Arthur Schram

Arthur Schram is professor of experimental economics at the Amsterdam School of Economics of the University of Amsterdam and senior research fellow at the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research interests include experimental economics, public economics, political economics, industrial organization and behavioral economics. From 1998-2007 Arthur Schram was founding co-editor of Experimental Economics. For Curriculum Vitae click here.

Phone: +31 (0)20 525 4293


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Schram, Arthur and Aljaz Ule (2013) Democracy and Regulation: The Effects of Electoral Competition on Infrastructure Investments PDF-file
Kamm, Aaron and Arthur Schram (2013) A Simultaneous Analysis of Turnout and Voting under Proportional Representation: Theory and Experiments PDF-file


PUBLICATIONS forthcoming
van Leeuwen, Boris, Theo Offerman and Arthur Schram (forthcoming) Competition for status creates superstars: An experiment on public good provision and network formation Journal of the European Economic Association PDF-file


van Leeuwen, Boris, Abhijit Ramalingam, David Rojo Arjona and Arthur Schram (2019) Centrality and Cooperation in Networks Experimental Economics 22, 178-196 PDF-file Link to article


Schram, Arthur, Jordi Brandts and Klarita Gerxhani (2018) Social-Status Ranking: A Hidden Channel to Gender Inequality under Competition Experimental Economics PDF-file Online Appendices Link to article
Weber, Matthias, John Duffy, and Arthur Schram (2018) An Experimental Study of Bond Market Pricing Journal of Finance 73, 1857-1892 PDF-file Link to article
Sadiraj, Klarita and Arthur Schram (2018) Inside Information in Ponzi Schemes Journal of the Economic Science Association 4, 29-45 PDF-file Link to article


Robalo, Pedro, Arthur Schram and Joep Sonnemans (2017) Other-regarding Preferences, In-Group Bias and Political Participation: an experiment Journal of Economic Psychology 62, 130-154 Link to article


Tyszler, Marcelo and Arthur Schram (2016) Information and Strategic Voting Experimental Economics 19, PDF-file Online appendix Link to article
Yang Yang, Sander Onderstal, and Arthur Schram (2016) Inequity Aversion Revisited Journal of Economic Psychology 54, PDF-file Link to article
van Apeldoorn, Jacobien and Arthur Schram (2016) Indirect Reciprocity: A Field Experiment PLoSONE 11, Link to article
de Groot Ruiz, Adrian, Roald Ramer and Arthur Schram (2016) Formal versus Informal Legislative Bargaining Games and Economic Behavior 96, PDF-file ; appendix Link to article
Schram, Arthur (2016) Gordon Tullock and Experimental Public Choice Constitutional Political Economy 27, PDF-file Link to article


Schram, Arthur and Gary Charness (2015) Social and Moral Norms in the Laboratory Management Science 61, 1531 - 1546. PDF-file Link to article
Schram,Arthur, Vincent Buskens, Klarita Gerxhani, Jens Großer (2015) Experimental Game Theory and Its Application in Sociology and Political Science PDF-file Link to article


Brandts, Jordi, Stanley Reynolds and Arthur Schram (2014) Pivotal Suppliers and Market Power in Experimental Supply Function Competition Economic Journal 124, 887-916 PDF-file Link to article


Bertrand, Robert, Arthur Schram and Eddy Vaassen (2013) Understanding Contract Audits: An Experimental Approach Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 32, 1-31 PDF-file Link to article
Gerxhani, Klara, Jordi Brandts and Arthur Schram (2013) The Emergence of Social Structure: Employer Information Networks in an Experimental Labor Market Social Networks 35, 541-560 PDF-file Link to article
Onderstal, Sander, Arthur J.H.C. Schram, and Adriaan R. Soetevent (2013) Bidding to Give in the Field: Door-to-Door Fundraisers Had it Right from the Start Journal of Public Economics 105, 72-85 PDF-file Link to article


Schram, Arthur and Joep Sonnemans (2011) How Individuals Choose Health Insurance: An Experimental Analysis European Economic Review 55, 799-819 Link to article
Gillet, Joris, Arthur Schram and Joep Sonnemans (2011) Cartel Formation and Pricing: The Effect of Managerial Decision Making Rules International Journal of Industrial Organization 29, 126-133 Link to article


Grosser, Jens and Arthur Schram (2010) Public Opinion Polls, Voter Turnout, and Welfare: An Experimental Study American Journal of Political Science 54, 700-717 PDF-file ; Online Appendix Link to article
Brandts, Jordi, Klarita Gërxhani, Arthur Schram and Jolanda Ygosse-Battisti (2010) Size Doesn’t Matter! Gift Exchange in Experimental Labor Markets Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 76, 544-548 Link to article
Schram, Arthur, Klarita Gerxhani and Jordi Brandts (2010) Information, Bilateral Negotiations, and Worker Recruitment European Economic Review 54, 1035-1058 Link to article


Schram, Arthur and Sander Onderstal (2009) Bidding to Give: An Experimental Comparison of Auctions for Charity International Economic Review 50, PDF-file Link to article
Joris Gillet, Arthur Schram and Joep Sonnemans (2009) The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited: The Importance of Group Decision-Making Journal of Public Economics 93, 785-797 Link to article
Gërxhani, Klarita and Arthur Schram (2009) Clientelism and polarized voting: Empirical evidence Public Choice 141, 305-317 PDF-file Link to article
Ule, Aljaz, Arthur Schram, Arno Riedl, and Tim Cason (2009) Indirect Punishment and Generosity Toward Strangers Science 326, 1701-1703 supporting online material Link to article


