The Philosophy of Experimental Economics:

A Bibliography

This bibliography, unlike the one in The Methodology of Experimental Economics, includes only papers that are directly relevant to the philosophy of experimental economics. However, it also includes several publications that have appeared since 2005 and are not cited in MEE.

Alexandrova, A. (2006) “Connecting Economic Models to the Real World: Game Theory and the FCC Spectrum Auctions,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 36: 173-92.

Alexandrova, A. (2008) "Making Models Count", Philosophy of Science 75: 383-404.

Alexandrova, A., Hargreaves-Heap, S., Hindricks, F., Hausman, D., and Guala, F. (2008) Review Symposium on The Methodology of Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology 5: 197-231.

Alexandrova, A. and R. Northcott (2009) "Progress in Economics: Lessons from the Spectrum Auctions", in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, edited by H. Kincaid and D. Ross. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 306-336.

Al-Ubaydli, O. and List, J.A. (2015) “On the Generalizability of Experimental Results in Economics”, in Fréchette, G.R. and Schotter, A. (eds.) Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology. New York: Oxford University Press.

American Economic Review (1992) Symposium on “Theory and Misbehavior of First-price Auctions”. Vol. 82, no. 5, pp. 1374-443.

Bardsley, N. (2005) “Experimental Economics and the Artificiality of Alteration”, Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 239-51.

Bardsley, N. (2010) “Sociality and External Validity in Experimental Economics”, Mind & Society 9: 119-138.

Bardsley, N., Cubitt, R., Loomes, G., Moffatt, P., Starmer, C., and Sugden, R. (2009) Experimental Economics: Rethinking the Rules. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Bicchieri, C. (2006) The Grammar of Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Binmore, K. (1999) “Why Experiment in Economics?” Economic Journal 109: F16–24.

Binmore, K. (2010) “Social Norms or Social Preferences?”, Mind & Society 9: 139-158.

Binmore, K. and Shaked, A. (2010) “Experimental Economics: Where Next?”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 73: 87-100.

Boldyrev, I. A. (2012) “Philosophy of Science or Science and Technology Studies? Economic Methodology and Auction Theory”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26: 289-307.

Boumans, M. (2011) “The Two-Model Problem in Rational Decision Making”, Rationality and Society 23: 371-400.

Bourgeois-Gironde, S. (2010) “Is Neuroeconomics Doomed by the Reverse Inference Fallacy?”, Mind & Society 9: 229-249.

Camerer, C. (2008) "The Case for Mindful Economics", in A. Caplin and A. Schotter (eds.) The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics, New York: Oxford University Press.

Camerer, C. (2011) “The Promise and Success of Lab-Field Generalizability in Experimental Economics: A Critical Reply to Levitt and List”, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1977749

Callon, M. and Muniesa, F. (2007) “Economic Experiments and the Construction of Markets”, in D. MacKenzie, F. Muniesa and L. Siu (eds.) Do Economists Make Markets? On the Performativity of Economics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Caplin, A. and Schotter, A. (eds. 2008) The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics, New York: Oxford University Press.

Clarke, C. (2014) “Neuroeconomics and Confirmation Theory”, Philosophy of Science 81: 195-215

Cohen, L. J. (1981) “Can Human Irrationality Be Experimentally Demonstrated?” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4: 417-70.

Cox, J. C. and R. M. Isaac (1986) “Experimental Economics and Experimental Psychology: Ever the Twain Shall Meet?,” in A. J. MacFadyen and H. W. MacFadyen (eds.) Economic Psychology: Interactions in Theory and Application. New York: North Holland, pp. 647-69.

Croson, R. and Gachter, S. (2010) “The Science of Experimental Economics”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 73: 122-131.

Cubitt, R. (2005) “Experiments and the Domain of Economic Theory,” Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 297-210.

Economics Focus (1999) “News from the Lab,” The Economist, May 8, p. 96.

Ernst, Z. (2007) “Philosophical Issues Arising from Experimental Economics”, Philosophy Compass 2: 497-507.

Falk, A. and Heckman, J.J. (2009) “Lab Experiments Are a Major Source of Knowledge in the Social Sciences”, Science 326: 535-538.

Fontaine, P. and R. Leonard (eds. 2005) The Experiment in the History of Economics. London: Routledge.

