John Smith                CV


Associate Professor

Rutgers University-Camden

Department of Economics


421 Armitage Hall

311 North 5th Street

Camden, New Jersey 

08102  USA


(856) 225-6319


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Fall 2022 Office Hours:


In-person or Remote


Fall 2022 Teaching:


Econ 102  Syllabus

Econ 203  Syllabus


Old Courses


Econ 102 Spring 2022

Econ 102 Fall 2020 (Remote)

Econ 102 Spring 2019 (Hybrid)

Econ 203 Spring 2022

Econ 203 Fall 2021 (Remote)

Econ 203 Spring 2019 (Hybrid)

Econ 308 Fall 2015

Econ 321 Spring 2022 (Remote)

Econ 321 Fall 2019

Econ 333 Fall 2017

Working Papers and Current Research:


An economist and a psychologist form a line: What can imperfect perception of length tell us about stochastic choice? with Sean Duffy (July 2022) Supplemental Material


Cognitive load and mixed strategies: On brains and minimax, with Sean Duffy, J.J. Naddeo (RUC ’16), and David Owens (July 2022) Supplemental Material


Imperfect perception and stochastic choice in experiments, with Pablo Brañas-Garza


Stochastic choice and imperfect perception of line lengths: What is hiding in the noise? with Sean Duffy slides


Are digit ratios (2D:4D and rel2) related to strategic behavior, academic performance, or the efficacy of the cognitive load manipulation? with Sean Duffy, Dillon Miller (RUC ’17), J. J. Naddeo (RUC ’16), and David Owens


Do categories affect stimulus judgment? with Sean Duffy and Kiersten Westley (RUC 17)




On Bayesian integration in sensorimotor learning: Another look at Kording and Wolpert (2004), with Sean Duffy, Johanna Hertel, Deniz Igan, and Marcelo Pinheiro, Cortex, 2022, 153: 87-96 Supplemental Material Stage 1 IPA on OSF


Visual judgments of length in the economics laboratory: Are there brains in stochastic choice? with Sean Duffy and Steven Gussman (RUC ’17), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2021, 93: 101708 Supplemental Material


Central tendency bias in belief elicitation, with Paolo Crosetto, Antonio Filippin, and Peter Katuščák, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2020, 78: 102273 Supplemental Material


On the Category Adjustment Model: Another look at Huttenlocher, Hedges, and Vevea (2000), with Sean Duffy, Mind and Society, 2020, 19: 163-193 Supplemental Material


Omitted-variable bias and other matters in the defense of the category adjustment model: A comment on Crawford (2019), with Sean Duffy, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2020, 85: 101501 Supplemental Material


Category effects on stimulus estimation: Shifting and skewed frequency distributions-A reexamination, with Sean Duffy, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2018, 25(5): 1740-1750 Supplemental Material Psychonomic Blog


Serial correlation in National Football League play calling and its effects on outcomes, with Noha Emara, David Owens, and Lisa Wilmer (RUC ’13), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2017, 69: 125-132


Working memory and spatial judgments: Cognitive load increases the central tendency bias, with Sarah Allred, L. Elizabeth Crawford, and Sean Duffy, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2016, 23(6): 1825-1831


Cognitive abilities and economic behavior, with Pablo Brañas-Garza, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2016, 64: 1-4


Cognitive Load and Strategic Sophistication, with Sarah Allred and Sean Duffy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016, 125: 162-178


A Study of a Market Anomaly: “White Men Can't Jump,” But Would You Bet On It? with Deniz Igan and Marcelo Pinheiro, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 113: 13-25


How does the preference for increasing payments depend on the size and source of the payments? with Sean Duffy and Kristen Woods (RUC ’16),  Management Science Letters, 2015, 5(12): 1071-1080


Cognitive Load in the Multi-player Prisoner's Dilemma Game: Are There Brains in Games? with Sean Duffy, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2014, 51: 47-56 Supplemental Material


Costly and Discrete Communication:  An Experimental Investigation, with Sean Duffy and Tyson Hartwig (RUC ’11), Theory and Decision, 2014, 76(3): 395-417


Too Smart to be Selfish? Measures of Cognitive Ability, Social Preferences, and Consistency, with Chia-Ching Chen, I-Ming Chiu, and

Tetsuji Yamada, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, 90: 112-122


Toward an Understanding of the Endogenous Nature of Group Identification in Games, with Katerina Bezrukova, Social Science Journal, 2013, 50(2): 204-212


Not So Cheap Talk: Costly and Discrete Communication, with Johanna Hertel, Theory and Decision, 2013, 75(2): 267-291


Preference for Increasing Wages: How Do People Value Various Streams of Income? with Sean Duffy, Judgment and Decision Making, 2013, 8(1): 74-90


An Evaluation of Healthcare Information on the Internet: The Case of Colorectal Cancer Prevention, with Chia-Ching Chen and Tetsuji Yamada, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2014, 11(1): 1058-1075


The Endogenous Nature of the Measurement of Social Preferences, Mind and Society, 2012, 11(2): 235-256


Reputation, Social Identity, and Social Conflict, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2012, 14(4): 677-709


Behavioral Risk Reduction and Health Intervention for Adolescents, with Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and Martin J. Finkelstein, Mindshare International Journal of Research and Development, 2012, 2(2): 1-12


Health Disparities and Health Integration, with Tetsuji Yamada and Chia-Ching Chen, Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health, 2012, 2(1): 21-37


Ethnic Fragmentation and Police Spending, with Olugbenga Ajilore, Applied Economics Letters, 2011, 18(4): 329-332


Improving Children's Healthcare through State Health Insurance Programs: An Emerging Need, with Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, and I-Ming Chiu, Health Policy, 2011, 99(1): 72-82


Healthcare Services Accessibility of Children in the USA, with Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, and I-Ming Chiu, Applied Economics, 2009, 41(4): 437-450


Imperfect Memory and the Preference for Increasing Payments, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2009, 165(4): 684-700


Cognitive Dissonance and the Overtaking Anomaly: Psychology in the Principal-Agent Relationship, Journal of Socio-Economics, 2009, 38(4): 684-690