Brandts, Jordi, Paul Pezanis-Christou and Arthur Schram (2008) Competition with Forward Contracts:A Laboratory Analysis Motivated by Electricity Market Design The Economic Journal 118, Appendices Link to article
Neugebauer, Tibor, Anders Poulsen and Arthur Schram (2008) Fairness and Reciprocity in the Hawk-Dove game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 66, 243-250 Link to article
Schram, Arthur, Theo Offerman and Joep Sonnemans (2008) Explaining the comparative statistics in step-level public good games C.R. Plott and V.L. Smith (eds) The Handbook of Experimental Economics Results volume 1 Amsterdam: North-Holland
Schram, Arthur and Joep Sonnemans (2008) Participation game experiments: Explaining voter turnout C.R. Plott and V.L. Smith (eds) The Handbook of Experimental Economics Results volume 1 Amsterdam: North-Holland


Grosser, Jens and Arthur Schram (2006) Neighborhood Information Exchange And Voter Participation: An Experimental Study American Political Science Review 100, 235-248 PDF-file Online Appendices Link to article
Gerxhani, Klarita and Arthur Schram (2006) Tax Evasion and Income Source: A Comparative Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Psychology 27, 402-422 Appendix with experimental instructions Link to article
Goeree, Jacob K., Theo Offerman and Arthur Schram (2006) Using First-Price Auctions to Sell Heterogeneous Licenses International Journal of Industrial Organization 24, 555-581 PDF-file
Seinen, Ingrid and Arthur Schram (2006) Social Status and Group Norms: Indirect Reciprocity in a Helping Experiment. European Economic Review 50, 581-602 Link to article


Schram, Arthur (2005) Artificiality: the tension between internal and external validity in economic experiments. Journal of Economic Methodology 12, 225-237 Link to article


Bornstein, Gary , Arthur Schram, and Joep Sonnemans (2004) Do Democracies breed Chickens? R. Suleiman, D. Budescu, I. Fischer and D. Messick (eds) Contemporary Psychological Research on Social Dilemmas Cambridge University Press
Brandts, Jordi, Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Arthur Schram (2004) How Universal is Behavior? A Four Country Comparison of Spite and Cooperation in Voluntary Contribution Mechanisms. Public Choice 119, 381-424 Link to article


Schram, Arthur (2003) Experimental Public Choice C. K. Rowley and F. Schneider (eds) Encyclopedia of Public Choice Boston:Kluwer Academic Publishers


Cox, James C., Theo Offerman, Mark Olson and Arthur Schram (2002) Competition For vs On the Rails: A Laboratory Experiment International Economic Review 43, 709-736


Brandts, Jordi and Arthur Schram (2001) Cooperation and Noise in Public Goods Experiments: Applying the Contribution Function Approach. Journal of Public Economics 79, 399-427 Link to article
Offerman, Theo, Joep Sonnemans and Arthur Schram (2001) Expectation Formation in Step-Level Public Good Games. Economic Inquiry 39, 250-69 Link to article


Schram, Arthur (2000) Sorting Out the Seeking: The Economics of Individual Motivations. Public Choice 103, 231-58 Link to article
Jacobsen, Ben, Jan Potters, Arthur Schram, Frans van Winden and J?rgen Wit (2000) (In)accuracy of a European political stock market: The influence of common value structures European Economic Review 44, 205-230 Link to article
Gerxhani, Klarita and Arthur Schram (2000) Politics in Transition Economies: Consequences of a Clan Culture. Journal for Institutional Innovation, Development and Transition. 4, 5-14


Sonnemans, Joep, Arthur Schram and Theo Offerman (1999) Strategic Behavior in Public Good Games: When Partners Drift Apart. Economics Letters 62, 35-41 Expanded working paper Link to article


Offerman, Theo, Arthur Schram and Joep Sonnemans (1998) Quantal Response Models in Step-Level Public Good Games. European Journal of Political Economy 14, 89-100 Link to article
Sonnemans, Joep, Arthur Schram and Theo Offerman (1998) Public Good Provision and Public Bad Prevention: The Effect of Framing. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 34, 143-61 Link to article


Ophem, Hans van and Arthur Schram (1997) Sequential and Multinomial Logit: A Nested Model. Empirical Economics 22, 131-52
Schram, Arthur (1997) Do people care about Democracy? Public Choice 91, 49-51 Link to article


Offerman, Theo, Joep Sonnemans and Arthur Schram (1996) Value Orientations, Expectations and Voluntary Contributions in Public Goods. Economic Journal 106, 817-45 Link to article
Schram, Arthur and Joep Sonnemans (1996) Voter Turnout as a Participation Game: An Experimental Investigation. International Journal of Game Theory 25, 385-406 PDF-file
Schram, Arthur and Joep Sonnemans (1996) Why People Vote: Experimental Evidence. Journal of Economic Psychology 17, 417-42 Link to article


Schram, A., en Winden, F. van (1994) The Role of Inter-and Intragroup Brandstätter, H. &Güth, W. (eds) Essays on economic psychology Springer-Verlag, Berlin


van Riel, Arthur and Arthur Schram (1993) Weimar Economic Decline, Nazi Economic Recovery, and the Stabilization of Political Dictatorship. Journal of Economic History 53, 71-105


Schram, Arthur (1992) Testing Economic Theories of Voter Behaviour Using Micro-data. Applied Economics 24, 419-28
Schram, Arthur (1992) Rational choice models of individual political behavior in the Netherlands; European Journal of Political Research 21, 423-452


Schram, Arthur and Frans van Winden (1991) Why people vote: free riding and the production and consumption of social pressure Journal of Economic Psychology 12, 575-620 Link to article
Schram, Arthur (1991) Voter behavior in economic perspectives Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg


Schram, Arthur (1990) A Dynamic Model of Voter Behavior and the Demand for Public Goods among Social Groups in Great Britain. Journal of Public Economics 41, 147-82 Link to article