Fréchette, G.R. and Schotter, A. (eds. 2015) Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Guala, F. (1998) “Experiments as Mediators in the Non-Laboratory Sciences,” Philosophica 62: 901–18.

Guala, F. (1999) “The Problem of External Validity (or ‘Parallelism’) in Experimental Economics,” Social Science Information 38: 555–73.

Guala, F. (2000a) “Artefacts in Experimental Economics: Preference Reversals and the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak Mechanism,” Economics and Philosophy 16: 47–75.

Guala, F. (2000b) “The Logic of Normative Falsification: Rationality and Experiments in Decision Theory,” Journal of Economic Methodology 7: 59–93.

Guala, F. (2001) “Building Economic Machines: The FCC Auctions,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 32: 453–77.

Guala, F. (2002a) “Models, Simulations, and Experiments,” in L. Magnani and N. J. Nersessian (eds.) Model-Based Reasoning: Science, Technology, Values. New York: Kluwer, pp. 59-74.

Guala, F. (2002b) “On the Scope of Experiments in Economics: Comments on Siakantaris,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 26: 261–7.

Guala, F. (2003) “Experimental Localism and External Validity,” Philosophy of Science 70: 1195–205.

Guala, F. (2005a) The Methodology of Experimental Economics. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Guala, F. (2005b) “Economics in the Lab: Completeness vs. Testability,” Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 185-196.

Guala, F. (2006a) “Has Game Theory Been Refuted?” Journal of Philosophy 103: 239-263.

Guala, F. (2006b) “Getting the FCC Auctions Straight: Reply to Nik-Khah”, European Economic Sociology Newsletter 7: 21-28.

Guala, F. (2007) “How to Do Things with Experimental Economics,” in D. MacKenzie, F. Muniesa and L. Siu (eds.) Do Economists Make Markets? On the Performativity of Economics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Guala, F. (2008) “Paradigmatic Experiments: The Ultimatum Game from Testing to Measurement Device”, Philosophy of Science 75: 658-669.

Guala, F. (2009) “Methodological Issues in Experimental Design and Interpretation,” in H. Kincaid and D. Ross (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 280-305.

Guala, F. (2012) “Experimentation in Economics,” in U. Mäki (ed.) The Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 13: Philosophy of Economics. Elsevier.

Guala, F. and Mittone, L. (2005) “Experiments in Economics: Testing Theories vs. the Robustness of Phenomena,” Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 495-515.

Guala, F. and Mittone, L. (2010) “Paradigmatic Experiments: The Dictator’s Game”,  Journal of Socio-Economics 39: 578-584.

Gul, F. and Pesendorfer, W. (2008) “The Case for Mindless Economics”, in A. Caplin and A. Schotter (eds.) The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics, New York: Oxford University Press.

Hansen, F. (2007) “Setting the Scene with ‘Firms’ and ‘Workers’”, Journal of Economic Methodology 14: 339-52.

Hargreaves Heap, S., Verschoor, A. and Zizzo, D.J. (2012) “A Test of the Experimental Method in the Spirit of Popper”, Journal of Economic Methodology, 19: 63-76.

Hargreaves Heap, S. and Y. Varoufakis (1995) “Experimenting with Neoclassical Economics: A Critical Review of Experimental Economics,” in I. H. Rima (ed.) Measurement, Quantification and Economic Analysis. London: Routledge.

Harrison, G. W. (1994) “Expected Utility Theory and the Experimentalists,” Empirical Economics 19: 223–54.

Harrison, G. W. (2008) “Neuroeconomics: A Critical Reconsideration”, Economics and Philosophy 24: 203-244.

Harrison, G. W. (2010) “The Behavioral Counter-revolution”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 73: 49-57.

Harrison, G. W. and List, J. A. (2004) “Field Experiments,” Journal of Economic Literature 42: 1009-45.

Hausman, D. M. (1992a) The Inexact and Separate Science of Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (especially ch. 13).

Hausman, D. M. (2005) “‘Testing’ Game Theory”. Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 211-23.

Hausman, D. M. (2006) “Consequentialism and Preference Formation in Economics and Game Theory”, Philosophy 81 (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 59): 111-129.

Hausman, D. M. (forthcoming) “Social Scientific Naturalism and Experimentation in Economics,” in U. Mäki (ed.) The Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 13: Philosophy of Economics. Elsevier.

