Working Papers



Below is a list of recent publications produced by RUBEN members.

Articles in peer reviewed journals

1. Breier, M. and M. Visser, M. 2006. Participatory development in rural South Africa: A Game Theoretic analysis with specific reference to the community water supply and sanitation program. South African Journal of Economics. Volume 74. Issue 2, p 301-314.

2. Brick, K and Visser, M. 2010 (forthcoming), What is Fair? Meeting a national Emission Reduction Target in an Experimental Setting, Climate Policy.

3. Brick, K.; Visser, M. and Burns, J. (2010) Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from South African Fishing Communities, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

4. Brick, K., Visser, M. 2011, Green Certificate Trading, Journal of Energy Southern Africa, 22(1).

5.Burns, J. (2012) Race, diversity and pro-socil behavior in a segmented society, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, Vol. 81(2), pp366-78.

6.Burns, J; Godlonton, S. and Keswell, M. (2010) Social Networks, Employment and Worker Discouragement: Evidence from South Africa, 2010, Labour Economics , Vol 17(2), pps 336-344

7.Burns, J. (2006) Racial Stereotypes, Stigma and Trust in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Economic Modelling, 2006, 23, pp 805-821

8.Burns, J. and van der Merwe, G. (2008) What’s in a Name? Altruism and Racial Identity in SA, Vol. 76(2) South African Journal of Economics, June

9.Dikgang, J. Leiman, T. and Visser, M. 2011, Elasticity of Demand, Price and Time: Lessons from South Africa’s plastic-bag levy. Applied Economics, June Issue: 1-4

10. Dikgang, J. and Visser, M. 2010, Behavioural Response to plastic bag legislation in Botswana. Forthcoming in South African Journal of Economics.

11.Harrison, G., & Ross, D. The Methodologies of Neuroeconomics. Journal of Economic Methodology 17: 185-196, 2010.

12.Hassan, R., Lofgren, A., and Visser, M. 2010 (forthcoming), Climate Change in a Public Goods Game: Investment Decision in Mitigation versus Adaptation, Ecological Economics.

13.Hasson, R., Leiman A. and M. Visser. 2006. The Economics of Plastic Bag Legislation in South Africa. South African Journal of Economics. Issue 3. pp 66-83.

14.Hofmeyr, A. (2010). “Social Networks and Ethnic Niches: An Econometric Analysis of the Manufacturing Sector in South Africa”. South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 78, pp. 107-130.

15.Hofmeyr, A. and Burns, J. (forthcoming, 2010) Two Sides of the Same Coin: Re-examining Nepotism and Discrimination in a Segmented Society, Review of Social Economy.

16.Hofmeyr, A., Ainslie, G., Charlton, R., & Ross, D. The relationship between addiction and reward bundling: An experiment comparing smokers and non-smokers. Addiction 106: 402-409, 2010.

17.Hofmeyr, A.; Burns, J. and Visser, M. (2007) Income Inequality, Reciprocity and Public Goods Provision: An Experimental Analysis, South African Journal of Economics, Vol 75(3), September

18.Kocher, M., P. Martinsson and M. Visser. 2007. Does stake size matter for cooperation and punishment? Economics Letters 99: 508-511.

19.Ross, D. Classical game theory, socialization and the rationalization of conventions. Topoi 27: 57-72, 2008.

20.Ross, D. Economics, cognitive science and social cognition. Journal of Cognitive Systems Research 9: 125-135, 2008.

21.Ross, D. Estranged parents and a schizophrenic child: choice in economics, psychology and neuroeconomics. Journal of Economic Methodology 18: 215-229.

22.Ross, D. Evolutionary game theory and the normative theory of institutional design: Binmore and behavioral economics. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5: 51-79, 2006.

23.Ross, D. H sapiens as ecologically special: What does language contribute? Language Sciences 29: 710-731, 2007.

24.Ross, D. Reply to critics: Economists, philosophers and rival mythologies. Journal of Economic Methodology 15: 308-312, 2008

25.Ross, D. Should the financial crisis inspire normative revision? Journal of Economic Methodology 17: 399-418, 2010.

26.Ross, D. Two styles of neuroeconomics. Economics and Philosophy 24: 473-483, 2008.

27.Ross, D., The economics and evolution of selves. Journal of Cognitive Systems Research, 7: 246-258, 2006.

28.Sharp, C., Barr, G., Ross, D., Bhimani, R., Ha, C., & Vuchinich, R. Social discounting and externalizing behavior problems in boys. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 2011.

29.Sharp, C., Steinberg, L., Yaroslavsky, I., Hofmeyr, A., Dellis, A., Ross, D., et al. (2011). An Item Response Theory Analysis of the Problem Gambling Severity Index. Assessment.

30.Visser, M. and Booysen, F. 2010. Health facility choice in HIV-and AIDS-Affected Households in two South African Communities. South African Journal of Economics, Volume 78, Issue 1 (March 2010), pp 89-100.

Books and chapters in books/ major non-journal publications

1.Burns, J. (2010) Race and Social Interactions in Post-Apartheid South Africa in “Discrimination in an Unequal World (eds Miguel Centeno and Katherine Newmann), Oxford University Press.

2.Kincaid, H., & D. Ross, eds. Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics. Oxford University Press, 2009.

3.Ladyman, J., & Ross, D. Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized. Oxford University Press, 2007.

4.Ross, D. Economic models of addiction. In D. Ross, H. Kincaid, D. Spurrett & P. Collins, eds., What is Addiction? MIT Press, 2010, pp. 131-158.

5.Ross, D. Economic models of procrastination. In C. Andreou & M. White, eds., The Thief of Time, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 28-50.

6.Ross, D. Economic theory, anti-economics and political ideology. In U. Mäki, ed., Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, v. 13: Economics. Elsevier, forthcoming.

7.Ross, D. Integrating the dynamics of multi-scale economic agency. In H. Kincaid & D. Ross, eds., Handbook of the Philosophy of Economics, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 245-279.

8.Ross, D. Naturalism: The place of society in nature. In I. Jarvie & J. Zamorra-Bonilla, eds., The Sage Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Sage, forthcoming 2010.

9.Ross, D. The early Darwinians, natural selection and cognitive science. In A. Brook, ed., The Prehistory of Cognitive Science. London: Macmillan Palgrave, 2007, pp. 139-157.

10.Ross, D. The economic agent: Not human, but important’. In U. Mäki, ed., Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, v. 13: Economics. Elsevier, forthcoming.

11.Ross, D. The economics and evolution of selves. In D. Ross, D. Spurrett, H. Kincaid & L. Stephens, eds., Distributed Cognition and the Will. MIT Press, 2007, pp. 197-226.

12.Ross, D. The economics of the sub-personal: Two research programs. In B. Montero & M. White, eds. Economics and the Mind. Routledge, 2006, pp. 41-57.

13.Ross, D., and Ladyman, J. The alleged coupling-constitution fallacy and mature sciences. In R. Menary, ed., The Extended Mind. MIT Press 2010, pp. 155-166.

14. Ross, D., H. Kincaid, D. Spurrett & P. Collins, eds. What is Addiction? MIT Press, 2010.

15.Ross, D., Sharp, C., Vuchinich, R., & Spurrett, D. Midbrain Mutiny: The Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics of Disordered Gambling (Economic Theory and Cognitive Science, Volume Two). MIT Press, 2008.

16.Ross, D., Spurrett, D., Kincaid, H., & Stephens, L., eds. Distributed Cognition and the Will. MIT Press, 2007.