Ernesto Reuben
Research Fellow

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Reuben Ernesto Reuben is an associate professor in the Social Science Division of New York University Abu Dhabi. His research interests lie within behavioral economics and public economics.

For his PhD dissertation at the University of Amsterdam, he conducted research on the affective mircofoundations of negative reciprocity. Since then, he has done experimental research on the consequences of heterogeneity on the enforcement of cooperation norms, the role of reciprocity in the interaction between special interest groups and politicians, the effects of competition and reputation building on cooperation in social dilemmas, and most recently on the role of stereotypes on gender discrimination.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2009 and became an IZA Research Fellow in January 2013.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11031  Sascha Behnk
Li Hao
Ernesto Reuben
Partners in Crime: Diffusion of Responsibility in Antisocial Behaviors
10497  Ernesto Reuben
Krisztina Timko
On the Effectiveness of Elected Male and Female Leaders and Team Coordination
9446  Ernesto Reuben
Paola Sapienza
Luigi Zingales
Competitiveness and the Gender Gap among Young Business Professionals
8585  Helios Herrera
Ernesto Reuben
Michael M. Ting
Turf Wars
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 152, 143-153)
7579  Ernesto Reuben
Matthew Wiswall
Basit Zafar
Preferences and Biases in Educational Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender
(published in: Economic Journal, 2017, 127, 2153-2186)
7492  Juan A. Lacomba
Francisco Lagos
Ernesto Reuben
Frans van Winden
On the Escalation and De-Escalation of Conflict
(published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2014, 86, 40-57)
6998  Ernesto Reuben
Matthew Stephenson
Nobody Likes a Rat: On the Willingness and Consequences of Reporting Lies
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 93, 384-391)
6620  Thomas Markussen
Ernesto Reuben
Jean-Robert Tyran
Competition, Cooperation, and Collective Choice
(published in: Economic Journal, 2014, 124 (574), F163-F195)
5332  Jens Großer
Ernesto Reuben
Agnieszka Tymula
Tacit Lobbying Agreements: An Experimental Study
(published in: American Journal of Political Science, 2013, 57 (3), 582-597)
5300  Ernesto Reuben
Pedro Rey-Biel
Paola Sapienza
Luigi Zingales
The Emergence of Male Leadership in Competitive Environments
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 83 (1), 111-117)
4549  Jens Großer
Ernesto Reuben
Redistributive Politics and Market Efficiency: An Experimental Study
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2013, 101, 39-52)
4303  Ernesto Reuben
Arno Riedl
Enforcement of Contribution Norms in Public Good Games with Heterogeneous Populations
(published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2013, 77 (1), 122-137)
4112  Ernesto Reuben
Jean-Robert Tyran
Everyone is a Winner: Promoting Cooperation through All-Can-Win Intergroup Competition
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2010, 26 (1), 25-35)
4107  Ernesto Reuben
Sigrid Suetens
Revisiting Strategic versus Non-Strategic Cooperation
(published in: Experimental Economics, 2012, 15 (1), 24-43)
2916  Ernesto Reuben
Arno Riedl
Public Goods Provision and Sanctioning in Privileged Groups
(published in: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2009, 53 (1), 72-93)