Hertwig, R. and A. Ortmann (2001) “Experimental Practices in Economics: A Methodological Challenge for Psychologists?,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24: 383–451.

Heukelom, F. (2011) “How Validity Travelled to Economic Experimenting”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18: 13-28.

Hogarth, R. M. (2005) “The Challenge of Representative Design in Psychology and Economics,” Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 253-263.

Innocenti, A. (2010) “How a Psychologist Informed Economics: The Case of Sidney Siegel”, Journal of Economic Psychology 31: 421-434.

Jallais, S. and P.-C. Pradier (2005) “The Allais Paradox and Its Immediate Consequences for Expected Utility Theory,” in P. Fontaine and R. Leonard (eds.) The Experiment in the History of Economics. London: Routledge, pp. 25-49.

Jallais, S., Pradier, P.-C., and Teira, D. (2008) “Facts, Norms, and Expected Utility Functions”, History of the Human Sciences 21: 45-62.

Jimenez-Buedo, M. (2011) “Conceptual Tools for Assessing Experiments: Some Well-entrenched Confusions Regarding the Internal/External Validity Distinction”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18: 271-282.

Jimenez-Buedo, M. and Guala, F. (2016) “Artificiality, Reactivity, and Demand Effects in Experimental Economics”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46: 3-23.

Jimenez-Buedo, M. and Miller, L.M. (2010) “Why a Trade-off? The Relationship between the External and Internal Validity of Experiments”, Theoria 69: 301-321.

Jones, M.K. (2007) “A Gricean Analysis of Understanding in Economic Experiments”, Journal of Economic Methodology 14: 167-85.

Jones, M.K. (2008) “On the Autonomy of Experiments in Economics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 15: 391-407.

Jones, M.K. (2011) “External Validity and Libraries of Phenomena: A Critique of Francesco Guala’s Methodology of Experimental Economics”, Economics and Philosophy 27: 247-271.

Jones, M.K. (2012) “What to Do with a Problem Like Duhem-Quine?” Revue de philosophie economique 

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 73, 1 (2010). Special issue on the methodology of experimental economics.

Kuorikoski, J. and Ylikoski, P. (2010) “Explanatory Relevance across Disciplinary Boundaries: the Case of Neuroeconomics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 17: 219-228.

Lee, K. S. and Mirowski, P. (2008)  "The Energy Behind Vernon Smith's Experimental Economics",  Cambridge  Journal of Economics 32: 257-271.

Leonard, R. (1994) “Laboratory Strife: Higgling as Experimental Science in Economics and Social Psychology,” in N. B. De Marchi and M. S. Morgan (eds.) Higgling. History of Political Economy Supplement, Vol. 26. Durham: Duke University Press.

Levitt, S. and List, J.A. (2007) “What Do Laboratory Experiments Measuring Social Preferences Reveal About the Real World?”, Journal of Economic Persopectives 21: 153-174.

Levitt, S. and List, J.A. (2008) "Homo Economicus Evolves", Science 319: 909-910.

Loewenstein, G. (1999) “Experimental Economics from the Vantage-Point of Behavioral Economics,” Economic Journal 109: F25–34.

Loomes, G. (1989) “Experimental Economics,” in J. D. Hey (ed.) Current Issues in Microeconomics. New York: St. Martin’s Press, pp. 152-78.

Maas, H. (2012) “Questions of Scale in Economic Laboratory Experiments”, Revue de philosophie economique 13: 103-125.

Mäki, U. (2005) “Models Are Experiments, Experiments Are Models”. Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 303-15.

Mayo, D. (2008) “Some Methodological Issues in Experimental Economics”, Philosophy of Science 75: 633-645.

Mirowski, P. and Nik-Kah, E. (2007) “Markets Made Flesh: Callon, Performativity, and a Crisis in Science Studies, Augmented with Consideration of the FCC Auctions,” in D. MacKenzie, F. Muniesa and L. Siu (eds.) Do Economists Make Markets? On the Performativity of Economics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Mongin, P. (2009) Duhemian Themes in Expected Utility Theory,” Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 276: 303–357.

Morgan, M. S. (2002) “Model Experiments and Models in Experiments,” in L. Magnani and N. J. Nersessian (eds.) Model-Based Reasoning: Science, Technology, Values. New York: Kluwer, pp. 41-58.

