Vivian Lei
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Academic CV
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• “Competition vs. Communication: An Experimental Study on Restoring Trust,” with David Masclet and Filip Vesely, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, December 2014, 108, 94-107. [download]

• “Before and After: The Impact of a Real Bubble Crash on Investors’ Trading Behavior in the Lab,” with Pan Deng and Binlin Gong, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, November 2013, 95, 186-196. [download]

• “Differentiated Assets: An Experimental Study on Bubbles,” with Kenneth S. Chan and Filip Vesely, Economic Inquiry, July 2013, 51(3), 1731-1749. [download]

• “Do Separation Rules Matter? An Experimental Study of Commitment,” with Filip Vesely and Scott Drewianka, New Zealand Economic Papers, April-August 2011, 45(1-2), 97-117.[download]

• “Forgive or Buy Back: An Experimental Study of Debt Relief,” with Steven Tucker and Filip Vesely, Review of Economic Design, September 2010, 14(3-4), 291-309. [download]

• “In-Group vs. Out-Group Trust: The Impact of Income Inequality,” with Filip Vesely, Southern Economic Journal, April 2010, 76(4), 1049-1063. [download]

• “Market Efficiency: Evidence from a No-Bubble Asset Market Experiment,” with Filip Vesely, Pacific Economic Review, May 2009, 14(2), 246-258. [download]

• “Equilibrium Selection in an Experimental Macroeconomy,” with Charles N. Noussair, Southern Economic Journal, October 2007, 74(2), 448-482. [download]

• “Foreign Aid and Weakest-Link International Public Goods: An Experimental Study,” with Steven Tucker and Filip Vesely, European Economic Review, April 2007, 51(3), 599-623. [download]

• “International Integration and Growth: A Further Investigation on Developing Countries,” with Claire Economidou and Janet S. Netz, International Advances in Economic Research, November 2006, 12(4), 435-448. [download]

• “An Experimental Test of an Optimal Growth Model,” with Charles N. Noussair, American Economic Review, June 2002, 92(3), 549-570. [download]

• “Non-Speculative Bubbles in Experimental Asset Markets: Lack of Common Knowledge of Rationality vs. Actual Irrationality,” with Charles N. Noussair and Charles R. Plott, Econometrica, July 2001, 69(4), 831-859 (lead article). [download]

• “International Integration and Growth: A Survey and Empirical Investigation,” with Jon D. Haveman and Janet S. Netz, Review of Development Economics, June 2001, 5(2), 289-311. [download]

Working Papers

• “Voluntary Separation as a Discipline Device for Long-Term Cooperation: Theory and Experiment,” with Filip Vesely and Chun-lei Yang.

Research in Progress

• “Trust and Trustworthiness as a Vehicle to Escape Poverty Traps,” with Kenneth S. Chan and Filip Vesely.

• “Debt Relief in the Presence of Multiple Creditors: An Experimental Study” with Steven Tucker and Filip Vesely.


Econ302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econ404 - Economic Applications of Game Theory
Econ458 - Experimental Economics