dependent payoffs: An experimental test of alternative decision rules. Management Science52, 1437-1449.

Rapoport, A., Mak, V., & Zwick, R. (2006). Navigating congested networks with variable demand: Experimental evidence. Journal of Economic Psychology (Special Issue: Research Inspired by Thomas C. Schelling)27, 648-666.

Gunnthorsdottir, A. & Rapoport, A. (2006).  Egalitarian vs. proportional profit-sharing rules in multi-level collective action problems.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,  101, 184-199.

Rapoport, A. & Zwick, R. (Eds.) (2005). Experimental Business Research Volume II.  Dordrecht, Holland: Springer, pp. 267.

Zwick, R. & Rapoport, A. (Eds.) (2005)Experimental Business Research Volume III. Dordrecht, Holland: Springer, pp. 318.

Seale, D. A., Parco, J. E., Stein, W. E., & Rapoport, A. (2005). Joining a queue or staying out: Effects of information structure and service time on large group coordination. Experimental Economics8, 117-144.

Rapoport, A. and Bearden, J. N. (2005). Strategic behavior in monkeys.  Trends in Cognitive Psychology9, 213-215.

Parco, J. E., Rapoport, A., & Amaldoss, W. (2005). Two-stage contests with budget constraints: An experimental study.  Journal of Mathematical Psychology49, 320-338.

Stein, W. E. & Rapoport, A. (2005). Symmetric multistage contests with budget constraints. Public Choice124, 309-328.

Amaldoss, W. & Rapoport, A. (2005). Collaborative product and market development: A theoretical and experimental investigation.  Marketing Science24, 396-414.

Bearden, J N., Murphy, R. O., & Rapoport, A. (2005). A multi-attribute extension of the secretary problem: Theory and Experiments. Journal of Mathematical Psychology49, 410-425.

Garratt, R., Parco, J. E., & Qin, C. -Z., and Rapoport, A. (2005). Potential maximization and coalition government formation. International Game Theory Review7, 1-23.

Goren, H., Rapoport, A., & Kurzban, R. (2004). Revocable commitments to public goods provision under the real-time protocol of play.   Journal of Behavioral Decision Making17, 17-37.

Stein, W. E. and Rapoport, A. (2004). Asymmetric two-stage group rent seeking: Comparison of two contest structures.   Public Choice118, 151-167.

Murphy, R. O., Rapoport, A., & Parco J. E. (2004).  Population learning of cooperative behavior in a three-person centipede game.   Rationality and Society16, 91-120.

Rapoport, A. & Amaldoss, W. (2004). Mixed-strategy play in single-stage first-price all-pay auctions with symmetric players. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization54, 585-607.

Rapoport, A., Stein, W. E., Parco, J. E., & Seale, D. A. (2004). Strategic play in single-server queues with endogenously determined arrival times.  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization55, 67-91.

Rapoport, A. & Amaldoss, W. (2004). Erratum to “Mixed-strategy play in single-stage first-price all-pay auctions with symmetric players.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization55, 293.

Parco, J. E., & Rapoport, A. (2004). Enhancing honesty in bargaining under incomplete information: An experimental study of the bonus procedure.  Group Decision and Negotiation13, 539-562.

Goren, H., Kurzban, R., & Rapoport, A. (2003). Social loafing vs. social enhancement: Public goods provisioning in real-time with irrevocable commitments. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes90, 277-290.

Rapoport, A., Stein, W. E., Parco, J. E., & Nicholas, T. E. (2003). Equilibrium play and adaptive learning in a three-person centipede game.  Games and Economic Behavior43, 239-265.

Stein, W. E., Seale, D. A., & Rapoport, A. (2003). Analysis of heuristic solutions to the best choice problem.  European Journal of Operational Research151, 140-152.

Zwick, R., Rapoport, A., Lo, A. K. C., & Muthukrishnan, A. V. (2003). Consumer search: not enough or too much?  Marketing Science, 22, 503-519.

Rapoport, A. & Amaldoss, W. (in press).  In search of experimental support for an asymmetric equilibria solution in symmetric investment games. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Bearden, J.N., Murphy, R.O., & Rapoport, A. (in press). Decision biases in revenue management: Some behavioral evidence. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Working Papers

Murphy, R. O., Rapoport, A., & Parco, J. E. (submitted). Strategy elicitation in symmetric real-time trust dilemmas.  Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Amaldoss, W. & Rapoport, A. (submitted). Excessive expenditure in two-stage contests: Theory and experimental evidence. Experimental Economics
  
Rapoport, A., Kugler, T., Dugar, S., & Gisches, E. (submitted). Choice of routes in congested traffic networks: Experimental tests of the Braess paradox. Games and Economic Behavior.

Kugler, T., Rapoport, A., & Pazy, A. (submitted). Public good provision in inter-group conflict: Effects of asymmetry and profit-sharing rule. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Aoki, K, Ohtsubo, Y., Rapoport, A., & Saijo, T. (submitted). Effects of prior investment and personal responsibility in a simple network game.  Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

Daniel, T. E., Gisches, E. J., and Rapoport A. (submitted). Departure time in Y-shaped traffic networks with multiple bottlenecks. American Economic Review.

Becker, W. J., Bearden, J. N., & Rapoport, A. (submitted). Perishable asset dynamic pricing in the laboratory. Management Science.

Professional Associations

  • Informs
  • Society for Mathematical Psychology
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Editorial Work

  • Experimental Economics, Associate Editor
  • Multi Party Conflict, Decision & Negotiation, Advisory Board
  • Reviewer of porposals for NSF, Binational Science Foundation (BSF). Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Hong Kong Grants Committee, and numerous manuscripts submitted to various journals in economics, psychology, and management (about 10 this year)

Grants

Predicting and Prescribing Human Decision Making under Uncertain and Complex Scenarios
Co-P.I. Amnon Rapoport (joint grant to the Department of Management and Organizations and the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona).
Granting Agency: US Air Force (AFOSR/MURI)
Total Award: $3,987,238.00 for the period June 1, 2003 to May 31, 2008.
(Award for the MAP Dept.: Approximately 25 percent of the total award)

Experimental Investigation of Multi-Stage Contests
Co-P.I. Amnon Rapoport (with Rami Zwick at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Granting Agency: RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant HKUST6307/04H
Total Award: HK$406,434 for the period September 1, 2004 to March 31, 2007

Cooperation under Uncertainty
Co-P.I. Amnon Rapoport (with Gary Bornstein at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Granting Agency: United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF No. 2003299)
Total Award: $90,000 for the period August 1st, 2004 to July  31th, 2007.

Population Dynamics in Real Time Trust Dilemmas
Co-P.I. Amnon Rapoport (with Ryan O. Murphy at Columbia University)
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Total Award: $146,865 for the period September 15, 2006 to September 14, 2009.