Morgan, M. S. (2005) “Experiments versus Models: New Phenomena, Inference and Surprise”. Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 317-29.

Morgan, M. S. (2013) “Nature’s Experiments and Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43: 341-357.

Moscati, I. (2007) "Early Experiments in Consumer Demand Theory: 1930-1970", History of Political Economy 39: 359-401.

Nagatsu, M. (2010) “Beyond Circularity and Normativity: Measurement and Progress in Behavioral Economics”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40: 265-290.

Nagatsu, M. (2011) “The Limits of Unification for Theory Appraisal: A Case of Economics and Psychology”, Synthese, in press.

Nik-Khah, E. (2006) “What the FCC Auctions Can Tell Us about the Performativity Thesis”, European Economic Sociology Newsletter 7: 15-21.

Nik-Khah, E. (2008) “A Tale of Two Auctions”, Journal of Institutional Economics 4: 73-97.

Ortmann, A. (2010) “ ‘The Way in which an Experiment Is Conducted Is Unbelievably Important’: On the Experimentation Practices of Economists and Psychologists”, in E.H. Witte and T. Gollan (eds.) Sozialpsychologie und Oeconomie. Berlin: Pabst Science Publishers, pp. 38-55.

Parker, W. S. (2009) “Does Matter Really Matter? Computer Simulations, Experiments and Materiality”, Synthese 169: 483-496.

Peacock, M. S. (2007) “The Conceptual Construction of Altruism: Ernst Fehr’s Experimental Approach to Human Conduct”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37: 3-23.

Plott, C. R. (1991) “Will Economics Become an Experimental Science?,” Southern Economic Journal 57: 901–19.

Plott, C. R. (1995) “Rational Individual Behaviour in Markets and Social Choice Processes: The Discovered Preference Hypothesis,” in K. J. Arrow, E. Colombatto, M. Perlman, and C. Schmidt (eds.) The Rational Foundations of Economic Behaviour. London: Macmillan, pp. 225-50.

Plott, C. R. (1999) “Policy and the Use of Laboratory Experimental Methodology in Economics,” in L. Luini (ed.) Uncertain Decisions Bridging Theory and Experiments. Boston: Kluwer, pp. 293-315.

Rabin, M. (1998) “Psychology and Economics,” Journal of Economic Literature 35: 11–46.

Rabin, M. (2002) “A Perspective on Psychology and Economics,” European Economic Review 46: 657–85.

Read, D. (2005) “Monetary Incentives, What Are They Good for?,” Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 265-76.

Reiss, J. (2007) Error in Economics: Towards a More Evidence-Based Methodology. London: Routledge (especially Ch. 6).

Ross, D. (2006) Economic Theory and Cognitive Science. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Ross, D. (2011) “Estranged Parents and a Schizophrenic Child: Choice in Economics, Psychology and Neuroeconomics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18: 217-231.

Roth, A. E. (1986) “Laboratory Experimentation in Economics,” Economics and Philosophy 2: 245–73.

Roth, A. E. (1988) “Laboratory Experimentation in Economics: A Methodological Overview,” Economic Journal 98: 974–1031.

Roth, A. E. (1991) “Game Theory as a Part of Empirical Economics,” Economic Journal 101: 107–14.

Roth, A. E. (1995) “Introduction to Experimental Economics,” in J. H. Kagel and A. E. Roth (eds.) The Handbook of Experimental Economics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 3-109.

Roth, A. E. (2002) “The Economist as Engineer: Game Theory, Experimentation, and Computation as Tools for Design Economics,” Econometrica 70: 1341–78.

Rubinstein, A. (2001) “A Theorist’s View of Experiments,” European Economic Review 45: 615–28.

Saaristo, A. (2006) “There Is No Escape from Philosophy: Collective Intentionality and Empirical Social Science”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36: 40-66.

Samuelson, L. (2005) “Economic Theory and Experimental Economics”, Journal of Economic Literature 43: 65-107.

Santos, A. C. (2007) “The ‘Materials’ of Experimental Economics: Technological versus Behavioral Experiments”, Journal of Economic Methodology 14: 311-37.

Santos, A. C. (2009) The Social Epistemology of Experimental Economics. London: Routledge.

Santos, A. C. and Rodrigues, J. (2009) “Economics as Social Engineering? Questioning the Performativity Thesis”, Cambridge Journal of Economics 33: 985-1000.

