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Economics research

My main research interests are political economy, experimental economics, the economics of science and the economics of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. My Google Scholar profile can be found here


Political Economy

Al-Ubaydli, O., G. Jones and J. Weel (2015). 'Average player traits as predictors of cooperation in a repeated prisoner's dilemma'. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, in press.

Al-Ubaydli, O. and P. McLaughlin (2015). 'RegData: a numerical database on industry-specific regulations for all U.S. industries and federal regulations, 1997-2012,'. Regulation and Governance, in press.Supporting website

Al-Ubaydli, O., K. McCabe and P. Twieg (2014). 'Can more be less? An experimental test of the resource curse,'. Journal of Experimental Political Science, 1(1).

Al-Ubaydli, O., G. Jones and J. Weel (2013). 'Patience, cognitive skill and coordination in the repeated stag hunt,' Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 6(2).

Al-Ubaydli, O., D. Houser, J. Nye, M. Paganelli and X. Pan (2013). 'The causal effect of market participation on trust: An experimental investigation using randomized control,' Public Library of Science: One, 8(3).

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2012). 'Natural resources and the tradeoff between authoritarianism and development,'. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 81(1).

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2011). 'How large looms the ghost of the past? State-dependence vs. heterogeneity in the stag hunt,'. Southern Economic Journal, 78(2).


Behavioral Economics

'Soliciting volunteers for financial donations: A natural field experiment,' (joint with Mike Yeomans). Coming soon.

Al-Ubaydli, O. and M. Yeomans (2015). 'Are people more willing to donate when they perceive a known single beneficiary? A field experimental test of the identifiability effect,' Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, in press.

'Can tailored communications motivate volunteers? A field experiment,' (joint with Min Sok Lee). MPRA working paper 30343. Under review.

Al-Ubaydli, O. and J. List (2015). 'Do natural field experiments afford researchers more or less control than laboratory experiments?,' American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 105(5).

Al-Ubaydli, O., U. Gneezy, J. List and M. S. Lee (2014). 'Carrots that look like sticks: Toward an understanding of multitasking incentive schemes,'. Southern Economic Journal. Forthcoming. Experimental instructions

Al-Ubaydli, O. and J. List (2012). 'On the generalizability of experimental results in economics,' in Frechette, G. and A. Schotter (eds) The Methods of Modern Experiments, Oxford University Press.

Al-Ubaydli, O. and M. S. Lee (2012). 'Do you reward and punish in the way others expect you to?,' Journal of Socio-Economics, 41(3).

Al-Ubaydli, O. and M. S. Lee (2011). 'Can tailored communications motivate environmental volunteers? A field experiment,' American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 101(3).

Al-Ubaydli, O., U. Gneezy, J. List and M. S. Lee (2010). 'Toward and understanding of the relative strengths of positive and negative reciprocity,'. Judgment and Decision Making. 5(7).

Al-Ubaydli, O. and M. S. Lee (2009). 'An experimental study of asymmetric reciprocity,'. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 72(2).


Markets and trade

Al-Ubaydli, O. and J. List (2016). 'Field experiments in markets,' in Banarjee, A. and E. Duflo (eds) Handbook of Economic Field Experiments, Elsevier.

'Efficient bargaining,' (joint with Christis Tambazos and Hugo Sonnenschein). Coming soon.

'Trade and personality,' (joint with James Heckman, John List and Mike Price). Coming soon.

'Markets as economizers of information: Field experimental examination of the ‘Hayek Hypothesis’,' (joint with Peter Boettke). Under review

'The nature of excess: using randomized treatments to investigate price dynamics,' (joint with John List and Mike Price). NBER working paper 16319. Under review.


Economics of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2015). 'العلاقات الخليجية-الروسية في مجال النفط: الماضي والمستقبل,' آراء حول الخليج, 1.

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2015). 'The Economics of Migrant Workers in the GCC,' Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Issue Paper #10

Al-Ubaydli, O. and G. Bastaki (2016). 'التكامل الاقتصادي الخليجي: توصيات بناءً على خبرة المجتمع الدولي في تفعيل الاتفاقيات الدولية,' التعاون, in press.

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2016). 'التنمية الاقتصاديّة الخليجيّة: توصيات بناءً على أزمة الدَّيْن اليونانيّة,' مجلة دراسات, 3.

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2015). 'Market and hierarchical interactions between east and west Asian oil sectors: theory and practice,' in Connecting East and West Asia: Deepening Energy Relations, Palgrave.

'Energy cooperation in the GCC,' (joint with Hisham Akhonbay, Brian Efird, and Lama Yasmeen). Coming soon.

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2015). 'Book review for Abdul Azim Islahi, History of Islamic Economic Thought (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar),' Journal of the History of Economic Thought, in press.

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2015). 'الاتحاد الخليجي كمشروع اقتصادي,' آراء حول الخليج, 1.

Al-Ubaydli, O. and G. Bastaki (2014). 'التحديات الاقتصادية الخليجية: حلول بناءة وحلول ذات مجموع صفري,' مجلة دراسات, 1.

Al-Ubaydli, O. (2014). مجلس ”التنسيق“ وليس ”التعاون“: تحدّيات الاتحاد أمام الدول الأعضاء، مجلة السياسة الدولية, 196.
Longer version

Al-Ubaydli, O. and A. Plebani (Editors) (2014). GCC Relations with Post-War Iraq: A Strategic Perspective, Gulf Research Center Cambridge.

Abdulghaffar, M., O. Al-Ubaydli and O. Mahmood (2013). 'The malfunctioning of the Gulf Cooperation Council single market: features, causes and remedies' Middle Eastern Finance and Economics. 19.


Economics of Science

Young, N., Ioannidis, J. and O. Al-Ubaydli (2008). 'Why current publication practices may distort science,'. Public Library of Science: Medicine. 5(10). Featured in The Economist and appeared on the front cover

Kealey, T. and O. Al-Ubaydli (2001). 'A critique of science and R&D based models of endogenous growth,'. Knowledge, Technology and Policy. 13(4).

Kealey, T. and O. Al-Ubaydli (2001). 'Should governments fund science?,'. Economic Affairs. 20(3).

Al-Ubaydli, O. and T. Kealey (2000). 'Endogenous growth theory: a critique,'. Economic Affairs. 20(3).

 
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