Schliesser, E. (2005) “Galilean Reflections on Milton Friedman’s ‘Methodology of Positive Economics’, with Thoughts on Vernon Smith’s ‘Economics in the Laboratory’”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35, pp. 50-74.

Schotter, A. (2006) “Strong and Wrong: On the Use of Rational Choice Theory in Experimental Economics”, Journal of Theoretical Politics 18: 498-511.

Schram, A. (2005) “Artificiality: The Tension between Internal and External Validity in Economic Experiments”, Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 225-237.

Siakantaris, N. (2000) “Experimental Economics Under the Microscope,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 24: 267–81.

Sitzia, S. and Sugden, R. (2011) “Implementing Theoretical Models in the Laboratory, and What This Can and Cannot Achieve”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18: 323-343.

Smith, V. L. (1976) “Experimental Economics: Induced Value Theory,” American Economic Review 66: 274–7.

Smith, V. L. (1982) “Microeconomic Systems as an Experimental Science,” American Economic Review 72: 923–55.

Smith, V. L. (1989) “Theory, Experiment and Economics,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 3: 151–69.

Smith, V. L. (1991a) Papers in Experimental Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, V. L. (1991b) “Rational Choice: The Contrast Between Economics and Psychology,” Journal of Political Economy 99: 877–97.

Smith, V. L. (1992) “Game Theory and Experimental Economics: Beginnings and Early Influences,” in E. R. Weintraub (ed.) Towards A History of Game Theory. History of Political Economy Supplement, Vol. 24. Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 241-82.

Smith, V. L. (1994) “Economics in the Laboratory,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 8: 113–31.

Smith, V. L. (2002) “Method in Experiment: Rhetoric and Reality,” Experimental Economics 5: 91–110.

Smith, V.L. (2008) Rationality in Economics: Contructive and Ecological Forms. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, V.L. (2010) “Theory and Experiment: What Are the Questions?”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 73: 3-15.

Søberg, M. (2005) “The Duhem-Quine Thesis and Experimental Economics: A Reinterpretation”. Journal of Economic Methodology12: 581-97.

Starmer, C. (1999) “Experiments in Economics … (Should We Trust the Dismal Scientists in White Coats?),” Journal of Economic Methodology 6: 1–30.

Starmer, C. (2005) “Normative Notions in Descriptive Dialogues,” Journal of Economic Methodology12: 277-89.

Steel, D. (2006) “Methodological Individualism, Explanation, and Invariance”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36, pp. 440-463.

Steel, D. (2007) Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation and Causality in the Biological and Social Sciences. New York: Oxford University Press.

Sugden, R. (2005) “Experiments as Exhibits and Experiments as Tests”, Journal of Economic Methodology 12: 291-302.

Sugden, R. (2008) “The Changing Relationship between Theory and Experiment in Economics”, Philosophy of Science 75: 621-632.

Tammi, T. (1999a) “Incentives and Preference Reversals: Escape Moves and Community Decisions,” Journal of Economic Methodology 6: 351–80.

Tammi, T. (1999b) “On Experimental Discourse in Economics”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29, pp. 62-88.

Teil, G. and Muniesa, F. (2006) “Donner un prix: Observations à partir d’un dispositif d’économie expérimentale”, Terrains et travaux: revue de sciences sociales 11: 222-44.

Weibull, J. W. (2004) “Testing Game Theory”. In S. Huck (ed.), Advances in Understanding Strategic Behaviour. New York: Palgrave.

Wilde, L. L. (1981) “On the Use of Laboratory Experiments in Economics,” in J. C. Pitt (ed.) Philosophy in Economics. Dordrecht: Reidel, pp. 137-48.

Woodward, J. (2008) “Social Preferences in Experimental Economics”, Philosophy of Science 75: 646-657.

Woodward, J. (2009a) “Experimental Investigations of Social Preferences”, in H. Kincaid and D. Ross (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-222.

Woodward, J. (2009b) “Why Do People Cooperate as Much as They Do?”, in C. Mantzavinos (ed.), Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Zarri, L. (2010) “On Social Utility Payoffs in Games: A Methodological Comparison between Behavioural and Rational Game Theory”, Theory and Decision 69: 587-598.

Zizzo, D. (2010) “Experimenter Demand Effects in Economic Experiments”, Experimental Economics 13: 75-98.